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Why Air Conditioners Freeze And What You Can Do About It

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If you discover your air conditioner isn’t cooling as well as it should, you should check to see if the system is frozen. A frozen air conditioner will prevent your system from functioning properly, and it may cause mechanical damage if allowed to operate in its frozen state. Fortunately, freezing within the system is not usually a serious problem and can be corrected by homeowners or by simple maintenance conducted by a professional. Read More»

Furnace Upgrades To Make Your Home More Comfortable

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Your furnace is an integral part of your comfort level in winter. A basic system is all you need to keep your family warm and cozy. However, if you would like to take things a bit further, there are some ways to upgrade your HVAC system to get additional benefits from it. Better Filtration Furnace filters aren’t there for your comfort. The filter keeps dust out of the moving parts of the furnace so they don’t get worn down by the grit. Read More»

Water Heater Issues - Troubleshooting A Poorly Functioning Appliance

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If you have an electric water heater that stops providing you with the hot water that you expect, then you may be thinking of purchasing a new one. However, a professional can come and service the appliance for you so it works effectively once again. You also can complete a few troubleshooting tasks on your own. If you want to try to repair the heater on your own before calling a professional, keep reading. Read More»

Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Efficiently By Inspecting Its Fins

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Air conditioners are complex appliances with many components, which is why you should have your air conditioning unit tuned up periodically by a trained HVAC technician. There is one part you can check yourself, though – even if you have no formal training in air conditioners. Your air conditioner’s fins are simple but important. Here’s how to inspect them, and what to do if you find that they’re damaged. Your Air Conditioner’s Fins Read More»

Why A Perfect Match Is Important For Your Central A/C System

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No one said that replacing a central A/C system was a financial cakewalk. According to the latest figures from Angie’s List, it could cost anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000 to replace your current HVAC system. So it’s no wonder that you might have considered replacing only part of your A/C, especially if one half of it failed and the other is still very much operational. However, replacing only half of your central A/C could be a mistake in the making. Read More»

Is A Tankless Water Heater A Good Fit For Your Home?

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When was the last time you bought a new water heater? If you’re having trouble answering this question, then chances are you’ll need one sooner rather than later. Of course, the passage of time has introduced a new and novel way of bringing hot water to your home. The following talks about tankless water heaters and how they stack up next to the conventional competition. Look Ma, No Water Tank! Read More»

How To Diagnose And Replace A Broken Air Conditioner Contactor

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If your central air conditioning system isn’t working, it may be that you have a problem with a component inside your outdoor unit’s electrical area. The contactor is one of the small electrical  components that lie in close proximity to one another, it is not unusual for it to fail. The good news is that the contactor is inexpensive and easily replaced if you go to websites and are a handy do-it-yourselfer. Read More»

Three Air Conditioning Problems You Can Fix On Your Own

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Air conditioning units are complex appliances with many small parts that are difficult to access. As such, many of the problems that you run into with your air conditioning unit should be repaired by a professional who knows how to access and repair the problem. However, there are a few common air conditioning issues that you can repair on your own fairly easily. Here are three air conditioning problems that the average homeowner can diagnose and repair themselves. Read More»

Heat Things Up This Winter Without Hiking Up Your Heating Bill

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You shouldn’t have to stay warm by bundling up in sweaters and blankets in order to keep your heating bill under control during the winter months. Adding a few updates to your home will afford you the comfort you want while lowering your energy needs as well as minimizing wear and tear on your HVAC or heating services system. Here are a few effective options to consider: Do a Little Insulation Read More»