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How To Tell If There's Room To Improve The Heating System Within Your Home

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Too many people make the mistake of assuming that as long as the furnace is working, it is as good as it is going to get and that they simply have to get used to it. However, it does not have to be that way. You should be able to be very warm and comfortable inside of your home during the winter and not have to spend a fortune on the heating bill in order to do it.

10 December 2018

Whistling Furnace? This Simple Solution May Be Just What You Need

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If your furnace whistles every time you turn it on, it can make life unbearable for your family, especially at night. If you can't find the reason for the whistling sounds you hear, the situation can frustrate you even more. Your furnace might not be the source of the whistling. You may actually have something wrong with your air ducts. Learn why air ducts whistle and how you can make them less noisy below.

8 November 2018

Small Plumbing Jobs That May Require A Professional Plumber

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Plumbing can be complicated, and there are those big jobs that you need to have a professional do for you, but what about the little plumbing jobs? Calling a plumber for smaller jobs might seem silly to some people, but if you do not have any experience with plumbing and do not have the right tools for the job, why wouldn't you call a professional? Stubborn Drain Backups Sometimes, the simplest things are the hardest to deal with.

3 October 2018

Five Fall Maintenance Tips For Your Heat Pump

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Winter is just around the corner, but you know you'll be warm if your home is equipped with a heat pump. Of course, you still need to take some time to make sure your heat pump is tuned up and ready for the cold season. The following can help you get your pump prepped and ready. Tip #1: Vacuum the filter housing Heat pumps require a filter change once a month year round, since they are used for both heating and cooling.

4 September 2018

How To Avoid Sending Food Odors Throughout The House

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You'd love it if your family prepared only foods you like to smell, but that's not always possible. And many times, foods that have to cook for a long time send strong odors throughout the house unless you take specific steps. The first steps are rather basic, but there are additional steps involving your air conditioning that you might not have thought about. Use the Exhaust Fan The first steps are to use your exhaust fan over the stove.

31 July 2018

Prevent Your Air Conditioning System From Freezing Up This Summer: 3 Tips

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A frozen air conditioner may sound like a good thing - it's cold, right? - but it isn't a good thing at all. The temperature inside your house is going to go up rather than down, and it could get hot quickly in your home if it's hot outside. The air conditioning unit itself doesn't freeze, but the evaporator coil inside your house will. The freezing of the coil will block air flow into your home, which is why the temperature inside your home is going to go up (rather than down).

24 June 2018

The 5 Warning Signs Your Electric HVAC System Needs Replacement

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If your home's HVAC system is getting older and you aren't sure when it will require replacement, these five warning signs will help you. Sign #1: Your Electric Bill Keeps Increasing Every Season Each year as your HVAC system gets older, it will lose a bit of its running efficiency. Since you can't tell how well it is working from simply feeling the hot or cold air it is emitting, you should use your power bills to determine if the system is losing efficiency.

20 May 2018

Clogs That Drain Cleaners Won't Work With

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Many people stock chemical drain cleaners that they hope can help them when their drains become clogged. Chemical drain cleaners, though not the best way to clean drains, works in some cases. However, there are also cases where using these cleaners are a waste of time. Here are some of the cases where the chemical cleaners won't work. Clogging In the Main Line Clogging that occurs on the main sewer line is dangerous because it affects all plumbing fixtures that drain waste water in your house.

5 April 2018

Your Guide To Heating Repair Services

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It's important that you learn the tips that'll keep your residential heater operating properly. An HVAC contractor can give you the opportunity to enjoy warmth throughout your household no matter the season. There are a few steps that you will want to take if you are interested in getting the best from your home heating, so read below to learn some strategies.  Look into the signs that your heater is dealing with problems 

27 January 2018

Boilers Are Just Boilers--Or Are They? Types Of Boilers And The Confusion Around Them

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Boilers are one of those things that so many people get confused about. They know that the boilers produce steam heat to heat a building or home, but they often assume that no other energy source is required to make a boiler go. They are often confused by the many types of boilers and the many BTUs the boilers each produces. If you have a boiler in your "new" home," you, too, might be a tad confused.

10 January 2018