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  • Want To Get Healthier In 2017? Focus On Your HVAC System

    How are your New Year's resolutions going? Was one of them to get healthier? Maybe you've quit hitting the gym every day or eating more veggies like you swore you would -- but it's not too late to do something good for your health in 2017. One way to improve your health is to focus on your HVAC system. Here are three ways to make your home a healthier place.
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  • Lower Your Air Conditioning Costs

    Introduction  When summer comes around and temperatures rise, you know it's about time to switch on the air conditioning. The bills for keeping your home cool can climb quickly, especially if you're new to living on your own and don't know how to conserve energy. Here are some simple ways and some new ideas to bring down that AC bill and become more energy efficient.  Keep It Closed First of all, be sure to keep windows closed whenever the AC is running.
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  • Keeping Your Home Cooling Costs Down

    When you are a homeowner, keeping expenses down is often one of your highest priorities. However, while you value keeping your home maintenance costs as low as possible, you may not know all of the different ways that you can and should make adjustments to your home to do just that. For example, if you are looking to reduce your cooling costs, you might be stumped as far as where to start.
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  • How To Clean Your Air Conditioner's Condensate Line… And Keep It Clean

    As your air conditioner cools the air, moisture is removed from the air. You AC unit deals with that moisture by sending it into a little drain pan. Then, it is pumped down a condensate line to a drain that connects to your plumbing system or empties directly into the soil. One of the most common minor issues with air conditioners is a clogged condensate drain line. In fact, if water is pooling on the floor near your AC unit, this is the likely cause.
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  • How Do You Know What Size Heat Pump Is Right?

    Several factors help determine what size heat pump is best for your home. You will need to match the proper tonnage just as you do with an air conditioning unit. When choosing the correct unit for your home, it is important to not oversize the pump. If you do oversize the unit, the pump's efficiency will be reduced, and the initial costs are higher. These are a few ways to know how to size your heat pump.
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  • Summer Vacation? Tips For Keeping Your Air Conditioning Safe While You're Away

    Top HVAC Summer Vacation Tips Vacationing is an event everyone in the family looks forward to, especially children when school is out for the summer months. Proper HVAC maintenance and following these guidelines will ensure you that your home will be comfortably cool when you return from your vacation adventures. Provide Surge Protection With summertime comes the chances of electrical storms. You want to be sure you have a surge protector on your air conditioning unit in case of a bad storm or a power surge.
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  • AC Not Running Right? 4 Problems A Dirty Filter May Cause

    If you can't remember the last time you changed the filter in your house, you might be doing more harm than you thought. The filter does more than just catch dirt and pollutants. It actually helps your air conditioner work more efficiently. To keep your system working properly, you should be changing your filter at least once every three months – If you live in an area that's prone to dust storms, you should change your filter once a month.
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  • Preparing For Winter? 3 Things You Should Consider Before Pre-Buying Heating Oil

    Heating oil used to get more and more expensive each winter. After 2008, however, oil prices dropped, causing the cost for heating oil to drop as well. Since then, prices have fluctuated, making it difficult to determine what the cost per gallon is going to be next season. Not only do fluctuating prices make it difficult to budget, they make it harder to make the decision to pre-buy heating oil.
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  • 3 Spring Cooling Tips

    Spring is in the air, so it is time to switch from heating to cooling. The way you open up your home and prepare your cooling system in spring can help determine how well and how efficiently it will run throughout summer. The following tips can help you begin the cooling season on the right foot. Tip #1: Clean Your Window Screens This is a must if you have a swamp cooler, which works best with an open window for ventilation.
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  • 3 Things To Look At Before Calling An Air Conditioning Pro

    Air conditioning systems provide you with the nice cool air you crave during the warm summer months. While you expect your system to work when you turn it on, that isn't always the case. There are a lot of intricate components that come together to make the system work properly. If your system isn't turning on and you aren't sure what might be going on, here are a couple of things you can check before calling in the pros.
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