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How To Remove The Blower Wheel On Your Electric Furnace

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The blower wheel is the part of a furnace that distributes the heated air into your home. If the wheel breaks or malfunctions, you will have slight amounts or no hot air coming out of your vents. Make sure first that the issue isn’t with the motor behind the fan. If you have narrowed down the problem to the blower wheel, replacing the part first requires you to isolate the blower assembly from the furnace then remove the wheel from the assembly.…

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Facing A Heating Crisis In The Dead Of Winter? Avoid These Costly Mistakes

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If there is a chance that your heating system is going to have issues, you can almost guarantee that it will be in the middle of the coldest winter days when it is working its hardest. This is simply relative to the fact that long spans of cold temperatures will be taxing on your heat system. In these situations, it is always best if you have some type of backup plan in place to help you stay warm until an HVAC contractor from a place like Hartman Heating, Air and Fireplaces can help you out.…

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3 Things You Should Do To Make Sure Your New Window Air Conditioner Is Ready To Go Next Spring

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Thinking about installing an air conditioner just when winter is starting probably isn’t on the minds of many people, but if you own an air conditioner that you just took out of the window recently, you should think about it. Properly preparing an air conditioner before you store it away for a few months can mean the difference between it working well right away when hot weather returns or having it have problems on a hot sweltering day.…

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Replace Your Filters To Prevent Air Conditioner Shutdowns

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Air filters protect an air conditioning system from dust and mold particles. However, their ability to protect the system from unwanted particles usually fades away with time. This is a problem since with the filter’s protective powers diminished, the system is usually left vulnerable to dust and mold invasion. This usually has the effect of not only reducing the quality of air that the air conditioner dumps into a home, but also affecting the functioning of parts of the air conditioning system.…

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How A Condensate Overflow Switch Prevents Air Conditioner Water Leaks

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As an air conditioner’s refrigerant changes states – from a liquid to a gas – it usually produces a cooling effect that not only cools air, but also forces the moisture in the air to condense. This usually results in the presence of water in the evaporator coil area. Air conditioners usually get rid of this water through the condensate drainage system. This is necessary so as to avoid the water flowing onto the base of the air conditioner’s housing unit – something that might cause premature rusting – or leaking out of the air conditioner and onto valuables such as furniture and paintings.…

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How To Remove Cigarette Smoke From Central Air Vents

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If you live with smokers, the smoke from cigarettes may get in the central air vents long after the cigarette is put out. Second-hand smoke can worsen symptoms in those already prone to allergies, and it is dangerous for healthy people as well. The best way to remedy this issue is to clean the air vents, which you should be able to do yourself. Here are tips to remove the cigarette smoke from central air vents.…

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Getting The Most From Your New AC Unit

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If you have been paying too much to heat or cool your home, installing a new AC unit is a good idea. After all, modern AC units are hugely more efficient than their counterparts from even a few years ago. On the other hand, an AC unit is only one of the components that helps to keep your home cool. For the lowest cooling costs, you should install not just an AC unit, but you should also take care of any problems with your duct system and take steps to reduce heat gain.…

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3 Must Do's To Improve Your Air Conditioner Unit

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If your air conditioner isn’t working like it should, then you are likely paying an additional cost for your electrical bill to compensate for the poor performance of your AC unit. Air conditioners that are failing can consume more electricity as you will likely have to run your unit for a longer period of time in order to feel results. Well, rather than run your unit all day just to keep your home mildly cool, consider some at-home services that you can do that will help improve the overall performance of your AC, like the following:…

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Is a Ductless Heat Pump Right For You? An FAQ

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Although many homes rely on forced air heating systems to cool and heat their home, ductless systems are becoming more common as people learn about the advantages and disadvantages of each. The more you know about ductless heat pumps, the more capable you’ll be of determining whether or not a ductless heat pump is right for you. Q: What is a heat pump? A: A heat pump is a heating and cooling system rolled into one unit.…

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