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Take It On A Test Run: How To Make Sure Your AC Is Ready For Summer Use

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If you’re waiting until the weather gets hotter to turn your air conditioner on, you might want to change your plans. To make sure your air conditioning is ready for action, you should actually take it on a test-run before the weather turns hot. Before you start dealing with triple-digit temperatures, take your air conditioner on a test-run and take care of the issues described below. Clear the Ducts If it’s been a few months since you used your heater for winter warming, the ducts may have filled with some dust and debris.…

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How To Easily Spot A Propane Tank Leak

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When you are using propane to heat your home, you will want to make sure that you are not wasting any of that precious fuel. If you have a leak in your tank, even if it is a small one, you are going to find that you need a refill a lot sooner than normal. As this continues to happen over the year, you could find that you are wasting a lot of money in addition to putting you and your home in a potentially dangerous situtation.…

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Take Care Of Your AC Unit And It'll Last Longer

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Air conditioning units are expensive and technical. They cost a lot of money to run on a daily basis. Even worse, they cost even more to replace if they aren’t cared for. So, air conditioning units need some TLC over the years if you want to get the most out of them. Not only does good AC maintenance save you money on your monthly utility bills, but it will also help you maintain a greener household.…

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The Geothermal Air Conditioner: Are You Ready For Major Construction?

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When you have made up your mind that you are definitely purchasing a geothermal air conditioning system, you might want to do a little more digging, both figuratively and literally. Excavation on your property is a major part of installing this system, and it is not just a little hole in the ground either. Before you fully commit to this type of air conditioner, you should know about the major construction needed to install it.…

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5 Steps To Getting Your AC Ready For Spring

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It may still be winter at the moment, but it is never too early to start getting your air conditioning system ready for the warmer weather. To make certain that your air conditioner will run smoothly once spring arrives, there are a few maintenance tasks that you need to perform. The sooner that you perform these tasks, the better off your unit will be. Step #1: Clean Your Exterior Unit Due to strong winds, falling leaves, snow, and ice, the unit outside of your home will likely require some cleaning by the end of the winter season.…

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3 Tips For Troubleshooting A Heating Unit

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Staying warm in the cold winter months means relying on your heating system to do its job. In order to keep it running properly, you should perform regular maintenance on the unit. A good rule of thumb is to do one complete maintenance check at the beginning of the cold seasons as well as one at the end. If the unit does break down or show signs of malfunctioning, you will need to troubleshoot it yourself or hire an HVAC contractor to handle it.…

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How To Deal With Rodents Stuck In Your Window Air Conditioner

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Winter is coming. Not only is the cold weather coming in, but so are rodents and other pests seeking shelter. Unfortunately, a rodent’s journey can bring it inside of your window-mounted air conditioner, leading to a wide variety of problems. Urine, feces and even decomposing bodies can leave your A/C system smelling rank. Meanwhile, rodents are chewing through insulation and wiring, rendering your A/C system useless and your home nearly uninhabitable.…

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Six Signs It's Time To Rewire Your Home

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Just because your electrical sockets still work does not mean your home’s electrical wiring does not need to be updated. Wiring does not last forever, and the wiring that was put in homes a few decades ago was not always of the best quality. So, how do you know it’s time to rewire your abode? Dimming or Flickering Lights If one or more of your lights are frequently dimming or flickering, this could mean the wiring connected to them is starting to fail.…

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Why Annual Maintenance Of Your Heating And Air Conditioning Matters

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Being a homeowner can sometimes feel like an overwhelming prospect. There are so many things you need to keep in mind on any given day that it can be easy to accidentally let things fall to the wayside. For example, you may accidentally neglect or forget about performing maintenance on your heating and air conditioning systems. It can be easy to take for granted the idea that your heating and air conditioning will keep working properly for an indefinite amount of time on their own; however, this is not the case.…

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How To Repair A Leaky Single-Handled Shower Faucet

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That drip drip drip coming from your shower is not going to go away on it’s own. If anything, it’s only going to get worse. All of that extra water dripping can lead to a high water bill and damage to your tub or to the hardware in your tub. Make the faucet repair yourself by following the instructions below. What You’ll Need For The Job: Screwdriver Adjustable wrench New cartridge Plumbing grease Small knife Instructions:…

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