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6 Ways To Protect A HVAC System During Hurricane Season

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The frantic moments before a hurricane arrives are the wrong time to try to prepare your HVAC system for the coming heavy winds and rain. Unfortunately, many homeowners forget about their systems until the last minute, which results in the need for significant repairs. Before hurricane season arrives, here are some of the steps you can take to prepare your system.   Unplug and remove your units. If you have any window air conditioner units in your home, remove them ahead of a storm.…

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How To Keep Your Central Air Conditioner In The Best Shape

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If you want to make sure that you will have a home that is nicely cooled off throughout the entire summer, you will need to do your best to maintain the condition of the central air conditioning unit. The following are some tips that can help you do just that. Keep Clean Filters In The Unit You will want to make sure that you are removing and cleaning the filter for the central air conditioning unit at least once a month while it is in use.…

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5 Important Criteria For Replacing Your Commercial HVAC System

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As a building owner or facilities manager, you’ll eventually be confronted with the decision to replace your current commercial HVAC system or keep it in service for a bit longer. There are several factors that may influence your decision to maintain or replace your existing HVAC system, but chances are your decision will be based on the five criteria listed below. Consider Your System’s Age Although they’re are designed to be a bit more robust than a typical residential HVAC system, commercial HVAC systems can still age just like any other type of equipment.…

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Why Size Matters When It Comes To Your New Air Conditioner

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There are plenty of variables to consider as you shop for your next air conditioning system, including price, brand name, and energy-efficiency ratings. However, size is the most important of all of these variables. All too often, many homeowners make the mistake of buying an air conditioner that’s too large or too small for their home, resulting in wasted money and poor cooling performance. The following explains the importance of making sure your air conditioner is the right size for your home.…

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Shutting Down Your AC for the Year? Clean Up the Outdoor Unit First

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When the weather begins to cool down outdoors, you’ll most likely shut down your air-conditioning system for the rest of the year. But before you do so, it’s important that you clean any parts of your cooling system that could potentially cause you problems in the summer, including the outdoor unit. Here’s what happens if you don’t clean up the outdoor unit before you shut down your system and the tips you can use to do this job quickly.…

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How To Keep Your A/C From Giving You The Cold Shoulder

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It’s not out of the ordinary to see a little frost forming on your air conditioning system. When that light dusting turns into slabs of ice, however, it can pose serious problems for your A/C system. Excess frost and ice buildup can prevent your A/C from cooling effectively, plus it could lead to long-term damage to your A/C system’s various components. The following guide shows how you can break the ice and thaw out a frosty A/C unit.…

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Understanding And Maintaining A Heat Pump Water Heater

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From showering and bathing to washing clothes and dishes, it is easy to see why your home’s water heater is so important. Unfortunately, the amount of energy used by a traditional water heater can be wasteful and costly, so reducing your energy usage without affecting your supply of hot water is smart. Considering a heat pump water heater is 2 to 3 times more energy efficient than traditional models, installing this eco-friendly option in your home is a worthwhile investment.…

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Attention DIY Homeowners! How You Can Upgrade From An Analog To A Digital Thermostat

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Digital thermostats are much more precise and capable than analog thermostats; for example, digital thermostats can be set to bring on heat or cooling at an exact degree, and they can also be programmed to operate the system differently depending upon time or day of the week. While upgrading your thermostat may seem like a daunting task, it is actually simple as long as you work slowly and pay careful attention.…

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4 Myths About Air Conditioning Debunked

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Many homeowners think the only way to cool their home more efficiently is to upgrade to a larger central air conditioner. However, the way that you use your air conditioner can have just as much to do with your home’s cooling efficiency as the type of air conditioner you have. Here are four myths about air conditioning that can help you lower your monthly cooling bill. Myth 1: Lowering the Thermostat Cools You Home Faster…

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How to Improve Heating Efficiency When You Have a Furnace

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Gas and electric furnaces are a powerful way to heat your home because they are fast and effective. However, they are one of the least efficient ways of heating your house because they use up a lot of energy. If you are looking for ways to reduce the amount of energy your furnace wastes, check out these useful tips on what you should and shouldn’t do. Seal Gaps in the Ducts…

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