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  • 3 Things You Can Do to Prevent Your HVAC System from Overworking

    Many homeowners overpay on their utilities because they don't know how to protect their house so that their HVAC system isn't draining the energy. In order to protect your house, there are some things that you should do to prevent over energy use. Here are some tips. 1. Program Your Thermometer There is a sweet spot with your thermometer that will save you money. You don't want to completely turn it off and on during the day because that will actually cost you more money.
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  • 10 Signs It's Time To Call An HVAC Professional

    Have you been experiencing some strange occurrences with your HVAC system? Are you hearing strange sounds coming through the vents? Are you struggling to keep your house cool in the summer and hot in the winter? If so, you might be considering calling an HVAC specialist. If you are unsure about whether or not you have a DIY situation or something more serious, these signs will help clue you in to your next steps.
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  • What's That Smell? 3 Causes Of AC Odors

    If you've got foul odors floating through your home, and you've checked all the usual suspects, the problem might be with your air conditioner. You might not realize this, but your air conditioner can leave your home smelling bad, especially if it's got a problem that's been overlooked. Luckily, you don't have to shut your air conditioner off to get relief from the problem. In most cases, foul odors coming from your air conditioner can be traced by to three simple culprits.
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  • How To Use Passive Cooling To Reduce Strain On Your AC During A Heatwave

    If you want to reduce your energy consumption, think beyond just upgrading your HVAC. In addition to modern and efficient HVAC, there are things that you can do to keep your home cool. Passive cooling is a way to cool your home with designs that cool your home without mechanical cooling. The passive cooling includes things like ventilation with drafts and air currents or adding shade to keep direct sunlight out.
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  • How To Fix Your Pilot Light

    You don't always need to call a heating expert to fix your furnace. While most advanced electrical and gas issues should definitely be serviced by professionals, there might be a simpler solution to your problem. One very common issue with a furnace is that the pilot light is not lit. This leaves your furnace unable to power on to produce and circulate hot air. Here is the safest way to check your pilot light and relight it if necessary.
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  • Five Reasons Clean HVAC Filters Are So Important

    Tips about maintaining HVAC systems often list the importance of cleaning or replacing your filter on a regular basis. In many cases, this is a step you can take on your own, or you can have an HVAC professional do it as part of your annual service appointment. However, you may be wondering why clean filters are so important? Here's a look at the top reasons. 1. Dirty Filters Affect Your Air Quality
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  • AC Repairs That Can Be Eliminated With Regular Maintenance

    AC repairs are never fun, especially in the middle of a hot summer. Fortunately, many AC repairs can be eliminated completely as long as you follow a regular maintenance schedule. Here are a few AC repairs that can easily be avoided: Water Leaks:  Water leaks from the AC system occur when the drain to release the moisture in the condensation coils is blocked. Instead of taking the water outside of the home, it is pooling inside, which can cause significant water damage in your home where ever the indoor unit is located.
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  • Why You Should Have An HVAC Technician Clean Your Duct Work

    At least once a year, you will want to call to set up an appointment with an HVAC technician in order to have all of your duct work cleaned. Continue to read through the following helpful points so you understand why it's important to have this inspection completed. It Gives Them A Chance To Spot Trouble You will want to make sure that all of your duct work in the house is in great shape before you turn on the forced air for the winter.
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  • 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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