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Preparing The Heating System And Your Home For Winter

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Your home’s heating system needs your help if you want it to continue to run optimally and keep your home comfortable during even the coldest of days. Here, you’ll find a few tips that will help you help your furnace run strong throughout the winter season. Have a Professional Inspection and Cleaning If you’re wise, you keep up with changing the furnace filter every month or so, but do you do anything else to maintain the system?…

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Signs Your Heater Is Going To Fail On You

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As soon as fall and winter hit, you want to kick on your heater. You’ve been noticing some strange things coming from your furnace or heating system and you don’t know if you should be concerned or not. After all, most of the time you have heat, so why invest in servicing? If you wait until your heater breaks down for good, you’ll end up without heat one day. You’ll also end up with a more expensive repair bill, as the longer you let your unit run with flaws, the more likely you’ll be to have to replace certain components or have to get a whole new heater.…

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Here's How To Test Your Furnace Before Winter

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As the evenings grow darker and longer, the air gets more chilly and the leaves on the trees start to turn orange and you know that winter is on the way. It’s the same drill: before you know it, it’s Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas.  During that time the promise is made every year that before the cold sets in, someone will service or test the furnace before it’s desperately needed.…

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Air Conditioning Concerns Answered

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While there are some noticeable benefits that can come with being informed about your cooling system, there are many homeowners that simply lack the depth of knowledge that is needed. Whenever these homeowners encounter issues with their cooling systems, they may find addressing the matter to be far more difficult, as their judgment will be clouded. Can A Heat Pump Be Used To Keep Your Home Cool? Many homes are equipped with heat pumps, but there are homeowners that assume the heat pump will only be capable of warming the interior.…

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What Is The Difference Between HVAC Contractors And HVAC Technicians?

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When it comes to HVAC professionals, you have probably heard “technicians,” and “contractors” used intermittently. You may be wondering if these two professions are one in the same. Certainly, it can seem a little confusing, since both obviously work in the HVAC industry. Yet, there really are a few differences that separate these two professions. It will make a difference in who you hire the next time you need one or the other.…

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3 Reasons To Repair Your Dripping Outdoor Faucet

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You know you should repair leaky faucets in your home to prevent water damage, but when the leak is on your outdoor faucet, you might not be as concerned. The water drips on the ground, so it doesn’t seem to do any damage other than to your water bill. However, it’s still a good idea to have the faucet repaired. Here’s why. 1. The Leak Will Probably Get Worse Most leaks get worse over time, especially if you use the faucet and turn the valve on and off frequently.…

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Firing Up The AC: What's That Smell?

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Turning on the AC for the first time each summer is how you know that warm weather has truly arrived. Chances are, if you inspected and shut down your system properly the previous fall, it will start back up in early summer with no issues. Occasionally though, there’s a problem, and it really stinks. The following guide can help you determine the cause of a smelly AC. Mildew or musty odors…

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9 HVAC Facts To Know

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If you are thinking of having a central HVAC system installed, or you are thinking of purchasing a house with it, then you should learn what you can about this type of heating and cooling system. Here are 9 things you should know to better familiarize yourself with central air: 1 – Central heat and air goes through the whole house: When you have a central HVAC system installed, it will have ducts and vents throughout the house that keep the entire home regulated to the temperature you want to achieve.…

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Two DIY HVAC Jobs To Do Every Year

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HVAC systems, no matter how new or old they are, need care and maintenance over the years. This article explains two yearly maintenance task that you should not overlook. Cleaning your air registers and replacing your air filters are two jobs that you can do within a couple of hours. Cleaning the Air Registers Cleaning your air registers is a job that is often neglected. However, some people dust the outside of their register on a regular basis.…

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Ductless Heat Pumps Vs. Boilers

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Ductless heat pumps are very convenient, but they aren’t always the best solution. On the other hand, installing central heating, whether the system is powered by a furnace or boiler, is not possible in many properties. If you want to finally invest in some sort of heating system, you need to compare these two systems and decide which will be the best for your property. This article compares ductless heat pumps with central heating systems.…

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