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HVAC Options: Air Conditioning Improvements

3 Refrigerant Problems That Causes An AC To Freeze Up In Humid Weather

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Refrigerant Problems That Causes An AC To Freeze Up In Humid Weather

Has your central air conditioner suddenly stopped putting out cold air? Check inside the air handler, which is typically inside your furnace, to see if the evaporator coils are iced over. This icing over is often referred to as the air conditioner “freezing up.” Potential causes can vary depending on coexisting conditions, but if the unit seems to freeze up more often when the weather is humid, the problem could be in your refrigerant. Refrigerant is the chemical fuel that powers the cooling system. The refrigerant starts as a gas...

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Why Your HVAC System May Be A Fire Hazard

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why Your HVAC System May Be A Fire Hazard

Many people don’t see heating, ventilation, and air conditioning units (HVACs) as fire hazards. However, these systems can cause fires if not properly maintained. Here are some of the possible causes of HVAC fire: Problems with Insulation or Connections A typical HVAC unit has many electrical parts. Examples include the condenser fan, condenser coil, unit controls, and thermostat, among others. Loose connections or damaged insulation in these parts can lead to electrical fires. For example, a loose connection increases electrical...

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Water Heater Safety: Things To Pay Attention To When It Comes To The TPR Valve

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Water Heater Safety: Things To Pay Attention To When It Comes To The TPR Valve

The TPR (Temperature/Pressure Relief) valve usually helps to increase water heater safety by helping to prevent explosions that occur as a result of thermal expansion. It does this by providing an opening through which excess water can escape. This usually reduces the volume of water in the heating system, thus preventing excessive build-up of pressure. Here are some of the things that you should pay attention to when it comes to your water heater’s TPR valve. Whether the TPR valve is leaking When there is an excessive build-up of...

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4 Tips For Repairing Your Air Conditioner

Posted by on Jul 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Tips For Repairing Your Air Conditioner

At some point, the air conditioning in your home is going to break down, especially in the summer when the unit is being used the most. For this reason, you are going to have to make some repairs. However, it’s not always easy to tell what types of repairs are needed. Here are four tips to help you repair your air conditioner: Ice Droplets Can Indicate a Motor Malfunction: At some point, you may notice ice droplets on the hoses of the air conditioning. This often indicates that there is a problem with the motor. This is because a...

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What Role Does a House Fan Play in a Cooling System?

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What Role Does a House Fan Play in a Cooling System?

Much of the focus when choosing cooling equipment for a home falls on the size of the AC unit and the style of the ceiling fans to be used. If this is the case in your home, you are missing a key source of cooling. While an AC unit can create cool air for use in your home, a whole-house fan can help to reduce the amount of electricity you use to meet your cooling needs.  How an AC Unit Works An AC unit exploits a phenomenon known as phase conversion to cool a home. In basic terms, phase conversion refers to a substance morphing from a...

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Heat Gain Versus Air Conditioning

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Heat Gain Versus Air Conditioning

An AC unit is designed to cool your home once your home has already started to heat up. Moreover, if your home is heating up faster than your AC unit can cool it back down, your home will heat up despite the fact that your AC unit is constantly running. As a homeowner, the fact that the money you spend on operating your AC doesn’t seem to go toward keeping your home cool can be immensely frustrating. To give your air conditioning unit a fighting chance, you need to take steps to reduce heat gain in the first place.  How Does Your...

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Answering Common Questions Concerning Air Conditioner Care

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Answering Common Questions Concerning Air Conditioner Care

The summer months can bring extreme heat to your home, and a working air conditioner may be the only way to keep your home comfortable. Sadly, it can be a common problem for new homeowners to be fairly uninformed about some of the maintenance that these systems will require. As a result, you may need the following two questions about air conditioner care addressed. Why Is It Necessary To Change The Air Filter? Changing out the air filters can be one of the more routine and important tasks for you to do for your unit. As time passes, the air...

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Air Conditioning Components That Need More TLC When You Have Pets

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Air Conditioning Components That Need More TLC When You Have Pets

Pet hair can affect various components of your HVAC system if you aren’t careful. As a pet owner, you might have noticed that pet hair can find its way into the strangest of places, such as behind the refrigerator or in between the couch cushions. Likewise, pet hair can also get into various parts of your HVAC system. These parts need a bit of extra TLC when you have pets if you want to prevent them from becoming damaged and if you want to improve indoor air quality within your home. 1. Filters You probably already know that your HVAC...

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Tips For Keeping Your Septic System Maintained

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips For Keeping Your Septic System Maintained

Keeping a home septic system working properly is one of the most important steps in the upkeep of a home. By maintaining your septic system regularly, it is more likely to continue to work as it should for many years. These are some tips for keeping your septic system properly maintained. Having Your System Inspected  Just like it is important to have your heating and air conditioning inspected, it is also a good idea to have your septic system inspected. This can be done every few years to help prevent unexpected problems from...

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Making Do With Window AC Units: A Guide For Homeowners

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Making Do With Window AC Units: A Guide For Homeowners

It’s no secret that central air conditioning is easier to operate and more effective than window air conditioning units. However, central air is not an option for everyone. If you have to make do with window air conditioning units, follow these tips to cool your home more effectively and less expensively Make sure the units are properly “sealed” into the window. If there are gaps between the AC unit and your window, all of your cold air is just going to seep outside. Make sure you extend the side pieces of your AC unit fully...

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