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How To Save Money On HVAC

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Are you interested in reducing your utility bills? Of course the answer is always going to be yes. Everybody would love to pay less at the end of every month. Do you realize that your HVAC system probably accounts for a very large percentage of your energy consumption? Obviously, turning off your lights when you are in the room is helpful, but not running your air conditioner or heater when not necessary is even more helpful when it comes to saving money and electricity. Read More»

6 Tricks To Cut Cooling And Heating Costs

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If you recently purchased a new heating and cooling system or if you have high heating and cooling costs, the problem may not be your system. There are many factors that can affect the efficiency of your HVAC system. Check out these six tricks to cut cooling and heating costs in your home. Add Some Insulation in the Attic Many homes have insufficient insulation, especially in older homes. One of the easiest places to check insulation levels and add more insulation is your attic (if it is unfinished). Read More»

AC Maintenance Practices You Can Handle On Your Own

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Most air conditioning (AC) issues require the expertise of a professional AC technician. However, there are a few things you can do on your own to keep the AC running efficiently. Here are some of these DIY maintenance practices. Keep the Exterior Unit Clean The exterior unit of your AC system contains the condenser unit, which cools and compresses the refrigerant back into its liquid form, before pumping it back into the house. Read More»

4 Tips For Keeping Your HVAC Unit In Good Condition

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One thing you’ll want to do at all times is stay comfortable in your home. Of course, the only way to stay comfortable when the weather is extremely cold or hot is by having an HVAC unit that works well. It is important to take good care of your unit if you want it to work well for you, and knowing some tips for doing so can be helpful. Tip #1: Address repairs Read More»

Time To Move Your Aging Parents In? How To Prepare The Lighting For Their Changing Eyesight

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If your aging parents are going to be moving in with you, it’s time to contact your electrician. The lighting in your home might not be set up for the specific needs of aging eyes. Unfortunately, without the proper lighting in your home, you could be setting your parents up for more accidents, including trip and fall accidents. Before you move your parents into your home, here are some things you should do to get the lighting ready for them. Read More»

Proper Safety And Control For Heating Systems

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Whether you’re using a heat pump or a fireplace insert, knowing how to maintain a safe environment while keeping the system efficient is a matter of looking closely at how any system is installed. Heat pumps are often out of the way, but in places that may seem like a good hiding place for children as they play games, while fireplace inserts can be a bold and tempting way to learn a hard lesson about life, pain, and burn marks. Read More»

Three Ways To Prevent Debris Buildup In Your Exterior AC Unit

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When it comes to the outdoor unit for your air conditioner, out of sight, out of mind often applies. Most outdoor units are positioned in an out of way place so they aren’t noticeable, but this also makes it easy to overlook them. Then, when your AC starts having problems because of lack of air flow to the outdoor unit, a call to the repair shop is made. With a little forethought and a regular schedule for inspections, you can avoid many outdoor unit problems. Read More»

4 Fall Furnace Cleaning Tips To Remember

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Fall is here, which means it’s time to get your furnace in working order before the first chill of winter arrives. Chances are you haven’t used your furnace since the previous winter, so it’ll likely be full of dust, dirt and debris buildup. If you want your furnace to operate at 100 percent, then you’ll need to tackle this buildup head-on before you turn it on. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you go over your furnace with a fine-toothed comb: Read More»

Maintaining Your Air Conditioning System

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Your air conditioning system is one of the only ways that you are able to get through a super hot summer day. There is something extremely relaxing and refreshing walking in from the sun and experiencing a nice cool seventy degrees. However, to maintain that nice cool temperature the air conditioning system has to work extremely hard. The extra strain put on air conditioners during the summer months are why so many malfunctions occur during the summer. Read More»

Home Upgrades To Make Grandma More Comfortable

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Having a mother or grandparent living at home can promote a significant shift in safety needs. You must protect your aging parent from various issues that come with homes designed for able-bodied individuals. Here are some of the upgrades to make as soon as you can afford it: Upgraded Bath and Shower Whichever shower your parent will use should be ADA accessible. That could mean installing railings and handles on the bathtub or installing a seat in the bathtub. Read More»