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Three Alternatives To Central Air Conditioning Systems

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Central air conditioning systems are the most common type of air conditioner available on the market, but their large size, use of ductwork, and general cost can make them prohibitive for homeowners under a tight budget or individuals who live in apartments or homes that are not well-suited for the installation of a centralized unit. Understanding what some of the most common alternatives to central air conditioners are can help you choose the one that is the best fit for your home’s climate control needs. Read More»

Two Easy Ways To Improve Efficiency And Air Quality

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Many people think that if they are experiencing reduced efficiency in the heating and air conditioning function, that they need to replace their furnace or heat pump. While these appliances are the most important factor when it comes to the efficiency of your system, there might be other causes of your problem. Often, no matter how efficient and powerful your furnace is, your system won’t be as productive as it should be if your air ducts are not properly maintain. Read More»

Tips For Fixing A Furnace That Short Cycles

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If you have just turned your furnace on for the first time this year, then you may need to make some adjustments to the device. This is especially true if you notice that your heater is short cycling or turning on and off too often. If you notice this problem, then there may be several causes. Keep reading to learn about a few of them and to also understand how you can correct the issue. Read More»

Understanding The Threat Of A Cracked Heat Exchanger

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Like all home appliances, furnaces are likely to develop certain problems as time goes on. Yet unlike appliances such as washing machines and refrigerators, a malfunctioning furnace represents a potentially deadly problem, especially if it involves carbon monoxide gas leaking out into your home. A cracked heat exchanger is one furnace problem that can allow just this scenario to occur. If you would like to hear more about this problem and why it is so serious, read on. Read More»

Three Useful HVAC Maintenance Steps

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When you need to make absolute sure that you get the best air conditioner and heating performance in your home, you will need to do everything that you can to look after your HVAC system. This is a system that requires diligence and care, so provide yourself that care by following the tips below. These tips will not only help you to maintain your HVAC system – it will also allow you to keep your utility bills reasonable and remain comfortable throughout the year. Read More»

Why Your Home's Central Air Conditioner Isn't Blowing Cold Air And How To Fix It

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If your home’s central air conditioner is blowing air but it is not cold, then your air conditioner is having a mechanical problem that you need to diagnose and fix. The good news is that there are only a few problems that can cause your air conditioner to blow warm air – and many of them are simple for you to fix. To this end, here are some tips for diagnosing and fixing some of the most common central air conditioner problems: Read More»

High Heating Costs? Reduce the Heat You Use with These 3 Tips

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When the temperatures drop outside, your body is not the only thing that feels it. Your wallet feels it too. The energy costs related to heating can be very expensive, and it may be difficult to find a balance between making your home comfortable and paying too much money to do so. Thankfully, there are some ways you are able to reduce how much energy you use in the winter—by using these three tips. Read More»

Five Ways You Can Use Air Circulation in Passive Cooling to Take a Load Off Your AC Unit

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“Passive” cooling is a great way to reduce the load on your air conditioner so that it doesn’t cost as much to keep your house cool. However, you may need to make an initial investment in tools like reflective coatings, radiant barriers, insulation, and electric fans in order to see substantial passive-cooling results. Here are five great ways to get started with passive cooling by using air circulation to your benefit. Read More»

Troubleshooting Some Of The Most Common Problems With An Old Boiler System In Your Vintage Home

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For a lot of years, wood-burning stoves were the primary heat source, but eventually, many homes that relied on wood for heat were fitted with a boiler system. A boiler system uses pressurized steam and heated water to provide warmth for the home and often doubles as a hot water heater as well, which makes it an efficient home heating appliance. Even though boiler systems have since been replaced by more modern heat systems in most homes, they are still hanging around in a lot of older houses. Read More»

Dirty Ducts: Why They Must Be Cleaned For Your Sake

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Are you like a number of other property owners who overlook the importance of having their air ducts cleaned? Clean air ducts promote better air quality and ensure comfort. The following information will help you to understand some of the most important benefits that keeping the air ducts in your home professionally cleaned provides.  Improved Breathing Even if you are not an allergy-prone individual, dirty air ducts could cause you to have minor issues such as congestion, dry cough or sneezing from time to time. Read More»