One Way To Prevent Increased Utilities

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There are so many ways that you can reduce household costs. Obviously, using less electricity and gas can save you money through your utility bills. But, many people live in regions where they don’t really have the luxury of not using their heater during the winter. That is, even an old and inefficient central heating system will need to be used on a daily in order to prevent pipes from freezing.…

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4 Key Questions To Ask When Upgrading To Central Air Conditioning

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If your home is currently without air conditioning or if you rely on a ductless system or window AC units to stay cool during the summer, it may be time to consider an upgrade to central air conditioning. Not only is central air very energy efficient, but having it can add value to your home and keep your entire home comfortable during the hottest months of the year. Before you sign a contract with any HVAC installers, however, there are a few questions you need to ask.…

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No Cold Air From A Central Air Conditioner

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Being able to turn a central air conditioner on doesn’t mean that it is able to cool down warm air. Several parts must function in order for warm air to turn cool, but sometimes they develop problems that a technician can diagnose. The overall energy efficiency level of a house can also play a role in the effectiveness of an air conditioning system. Doing a thorough inspection of various things that can prevent warm air from cooling down is the best way to get to the bottom of the problem.…

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Check Your Furnace Before Powering It Up For The Season

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Before winter begins, it is smart to do a basic checkup of your heating system to make sure everything is working as well as it can. As your system lays dormant during the summer, when you aren’t using your heat, your furnace can build up dust, get dirty, and generally start to act up. So, it is a good idea to make sure everything is in working order before you try and run your heater.…

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Three Reasons Why It Is A Really Good Idea To Brand-Match Your HVAC Systems

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When you call in an HVAC technician for HVAC maintenance and repair, and he or she tells you that you have a furnace brand that is different from your AC’s brand, you might be puzzled as to why that would matter. Both systems have worked together just fine, so why should they both be the same brand? If you need to replace either appliance in the future (or now), you should know the reasons why it is a really good idea to brand-match your heating and cooling systems, and why your technician would bring this up:…

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How To Repair A Commode That Won't Stop Running

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Does your water continue to run after flushing your commode or toilet? Of course, this can be a giant waste of water, not to mention it can be loud and annoying. So, you want to fix a running toilet as soon as possible. Luckily, the fix is usually simple and cost less than $20. This article explains what you need for the job and the best way to get it done.…

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Sawdust And Air Conditioners: Why This Is Such A Problematic Combination For Carpenters

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Those who love working with wood either professionally or as an amateur need to understand the severe dangers that sawdust poses to their air conditioning units. It may surprise many to know this, but sawdust can cause an air conditioner or an HVAC system to malfunction or even break down. Here’s how to avoid it. Sawdust Can Easily Clog The Air Filter Sawdust is the most common air contaminant in a carpentry shop for obvious reasons.…

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Four Common Air Conditioning Problems And How To Resolve Them

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Air conditioning problems happen all of the time, but if they are addressed right away, it can usually lead to cheap repair costs and an air conditioner that is back up and running again as efficiently as possible. Typically, repairs are needed for these four common reasons: It’s Not Blowing Cool Air: Obviously, if your air conditioner is not blowing cool air, then it’s a problem because this means that your home is not cooling down when you are using energy to do so.…

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Save Money On Heating And Cooling Costs This Year

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Heating or cooling your home can be one of your biggest and most frustrating expenses.  Sometimes it feels like your money is just going nowhere.  If you’re trying to tighten your budget or just be more energy efficient, check out these suggestions on how to save on your heating and cooling bills: Air Conditioning Control When the weather is hot, it’s tempting to come inside and amp up the A/C, but any heating and cooling contractor would tell you that just a degree or two can punch a hole in your budget.…

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Parts Of Your Plumbing System That Can Be Easy To Neglect

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A modern plumbing system can be an extremely complicated system, and you may not be aware of the problems or maintenance needs that the various components of the system will need to be addressed. In particular, there are a few components of plumbing systems that homeowners will routinely neglect until serious problems develop. Sump Pumps For homes that have drainage problems, sump pumps can be essential for preventing the basement or other low areas of the home from flooding.…

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