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Understanding Why An AC Condenser Needs To Be Level

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If you want to have a new central air conditioning system installed, then you will very likely have a condenser unit placed just outside your house. This is the case if you want a split-unit system. The main cooling unit that sits outside is called the condenser. This box-shaped device is quite heavy, and your HVAC professional may need to investigate your property to find the perfect space for the unit. Read More»

Should You Install A UV Germicidal Light Inside Your Air Conditioner?

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You’ve probably heard of the saying “sunlight is the best disinfectant” before. That’s because sunlight really is a good disinfectant—or at least the invisible ultraviolet energy that’s given off by the sun. That explains why moss never grows in sunny areas and why you need sunscreen whenever you want to spend the entire day out in the sun. UV germicidal lights are intended to prevent algae, mold, and other biological contaminants from growing inside of your air conditioning system. Read More»

3 Simple Signs Your AC System Needs Repair

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From keeping you and your family comfortable during the various seasons to maintaining a healthy and safe amount of moisture in the home, it is easy to see the importance of your heating and cooling system. While it is used a great deal, you may not be giving your heating and air enough attention. Without ongoing maintenance, the system may struggle or stop conditioning the air inside your home. If you are noticing the following signs, your air conditioning is most likely in need of repair. Read More»

Thinking About Adding To Your Central A/C Yourself? Think Again

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If your central air conditioning system isn’t cooling like it should, you’re probably wondering if it’s low on refrigerant. You might even be tempted to add extra refrigerant yourself – after all, how hard can it be? A lot tougher than you think, as it turns out. There are plenty of good reasons why a DIY refrigerant charge could lead to more problems than it would possibly solve. The following explains why it’s a bad idea for homeowners to attempt to add refrigerant on their own and why this task should be left to the professionals. Read More»

4 Fascinating And Fantastic Facts About Your Furnace

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You may not place much emphasis on your home’s heating and cooling system, but understanding is key to ensuring it is in proper working condition. A well-maintained furnace is not only necessary for your family’s comfort, but also for heating your home in an efficient manner. Unfortunately, you may not be familiar with the working mechanisms of your gas furnace. Using this guide on fascinating and fantastic facts, you will have a better understanding of heating your home with a gas furnace. Read More»

3 Spring Maintenance Steps To A Healthy Furnace Each Winter

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Once winter starts to fade, the last thing on your mind is probably your furnace. Yet, you should give some thought to getting it ready for spring. Using a little bit of preventive maintenance now means you likely won’t start next winter with a furnace that won’t work on the first chilly day. You don’t want to have to call a furnace repair person then, as the beginning of winter is their most busy season. Read More»

Tips For Troubleshooting Your Central Air's Uneven Cooling

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When the summer heat reaches its peak, you might find that you have one room in your home that’s constantly warmer than all the rest despite your air conditioning system. If this is the case for you, you don’t have to settle for uneven and insufficient cooling. In fact, there could be many reasons why your air conditioning isn’t getting enough cool air to that one part of the house. A little bit of basic troubleshooting can help you narrow down the potential cause of the problem. Read More»

Shopping For A Better Air Conditioner? 2 New Features You Should Look For

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The day your air conditioner sputters to a halt, you might dread shopping for a new unit. However, replacing your air conditioner might give you the opportunity to take advantage of cutting edge technologies that didn’t exist when your old unit was built. Here are two new air conditioning features you should look for: 1: Antimicrobial Materials Wouldn’t it be nice if your air conditioning unit could clean itself? Although it might sound like a feature of the future, some modern air conditioners have components made from antimicrobial materials like copper. Read More»

Fighting With A Clogged Drain? Use These Blockage-Busting Tips To Win The Battle!

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Fixing drain clogs can be a frustrating process. Often, you have to try multiple approaches to see what eventually works. If you’re at a loss for how to fix a stopped-up sink or tub, here are a few tips that might be able to get things flowing smoothly again. A Simple Plunger Works Wonders It’s already common knowledge that a plunger can help you unclog a stopped-up toilet, but did you know it can be used for other drain clogs too? Read More»

4 Reasons To Consider A Ceiling Mounted Air Conditioning System

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Ceiling mounted air conditioning systems, also called mini splits, are a ductless, space saving alternatives to central, window and portable units. Although popularity of mini splits continues to grow, the majority of people are just not aware that technicians can install and optimize these air conditioners in residential dwellings. Furthermore, air conditioning owners may not even fully understand the benefits of making the switch to these highly effective cooling devices. Here are four reasons to start using ceiling mounted air conditioning systems today. Read More»