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How To Clean Your Air Ducts And Registers

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You should clean your ducts and air vents on a regular basis. You could hire a professional HVAC service, but with a little bit of ingenuity and the right tools, you can actually give your ducts quite a thorough cleaning. This article explains some DIY checks that you can do to make sure that your duct system is in top working order. Not only do you need to clean the duct sidewalls, you also need to clean the air registers. Read More»

What Should You Do If Your Boiler Is Leaking?

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If you go down into the basement and find that your boiler is leaking, it’s normal to be alarmed. After all, a leak could lead to water damage and the need for costly repairs. But there is some good news – boiler leaks are not always caused by serious issues. Sometimes, there may be a very minor problem you can address yourself. Here are the steps you should follow whenever you spot a boiler leak. Read More»

Keeping Your Cool: How Heating And Air Conditioning Can Affect Your Mood

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Your HVAC system does more than just keeping your house at a comfortable temperature; it also helps to keep your family in a level mood. If your system breaks down or is in need of repair, your emotional and psychological health (and that of your family) should be just as much of a motivator as your desire to be cool.  The Heat Really Heats Up Your Temper It’s no surprise, but aggressive, angry tendencies are more likely to come out when people are feeling the heat of the outdoor temperature. Read More»

3 Tips To Prepare Your Air Conditioning System For Allergy Season

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Even though you might love the springtime season, one thing that you might hate is dealing with allergy symptoms. One place where you should not have to worry about suffering from these symptoms is in your own home, and luckily, your air conditioning system can help with that. These are a few ways that you can prepare your air conditioning system for allergy season so that you can enjoy better indoor air quality and some relief from your allergy symptoms. Read More»

How To Prepare An Air Conditioner For Summer

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After the winter months begin to fade away, your air conditioner may not be in the best shape. After months of inactivity, your air conditioning unit may be dirty and in need of maintenance, and it will not operate efficiently if you simply turn it on once the temperature rises. Thankfully, performing maintenance on an air conditioning unit before summer sets in is a fairly simple process that you can do yourself in a moderate amount of time. Read More»

Save Money Instantly On Your Electric Bill With 3 Smart Tips

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If your household expenses are like most, your electricity bill is one of the highest utility bills that you have to pay every month. On average, residential customers pay $107.28 for their electric bill every month, which is a sharp increase from the average ten years ago of $78.24. If you are experiencing higher than usual electric bills or you just want to lower your average costs, there are a few smart tips you can use to reduce the amount of electricity your household uses every month. Read More»

Set Up Your HVAC System To Help Prevent Allergies This Spring

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Your HVAC system filters and circulates air throughout your home. If your HVAC system and air filter is kept clean, your air conditioner and furnace could be used to help keep your home’s air free of pollen, dust and other allergens. The following tips will help you set up your home’s HVAC system to clean your home’s air. Change Your Home’s Air Filter Regularly Your HVAC system’s air filter will clean the air as it flows through the system. Read More»

How To Deal With Iced Over AC Coils

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The evaporator coils in your AC unit are designed to handle a certain volume of air, and your fan is designed so that it pushes just the right amount of air over your coils. In some situations, such as when your air filter gets clogged, your AC unit can get starved for air. When this happens, you need to act quickly to correct the problem. What Happens when Your AC Coils Don’t Get enough Air? Read More»

Ask Your Plumber These Questions After The Job Is Done

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When you’re faced with a plumbing emergency, it’s important to call a plumber right away and stay out of his or her way until the job is done. Allowing this contractor to work quickly and uninterrupted increases the likelihood of your plumbing problem being resolved with minimal damage to your home – which can help keep the repair bill low. Once the plumber wraps up the project and is filling out your invoice, it’s beneficial to ask a series of questions that can help you better understand the issue that was just fixed, as well as limit the risk of it taking place again. Read More»

Avoiding An Air Conditioner Meltdown In The Heat Of Summer With 3 Simple Tips

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There is hardly anything more welcoming than stepping inside your house from the summer heat and being blasted with a welcome rush of cool air. Because summer can be so taxing on a central air unit, if the unit is going to fail, you can almost be willing to bet it will be in the heat of summer. If you want to make sure you get to enjoy this feeling for as long as possible with your central air conditioner, there are a few good tips that you should remember to follow through the summer that will help you avoid problems. Read More»