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Cost Comparison: Heat Pump Vs. AC Unit

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The typical home will use a furnace for heat and an air-conditioning unit for cooling. The drawback of this system is that, you have to purchase two separate pieces of equipment, which means you increase your installation costs and the need for space to house your equipment. In some cases, you can simplify life by purchasing one piece of equipment, a heat pump. How Do Heat Pumps and Air Conditioners Compare? Read More»

Important Safety Tips For Generator Usage

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Have you recently moved to an area that experiences severe storms? Do you know how to stay safe if you need to use a generator to power your home? Here are some tips to help you and your family avoid generator dangers during extreme weather: Don’t use generators in your living area: Although you may think that this is common sense, there are people who have attempted to use a generator inside and who have been sickened or killed. Read More»

Important Points To Know About New Air Conditioner Installation And Maintenance

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Many people enjoy the look and feel of older properties because of their charm and rustic appeal. If you are interested in moving into one of these properties or live in one, you’re probably aware of a possible downside – many don’t have air conditioning! For that reason, you’ll need to lean on the help of a trusty air conditioning installation and repair contractor who can look out for you. Before reaching out to one of these professionals, consider some of the following information about getting and maintaining a new air conditioner. Read More»

Stay Cool In Your RV With Routine Air Conditioning Maintenance

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An air conditioning system is responsible for keeping your RV cool during the hottest days of summer, similarly to in a traditional home, but it’s even more important for you to take care of routine maintenance when living in a RV. Not only does your moving home’s AC keep you comfortable when the temperature rises, it’s also much more vulnerable to problems if it’s not maintained compared to a typical home. Read More»

How Duct Insulation Improves Efficiency and Minimizes Noise Pollution

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Insulation is installed inside heating and cooling ducts to keep the air inside warm or cool despite surrounding temperatures. It may also be used to dampen the sound of air rushing through the ducts, which may cause a rattling or rumbling noise. This function is especially useful in buildings where this noise would be disruptive. Insulation may be added to an entire line of ducts, or it may just be installed in areas where the most potential for heat loss or noise is present. Read More»

Hard Water Problems

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Hard water can be bad news if you aren’t aware of it. It is something that you cannot get rid of without special equipment, but knowing more about it will help make sure that nothing is damaged and that you wash your dishes and laundry accordingly. Continue reading to learn more about hard water so you can combat it. The Cause of Hard Water Minerals underground can leech into the water and get absorbed. Read More»

How To Know If It Is Time To Call For Air Coditioning Repairs

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Before you settle on the idea that you are going to have to pay for a new air conditioning unit, you need to consider the option of repairing it. Take a moment to check out the following signs that should indicate that a repair technician should be called to your home for repairs to the air conditioning unit. Vents Are Freezing Sure, you want cold air. However, that air should not be so cold that the air vents of your air conditioning unit are freezing. Read More»

Newly Hired To Deliver Home Heating Oil? Some Things You May Encounter

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If you have just been hired to deliver home heating oil to people, you may be surprised at how some of your days will likely go. Below are some things you may encounter throughout your workday. Wasps and Bees Wasps and bees love to hang out at oil tanks that are located outside. Before you start filling it up or changing it out, look it over first. In many cases, they will build their nest either deep under or or behind it. Read More»

Tree Roots Always Clogging Your Sewer Line? Learn How To Deal With It

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Drainage issues in your home typically develop over a long period of time. Eventually it will get to a point where the water will back up, or when slow-flowing water is no longer acceptable to you. If the problem is due to tree roots getting into your home’s sewer line, there are several options for diagnosing and solving the problem. An old clay pipe will develop many small cracks, which is how tree roots get inside of them. Read More»

Four Health Reasons To Get Your Air Conditioner Repaired

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An air conditioner that is not functioning as it should can cause more harm than you might think. When your air conditioner at home is not working properly, it’s not only an inconvenience, it can pose certain health risks, including these four. Respiratory Tract Infections - When air conditioners are not maintained properly, it increases the risk of getting certain respiratory tract infections such as colds, sore throats, problems with sinuses and laryngitis. Read More»