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Three Things Your Hotel Staff Can Do To Prepare The Air Conditioners For Summer Tourist Season

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Summer is the biggest travel season of the year next to Thanksgiving and Christmas. Family vacations begin early and continue on past Labor Day weekend. During this time your hotel is undoubtedly stuffed with tourists and travelers. They will be tired, hot and looking for a cool, comfortable place to sleep. While AC service and maintenance is a must, there are some things your hotel staff can do in advance to the annual visit from the HVAC contractor that will also help keep your guests' rooms comfortable.

30 January 2016

4 Surprising Costs That You're Incurring By Not Changing Your Furnace Filter

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How often do you change your furnace filter? If you're not changing your furnace filter every month, you could be racking up costs without even knowing it. While it seems innocent enough, forgetting to change your filter can have devastating consequences, especially if you go a long time without changing yours out. Following are four surprising hidden costs that you may incur if you don't change out your furnace filter regularly. Fortunately, all of these costs can be reduced by simply remembering to change your filter.

29 January 2016

HVAC Problems? Check The Ventilation

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Fixing your heater can be a bit annoying, especially if you don't know where to start looking. You might be dealing with an electrical problem, a dirty filter, or maybe a defective heater. Since these problems require varying degrees of attention, it's best to know all the facts before you call a pro. To help you troubleshoot the problem yourself, here are some causes of a common heater problem: weaker heating than usual.

26 January 2016

Making The Most Of Your Home's Heating

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If you or your family have ever complained that your home was cold in the winter even though the furnace was blowing, then the problem may not lie within the HVAC system itself. There are a few ways to ensure that the heat your furnace produces is actually reaching and staying where it's intended, and not being lost to outside influences. With a little detective work, and an investment in your home, you'll be able to ensure that you're getting everything you're paying for whenever your furnace turns on.

26 January 2016

Comparing Furnaces And Heat Pumps

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If you are dissatisfied with your current heater, then there are quite a few different options available to you. For starters, you might want to consider upgrading your heater. To help you decide which kind of upgrade (if any) is best for you, here is a comparison between furnaces and heat pumps: Furnaces The most common method for heating a house is a furnace, which offers a great deal of flexibility.

25 January 2016

How To Protect Your Energy Bill During A Blizzard

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If a blizzard or other winter storm is in the forecast for your area, you may start worrying about a jump in your heating bill. While it will cost you a little extra to heat your home to a comfortable level, there's no need to break your budget. Here are some steps you can take to reduce your costs. Keep Your Windows Covered With Energy-Saving Curtains During a winter storm, the sun will be behind the clouds, so there won't be any heat pouring into your home from outside.

22 January 2016

3 Ways To Lower Your Heating Bill And Still Stay Warm

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Every winter, you want two things when it comes to your heat. You want your house to be warm, and you want to avoid paying through the nose for it. It can be hard to make sure that you stay warm without having to pay a lot of money. However, there are some things that you can do that will keep you warmer and save money on your heating bills. 

21 January 2016

Geothermal Air Conditioning Repair: Possible Issues & How HVAC Contractors Address Them

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Geothermal air conditioning is an excellent way to cool your home and save a lot of money in the long run. This is especially true if you live in the hot and muggy or hot and arid states in the U.S. As a general rule, these systems can last a very long time and do not need annual maintenance like traditional air conditioning systems do. However, if they are not installed properly, or if the parts experience some underground trauma, your system will need some air conditioning repair.

20 January 2016

Diagnosing Furnace Noises

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Your home's furnace is probably not perfectly quiet, but it shouldn't begin making any exceptionally loud or alarming noises. A new noise is usually indicative of a problem. The following troubleshooting guide can help you diagnose the causes of many furnace noises a technician from a company like http://rbincorporated.com/ can properly fix the problem. Banging Sounds These noises typically only occur in water systems, such as in homes with radiators or boiler-driven heat.

19 January 2016

How To Prevent Household Drafts And Save On Your Power Bills This Winter

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If it seems like your home is always too cold despite the fact that your electric furnace seems to continually run, then it is time to take a different look at how you heat your home. Some simple ways you can increase the efficiency of your home's heating system are: use a chimney balloon use passive solar heating to warm your home in the daylight keep a clear path for HVAC system airflow By implementing each of these energy-saving tactics in your home, you can reduce both drafts and your power bills this winter:

18 January 2016