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When It Comes To Precision Tune-Ups, Twice A Year Is Better

Your heating and air equipment is an investment for your family. You expect long life and years of consistent performance from both your furnace and air conditioner (or heat pump if you use one). The best way to get those long years of dependability is by having an annual precision tune-up on both. Before each season begins,…

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Upgrading Your Equipment? Let The Energy Star Guide You

When upgrading your home heating and cooling equipment it can be difficult to know where to start. Like most consumers, you probably want to find the highest-efficiency products that fit within your budget. One way to narrow your options is to shop for equipment that carries the Energy Star label. Energy Star is a program…

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Factors To Consider When Choosing An HVAC Contractor

The choice of any contractor to work on your home or business premises should be based on more than clever advertising. This is particularly true when choosing an HVAC contractor, since they’ll be working on probably the main physical investment in your home — your cooling and heating system. These complex systems contain electrical and…

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Don’t Let These Common A/C Problems Get You Down

Having A/C problems in your home can be a real inconvenience. When your A/C is on the fritz, your home becomes uncomfortable and you end up incurring an unwanted expense to fix the problems. Understanding the most common problems that occur with your air conditioner, their causes and their solutions can provide prompt detection and…

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When the A/C Stops Cooling, Know What to Look For

With the main part of summer still ahead of us, you want to be comfortable in your air-conditioned home. However, what do you do if your A/C stops cooling? Before you pick up that phone and call an HVAC company to come look at your A/C, here are a few troubleshooting tips you can employ…

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Measure Your Energy Savings With A “Yardstick”

The concept of using a so-called “yardstick” to measure a home’s energy use was devised by Energy Star, a program created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. This measuring device was designed to reduce our nation’s consumption of nonrenewable energy sources, and while it’s not an actual yardstick, a lot…

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Don’t Forget To Protect Your Air Conditioner This Winter

The winter months are approaching, and as well as your air conditioner served you this summer, its a good idea to put it out of commission until you need it again. You want your cooling system to be in the best shape possible when you bring it back out next summer, and to ensure this,…

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The Crucial Reason Your Air Conditioner Needs A Safety Cap

You may not have heard of refrigerant huffing, but it’s an alarming practice, typically among teenagers. The abusers remove refrigerant from air conditioners either by trapping it in plastic bags or breathing it directly. Central air conditioners and heat pumps have condensers that sit outdoors and have valves that can be opened to expel the…

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Clean the A/C Coils for Best Efficiency

A/C coils are a vital component in your air conditioning unit. Proper maintenance of the inside (evaporator) and outside (condenser) coils, can improve the efficiency and lengthen the lifespan of your entire system. Fortunately, keeping them clean enough to function properly is not difficult. What are AC coils? A typical central air conditioning system uses…

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What A Good A/C Preventive Maintenance Check Should Include

An air conditioning system is a complicated, expensive piece of equipment. To keep it in good working order and to extend the life of the system as long as possible, regular preventive maintenance is essential. There are a couple of things you as a homeowner can do on your own that are inexpensive and easy.…

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