2015

Annual And Monthly Maintenance For Ductless AC Systems

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A mini-split, ductless AC system requires some regular maintenance, just like a conventional AC unit. Perform annual cleaning chores either in fall, after shutting down the system for the winter, or in spring before you turn it on for the first time for the season. Monthly tasks can be done at any time of the month, but try and make it a consistent time so you don’t forget. Annual Maintenance…

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How To Pick The Right Type Of Heater For Your Home

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If you are looking for a heater, then there are several options out there. Central heaters, space heaters, and heat pumps are all quite common and each has their own uses. To help you make a more informed decision about your HVAC, here are some of the key differences between the three: Central Heating Central heaters use a variety of mechanisms (gas vs electric power for instance), but they all tend to serve a similar function.…

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5 Things To Do To Winterize The Plumbing In Your Home

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Right before the winter season, there are many things you will want to do to prepare, including some important maintenance for the plumbing in your home. During the winter season, the pipes in your home are susceptible to freezing and then bursting as a result. To prevent this, you will want to do the following five things: Fix Leaks: Any and all leaks need to be repaired before the winter season arrives.…

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Whole House Humidifiers: Steam Vs. Flow Through

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A whole house humidifier is designed to provide enough air moisture in winter to counteract the dry air produced by a furnace or other heating source. Humidifiers can help reduce the risk of illness and bodily discomfort due to dry skin. Different styles of humidifiers exist to suit a wide range of needs. Two of those styles are steam and flow through humidifiers. How do these two types of units measure up?…

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Bathroom Ventilation: A Guide To Choosing The Right Fan

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One of the largest sources of moisture in your home is likely the shower. When you take a hot shower, the steam accumulates in the air, and then condenses on the walls, floor, and ceiling of your bathroom. Left unaddressed, this moisture can lead to mold – not only in the bathroom itself, but also in the walls surrounding it. To prevent an unsightly and dangerous mold situation, it is essential that your bathroom is fitted with a ventilation system.…

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5 Home Improvement Features For A More Environmentally-Friendly Bathroom

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As you start making plans for your bathroom remodeling project, you may have an interest in making this room more environmentally-friendly. Consider some home improvement features that will help you accomplish this goal.  High-Efficiency Shower Head and Faucets People may be wary of switching to a high-efficiency shower head because older models compromised water flow. More recent technology allows you to save water without experiencing a decrease in the shower’s performance.…

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Three Things You Should Check Before Calling Your Air Conditioning Repair Service

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If your air conditioning has suddenly stopped working or is not working as properly as it normally does, then you are probably going to want to all your air conditioning repair service. However, before you do this, there are a few things you may want to check first that can help you to fix whatever the problem may be right away and on your own. Here are three things to check:…

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Preparing Your HVAC System For The Winter Months

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With winter fast approaching, a number of different issues can arise concerning the safety of your home. From roofs collapsing under the weight of heavy snow to clogged gutters from fallen leaves, winter is a time to prepare your home for the frigid temperatures. When it comes to your home’s heating system, proper preparation is key to ensuring you and your family stay warm. Read on to learn about how you can prepare your HVAC system for the winter season.…

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What's The Proper Procedure For Inspecting An Outdoor Heating Oil Tank?

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Outdoor heating oil tanks face a number of challenges that indoor heating oil tanks do not. Exterior temperature changes and moisture can affect the stability and functionality of the tank, leading to premature degradation of the metal. Inspect your outdoor tank every fall before the start of the heating season. This will help you to catch problems before they become urgent and will ensure that your tank continues to perform throughout the winter.…

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2 Ways To Improve HVAC Airflow

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There are many points in a typical HVAC system where the air flow can be blocked. The vents and ducts can get clogged, as can all the filters and output pipes for the furnace and air conditioner. If your heater or air conditioner is not working properly, it could be due to any of these things. This article will explain 2 specific things to check and fix if you want to increase the air flow in your HVAC system.…

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