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Reasons Why Your Heat Pump May Not Be Cooling Like It Should

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If you use a heat pump to warm and cool your home, you need to be able to adequately troubleshoot the unit. Sometimes heat pumps struggle to maintain a set temperature, and understanding why can help you address the problem quickly and effectively. Here are some of the reasons why your heat pump may be struggling to keep up against this summer’s heat. Too Much Warm Air Coming In If your home has air leaks around the windows, doors, and attic, you may simply have too much warm air coming in from outside for your heat pump to keep things cool. Read More»

Things Plumbers Check During Annual Tune-Ups

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Have you ever hired a plumber to complete a tune-up on your plumbing system? If not, you should consider doing this every year. A tune-up is designed as a smart step for plumbing maintenance, and when you maintain your plumbing system the right way, you can often prevent problems in the future. During annual plumbing maintenance, here are the main things a plumber will check and repair if needed. Water Leaks Read More»

What To Do When Your Commercial Refrigerators Are Not Staying Cool

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If you have a business where you prepare and sell food, you likely have a lot of commercial refrigeration equipment inside your establishment. The commercial refrigerators tend to have much larger cooling systems than basic refrigerators that people would use at home. The large cooling system is a necessity when you have a lot of food and beverages to keep cool. After all, you must store the food you are serving at the proper temperatures or else you could put your customers at risk of developing foodborne illnesses. Read More»

3 Things To Consider When Deciding Whether To Repair Or Replace Your Home's Air Conditioner

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Are you dealing with a broken air conditioner at home? Here are a few things to consider when deciding whether to have it repaired or replaced: Your Current System’s Age One important consideration to make when deciding whether to have your home’s air conditioning system is the system’s age and overall condition. If your air conditioner is decades old, you may find that replacing the system altogether will save you money and time in the coming years because you won’t have to worry about making more repairs anytime soon. Read More»

Reduce Energy Consumption And Use Insulation To Lessen Your Heating Bill This Winter

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If you get socked with a few ridiculously high utility bills each winter, your electric heating system and the manner in which you use it, along with the insulation methods that are available, can have a bearing on the sudden jump in price. Use some strategies to reduce energy consumption and keep your home’s interior cozy. Briefly Clean The Heating Unit A dust-free zone is essential when it comes to the efficient operation of your central heating unit. Read More»

How To Tell If Your HVAC Is Acting Up

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Unless you want to be stuck inside of a cold house all winter long, it’s important that you not only know how to take care of your HVAC but how to also tell if something is wrong with it. From weird sounds to a lack of heat, this article will list a few basic ways to tell if your HVAC is acting up. Are you ready to learn more? If so, read on. Read More»

Which Furnace Maintenance Tasks Should Be Left to the Pros?

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If you like saving money and take personal satisfaction in a job well done, then chances are you’re handling your own furnace maintenance. While there’s plenty you can do to keep your furnace in great shape, some maintenance tasks are too complex or too dangerous to on your own; that’s where an experienced HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) technician comes in. 1. Burner Cleaning and Repair Your furnace’s burners are responsible for turning fuel and air into fire. Read More»

3 Common Heat Pump Problems and How to Identify Them

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Heat pumps are an ideal choice for your home heating system because they safe, energy efficient, and versatile. However, just like any other type of heating system, heat pumps are vulnerable to damage. Since heat pumps aren’t quite as common as other heating systems, such as a furnace or boiler, many homeowners are unfamiliar with the symptoms that signal it’s time for heat pump repairs. Here are three of the most common heat pump problems and how to identify them. Read More»

Your First Winter With An Air Source Heat Pump

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Air source heat pumps are becoming an increasingly common choice among homeowners. These systems cool your home in the summer and can then be switched into heating mode in the winter. If the following winter will be your first winter using your air source heat pump to warm your home, then these tips may come in handy. 1. Keep the setting constant. With a traditional furnace, you generally turn the temperature back when you’re not home for the day in an effort to save energy. Read More»

Identifying Duct Problems And Appliance Issues

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Often, finding the source of your HVAC problem can be half the battle. Even for professionals, it can be difficult to find exactly where the problem originates from. Find a Regular HVAC Tech This is particularly true if the technicians are not familiar with your system. Since every building is a little different, it ends up being beneficial if you have a trusted HVAC tech who knows the intricacies of your system. Read More»