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What's Involved When Installing A Humidifier For Your Furnace

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Are you interested in adding a humidifier to your home’s furnace, but you’re not sure what is involved? If so, it will definitely help to know what will happen when having your HVAC system upgraded with a whole home humidifier to make the hot air feel more comfortable. Creating The Hole For The Humidifier The first thing is to create a hole in the ductwork for the humidifier. Your HVAC technician will do this by using sheet metal shears to cut into the ductwork in a place on the return side of the ductwork, which is all the air that has already traveled through your home.…

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Ways To Address Condensation On Your HVAC Ductwork

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Are your HVAC ducts sweating? Don’t sweat it.  Duct condensation is common in homes that use ductwork to heat, cool, and ventilate each room. It happens because of the temperature difference between the air inside the ducts and the air outside.  During the cooling season, tiny water droplets may form on the surface of your air ducts because the outside air is warmer than the air inside. In the wintertime, the problem can happen because the air inside the ducts is warmer than the outside air.…

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Looking for a Reliable HVAC Contractor? Reasons to Pick a Local One

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The cooling and heating system plays an integral role in keeping your house comfortable when the climatic conditions change. The heat pump and air conditioner require regular maintenance, which should only be handled by an HVAC contractor. Even when the system becomes faulty, the technician will fix it. So, how do you pick your HVAC services provider? People often wonder if they should pick a franchise over a local company. Both providers offer excellent services, but there are unique benefits one gets when they select a local company.…

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Signs It Is Time To Schedule HVAC Service

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While whole-house HVAC systems are relatively easy to keep up with, they require ongoing maintenance. Schedule a yearly maintenance appointment with your local HVAC contractor to keep your air conditioning unit working its best. However, there are several warning signs that you’ll need to schedule a more urgent service appointment to have your system worked on. If you notice any of the following issues, schedule an appointment to have your HVAC unit serviced: …

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Heating And Cooling Solutions For Your Home

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Part of a comfortable home is having great heating and cooling solutions. Luckily, there are many to choose from. If you would like to know more, keep reading about these four popular HVAC solutions.  Furnace Furnaces use electricity, gas, oil, or propane, and they are incredibly effective. They can quickly heat the entire home to high temperatures. Many furnaces come with additional features like zoned heating, humidifying, dehumidifying, purifying, UV light purifying, and much more.…

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Furnace Age: When And Why To Worry

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If you keep meticulous maintenance records, there’s a good chance you already know the age of your home’s furnace. However, you may have less reliable information if your furnace came with the house or if you aren’t the kind of person to keep documentation around for a decade or longer. While knowing the age of your heating system might not seem important, this bit of trivia is more than just a number.…

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What Does It Really Mean When Your AC Freezes And Why Does It Happen?

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You’ve probably heard of frozen air conditioners before and may have even experienced this condition yourself. Many people believe that air conditioning systems will freeze up when they run for too long, but this is only one potential source of the problem, and it often indicates another underlying issue. Understanding a little more about why this situation occurs can help you avoid some costly repairs. Frozen Air Conditioners Defined When your HVAC contractor tells you that your AC is freezing, they typically mean that your evaporator coil has ice on it.…

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4 Reasons Your AC Unit Is Frequently Short-Cycling

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Your AC typically runs in cooling cycles where the refrigerant absorbs heat and dissipates it outdoors as the compressor pumps and circulates it to the condenser. These cycles run moderately at regular intervals to achieve the set temperatures. However, your unit is likely short cycling if the appliance frequently starts up and shuts down prematurely. As a result, not only does your AC consume more energy, but it also experiences wear and tear, reducing its efficiency.…

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5 Heating System Services That Require Professional Assistance

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Most people take their heating system for granted until something goes wrong. At that point, it can be difficult to know who to call for help. While some services may be within the realm of do-it-yourself projects, others are best left to the professionals. Here are five heating system services that require professional assistance. 1. Repairing a cracked heat exchanger A cracked heat exchanger is one of the most serious problems that can occur with a furnace.…

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Basic Fire Equipment To Have On Standby In Your Home

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Fire can strike any home no matter how old the home is, so you should always be prepared to keep your family safe. You can do that by keeping fire equipment in your home and making sure everyone knows how to use it. Here’s a look at useful and affordable equipment to consider getting for your home to guard against a fire. Smoke And Heat Alarms You can buy individual heat or smoke alarms, but it’s convenient to buy an alarm that detects both smoke and heat so the alarm is triggered when a fire breaks out or when something starts smoking.…

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