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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»

5 Ways To Extend Your Air Conditioner's Lifespan

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An air conditioner can provide cool air for a very long time if you are properly maintaining the unit. Consider doing the following five things to help your air conditioner have a long lifespan: Clean The Drains Water leaks can be easily prevented by cleaning the drain port every single month. You need a very thin wire, like an old coat hanger, in order to push debris out that could be clogging the drain port. Read More»

Duct Season? Get To Know The Whys And Hows Of Duct Cleaning

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You perform maintenance on your home at least once a year. You keep your plumbing and electrical systems working properly and you inspect your roof on a regular basis. However, there might still be a part of your home that you’re overlooking - your duct work. There are some very important reasons why your ducts should be cleaned once a year.  Here’s a quick look at why you might need your ducts cleaned at least once a year and how to take care of the job yourself. Read More»

Stay Cool During Summer—5 Tips to Help Prevent AC Mistakes

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Keeping your home cool during the heat of summer means running your air conditioner on a daily basis. In order for the AC to be used as efficiently as possible and to prevent major repairs from being needed, it’s important to make sure that you’re not making any significant mistakes. The following tips can all help keep your AC running smoothly and ensure that expensive repairs won’t be needed during the warmer months ahead. Read More»