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  • How To Replace A Broken Ignitor On A Gas Furnace


    An ignitor is an important part of a gas furnace's burner assembly and takes the place of the older model pilot lights. Without an operable ignitor, the unit doesn't know when to allow more gas or have the heat required to warm that gas and your air. If your furnace has stopped putting out hot air, the problem might be a broken ignitor. Replacing a broken ignitor isn't a difficult process if you have some time and do-it-yourself repair experience.
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  • How To Maintain Your AC Condenser


    An air conditioner that is part of a central HVAC system has a vital unit that is outside of the house. This is called the condenser unit. Many people mistakenly refer to the condenser unit as the air conditioner. In fact, the AC is made up of the condenser unit and the furnace (which is inside the house or in the garage). The condenser is vital to the production of cold air, while the furnace is more responsible for the circulation of the air.
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  • How To Know If A Professional Duct Cleaning Is Right For You


    Around this time of year, lots of HVAC companies start to advertise their duct cleaning services.  Here is a quick breakdown of what happens when you get your ducts professionally cleaned, and how to determine if this is the right course of action for your ducts at this time. How Ducts Are Cleaned There are a few different methods that HVAC companies use to clean ducts with. Many companies actually use a combination of the following methods:
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  • Preparing Your Central Air Conditioning System For The Switch Of The Seasons


    When it is time to put away air conditioning in exchange for heating, there are a few maintenance steps you will want to do your air conditioner to ensure it works properly when you need to use it again the following season. Routine maintenance to your central air conditioning system can be done on your own with a few simple tools. Here are some of the steps you should take at the end of the season to prepare your air conditioning system for storage.
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  • 5 Strategies for Saving Money On Air Conditioning Costs


    When the central air conditioner breaks down, it's a good time to step back and think of ways to save money on air conditioning costs in the future. People can come to forget that central air is a convenience that was uncommon until the 1970s. Even in a hot climate, it's possible to reduce one's reliance on central air. Implement some strategies to bring your utility bills down while not sacrificing comfort.
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  • Four Ways You Can Use Ductless Cooling For Your Home And Save


    If you want to add AC to your home, there are many different choices. You can use conventional AC, ductless air conditioners or compact ducts. Ductless AC systems can give your home many benefits and energy efficiency. These systems are easy to install and require less labor and materials. They can also be used to expand an existing system or add cooling to detached structures like garages or shops. Here are some of the ways you can use ductless AC for the cooling needs of your home:
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  • Four Common Home Cooling Myths: Debunked


    Summer is in full swing, which means many homes throughout the United States are utilizing an air conditioner. If your home is one of them, you may want to read on to learn about the four most common home cooling myths, and the truths behind them. Myth #1: Keeping a Fan Running in an Empty Room Will Keep the Room Cool Fact. Fans don't generate cool air like an air conditioner, but instead they circulate the air that's already present in the room.
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  • A DIY Guide To Cleaning Your Own Ducts


    If you can learn to clean your ducts on your own, you can maintain your HVAC system and save a little bit of cash. You will not need to call in the professionals just to have a basic cleaning. You can maintain your ducts on your own if you a little bit on ingenuity and the right tools. How Often Should Your Clean Your Ducts? There is no set schedule for how often you should clean your ducts if your have central heating and air conditioning.
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  • When Do You Need To Call A Professional Plumber?


    There are some plumbing tasks that you can perform yourself. However, when a plumbing job requires special expertise or equipment, or presents a danger to your family or home if done improperly, it is time to call in a plumbing services professional (like those at A Absolute Plumbing & Heating). Examples of plumbing work best left to professionals include: Natural gas lines This should be obvious, because leaking natural gas can cause a fire or explosion.
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  • Three Tips To Help You Prepare Your AC For Winter Hibernation


    Even though you may not see it now, soon it will be time to turn your AC off. This means it is time to prepare your heating. You may also need to do some maintenance to prepare your AC for hibernation through the winter. Some of the winterization tasks that may need to be done include covering the heat pump and insulating any exposed mechanical parts. Here are some of the things that you will need to do to prepare your AC for the harsh winter ahead:
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