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  • 4 Mistakes To Avoid After Getting A New Air Conditioning Unit Installed

    Getting a new air conditioning unit installed can be a fantastic way to lower your energy usage and make your home more comfortable, but it does come with a bit of work in order for it to run smoothly. If you're eager to use the new air conditioning unit as efficiently as possible, it's important to look into what kinds of mistakes homeowners often make with their units. By knowing what to avoid, you can be confident that your AC runs well and won't need any major repairs anytime soon.
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  • Don'T Fall For These Common Misconceptions About Staying Warm

    When the temperatures begin to drop, you probably try to find every imaginable way to stay warm. However, there are a few things that you may be doing that are actually making you feel colder. Read on to learn what four of these common misconceptions are: 1. Consuming Hot Drinks. From hot cocoa and tea to coffee and apple cider, you would think these warm liquids would warm you up. However, one neuroscientist says that these warm drinks may have the exact opposite effect.
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  • Three Tips To Protect An Air Conditioning Condenser Fan From Pests

    Whether your air conditioning unit is an indoor or outdoor model, the condenser fan on it is in constant danger of pest infiltration. Luckily, with the right tools and a little bit of effort on your part, you can drastically reduce the risk of your condenser fan breaking down because of pests. To help with pest proofing your air conditioner's condenser fan, consider these three tips. Spray A Small Amount Of Bug Spray In Front Of The Fan's Exterior Panel
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  • Common Issues To Check When Troubleshooting A Malfunctioning Furnace

    Is your home unaccountably chilly even though your furnace should be working just fine? Most of the issues you'll experience with your furnace are fairly straightforward. Modern furnaces last decades and usually only require fairly sporadic maintenance and servicing. Before you call int he professionals, you might want to check to make sure that these very common issues aren't causing your problem. Make Sure Your Thermostat is Working Sometimes the furnace isn't functioning because it doesn't know that it should be.
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  • How To Keep Your Ducts Clean: A Guide To Understanding Your HVAC Unit Clean

    Debris and dust build up in your ducts can reduce the efficiency and effectiveness of your furnace and air conditioner, driving up your energy bills over the course of a season. Dust build up is a natural part of the operation of your central heating and cooling units. However, there are a number of simple steps that you can take to help reduce the amount of dust that collects in your ducts and maintain the effectiveness of your heating and cooling units.
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  • Three Reasons To Use A Heat Pump Instead Of A Traditional Air Conditioner

    An air conditioner is just one way to cool a home. If you use just a plain air conditioner, then you have to use a separate furnace to heat your home. On the other hand, if you decide to use a heat pump in your home, you can both heat and cool your home with one system. You could say that a heat pump is like a beefed up version of an air conditioner.
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  • The Unfiltered Truth About Air Conditioner Filters

    Virtually all air conditioning systems have filters. The filter is normally located in the return grill or within slots at the end of the duct system. You may already know that you're supposed to change the filters on your air conditioner periodically, but you may not really know why you're doing it - or even what the real purpose of the filter is. Read on to learn the unfiltered truth about air conditioner filters.
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  • 3 Tactical Tips For Working With Caulk

    Bathrooms are highly susceptible to water damage. For that reason, it's especially important that your fixtures be properly caulked. If the caulk in your bathroom needs to be repaired or replaced, read on. This article will provide three key tips for laying a line of caulk that would make any plumber proud. Protect vulnerable surfaces by using a plastic razor blade. Believe it or not, most home caulking projects are actually re-caulking projects--usually because the original caulk has become degraded, or discolored by time.
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  • 3 Reasons To Give Boiler Systems A Second Glance

    In new homes, forced air heating seems to be the standard choice. Many people assume it's simply more convenient than boiler-based heating, since it does not require the presence of space-consuming radiators. If you're designing a new home or thinking of replacing your heating system, boilers deserve a second consideration. Here's why: Boiler systems don't spew allergens through your home like forced air systems do. If someone in your family suffers from allergies to dust, pollen, mold spores, or pet dander, then you need to consider a boiler system for health reasons.
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