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  • Potential Reasons Your Air Conditioning Thermostat Controls Aren't Working

    Central air conditioning systems are multifaceted appliances that require all of the parts to work in order to provide your home with the most efficient cooling. When problems seem to occur with your temperature controls like the thermostat or remote, your unit can either not turn on at all or won't provide the proper level of cooling. There are a few potential reasons your temperature controls don't seem to be working – and the problem isn't always the temperature controller itself.
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  • Deciding Between Oil Heat And Propane

    Before the winter hits, it is important to decide how you are going to heat your home. What has worked in the past may not always be economical or feasible now. Two of the most common ways to heat a home include heating oil and propane. Both of these are designed to help heat your home effectively during the colder months. There are several variables that go into deciding what type of heating fuel you should stick with.
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  • Ways Your Home May Be Fighting Your Efforts To Keep It At A Comfortable Temperature

    The best scenario for you and your family when it's hot or cold outside will be being in a comfortable home with low energy bills. However, this may not be the case. When the heat or cold air you generate in your home is allowed to escape, it makes your HVAC system work harder to replace that lost air. This puts more wear and tear on your system and raises your bills.
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  • Three Keys To Optimizing AC Performance

    To achieve the optimal performance from an AC unit, you have to do more than change your filter from time to time. In fact, to get the best performance from your AC unit, you have to be willing to maintain it, enhance it, and ensure that it has to run as little as possible. With a strategic approach to cooling your home, you get a system that runs with high efficiency and, thus, saves you money.
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  • Warm Attention | Keeping A Close Eye On The Elderly Through The Winter

    As your parent, grandparent, or other aging elderly family member grows older, their health will definitely start to be more of a concern. Not only may they be struggling with health issues, but they may have a tendency to forget things, and perhaps even a stubborn attitude about asking you for help. During the winter months when the weather turns colder, this combination of elderly issues and mentality can really get dangerous.
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  • Top Reasons Your Air Conditioner May Be Working Inefficiently

    Now that summer has arrived, are you wondering if your air conditioner is operating at peak efficiency? Does it seem like your air conditioner worked better when you used it last year? It's not always easy to tell whether the solution is simple or whether you'll be needing major air conditioning repair. Here are some common issues and their solutions: Mold in your air conditioner: As air flows over your air conditioner's coils, it becomes cool and can bring moisture, which will condense on the coils themselves.
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  • What Is Wrong With Your High-Efficiency Furnace?

    High-efficiency furnaces are great appliances to have in your home. They provide excellent heat to keep you comfortable in cold weather, but they don't use as much energy as other types of furnaces. While they work very well, you might be experiencing some minor problems. Here are some troubleshooting tips if your high-efficiency furnace isn't working properly. Check the Thermostat The first thing you should check is the thermostat. Faulty thermostats are frequently the reason for a high-efficiency furnace not turning on or not providing enough heat.
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  • 4 Ways To Prevent Major Air Conditioning Repairs In The Summer

    The warmer weather that comes with summer is often reason enough to be using the air conditioner more often than the rest of the year. In order to be confident that your air conditioner will run efficiently throughout the summer, you'll need to take the time to look into what kind of maintenance is the most important for proper running of your AC. With the following tips in mind, expensive repairs can be avoided and your air conditioner can continue running smoothly throughout the summer.
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  • A Healthy Draft: Why Your Energy Efficient House Needs A Fresh Air Intake Vent

    Homeowners seeking lower energy bills often go to great lengths hunting down every crack and gap around the structure to keep their heated or cooled air in. However, this can backfire and cause numerous problems if you have any kind of combustion device in the home like a gas-fired furnace, fireplace, or wood stove. Learn how installing a fresh air intake vent, or allowing an HVAC professional to install one, makes an airtight home a lot safer without ruining the effect of a sealed building envelope.
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  • Troubleshooting Air Flow Problems With Your Central AC Unit

    Are you experiencing issues with the amount of cool air your central AC unit is producing? If so, you should know that the cause behind these problems may be much easier to fix than you think. In fact, air flow problems can often be resolved in just a few minutes using the troubleshooting steps below. Step 1: Determine If The Problem Is System Wide The first thing you will need to do is to determine whether or not the problem exists in all your air vents or if it is contained to just a few vents.
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