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2016

What Are Tons And BTUs?

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When you buy a window air conditioner that you are going to use to cool your house, then you generally go by the square footage of the room and find the correct amount of BTUs for that size room, which is generally listed on the air conditioner boxes. However, it’s not that easy when you look at getting a central air conditioner. They generally aren’t rated by BTUs but by something called tons.…

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A/C Not Cooling? Check These 3 Things Before Calling A Technician

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When you discover that your air conditioner isn’t cooling your home the way that it should, you may feel as if your life is virtually over. However, this is a very common problem, and it is often one that you can easily solve on your own with a little troubleshooting knowledge under your belt. So, here are three things that you need to check prior to calling out an HVAC technician, which will save you time and money:…

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Need A New Heat Pump For Your Home? 3 Different Types To Choose From

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If your heat pump has gone bad and you need to replace it, you do not have to replace it with the same kind you had. You will find there are many types to choose from. Below is some information about three types so you can choose the type of heat pump you would like for your home. Air-Source Heat Pump You will likely find an air-source heat pump in many homes, as it is the most common type that is used.…

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Understanding Furnace Combustion Analysis

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Having a professional heating services technician perform a combustion analysis is one of the best ways to maximize the performance of your furnace. Yet many people hesitate simply because they do not understand enough about this useful test. If you would like to improve your knowledge of HVAC diagnostic techniques, read on. This article will provide a handy introduction to the world of combustion analysis. The Basics At the heart of combustion analysis is the fact that the exhaust gases coming out of your furnace contain useful information about how the appliance is performing.…

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2 Problems with Your Furnace That Should Be Attended to Often

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Nearly every home has a furnace or heater in it. This is by far the most effective way to heat the house and keep it warm during the cooler months. However, just like for any appliance in the house, it is important to make sure you are doing everything that you can to catch problems early on. Repairs will be far cheaper than having the replace the entire thing. Here are some things that could go wrong with your furnace.…

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Why You Might Want to Consider a Cooling-System Upgrade Even If Yours Doesn't Appear to Be Broken

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If you are like most property owners, you likely want to put replacing your central air conditioner far out of mind. It is something that many people view as an expensive improvement project that is better left alone until their systems continually break down and force them into considering their options. Even if your cooling system is not malfunctioning, it is possible that you could benefit from replacing it. The following are examples of circumstances when replacements are ideal even if your air conditioner seems to be performing reasonably well.…

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Troubleshooting Poor Furnace Air Flow

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Staying warm requires more than just a furnace that heats up; it must also adequately blow that warm air into the rooms of your home. Weak air flow out of the vents can lead to an uncomfortable chill. The following guide can help you diagnose the problem so you can get warm again. Check for filter clogs A clogged filter is the most common cause of poor airflow. Remove the filter and make sure that it is free of dust and debris.…

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2 Things You Need To Understand About Your Air Conditioning

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A common problem with an HVAC system is when all you feel is warm air coming out of the vents when you have your air conditioning on. This tends to happen during the most inconvenient times, such as when it’s an incredibly hot day or you plan on having guests over at your home. You’ll quickly find yourself calling a local HVAC repair technician to fix your air conditioning. When dealing with HVAC repair, there are two things you need to understand when the HVAC technician is telling you about the problem.…

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3 Tips for Extending the Life of Your Air-Conditioning Unit

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In order to extend the life of your air-conditioning unit, you can do certain things. This article will discuss three tips for doing just this.  Change the Filter  One of the easiest things that you can do to help extend the life of your air-conditioning unit is to change the filter out regularly. Most air-conditioning filters need to be changed out every 1–2 months in order to ensure that they are cleaning all of the necessary toxins and particles out of your air.…

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3 Signs It's Time To Replace Your HVAC System's Ductwork

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When it comes to maintaining your HVAC system, there is one critical component that many homeowners overlook: the ductwork. If your heater’s ductwork is damaged or failing, it could drastically increase your energy bills. This is because any holes, leaks and other problems will allow warm air to ooze out, which means your furnace will need to work overtime to keep your house at an ideal temperature. Here are four clear signs that it’s time to replace your heating system’s ductwork:…

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