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A Comfortable Home: HVAC Options

HVAC Tips For Homeowners

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on HVAC Tips For Homeowners

An ineffective air conditioning system can lead to comfort problems for your house as well as higher-than-necessary energy expenses. For homeowners that are uninformed about these systems, a few simple HVAC tips can help to improve the performance of the air conditioning system while minimizing the risk of experiencing disruptive or expensive problems. Install A Thermostat That Is Equipped With A Timer One of the more effective and discreet options for reducing the energy usage of an air conditioning system is to use a thermostat with a...

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Fix The Mold Problems Above And Below: Attic And Crawlspace Fixes

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Fix The Mold Problems Above And Below: Attic And Crawlspace Fixes

If you are concerned about your family’s health, then fixing moldy areas in your home is super important. You don’t want to let the mold spores grow and drift into the air. While you might not see evidence of it (unless you go looking), the attic and the crawlspace are two of the worst offenders. While you will see spots of mold if they show up on your bedroom ceiling or the bathroom wall, you often don’t go looking up in the attic, and most people most definitely don’t go crawling around the crawlspace. However, these...

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Get Control Of Your Heating Bill: Steps You Can Make To Reduce Heating Costs

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Get Control Of Your Heating Bill: Steps You Can Make To Reduce Heating Costs

If you are worried about your heating costs in the next few months, you can take some steps right now to decrease your spending on heating your home. When you get your system serviced, it will be more efficient and less expensive to heat your home. You can also seal up cracks, get the air flowing evenly through your home, and use the sun to heat up your home during the middle of the day. When you want to get control of your heating bill, it’s time to make some changes. Simple Tasks to Help Reduce Your Heating Bill The Department of...

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4 Ways to Reduce Your Heating Bills Without Spending More Than $5

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Ways to Reduce Your Heating Bills Without Spending More Than $5

Everyone wants to keep their heating bills in check. After all, it’s silly to pay more to heat your home than you have to. But many commonly recommended methods of keeping heating bills in check require you to spend a lot of money up front. If you’re on a tight budget, upgrading to a new furnace, installing new ducts, or replacing all of your insulation might not be feasible. Luckily, there are some ways to lower your heating bills for $5 or less. Rope caulk your windows. You can find a roll of rope caulk for just a few dollars at...

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Ground-Source Heat Pump Vs. Air-Source Heat Pump

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Ground-Source Heat Pump Vs. Air-Source Heat Pump

A heat pump is a great choice for heating a home because it runs off electricity. Thus, if you use a wind turbine or solar panels, you can take temperature conditioning completely off the grid. On the other hand, an air-source heat pump is subject to the highly variable nature of air temperatures. Thus, it is inefficient when the outside temperature are extremely hot or extremely cold. This is where a ground-source heat pump has an advantage.  How a Heat Pump Works Unlike furnaces, heat pumps do not create their own heat. Instead, they...

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Air Conditioning: Avoid Premature Blower Motor Replacement By Paying Attention To Your Filters

Posted by on Jul 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Air Conditioning: Avoid Premature Blower Motor Replacement By Paying Attention To Your Filters

An air conditioning system’s air filters play the important role of keeping dust and mold particles away from its inner parts. Doing so usually helps to ensure that the air that the system dumps into a home is free of impurities. It also helps to shield the system’s parts from dirt-related complications, something that helps to ensure that the system operates efficiently. However, if the air filters of an air conditioning system are not properly maintained, they can cause premature system repairs. One of the parts that can fall...

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Do You Have Evaporator Coil Icing Problems? Here Is What Is To Blame

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Do You Have Evaporator Coil Icing Problems? Here Is What Is To Blame

The heat exchange process that takes place at the evaporator coil is central to the air conditioning process. To ensure that this process is as efficient as possible, manufacturers usually use copper to make air conditioner coils. This is because it is a good conductor of heat — something that makes it easier for the refrigerant to absorb heat from the air that passes over the evaporator coils. The formation of ice on the surface of evaporator coils usually reduces the efficiency of an air conditioner. This is because ice is a poor...

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3 Easy DIY Repairs Of Your Gas Or Oil Boiler

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Easy DIY Repairs Of Your Gas Or Oil Boiler

Although it may be summertime, it is never too early to be sure that your gas or oil boiler will be working as expected when it gets cold. If you delay addressing a problem now, even if it does not seem to impact you currently, there is too good of a possibility that you will be on a waiting list for an emergency repair later on. However, before you schedule that service call, you should attempt the steps listed below to see if you can solve the problem on your own.  #1-Inspect The Vent Pipes It will be necessary to take a...

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Make Use Of Both Active And Passive Air Conditioners

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Make Use Of Both Active And Passive Air Conditioners

Many homes rely solely on an air conditioner to provide cooling. This is an expensive choice. If you want to reign in your cooling costs, then you need to realize that you have two choices for cooling. You have active cooling equipment, such as an air conditioner or fan, but you also have passive cooling equipment. To reduce the load on your AC unit, you need to use passive cooling to help keep your home cool. Trees Trees are just one example of something that provides passive cooling for a home. Trees can help keep your home cool in a couple...

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3 Tips For Extending The Life Of Your Air Conditioning Unit If You Live In The Desert

Posted by on Jul 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Tips For Extending The Life Of Your Air Conditioning Unit If You Live In The Desert

If you live in the deserts of the southwest United States, you probably rely on your home’s air conditioning unit many months out of the year, especially during the hot afternoons. Air conditioning units in the desert get a lot of use, which can lower their overall lifespan. Unfortunately, replacing an air conditioning unit can be very expensive, so it is in your best interest to do whatever you can to increase the lifespan of your current unit. Use the following tips to help your air conditioning unit last longer in the desert: Do Not...

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