Bad Habits That Lower Air Conditioner Efficiency

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Do you want to increase your home's cooling costs? Although it might not be your goal, if you are engaging in certain practices, you are simultaneously decreasing your air conditioner's efficiency and driving up its operating costs. Learn about some of the common practices that can cause this sort of outcome. Operating on an On/Off Cycle Never operate an air conditioner on an on/off cycle. An example of this type of use cycle would include someone who turns off the cooling unit when they leave for work in the morning and then turns it down to its lowest setting when they return home in the evening.

17 June 2020

5 Signs You Should Call A Furnace Repair Service

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There will be times when you should call a furnace repair service for help with your home heating unit. These are a few signs that it might be time for you to call a furnace repair service. 1. Your Furnace is Making Strange Noises First of all, pay attention to whether or not your furnace is making strange noises. If you hear a scraping noise, it could be a sign that there is something wrong with your furnace's blower wheel.

12 May 2020

What Is A Heat Pump, And Is It Really The Right Choice For You?

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If your HVAC contractor has recommended that you switch from a traditional furnace and air conditioner, you probably have a few questions. First and foremost, you are probably wondering what a heat pump is, how it differs from the system you currently have, and what the benefits are of making a change. Well, you've come to the right place to have all those questions answered. Just keep reading. What is a heat pump?

7 April 2020

2 Troubleshooting Tips For Your AC

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If your air conditioner has stopped working, you want to do what you can to make sure that you can get your air conditioner functioning again as quickly as possible. That means that you need to call a repair service so that they will send someone out to your house to fix your system and get it back on. There are things that you can do to help the service tech who is going to come out to your house and hopefully get your AC working again.

5 March 2020

How To Know If The Boiler Needs To Be Replaced

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You will want to make sure that you are well aware of the signs that your boiler is in need of being replaced. The sooner you are able to spot such signs, the sooner you will be able to call in a contractor who can handle the boiler installation. You do not want to find yourself without a working boiler, so you will want to take a little time to review the following information.

27 January 2020

2 Points To Keep In Mind When Planning A Furnace Installation

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Is it time to upgrade your furnace? If so, you need to know in advance what to expect. It is not uncommon to feel nervous when you are going forward with a home improvement project that can impact your life for many years. You will likely include a professional in your plans for your furnace installation. They will aid in helping you narrow down the fine details of your project. However, to alleviate some of your concerns, it is helpful to know what to expect and what to take into consideration prior to the installation.

20 December 2019

3 Good Reasons A Ductless Air Conditioner Works Well In A Hunting Cabin

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The cabin you use for hunting may be a getaway place, but there is no reason why it shouldn't be comfortable while you are there. Ductless HVAC systems might make a good fit for these structures. Here is a look at some of the reasons why these modern air conditioning systems work well in a hunting cabin.  Hunting cabins must be efficient, and ductless air conditioners are efficient.  Your hunting cabin is a place to stay during a certain part of the year; you are not there all year long.

21 November 2019

Make Sure To Hire The Right Type Of Residential Plumber

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Many people are under the assumption that all plumbers can do all plumbing work. While they all know the basics involved, there are a number of different areas of plumbing. As a professional continues to work, they tend to stick to one area, therefore, they excel in that area and are not as knowledgeable about others. This is why it can be important to make sure you contact the right type of plumber when you need one.

28 September 2019

Tips To Help Get Your Heater Ready For Winter

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Winter is just around the corner. The temperatures are going to begin to fall, and before you know it, you may need to turn on your home's heating device, such as the HVAC, heater, or furnace. While you may not yet be ready to use your heater, there are a few steps you can take now to ensure the heater is ready to go once it is cold out. Here are a few tips to help get your heater ready for winter.

2 September 2019

Tips For Cleaning And Testing A Furnace Thermocouple

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Do you have a gas furnace that is not starting? The likely problem is a dirty thermocouple. The thermocouple is essentially a safety mechanism that helps monitor the furnace's pilot light. The thermocouple opens the furnace's gas valve once the thermocouple is heated to the proper temperature to burn fuel. If the thermocouple is covered with dirt, it will never open the gas valve and the furnace will not start. Here are some tips for cleaning and testing this crucial part of your furnace.

28 July 2019