• Hide & Seek: 3 Ways to Keep Your Central Air Conditioner Out of Sight

    Your air conditioner does a great job of keeping your home cool and comfortable. Unfortunately, it's not going to win any beauty contests anytime soon. When it comes to beautifying your front or back yard, that telltale gray box that comprises your air conditioner's outdoor condensing unit tends to stick out like a sore thumb. As it turns out, it's not too difficult to keep your outdoor air conditioning unit out of sight.
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  • Home Cooling Tips For A New Home Owner

    When you are a new homeowner it can be a tad overwhelming. There are so many things you have to learn in order to keep your home and all its systems running smoothly. Just one of the many areas of concern you may have is your central HVAC unit. The good news is that this type of system is easy to maintain. The bad news is if you don't do the minimum required to keep it running smoothly then you can wind up spending a great deal of time and money dealing with problems.
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  • Four Things To Check Out If You Suspect An A/C Problem

    Protecting your air conditioner means paying attention to some issues before they cause the unit to fail. If you suspect something is going wrong, investigate the following. Faulty Filters   Sometimes an air conditioning problem can be resolved right away; this is especially true if the problem is that you haven't checked the house's filters in some time. If air is unable to pass freely throughout your system, the air that comes into your living spaces might not seem that strong and you may not feel as cool when you turn on your air conditioner.
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  • Should You Replace Or Repair Your A/C Unit? How To Know

    Your air conditioner is responsible for keeping you and your family cool in those sweltering summer months. An air conditioner isn't a necessity to have in your home, but it sure is a nice convenience to have. A breakdown of your air conditioner isn't something you want to have, although a repair here and there may not be too bad, but an excessive amount of repairs may put a serious dent in your pocket book.
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  • Is Your Air Conditioner Leaking Refrigerant?

    Inside the coils of your air conditioner, there is a liquid known as refrigerant. It is specially designed to expand and contract as it changes temperature. Its ability to absorb heat from the air is what allows your air conditioner to cool your home. One problem that can occur, however, is that the coil starts leaking refrigerant. Here's a closer look at this problem and how to tell if it's to blame for your air conditioner's issues.
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  • 3 Important Steps To Prepare Your Furnace For Summer

    Are you glad that summer has finally arrived? Do you not even want to think about winter now? Although cold winter weather may be the last thing that you want to consider once spring and summer weather come along, it's important to make sure that your home is ready for the next time cold weather rolls around. Aside from making sure that your home is properly insulated, something that helps in every season, keeping your furnace in working order is crucial to having a warm home in the winter.
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  • 2 Kinds Of Furnace Filters You Can Choose From

    There are a lot of things that your furnace needs so that it will work the way it should. One of those things is a filter. A filter is actually in your furnace so that it can protect your furnace and keep it working right. It has the added benefit of being able to keep dirt and dust from being blown around your house, but its primary job is to make sure that the air flow to the furnace is to make sure that the air flow to your furnace keeps going.
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  • 2 Components Of Your Gas Furnace That Need To Be Inspected After Winter

    Your furnace managed to survive the long winter without requiring any expensive repairs. Even though your furnace didn't break down, it sustained excessive wear—and although the winter season is now over, your gas furnace may still pose a threat to your safety if certain components malfunctioned or sustained heavy damage. Have these two components of your furnace inspected after each winter season to ensure your home's safety: Combustion Chamber Your combustion chamber contains several vital components of your furnace.
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  • Should You Start Saving For A New Furnace?

    As your furnace ages, it will start having more and more issues. Before you get to a point where it simply won't heat your home anymore, you may want to seriously consider replacing it. By saving up the money ahead of time, you can lay your old furnace to rest at the appropriate time, and ensure you have the money to purchase the new furnace you actually want without breaking your budget.
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  • Don't Let These Condensate Issues Send You Down The Drain

    As your air conditioner works hard to remove latent heat from the surrounding air, it also removes moisture by condensing it from vapor to liquid form. The liquid condensate drops into a drip pan below the evaporator coil, where it's eventually channeled through a drain into the nearest drainage point. There are a lot of things that can get in the way of proper condensate drainage. Read along and find out which problems could lead to drainage failure and what you or your HVAC technician can do to fix these problems.
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