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  • Maintenance Tips For A Window Air Conditioning Unit


    During the hotter months, one of the most important features of the home is your air conditioner. Window air conditioners provide excellent alternatives to a central unit, as they are less expensive to install and often have easier upkeep as well. However, there is some maintenance you need to do in order to keep the window unit running smoothly. Here are some important maintenance tips to keep in mind. Wash or Replace the Air Filter
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  • Adding A Bathroom To Your Basement: Important Plumbing Considerations


    Adding a bathroom to your home's basement can be a great way to add a significant amount of value to your home--especially if you opt to add a full bathroom as part of a basement finishing project. Still, when adding a bathroom to a basement, there are many important factors that must be taken into consideration in order to achieve the desired results and ensure the new bathroom space is up to code.
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  • Tips For Selecting A New Gas Furnace Type


    Gas furnaces are popular with homeowners due to the low cost and relative efficiency of the units. If you're in the market for a new gas furnace, the wide variety of available types might seem intimidating. But there are really only two key considerations when shopping for a new gas furnace: whether you want conventional or condensing and the number of stages you want in the furnace. Here is a quick guide to making those shopping decisions.
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  • Lower Your Utility Bills with Window Film Insulation


    Virtually every homeowner would like to find ways to lower their heating and cooling costs. Although the importance of insulating your attic and basement is common knowledge, the fact that insulating your windows with plastic film can reduce your energy costs is perhaps less well known. The article looks at some of the key considerations to be aware of if you decide to pursue this option.   Benefits Window film prevents hot air from leaving your house during the winter by sealing leaks in the glass and window frame.
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  • How To Increase The Efficiency Of Your Furnace


    Is your furnace losing power? Have you noticed reduced airflow? If so, you might need to invest in a new heating unit. However, the problem might not be so severe. In many cases, reduced airflow can be a result of clogged registers, dirty filters and loose hoses. This article explains three ways to make sure your furnace is running as efficiently as possible. After running these tests, you should notice increased airflow.
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  • About A Gas Furnace With Pilot Problems


    Does the pilot to your gas furnace seem to struggle with staying lit for long periods of time? The problem may be an easy repair that is inexpensive, but it can also mean that the furnace is going out and need to be replaced. Find out in this article about the problems a gas furnace pilot can experience, as well as what purchasing a new one is estimated to cost.
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  • Maintenance Tips To Get Your Air Conditioner Ready For Summer


    Every summer it is important to check your air conditioning unit to ensure that is operating at peak levels. Here are a number of maintenance tips that you can do on your own to get the air conditioner ready for the impending summer heat waves. Check The Batteries In The Thermostat The thermostat controls the temperature inside the house and sends the signal to the air conditioner to turn on or off once it reaches a specific temperature.
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  • A Step By Step Guide On How To Clean Your Air Vents For Your Air Conditioner


    Cleaning out the vents to your air conditioner can help keep the system running at maximum efficiency. The vents should be cleaned out once or twice a year to remove the buildup of dirt and grime that can get sucked into your system. Over time, dirt and dust particles get sucked into the vents and can eventually make their way down into the system itself, which can cause the motor to seize if the buildup is not dealt with.
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  • Comparing Gas And Electric Portable Fireplaces


    Portable fireplaces are fireplaces that are designed to be moved around, for use outside or as space heaters, while still providing the aesthetic of a natural fire. They provide an alternative to traditional central heating units. Portable fireplaces can be broadly grouped into two categories, based on the fuel source that they use: natural gas and electric. Both of these types of portable fireplaces operate in similar manners, but have a number of distinctive features about them.
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  • Tips For Keeping Your Heating And Cooling System Running Properly


    Your central heating and cooling system plays a special role in your home. You count on it to keep your home warm in cold weather and cool in hot weather. Your system seems to run with very little from you. All you need to do on most days is to flip the thermostat to the temperature you want your home to be and enjoy the comforts it offers. This can make it very easy for you to take your system for granted and forget to take proper care of it.
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