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  • Air Conditioners: The Cost Of Too Much Refrigerant

    An air conditioner's refrigerant is at the center of the cooling process. It plays an important role such that when there is a slight drop in refrigerant levels, coil-icing and general cooling efficiency problems usually start to crop up. This is one of the main reasons why it is important that you not only seal any refrigerant leaks as soon as they are detected but also that you replace the lost amount.
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  • Spill Switch: What Happens If Your Gas Furnace Doesn't Have One?

    Gas furnace's come equipped with many parts designed to keep your home safe during operation. If someone removes the parts from the furnace, your home is no longer safe. One of the parts you should check your furnace for is the spill switch, which is a safety device placed on the furnace to regulate and monitor how much gas flows through the appliance when on. If the furnace releases too much gas, or if the furnace develops a leak, the spill switch shuts down the appliance.
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  • What To Do When Your Heating And/Or Cooling Goes Out

    When your heating and cooling system goes out it can spell big trouble if you are currently experiencing extreme temperatures outside. In fact, during certain times of the year it can even be a life-threatening occurrence. You want to get an HVAC technician out to fix the problem as soon as possible, but there is the possibility they may not be able to get to you for a couple of days.
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  • The Efficiency Of A Condensing, Modulating Furnace

    A conventional furnace has one heat exchanger and a one- or two-speed motor. This design is effective, but it is limited by its need to vent exhaust gases up through a vent pipe in the ceiling. Because the conventional furnace has to leave enough heat in the exhaust gases to allow them to rise out of the vent pipe, it will never be more than 83% efficient. If you are looking for the most efficient model that money can buy, you need to look for a modulating, condensing furnace.
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  • Wintertime Maintenance Tips For Your Central A/C System

    With a demanding summer cooling season long gone, now is the time for your central A/C system to enjoy a much-deserved rest. Now is also the time to tackle those maintenance tasks you've been putting off over the past few months. Here are some things you can do this winter to prepare your A/C system to tackle yet another summer. Thoroughly Clean Your A/C System It's probably been a while since you've last cleaned your central A/C system.
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  • Weighing The Pros And Cons Of Tankless Water Heaters

    Many people evaluate their old home appliances after a few years to determine if they should get an upgrade. In some cases, this just means buying a new model of the same type of appliance. But new technologies make it possible to switch to better and more efficient appliances that serve the same purpose, but in a different way. One such appliance is a tankless water heater. As opposed to traditional tank heaters, these modern alternatives are popping up in households across the country.
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  • The Advantages Of Using A Gas Powered Clothes Dryer

    Clothes dryers are one of the most commonly used appliances in the home today. Whether they are powered by gas or electricity, a dryer is a must for getting your laundry dry in a relatively short period of time. In recent years, many people have chosen to use gas-powered dryers for drying their clothes. These types of dryers have several different benefits that make them an ideal way to get your clothes soft and dry.
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  • Why A Gas Furnace Pilot Won't Stay Ignited

    A functional gas furnace should have a pilot that remains ignited until you turn the central heating system off. If the flame in your pilot is experiencing problems with going out on a consistent basis, you may need to hire a contractor to inspect and repair it for you. Find out below what you should know about a malfunctioning gas furnace and purchasing a new one. Why Does the Pilot to the Gas Furnace Keep Going Out?
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  • Winterizing Your Vacation Home's AC System

    Spending your summers in a second home offers a number of benefits, but it also carries with it some additional chores that you'll need to take care of at the end of the season. Among these is making sure your AC system can endure the off-season and be ready for your eventual return next year, both to save on utility costs and to protect the system from winter damage. What you do before you lock up for the fall can have a huge impact when you get back.
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  • 5 Factors To Consider When Deciding On The Location Of Your AC Unit

    One huge air conditioning mistake that homeowners tend to make is not putting enough thought into where their outdoor unit is located. If you're having a new air conditioner put in, you want to make sure you choose a location for it in your yard that will maximize efficiency and convenience. Your new air conditioner unit is hopefully going to be in operation for a long time, and once you've had it installed you won't be able to move it.
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