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5 Tips To Boost Furnace Efficiency

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It’s incredibly frustrating to see your heating bills rise, but before you run out and get a new furnace, make sure you know the real problem. Even furnaces in great condition can become inefficient due to bad ducts or poor insulation. Check out these five tips to boost efficiency without buying a new furnace. Add Some Insulation to the Attic The building materials that make up your home offer some protection from the heat and cold; however, they have a relatively low R-value, which measures insulating properties.…

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Your Air Conditioner And Moisutre: What You Need To Know

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With the weather warming up and the humidity increasing in many parts of the country, it is not uncommon to have additional moisture in your home. Although your house can seem comfortable when running your air conditioner, that humid air is being circulated through the HVAC and is distributing it back to your house. This can result in several problems. The following are some things that can happen when moist air gets inside and what you can do to prevent them:…

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The Impact Long Winters Have On Your Furnace And How To Handle It

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Long winters, those that keep on going with snowstorms well into April, are definitely no fun for anyone that expects it to be spring. Worse still is the impact of a long winter on your furnace. It induces wear and tear on a furnace that would typically otherwise have been turned off one to two months earlier. Once you finally have the furnace turned off, you may discover that it needs repair.…

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How To Handle The Switch From Heating To Cooling Your Home

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Spring is just around the corner, so it’s time to switch gears from heating to cooling. That means getting your HVAC system ready to handle the transition. Here are a few things you can do to prepare for the upcoming seasonal changes. Reprogram Your Thermostat Each season needs a different set of temperature set points for maximum comfort and efficiency. For optimal spring and summer energy savings, set your programmable thermostat to 78 degrees Fahrenheit for times when you’re at home.…

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Four Home Installations To Keep Your Allergies At Bay

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If you suffer from allergies, the appliances that you install in your home can make a difference, this includes the air system installations that you choose. It’s important to pay closer attention to these things because it can definitely make a huge difference in your day-to-day life as an allergy sufferer. Here are four home installations that can help keep your allergies at bay: A Quality Air Conditioner: First off, if you are thinking of installing an air conditioner for your home, you need to choose a high quality one that filters and circulates air properly.…

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Maintaining A Functional Central Air Conditioning System

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If a central air conditioning system isn’t properly taken care of, it can stop producing cool air and develop a number of other problems. If your system is in a good working condition, it is still important to pay attention to problems that arise so they can be resolved in a timely manner. A central air conditioning system can last for years down the road by ensuring that it receives preventative maintenance every now and then.…

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Will You Know What to Do if Your Air Conditioner Stops Working?

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Keeping your air conditioner in great shape through regularly scheduled maintenance can help prevent unexpected breakdowns from happening. If a breakdown does happen, however, you’ll want to know how you should handle being without air conditioning for a brief period before your HVAC technician can arrive with a quick fix. Here are a few pointers that can help you survive until your technician shows up. Keep Those Windows and Blinds Closed…

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Safeguarding Your Air Conditioner From Theft

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To you, your air conditioner represents a great way of keeping your home cool and comfortable on a warm day. To the average thief, however, your air conditioner contains a treasure trove of valuable metals that can be easily stripped out and sold for scrap. Air conditioning units are often the unwitting targets of copper and refrigerant theft, resulting in thousands of dollars in damages as well as lost comfort.…

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Staying Warm All Winter: Keep Your Heating System Maintained To Avoid Emergency Repairs

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The most important part about getting your heating system ready for the winter is to have your system serviced by a professional technician. This will ensure that you begin the heating season with an efficient, clean, functional heating system. Once a technician takes care of the system, it’s important to continue to take care of the unit so that works well throughout the winter months. Filters should be checked every month, you should make sure the outdoor unit doesn’t have any debris around it, and the exhaust vent should be damage free.…

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Air Conditioning Installation: From Least Labor-Intensive Type To Most

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Air conditioning installation ranges from the very simple to the very complex. Depending on the type of air conditioning you select, it could be installed in as little as a few minutes to as long as several hours or a couple of days. Here is more information on A/C installation, from the least labor-intensive type to the most labor-intensive type. Mobile Air Conditioners Unlike window units, mobile air conditioners require a little carpentry and ventilation know-how.…

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