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Understanding The Risks that Mold In Your HVAC System Can Cause

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When homeowners think about mold, they may assume that this is a problem that will only seriously impact the attic and crawlspace of the home. However, mold can pose a significant problem for the HVAC system, which will then pose its own unique set of challenges and risks. Understand The Full Range Of Risks That Mold Can Pose To Your HVAC System After mold becomes established in an HVAC system, it can contribute to major problems for the mechanical components.…

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Problem Solving Frozen Evaporator Coils

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The evaporator coils on your air conditioning unit are supposed to be near 40 degrees. If the coils are below this temperature, freezing can occur. The biggest problem with ice buildup is that once it starts, more ice often piles on top. If your system keeps running with frozen evaporator coils, you can end up with expensive repairs to deal with. The compressor can be ruined, the blower won’t function, and you may have water damage in your home to take care of when the system runs with frozen evaporator coils.…

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4 Possible Reasons There's A Water Leak Underneath Your Kitchen Sink

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A leak under your kitchen sink can be a bigger problem than it may seem. If you keep the cabinet under the sink filled with cleaning products, you may not see water damage that’s occurring to the cabinet. The damp wood can attract roaches to your kitchen and the cabinet might get moldy and develop an odor. A leak under your kitchen sink can be in a supply pipe or a drain.…

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A Look at Installing a Furnace in a Small Cabin

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If you have a small cabin, it might be possible to heat it with a fireplace or pellet stove. However, if you want the most convenient and uniform source of heating across multiple rooms, you should have a forced air furnace installed. Then, you’ll have a constant source of heat that you won’t have to maintain frequently to keep a fire going. Here’s a look at having a furnace installed in a cabin.…

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Apartment Living: How To Talk To Your Landlord About Heating Issues

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If you’re sick of walking around in your apartment wearing oversized sweaters, a beanie, and multiple pairs of fuzzy socks, then it might be time to talk to your landlord about ways that they can better heat your home. If you have a landlord that’ s a little bit more difficult to talk to, then this article is just for you. From changing your furnace filter to investing in some space haters, this article will list a few things to bring up to your landlord the next time that you talk to them.…

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How to Cool Your Home Better This Coming Summer

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Did you struggle to keep your home cool this past summer? Do you have a central air conditioning system that you rely on to cool your home? Here you’ll find a few things that you can do to improve the efficiency of the system and a few changes to make to your home to make it easier to keep cool. Start with a Service Check The very first thing to do is to have the system serviced.…

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Turn Up The Heat: What To Know About A Heat Pump

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Coal, fossil fuel, and just plain old fire have been used for centuries to help keep people warm during the cold winter months. If, however, you are looking for a more environmentally friendly way to heat your home, then you may want to consider an option like a heating pump. But if you are unfamiliar with heating pumps, then you may not have the first clue about what they are or how they work. Before you go back to your old ways of heating your home, this article will discuss heating pumps.…

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3 Considerations Of Buying A New Furnace For Your Home

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If you have had issues with your furnace, you may be considering an upgrade. If your furnace is older, it may be difficult to find a suitable replacement. If that is the case, you may look at different styles of furnaces that will work for your home. Here are three considerations of buying a new furnace and scheduling furnace installation that you need to keep in mind before you settle on an option.…

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Tips To Improve Your HVAC System's Energy Efficiency To Save Money

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Your HVAC system serves a purpose in your house. It keeps you warm in cold-weather months and it keeps you cool in hot-weather months. It will cost you some money to run your furnace and air conditioning systems, but if your system is costing you a lot of money, it may be due to poor maintenance or other issues. Improve your system’s energy efficiency by following the tips below. Open The Vents…

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Time For A Change -- For Your Thermostat Batteries

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When was the last time you changed your HVAC thermostat’s batteries. If you can’t remember, you’re not alone. Most homeowners tend to forget about their battery-powered thermostats, only to be reminded when their thermostats suddenly stop working. The following offers a few tips on how to check and change your thermostat’s batteries. Why You Should Change Your Batteries You’d think your thermostat could simply use your home’s main power. In fact, many thermostats do rely on main power, but there’s a good reason why the vast majority of them are battery-powered.…

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