2016

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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Why Wintertime Is The Right Time For AC Service

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You might not be thinking about your air conditioner right now, but you will be in the next few months. With the start of the hot season close at hand, now is a good time to consider how much TLC your AC system has had since you last used it. If the answer is “not much” or “none at all,” then you may want to set up a service call with your HVAC technician.…

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3 Ways To Save Money On Your Air Conditioning Bill

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Air conditioning units are a great addition to any home. They keep you cool when the weather outside is nice and toasty. Even though you might be enjoying some nice cool temperatures inside of your home, there is a good chance that your energy bill is more than what it should be. Instead of paying a small fortune to keep your unit working overtime, try implementing some of the tips below to reduce energy costs and enjoy a home that is at the perfect temperature.…

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