Thermostat Warning Signs

July 29, 2021

It’s not always obvious that your thermostat is the issue. When the heat is on and something isn’t quite right with your air conditioning system, it’s easy to miss the signs that your thermostat has become faulty. Here are the five ways that may indicate your thermostat has seen better days. 1. Soaring Energy Bills Are your bills looking sky-high lately? Higher bills are an indicator that there might be a few issues, but the thermostat is one of the prime suspects. If your thermostat is incorrectly judging your home’s temperature, energy will most definitely go

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What Are the Major Parts of an Air Conditioner?

April 14, 2021

It is easy to let minor air conditioning problems slide because you may not understand your system. Don’t let that lack of understanding cost you more in repairs. Here is a quick overview of the major parts of your air conditioner and what they do. The Coils Your air conditioner has two coils: the evaporator and condensing coils. The evaporator coil is inside your unit. It allows the refrigerant to absorb heat from the air in the system. The condensing coil is in the outdoor part of the unit and runs the refrigerant

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How to Avoid Damage to Your Plumbing System

December 18, 2020

While plumbing systems can stand up to normal use, that doesn’t mean they can’t be damaged. There are things to keep in mind if you want to avoid an expensive plumbing bill and a major inconvenience. Using Chemical on Clogs When a drain is clogged, it may seem that pouring a cleaner in it is an easy way to fix the problem. The problem with drain cleaners is that they can damage pipes. If you use them repeatedly, they can cause leaks. It’s better to remove clogs manually than to pour chemicals down the drain.

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The Truth About Heat Pump Efficiency

November 19, 2020

There’s a lot of information floating around out there about the efficiency of various heating systems, and in particular, heat pump systems. For those wanting to know the truth about heat pump efficiency, read on. Here’s a quick guide on heat pump function, efficiency, and maintenance needs relative to continued efficient operation. Heat Pump Efficiency Heat pump systems offer some of the most energy-efficient climate control potentials among all systems on the market today. Compared to more traditional furnace setups and air conditioning systems, heat pumps can very effectively heat or cool a structure

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5 Easy Steps for Fall Energy Savings

October 20, 2020

If you’re looking for ways to reduce energy consumption and save a few bucks during the fall, you’re not alone. Addressing energy efficiency is a task many homeowners include as part of their home improvement plans. While paying for a home energy audit is a good option, there are many free options as well. We’re going to review five solutions that can help you lower your residential energy costs. 1. Seal Air Leaks If you feel a draft in your house, you’ve got an air leak. Check around windows, doors, outlets, and plumbing to locate these

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Does AC Cleanliness Matter?

September 18, 2020

Your air conditioner may need a part here and there replaced, but have you ever wondered why some parts go bad, to begin with? Other times, you may notice that your AC is short-cycling or blowing out lukewarm air and assume that the issue is simply mechanical. The fact is that many issues arise just because the AC is too dirty. Consequences of a Dirty Filter Let’s start off with the one AC component that every homeowner should be concerned with: the air filter in the return vent. Filters are to be replaced on

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Benefits of a Whole-Home Generator

August 10, 2020

If the power in your home goes out for an extended period of time, it can cause a wide array of issues. Without having power for your refrigerator or freezer, large quantities of food can go bad quickly and cost you a lot of money. If you have medical equipment that requires electricity to function, an outage can create a dangerous situation. Without heating and cooling, a home can become an uncomfortable place. Having backup power via a generator that you can trust to turn on automatically when your home loses grid power will provide you with peace of mind.

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Signs Your Thermostat Should Be Repaired

June 15, 2020

A thermostat plays a vital role in keeping your home comfortable throughout the year. However, a malfunctioning thermostat makes it much more difficult to heat or cool your home, which can result in a higher electric bill. Reaching out to an HVAC company as soon as possible is always a good idea if you are dealing with thermostat problems. Here are three common signs that your thermostat needs to be repaired: 1. An Unresponsive Thermostat One of the biggest signs that your thermostat needs to be replaced is that it’s unresponsive

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How to Remove Mold From AC Ducts

June 7, 2020

Mold in your air conditioning ducts is a serious threat to your health. You need to get this situation straightened out as soon as possible because your family is breathing in mold spores. Here are the causes, the signs, and the ways to remove mold from your AC ducts. Why Mold Grows in AC Ducts Mold grows in the presence of moisture and warm temperatures. A humid environment combined with poor ventilation leads to an ideal condition for mold to grow. If you set your AC at too low a temperature, moisture in the

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Why a Spring HVAC Replacement is a Good Idea

May 12, 2020

Since your HVAC unit is so important to your overall comfort and sense of well-being at home, it’s a good idea to keep it in great working order. However, all systems will eventually become obsolete no matter how well they are maintained. When you reach that point, you will need to get a replacement. Naturally, it is best that this not happen in the dead of winter or summer when you depend on the system the most. That makes spring the perfect time for you to have your HVAC unit replaced. 1. End up With a New

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