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  • 3 Ways Maintain Energy Efficiency of Your Air Conditioning System


    Efficient HVAC systems consume less energy, and thus you don't pay more in electricity bills. Proper maintenance is a critical step to ensuring higher energy efficiency and a longer lifespan for your HVAC system. This is because maintenance ensures internal components are not blocked and work efficiently in coordination with each other. This prevents unnecessary friction that causes energy wastage or increased wear and tear. Here are four important things that maximize the efficiency of the air conditioning equipment while reducing wear and breakdowns.
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  • 2 Unusual Noises Indicating A Problem With Your Central AC System's Condenser


    When your home's central air conditioner is running, you may already be used to the gentle humming and whirring noises that come from the condenser. However, you may have started hearing some unusual sounds that lead you to wonder whether there is a problem with the unit. Below are a couple of noises that indicate that there may be a serious issue with the condenser that can prompt air conditioning repair services.
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  • Five Causes Of AC Fan Failure


    If your AC fan fails, the unit won't be able to cool your home. Knowing the reasons for possible failure can help you prevent or repair them. 1. Broken Blade Problems with the fan blade itself can cause poor operation. AC blades are made of metal, but they can still become bent or even cracked over time. Dirt and debris inside the fan housing, along with poor lubrication or an out-of-balance fan, make it more likely for the device to break.
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  • Keep Things Moving In The Right Direction: How To Provide Proper Drain Maintenance


    Now that you've bought a new home, you want to learn about proper maintenance. All of the major operating systems in your home require routine maintenance; this includes the plumbing. When you think of plumbing maintenance, you probably think of faucets, showers, and toilets. But, you should also think about the drains. The drains in your home are responsible for the movement of all water and waste. Because of that, they should be kept clean, clear, and in good repair.
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  • How To Deal With An Air Conditioner That's Leaking Water


    Have you noticed that the portion of the air conditioner located inside your home is leaking water all over the floor? If so, you'll likely want to deal with this problem sooner rather than later. Here are some reasons why it could be happening, and what you can do about it. Clogged Drain Line A common reason for the water on your floor could be a clogged drain line. Every air conditioner will have a line that is used to remove water from the evaporator drain pan.
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  • Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air?


    The main function of an air conditioning unit is to cool down your home, so if the air that is coming out of your vents is hot, then that's a cause for alarm. You most likely have to call and schedule an AC repair technician to come by and have a look at it, but there are a few things you can do before making that call to determine what the problem is and possibly even fix it yourself.
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  • Four Steps To Better Heating Maintenance


    Like everything else in your home, your furnace has to be maintained properly in order to work. Since it's the beginning of winter, it makes sense to have a proper heating system maintenance plan intact so that you can tackle the cold weather and ensure your furnace will be able to stand up to the elements. While you may think that the heating system maintenance plan needs be developed by a professional, there are many things that homeowners can do to prolong the life of their unit in between service calls.
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  • Five Tips To Evenly Heat Your Home


    Uneven heating can make certain rooms in your home uncomfortably hot or cold. It can also drive up your heating bills. The following strategies can help you avoid these issues. 1. Check the Registers Closed registers are one of the most common reasons for uneven heating. Check all floor and wall registers to make sure they are open and that the vents are angled so that the warm air blows into the room instead of against the wall.
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  • Smart Furnaces: A Look At The Pros And Cons


    When it is time to pick the type of heat system you want for your home, you will be faced with a fully impressive list of options, especially if you are going with an electric furnace. However, a type of electric furnace that may stand out to you are those bearing that attractive "smart" label. Going with a smart furnace could mean a lot of things depending on the model, but there is an automatic expectation that a smart heating system could potentially simplify your life and save you money.
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  • What Is Air Sealing?


    We call know that air conditioning costs money, but did you know that it makes up about 12% of the average American's energy bill? Throw heating expenditures into the equation and you've got a lot of money flowing through the ductwork in your home. For homeowners looking to maximize their energy efficiency, air sealing your home is a great way to save a few bucks and reduce the wear and tear on your air conditioning unit.
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