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  • Top Reasons To Crank Up Your Air Conditioner


    Most people want to look for ways to reduce their air conditioning use to lower their energy bills. Maybe your spouse is one of them, but you like to keep your house ice cold. While you might not win the thermostat wars by looking at your electricity costs, there are other arguments to use to convince your housemates to turn down your air conditioner. You Work Better When It's Cold
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  • 4 Signs That You Need To Repair Your AC System


    One important part of being a homeowner is to know how to detect problems with your appliances. The AC system plays a vital role in the comfort and functionality of the house. This is why it is best if you learn early on how to detect problems so that you can get them repaired instead of letting it go too long and having to replace the entire system. Here are some things you should be looking for.
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  • Save Money On Heating Oil This Winter


    During the colder months of the year, heating oil is an expense you probably don't look forward to. However, if you want to stay warm, it's a necessary expense. Fortunately, you don't have to break the bank trying to keep your home warm. There are some things you can do to lower your cost and save money. Research Payment Plans Always research payment plans to ensure you're getting the best option for your budget.
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  • 2 Ways to Clean Your Condenser Coils


    Heating and air-conditioning systems have many vulnerable parts. Even if you regularly maintain your system and have it professionally serviced, there are a few simple things that you might be able to do to increase the efficiency of both your heater and air conditioning. Best of all, if you do your scheduled cleaning tasks, you will not need to rely so much on expensive professional HVAC repairs. Perhaps the easiest and cheapest thing you can do every year is to clean your condenser coils.
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  • Do You Really Need To Get Rid Of That Oil-Burning Furnace?


    If you're moving into a home with an oil furnace, you may assume you need to remove it and replace with a natural gas-burning model. After all, that's what all of your friends have suggested, right? The truth is, though, that oil furnaces are not quite as bad as they're typically made out to be. Sure, the oil-burning furnaces of decades past were dirty and inefficient, but modern oil-based furnaces are about 95% cleaner than before.
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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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