Efficient HVAC Systems in Extreme Climates: Ides for Homeowners

4 Tips To Keeping Your House Cool When Your Air Goes Out

Posted by on Jun 30th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If your air conditioner goes out on a hot day, the first thing you want to do is put a call in to an HVAC technician. However, it may take them a while to get to you. Therefore, you want to keep your house as cool as possible in the meantime. Use the tips in this article to keep cool when your AC isn’t working. Open and close windows during best times of the day: Many people make the mistake of keeping their windows open all day when they are trying to cool their house. This can work against you on a hot day. Instead, you want to open...

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Three Simple Steps To Increase The Life Span Of Your Air Conditioner

Posted by on Jun 4th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

One of the most essential appliances to any household is the air conditioner. It is one of the most frequently used appliances, and one of the most expensive. Unfortunately, without proper care, the air conditioner will eventually run into mechanical issues. Sometimes there is just not enough time to properly care for all of your appliances, and if that is the case, calling an air conditioner repair service is the best option. However, if you have the time to follow a few simple steps, you can easily prolong the life of your air conditioner....

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The Hidden Costs Of An Outdated Fuel Oil System

Posted by on May 27th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

On the surface, your outdated home heating oil system could look like it’s saving you money by going for so long. However, this is a dangerous game to play, and if you don’t know exactly when to replace your system before it’s too late (a wholly impossible skill), you could be footing a massive bill. Fuel oil remediation is no small business, and if you find yourself smelling oil coming from an outdated fuel tank or line, you could be the next one to shell out big money for an environmental repair job.  The Underlying...

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Taking Care Of Your Furnace Between Seasons

Posted by on Apr 6th, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Now that summer is right around the corner, furnaces will not need to be used for several months. This is the time to do your routine furnace repair and maintenance, as it will not disrupt usage and it will give you a chance to make any bigger repairs before you will need to use your heat again. Here are some routine maintenance steps you can take yourself in an attempt to get your furnace prepared for the next cold snap. Take Safety Precautions Turn off the power supply to your furnace before starting a routine maintenance session. This can...

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Two Questions About Heating Systems You May Need Answered

Posted by on Apr 3rd, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Your home’s heating system is likely the single most important factor in determining how comfortable your house is during this time of the year. Unfortunately, it is possible for your heating system to encounter major problems, and this can quickly cause the temperature to plummet. Learning some questions and answers about routine issues that your home’s heating system may encounter will help you to know what to do when these issues appear: How Do You Improve Performance On Mildly Cold Days? A common problem for homes with...

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3 Potential Fixes For A Central Air Conditioner That Isn’t Cooling The Air

Posted by on Apr 1st, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Central air conditioners are like any other appliance in that the unit requires occasional maintenance and repair to work efficiently. If the vents in your house have stopped putting out cold air regardless of your thermostat settings, there’s a problem somewhere in your unit. A few different problems can cause the cooling to stop. You can diagnose the problem through a bit of cleaning and testing or skip ahead to calling an air conditioning repair technician for assistance. Here are three potential fixes for a central air conditioner...

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Troubleshooting A Leaky Garbage Disposal: What You Need To Know

Posted by on Mar 31st, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

So, you’ve opened up the cabinet underneath your sink to find a puddle of water. Oh no! Your garbage disposal is leaking, and you’re not sure what to do. Can it be repaired? Will you need to replace the disposal altogether? By keeping some important tips in mind as you troubleshoot your garbage disposal issues, you can have the problem diagnosed and fixed in no time. Unplug the Disposal Before Servicing Once you’ve determined there’s water leaking from your garbage disposal, the best thing you can do is to shut it off...

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Four Costs Associated With Heat Pump Upgrades

Posted by on Mar 27th, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you thinking about adding a heat pump to a home or property? Check out what kinds of costs are involved. Lots of older properties can benefit from getting a heat pump installed on-site. In many cases, the overall costs are going to be balanced by massive savings in winter heating bills. For instance, some old buildings may have gas or oil furnaces that are improperly calibrated and burning hundreds of dollars worth of fuel in one winter month. Here are some of the things that shoppers should know about when looking at heat pump options....

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Why You Should Keep Your Condenser Coils Clean

Posted by on Mar 25th, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Your air conditioner is an intricate system made up of a number of different parts. Each of these parts are dependent on the other. An issue in one area can have an adverse effect in another. This is particularly true when it comes to the condenser coils. Keeping the condenser coils clean is an important maintenance task that should not be overlooked. Why Coils are Important Condenser coils are responsible for keeping the air that flows throughout your home, cool. The condenser coils are a tubular-like component that contain refrigerant, a...

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Why Draining And Flushing Your Hot Water Tank Is Important And How To Do It

Posted by on Mar 24th, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

As a new homeowner, you know that hot water is important to your family, and if something goes wrong with that unit, it could cause a heavy hit to your bank account. Some parts on your hot water heater do eventually need replaced, such as the heating element and thermocouple, due to age. But some hot water heater problems are preventable. Why Draining the Tank Is Important Allowing your hot water heater to operate for years without draining it can cause a few problems. While it won’t interfere with the operation of the unit, you could...

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