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How To Clean Your Condenser Unit

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There are several important components of a central condenser unit that you can fix on your own. Most people will have their AC system regularly serviced by HVAC professionals. This is still vital, but these simple DIY jobs can help reduce your repair bills in the long run. They can also help keep your unit more energy efficient, saving you money on a monthly basis. This article explains 3 simple ways to clean your condenser.…

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Why To Pass On A Window Air Conditioner And Use Central Air

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If you need to get air conditioning for your home, you’ll find yourself debating between a window unit and central AC. Both systems will have their benefits, but you’ll find that central AC is the much better choice overall. Here are 3 reasons that you should get central AC instead of a window unit. Overall Comfort A home that has central AC will be comfortable for everyone due to several factors.…

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Advantages Of A Propane Fireplace

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Propane fireplaces are a common type of home heating appliance that make use of propane as their fuel source. Because of propane’s unique material qualities, propane fireplaces possess a distinct set of advantages over other types of heating appliances. Understanding what a propane fireplace has to offer your home can help you decide if they are the right fit for your home heating needs. Responsiveness Unlike electric fireplaces, which can take a significant amount of time for the element to warm up, or wood fireplaces, which require a fire to be built and maintained for a while before a real fire gets going, propane fireplaces offer near instant heat, requiring only the push of a button or the strike of a match to light the pilot light to get a fire going.…

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How To Effectively Clean Your Room Air Conditioner

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Your air conditioner is designed to work best when both the condenser and evaporate are clean in your room-sized air conditioner. When your condenser and evaporator coils are clogged, your machine will not be able to effectively blow cold air. Here are some tips and advice to help you clean your room-sized window air conditioner unit. #1 Remove The Trim Panel The first thing that you need to do is remove the trim panel from your air conditioner unit.…

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How To Choose The Right Furnace For Your Renovated Home

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If you’re renovating an older home, there’s a good chance you’ll have to replace the heating system too. Besides choosing a gas or electric furnace, you’ll also have to choose the type and size to install. Here are a few tips to help you make the right choices. Choosing Gas Or Electric Modern furnaces are energy efficient, so you can’t really make a bad choice when it comes to gas or electric.…

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Three Possible Reasons Your House Is Experiencing Uneven Airflow

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Most people know that poorly designed duct lines can lead to uneven airflow in the house. However, you may experience uneven airflow even if your system was professionally installed. Here are three reasons this may happen. Restrictions in the Duct Lines Air ducts are responsible for air circulation; they move air into and out of your rooms. The size of supply and return air ducts are determined by the size of the rooms, since different rooms have different air needs.…

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Air Conditioning: The Undersized Ducts Problem

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When your duct system is too small to ensure that your air conditioner has enough air, your system’s performance will drop. This is because, with the amount of air getting into the system being limited by the ducts, your system will be functioning at half-capacity. It won’t cool as much air as it can, and your system will take longer to cool your office space. It will also end up using way more energy, increasing your energy bills.…

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What Happens If Your Furnace's Heat Exchanger Fails?

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Natural gas, oil, and propane-fired furnaces are equipped with a heat exchanger, a set of long, looping tubes or coils that radiate heat from the combustion gases contained within. The heat is given off to the passing air generated by the blower fan, which eventually circulates throughout your home. So what happens if this essential piece of equipment fails? The following takes a look at that scenario and what you can do to keep it from happening.…

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3 Substances You Can Use To Try And Remove Mold And Mildew

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Have you noticed some nasty mold growing in your bathroom or perhaps in your basement? Your first step should be to determine the source of the problem and make sure it’s not a leak somewhere that is causing the problem because then it’s only going to come back. But once you have a handle on the situation, it’s time to eradicate the mold. If it’s especially bad, you might want to hire an HVAC contractor who specializes in mold remediation.…

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Aging Homeowners: Learn How An HVAC System And Wood Stove Can Work Together To Heat Your Home

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As you get older, you may find it has become challenging to cut and haul wood every year for your wood stove. If you have spent several years heating your home with a wood stove, you know how hot it can get in the room with the stove while remaining cooler in other areas of your home. You may run electric space heaters for many hours at a time in the rooms farthest from your wood stove for maintaining an even temperature.…

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