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  • What Is A Home Energy Audit And Do I Need To Get One Done?

    All homeowners are likely aware that a drafty window can cause their annual HVAC costs to skyrocket. But did you know that even if you inspect your windows and other areas on a regular basis, there could still be some areas of your home that are leaking air and driving up your heating and cooling bills? One way to solve this problem is to get a home energy audit from a local contractor.
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  • A/C Accessories Kill: Avoid Decorative Covers For Your A/C Unit And Opt For Annual Cleanings

    Some people may choose to use a decorative cover on their air conditioning unit to make it more attractive, while others may use it to reduce the noise from the compressor. Whatever the reason is, you shouldn't do it. This article will shed some light on why decorative covers and enclosures should be avoided, and how the outcome of these items, when used, are actually similar to the outcome of a dirty unit.
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  • How Hot Water, Heat Wraps And Water Bottles Can Save Your Home From The Freezing Cold

    There is nothing as bad as having a boiler bail on you when you are in the middle of winter. But this sometimes happens. It can be caused by a serious malfunction of your heating system. However, there are times when the causes of a boiler shutdown are fixable by taking advantage of simple do-it-yourself tricks. One such instance is when a boiler shutdown occurs as a result of frozen condensate.
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  • Sluggish Drains And Foul Odors Causing Problems? Try An Ounce Of Prevention

    When it comes to your kitchen sink, an ounce of prevention may just save you a lot of time and money. You don't want to deal with clogs, slow drains or foul odors on a regular basis. Not only is it frustrating, it can start costing you quite a bit of money to take care of the constant plumbing problems. You don't have to expend a great deal of energy to keep your kitchen drains flowing smoothly.
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  • Complete These Maintenance Tasks Before Turning On Your Air Conditioner

    Summer is coming, and that means air conditioner season is not far away. Before you turn on your air conditioner this season, be sure to complete these simple maintenance tasks. Have your ducts cleaned. Spring is the perfect time to have your ducts cleaned. The dust and mold spores have had time to settle in the ducts since your heat has likely been off for a while. This ensures that as much dirt as possible will be removed from the system.
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