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Three Inexpensive Troubleshooting Steps For An Outdoor AC Unit

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If your outdoor air conditioning unit isn’t turning on when it’s supposed to, there are a number of minor, easily fixable problems that could be causing it not to function. These solutions require little technical and electrical know-how, making them easy to attempt before calling for help. Before you jump to budget for enormous repair bills, perform these maintenance steps to try to get your AC back up and running quickly.…

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Types Of HVAC System Air Filters

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Air filters designed for use in your home’s HVAC system can be made out of a wide range of different materials, each of which possesses a distinct set of advantages and disadvantages. Understanding what the differences between each type of available HVAC air filter are can help you make an informed decision about which type of filter is best for your home. Fiberglass Air Filters Fiberglass air filters are the bare minimum of HVAC system air filters, blocking out large pieces of debris, like dust, but they will have difficulty dealing with smaller particles, such as mold spores and pollen.…

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4 Things New Homeowners Need To Know About Their Central Air Conditioning

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If you’ve recently purchased a home with central air conditioning, you’re in luck. Central AC is one of the most effective and efficient means of cooling your entire home, so you can enjoy comfortable temperatures in every room even on the hottest of days! As a new homeowner, however, there are some things you need to know about maintaining your central AC system. Annual Inspections Are a Must First of all, if you don’t already have a service contract with your HVAC company, now is the time to purchase one.…

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Common Air Conditioning Problems And Their Remedies

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An air conditioning unit plays an important role in the comfort level of your living space. Still, there are times that a unit may malfunction. Here are a few common issues that can occur with your air conditioning system and the actions that may remedy them. The unit doesn’t blow cold air.  Sometimes, an air conditioning unit may come on in response to high temperatures within a home. However, the air conditioner may may blow warm air instead of the cold air that you’re expecting.…

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How To Winterize An Evaporative Cooler

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Evaporative coolers, also sometimes called swamp coolers, are an alternative to traditional air conditioning systems that make use of cold water vapor being evaporated into your home’s air to bring down the temperature. Just like regular air conditioners, however, they need to be properly prepared for the winter months to prevent any damage to their intricate and fragile inner machinery so that you’ll be able to enjoy cool air in your home when the summer months finally roll around again.…

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How To Replace Damaged Rectangular Ductwork In Your Home

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You may have exposed ducts that have suffered dents or other damage, or have been exposed to extensive moisture and are rusting away. Compromised ducts will leak heated or cooled air, severely impacting the efficiency of your heating and air conditioning systems. Fortunately, it’s relatively easy to replace ducts, but it can be a dirty job, especially if the ducts have been in place for a long time. There is also the danger of being cut when working with razor sharp sheet metal.…

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Cleaning Your AC's Reusable Air Filter

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A critical part of maintaining your air conditioner unit is keeping the filter clean. While many units have disposable filters, there are some that have reusable, or cleanable, filters. If you’re in the latter category, understanding the proper way to clean the filter will help ensure it remains in good condition, which will in turn keep your unit operating more efficiently and help you get the most use out of the filter.…

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Older Home Renovations: 3 Ways To Make Remodels Pay Off With Energy Savings

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You scouted out your new neighborhood for months before finally finding that lovely older home that makes you feel like you are living in a piece of history. While historic homes definitely have their charms, you are also discovering that they come with a lot of quirks. Higher utility costs are often an issue with homes that have gone without much-needed maintenance, yet you can turn it all around by including these repairs on your remodeling list.…

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Cooling Your Home When You Have Pets

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You may not realize that owning pets can actually make it a little harder for you to keep your home at a cooler temperature without paying more than you should have to for your energy expenses. However, having animals inside of your home can actually play a role in cooling your home efficiently. Therefore, if you are a pet owner then you are going to want to consider following some of these tips during the summer months so you don’t have trouble keeping the home cool and so you don’t spend more than you should in order to do so.…

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Three Reasons To Add A Dehumidifier To Your Home

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In addition to your heating and air conditioning in your home, you can also add a dehumidifier to dehumidify each room or the rooms that need it, such as the basement, laundry room, and more. This is going to keep moisture levels in the home low, which is going to make it more comfortable. Here are three specific reasons you should consider it: Saves You Money:  Although the initial cost of insulation is going to be high, it is going to save you a ton of money in the long run.…

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