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  • How To Maintain A Healthier Furnace

    The efficiency of your furnace is something that is vital to the heating and air conditioning of your home. While most people associate furnace with heating, it is important to realize that is also linked to most central air conditioning systems. When the air conditioning is running, the furnace is often responsible for pumping air from the heat pump, and into the duct system. So, keeping a clean furnace is going to help keep both your heating and air conditioning functions more efficient.
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  • Programmable Or Smart: Which Thermostat Option Will Best Control Your Home's Temperature?

    With the changing of seasons quickly approaching, now is a perfect time to think about updating your thermostat. Updating your old thermostat not only ensures you will not have a malfunction that can lead to a home that is too cold, but it can also help you save significant money on your electricity bill. The last thing you want to do is step on ice cold floors in the morning. Why not get a thermostat that will automatically warm your home so that you will avoid any discomfort?
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  • Leaky Water Heaters: Where Is The Water Coming From?

    Finding a puddle of water on the floor by your hot water heater can be disheartening. Your first thought is probably that it's time to replace the water heater. But while this is sometimes the case, there are many times when all you need is a quick repair. The key is to first determine where, exactly, the water is coming from. Here are the most likely culprits. The T&P Valve
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  • What Air Conditioning Maintenance Should Be Performed During Winter?

    Although wintry weather can put your home's central air conditioning system out of sight and out of mind, certain issues that tend to rear their heads during winter can cause major problems once the summer sun reappears. From frozen water in the coils to crushed leaves, twigs, and other debris clogging your air intake, you could find yourself dealing with a repair bill well before you've even been able to enjoy your air conditioning for the spring or summer.
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  • Keeping Pets Cool In Your Home When You're Not Around

    People who have pets really tend to care about them and want them to be as comfortable as possible. However, leaving on your air conditioning unit at full blast all day when you're not home can really crank up your electric bills and increase your carbon footprint. Here are some tips and tricks for keeping your pets cool during the summertime when you're not home without upping your electric bill too much.
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  • 3 Key Facts About Heat Pumps That Can Determine If This Is The HVAC Unit For You

    A heat pump is a handy HVAC unit that can replace your air conditioner, furnace, and even your water heater while reducing energy costs. The pump works by transferring heat from the air rather than creating heating or cooling. This type of setup has clear pros and cons that can help you determine if this is the type of HVAC unit that's best for you.  Pro: Higher Energy Efficiency
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  • 3 Ways to Improve Your Boiler's Efficiency with the Addition of Solar Energy

    The heating and cooling of your home is probably one of the biggest energy expenses you have. Energy improvements to your cooling or heating may be on the top of your list of improvements that need to be done for your home. With the winter cold right around the corner, now is a good time to start considering some of the ways you can save on heating when the weather starts to get cooler.
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  • Common Causes Of The Compressor-Destroying Liquid Slugging Problem

    The air conditioning process is dependent on the ability of the air conditioning system to convert liquid refrigerant to a gas and then back to a liquid. To cool air, the liquid refrigerant absorbs heat from the passing air. This usually causes it to evaporate. But since the system needs to reuse this refrigerant, the system has to convert it back into a liquid. Part of the conversion process involves compressing the refrigerant gas and this is what a compressor does.
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  • Thinking About Radiant Heating? 3 Things You Should Know

    Building a custom home is great. You get to make sure that everything that goes into the home is exactly what you want. This includes all the operating systems, including your heating. When it comes to choosing the heating system for your home, it's important that you take the time to understand everything you can about each option. Here are three things to think about if your considering radiant floor heating for your new home.
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  • Two Reasons Why Your Home Needs a Tankless Water Heater

    If you're in the market for a new water heater, you have a number of options at your disposal: a traditional, fully-tanked model; a hybrid water heater; a solar water heater; and a condensed version. But if you're looking for the model that will operate as energy-efficient as possible, you should look no further than the tankless water heater. Instead of storing a supply of hot water, the tankless water heater uses hot coils to heat the water up on an on-demand basis.
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