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When You Say "Cooling Services," What Does That Mean? A Guide To Cooling Repairs

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If you have never had to call someone to repair anything that cools or refrigerates, you might be a little lost when the time comes. Cooling system services covers much more than just air conditioners. If you look up HVAC contractors to find someone who provides cooling system repairs, here are some of the other services they provide. Air Conditioning Installation and Maintenance Not just repairs, but installation and maintenance too? Read More»

4 Steps To Take To Get Your AC Ready For Spring

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With spring right around the corner, even if it is not too hot outside right now, you need to start getting your air conditioning ready so that when it is time to turn on your air conditioning on the first hot day of the year, your AC is ready to keep you cool. #1 Clean Off Your Unit If you have an outside component of your air conditioning unit, you are going to want to clean it off. Read More»

Should You Say "Goodnight" To Your Pilot Light For The Summer?

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There’s a good chance you’ll be using your furnace less and less as colder winter temperatures give way to warmer and sunnier summertime weather. If your home’s furnace still relies on a pilot light for ignition, then you’re probably wondering whether you should keep your pilot light on throughout the summer or extinguish it to save gas and money. The following explains some of the benefits of turning off your pilot light, along with the drawbacks and other concerns associated with such an action. Read More»

5 Tricks For Reducing The Load On Your Furnace To Help It Last Longer

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Even if you save diligently for major home repairs and upgrades, a surprise malfunction and shutdown of your heating equipment can sink your savings. Extending the life of your furnace begins with appropriate use, and reducing the load you put on the equipment cuts down on wear and tear as soon as you implement the changes. Try these five tricks to reduce your heating load and save money by putting off repairs and by using less energy on a daily basis. Read More»

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»