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5 Surprising Ways To Lower The Costs Of Cooling Your Home

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Making an effort to increase the efficiency of your air conditioning system won’t just keep you more comfortable in your home. It can also save you money and reduce your home’s energy consumption. The following are five surprising ways you can lower the costs of cooling your home and raise the effectiveness of your home’s air conditioning equipment: Avoid placing any appliances or decor accessories that produce heat near your thermostat…

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3 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Furnace

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As a homeowner, having a working furnace is extremely important in the winter season. Keeping it working for many years is also important to ensure that you do not have to worry about the high cost of replacement for some time. All of this will ensure that you won’t have to go any amount of time without heat in your home during the cold winter season. To ensure this is definitely going to be possible, you will want to consider these three tips for getting the most out of your furnace:…

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Maintenance Tips For Your Furnace

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The furnace is one of the most expensive appliances in your home. It’s a necessity that you don’t want to have to live without, so maintaining it is important to keep it running properly and efficiently and to help prevent breakdowns. See below for some of these maintenance tasks you should be doing to your furnace. Change The Furnace Filter Your furnace filter helps catch particles from the air and prevent them from blowing back into your home through your ventilation system.…

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How to Protect Your HVAC System from Wasps, Ants, and Other Pests

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From wasp nests in your AC unit to chipmunks in your ducts, pests can wreak havoc on your HVAC system. Not only can they chew through important wiring and components, but their feces and other materials left behind can bring odors and dangerous contaminants into your home whenever the heat or AC kicks on! If you don’t want your home to smell like mouse feces or want your ducts to be overrun by cockroaches, follow these tips to protect your HVAC system from pests.…

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3 Pros And Cons Of An Oil-Burning Furnace

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Furnace types vary predominantly in the type of fuel used to power the system. Electric and natural gas have become two of the most common modern fuel types but old-school oil still exists and works best for some homeowners. Investing in an oil furnace has particular pros and cons that can help you decide, with your furnace service company, if this type of unit is the right match for you.…

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3 Tips For Preparing Your Air Conditioner System For Winter

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During the cold weather months, your air conditioner system is probably the last thing on your mind. Unfortunately, unless you take steps to properly prepare your system for the winter, it could suffer damage that could impact how it operates when the weather warms up. Here are some tips to prepare your system for the winter.   Clean the System Throughout the summer months, your air conditioner system can become covered in dust and other debris.…

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Duct Cleaning As Part Of Mold Mitigation

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No matter how clean you keep your home, you might have a few mold spores floating around. These mold spores are not a problem unless they find a cool damp place. Once they find such a place, they will grow and send mold spore scouts all over your home. Each of these scouts can start its own colony, and before you realize you have a problem, you can find yourself in the midst of a full-scale invasion.…

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Tips For Hiding Your HVAC Unit With Landscaping Without Complications

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Many people don’t consider outdoor heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) units attractive. As such, they like to hide it behind more landscaping features. If you are thinking of such a venture, make sure you plan your landscaping well so it doesn’t interfere with the operation, efficiency or servicing of the unit. These simple measures will help you achieve that: Avoid Prickly Plants Even if you have just installed a new unit, it will need servicing or repair sooner or later.…

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4 Spring Cleaning Projects To Get Your AC Ready For The Summer Months

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While you may not be thinking about it now, soon summer will be here and you will want to be ready to turn on the AC.  With spring arriving, it is a good time to do maintenance and cleaning to your air conditioning. This can include having the ducts cleaned, servicing the system and cleaning the outdoor unit. Here are some of the things that you will want to add to your spring cleaning to-do-list before you crank of the AC:…

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Tips For Maintaining Your Ventilation

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If you have noticed that your heating and air conditioning bills have been a bit high lately, then you might have a problem in your air ducts. Even though it might not seem like it, these small increases can add up to a lot of money over time. It’s often a good idea to nip these problems in the bud and proactively deal with any potential air duct problems. To help you get started, here are some general maintenance tips:…

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