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Living In The Desert? Invest In Air Conditioning For A Comfortable Garage

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The desert is a place that you will always want to have a functioning air conditioning system. This goes for your home and your vehicle because it will keep you comfortable in most situations. But, you may want to start using your garage as an extended living space, and the temperature may hold you back. Not even a collection of high-powered fans can give you the comfort that you need in your garage.…

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Best Heating And Air Conditioning By Cost And Value: What You Should Know

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When you want to redo your heating and/or air conditioning systems, there are so many more options today than coal and an open window. In fact, for some people, there are too many options. So how do you choose? Here are the best heating and air conditioning options by cost and value. Geothermal Far and away, geothermal is the best option. The initial expense of at least ten grand to a max of twenty-five grand may have you in sticker shock; however, when you consider the fact that this unit addresses BOTH heating and cooling needs in a very earth-friendly way and lasts indefinitely, the price is but a drop in the bucket to the thousands you will save in the next twenty years.…

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Troubleshooting Air Conditioner Noises

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Unusual noises that come from an air conditioner are irritating. They can also be a sign of an air conditioner problem that if not fixed, can get worse. This makes the early detection of these noises important. Here is what you should know about the different types of air conditioner noises and what usually causes them. Banging noises An air conditioning system tends to produce banging noises when a moving part gets loose or broken.…

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Four Signs Your Furnace Needs to Say "Sayonara"

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Just because you can have a furnace fixed does not mean this is really your best option. There are many times when, instead of fixing your furnace, the best choice is really to replace it with a new one. Here are four signs that you need to have your furnace replaced rather than repaired. It keeps breaking If your furnace has never broken down before and now you need to make a simple repair, that’s one thing.…

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Attic Insulation Tips You Should Know

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Installing insulation in your home is an easy way of reducing heat loss. As a result, it helps to improve the efficiency of your heating system. This in turn keeps your energy bills from getting out of control. The attic is one of the first areas that should be insulated in a home. This is not only because most supply air ducts pass through this area, but also because it provides environmental cold with an easy-to-get-to entry point to the rest of your house.…

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Too Hot To Handle: What To Do If Your Furnace Overheats

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You expect your furnace to keep your home nice and toasty, but not at the expense of overheating your furnace. Believe it or not, it’s possible for your furnace to get too hot as it attempts to keep your home warm. An overheating furnace can cause a wide variety of problems, including unexpected heat exchanger failure, and even create a serious fire hazard. The following takes an in-depth look at the typical symptoms associated with an overheating furnace and what you can do to resolve those issues.…

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Why Too Much Refrigerant Is Bad For Your Air Conditioning System...And Your Wallet

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An air conditioning system’s refrigerant is its lifeblood, and without the refrigerant, there can be no cooling. However, though refrigerants are essential to the operation of air conditioners, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. An overcharged air conditioning system doesn’t only run inefficiently—it can fail outright, resulting in thousands of dollars of repair bills. Below are some of the harmful effects that you can expect if your air conditioner is overcharged and why having a technician properly charge your system is important:…

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Frequently Asked Questions about Tax Benefits for Heating and Cooling Equipment

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If you are thinking about purchasing new heating or cooling equipment, 2016 is a great year to do so. This is because the nonbusiness energy property tax credit, or 25C credit, was extended until December 31, 2016. Purchasing qualifying items until this deadline will help you get a tax credit, making the item more affordable. However, you may have many questions about this. Here are a few frequently asked questions about this tax benefit when purchasing heating and cooling equipment.…

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Important Oil Boiler Maintenance Tasks To Complete Before The Heating Season

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If you have an oil boiler or furnace in your home, then you likely know that proper maintenance and inspections must be completed at the beginning of the heating season to make sure it runs well all winter long. Your repair and maintenance specialist will likely change the oil filter, inspect ventilation, and make sure that your oil lines are not leaking. These tasks are the most vital to the operation of the boiler.…

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Is Your Air Conditioner Killing Your Budget?

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Every summer, you hope beyond hope that it won’t be too hot, because whenever it gets too warm, your electric bill skyrockets. If this describes your situation, you should take a look at your air conditioner. A failing air conditioner can go through electricity pretty quickly. Here is how. Neglecting Your Annual Maintenance Just like your car, the motor in your air conditioner requires regular cleaning and maintenance. The best time for this is in the fall, once the leaves are gone, but before it starts to freeze outside.…

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