2015

Air Conditioning Maintenance Services: How Often And What Should It Include?

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If you are one of the people who skip having routine maintenance on your air conditioning unit, it is time to reconsider. While it is true you could go years without needing a technician to repair the system in order to keep your home comfortable, when you do, it is probably going to be an expensive repair. Regular maintenance will help protect your system from developing major problems, increase the efficiency of the unit so your cooling bills are lower and extend the life of the system.…

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Three Heating Options With The Installation Of A Biomass Boiler System

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If you are looking for an affordable heating solution or want district heating options, a boiler can be a great option. Biomass systems can also be good if you live in an area where organic fuels like firewood and agricultural waste are readily available. With biomass boiler systems, you have many choices, such as an indoor or outdoor system, fuel types and other solutions for your heating needs. Here are some of the ways biomass boilers can meet all your heating needs:…

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No Power To Your AC? Try These Tips

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If your AC just isn’t working, then you might be getting a bit frustrated. You might even be ready to call a professional. However, your problems might actually be caused by something that is very easy to fix. Here are some common causes of AC problems that are easy to fix on your own: Check the Circuit Breaker First of all, you want to check the easiest solution: the circuit breaker.…

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When Your Heating And Air Conditioning Systems Drip Water: What You Can Do

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When you have lived in your home for a while, you get used to the sounds and operations of your heating and cooling systems. As such, you know when something is amiss or seems to be running differently almost immediately. If you happen to be near your furnace and air conditioning units and hear a dripping sound coming from the area, you may be worried about the negative effects this could have on your heating and cooling systems in general as well as your home as a whole.…

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Keep Your Basement Free From Excessive Humidity And Mold With These Two Tips

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Keeping excess moisture out of the air in your basement is important if you want to prevent the growth of mold. However, you might not know what you can do to keep humidity down. Here are some things you can do to improve moisture and humidity control in your basement.  Avoid Relying Solely on Exhaust Fans While you might use an exhaust fan in your bathrooms on the main floors of your home, an exhaust fan might not work as well in your basement, particularly if you have a humid one.…

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Two Ways to Boost the Function of Your Evaporator and Condenser Coils

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An AC unit consists of two basic parts: the evaporator coils and the condenser coils. The evaporator coils are responsible for extracting heat from the air in your home. They accomplish this by forcing freon to vaporize, which absorbs heat from its surrounding as it does so. The super-heated freon then cycles to condenser coils, which cool the vapor back down so that it can start the cycle all over again.…

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Inspection And Maintenance For The First Winter Heating

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Starting up the heating section of a central air unit is a tradition that sometimes comes with bad smells. After sitting dormant through the warmer months of the year, turning on a heater results in burning dust that shouldn’t last more than a few hours–and the smell shouldn’t go on much longer with decent circulation. If you’re still noticing a burning smell or something just as unpleasant or concerning, take a look at a few inspection and maintenance points for the heating system and ventilation.…

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Three Different Options For Having A New Boiler Installed For Home Heating

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Boilers can be a great way to install an efficient heating system for your home. There are many choices when it comes to the boiler you have installed in your home. It can use many different types of fuel, and be used for different types of heating, such as central HVAC and radiant heating. If you are going to install a boiler for your heating, here are some options you may want to consider for your new heating system:…

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Bothered By Bioaerosols? What Every Homeowner Should Know About Their Home Environment

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The number of Americans who are prone to some type of allergy is rising. In fact, according to statistics published by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), it is believed that nasal allergies now affect more than 50 million people. Unfortunately, many of these allergies are caused or worsened by bioaerosols found within the environment of the family home. Where Are Bioaerosols Found in the Home? A collective term, bioaerosols includes organisms or parts of microscopic organisms capable of being suspended in air.…

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Possible Reasons Why Your Tank-Style Water Heater Is Putting Out Rusty, Cold Water

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When you turn on the hot water faucet for a shower, you expect the water to gradually heat and come out relatively clear in color. Rust colored water that fails to warm up indicates a problem in your water heater and potentially in your home’s general plumbing. Water heaters involve a lot of electricity and water so fixes are best left to the professionals, but you can still educate yourself on the potential causes ahead of the service call.…

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