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Three Reasons You Should Add AC Servicing To Your Move-In Checklist

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If you have recently bought a new home, there might be a few updates you have in mind for your space. One thing that you shouldn't delay is having your air conditioning unit serviced. While your home may have passed basic inspections, sometimes AC units can be hiding bigger problems. Here are three reasons you should have your AC unit serviced when you have purchased a new home. 1. Ensuring the Safety of Your AC Unit

18 March 2016

How To Maintain Indoor Air Quality

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The quality of the air in your home will depend on several factors. Most importantly, you need to make sure you furnace and duct systems are as clean as possible. A dirty furnace can lead to dirty ducts, and vice versa. This is why it is important to constantly service and maintain your entire HVAC system. This article explains how to clean your furnace filter and fan. Clean your Furnace Fan and Filter

15 March 2016

It's Hot Outside! 3 Ways To Keep Your AC Running Smoothly

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Take a look at your air conditioner unit. You'll notice that it's a fan surrounded by copper tubing and tiny vents that resemble fins. Those tiny vents keep the air flowing through to the motor and fan blades. Once they get plugged with dirt and debris, you'll feel a reduction in the amount of air that flows through the vents inside your home. You might even notice that your electricity bill goes up.

14 March 2016

Where Should You Place Your HVAC Vents?

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A number of factors affect your energy consumption and your comfort at home. Once thing you may overlook is vent placement. If you are having an HVAC system placed into new construction or are redoing the system in your current home, you need to carefully consider where your vents will work best. Return Vent Your heating and cooling system will never work correctly if the return vents are placed too closely to the supply vents.

14 March 2016

Areas You Should Check When Your Air Conditioner Is Not Producing Enough Cool Air

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When your air conditioner is not sending cool air into your home, you need to know which areas may be the cause of your problem. By taking the time to check these areas, you can potentially identify the cause of your problem so you can fix it in a timely manner. Vents and Filter The first issue you may have is blocked vents or a clogged filter. Checking these areas first will let you know if something is preventing the cool air from flowing into your home.

10 March 2016

Window Treatments That Will Improve Your AC Efficiency

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Many people focus on active cooling strategies when they equip their house to beat the summer heat. For example, most homes in the South will have an AC unit or a heat pump. While active cooling is effective, it is also reactionary: it will only cool your house down once it has already started to heat up. If you want to improve your AC efficiency, you should look into passive cooling strategies that will prevent your house from heating up in the first place.

10 March 2016

Common Repairs For Older Furnaces

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If you move into a home with an older furnace, you need to understand how the technology differs from that of a newer furnace. This will help you to troubleshoot your furnace if ever it stops working like it should. While you cannot repair every problem with an older furnace on your own, there are a few repairs that you can make on your own.  Your Furnace Stops Blowing Air

9 March 2016

5 Tips For Reducing Energy Costs During Winter

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Being able to stay warm during the cold months of winter is essential to your health and your quality of life. The key to doing so is sure to rest in the condition of your heating unit. It's advantageous to work year round to ensure this important component stays in good shape and conserves your energy. By being aware of specific tips that can aid you in accomplishing this goal, these may help reduce your costs of staying warm.

9 March 2016

How To Replace A Single Outlet With A Double Outlet

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If you don't seem to have enough outlets in a room, consider converting a single wall outlet to double outlet. Installing a double outlet also prevents safety hazards like overloaded circuits and tangled cords. Here are some tips for changing a single wall outlet to a double outlet in drywall. Prepare to Work For this project, you need: work gloves voltage tester pencil screwdriver wire strippers wire cutters wire nuts needle-nose pliers hammer 12-gauge electrical cables (black, white, and copper or green ground wire) double outlet box plate cover dry wall saw dual receptacle box  Turn off electricity in the room you are working by flipping the breaker switch that controls the power to the area.

8 March 2016

3 Reasons To Consider Installing Radiant Heat Throughout Your Home

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One of the most useful and popular types of heating systems that you can install in your home is a radiant heating system that uses either pipes or electrical pads to heat your floors and walls instead of air that is being forced through the vents. Listed below are just a few of the reasons to consider purchasing and installing radiant heat throughout your house. Fewer Pollutants In The Air

3 March 2016