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Five Threats To Your Air Conditioner

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Your air conditioner may look big and tough, but like all appliances, it does have its weaknesses. Since air conditioners are not cheap to replace, you want to do your best to help your AC unit avoid these five major threats, each of which increase its risk of breakdowns and malfunctions. Weeds and Brush If weeds and brush start growing up and around your outdoor air conditioning unit, a few problems may result.…

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Hold The Phone! Four Things You Should Check When Your Furnace Stops Running

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Coming home from work to discover your furnace isn’t running can cause nearly anyone to panic, especially in subzero temperatures. Your first instinct may be to make a call for emergency services. But before you pick up the phone, there are some simple things you should check. Do you have fuel? If you rely on automatic deliveries, or call for fuel at regular times, you may not have noticed if the fuel has run low.…

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How To Investigate An Air Conditioner To Find A Refrigerant Leak

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If you notice warm air coming from your vents or if you see ice on your coolant coils, then you may have a refrigerant leak. This is also a possibility if you notice that your electric bills have increased substantially. The vast majority of leaks come can be found around the compressor and the coolant coils that sit inside the condenser unit. This means that leaks can be found outside your home.…

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Building a Green Home? The 411 on Geothermal Air Conditioning

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If you are currently building a home, you may find yourself physically, emotionally, and financially overwhelmed. However, building allows you to make smart choices that ensure your home will be energy efficient and eco-friendly. Unfortunately, designing your HVAC system may seem challenging, since over half of your home’s total energy usage goes toward heating and cooling. Thankfully, heating and cooling your home in a green, energy-efficient manner is possible. If you want to heat and cool your home in the most efficient manner, consider a geothermal system.…

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Tips For Optimizing Your Air Conditioner Before Summer Weather Arrives

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Before the spring thaw hits in most of the country, it’s time to start thinking about getting your air conditioner ready for the season. One of the things that you should consider while you have time is the shortcomings you found in your cooling system over last summer. That way, you can take some steps to address them. Here are a few areas that you should focus on when you’re getting your air conditioner ready for the season.…

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Old Air Conditioning Won't Go Off? Troubleshoot It With These Emergency Tips

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If your old air conditioner doesn’t cycle off and on properly, it can increase your cooling bill. In addition, the parts inside the unit can wear down and break from the stress. Sometimes, older air conditioners stay on when you set the thermostat on a very low temperature. The unit may also lack the power to remove the heat and cool down the home. With the right emergency tips, you can troubleshoot and try to fix the unit so that it cycles on and off correctly.…

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Knowing When To Let Go Of Your Water Heater

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Nothing lasts forever, especially when it comes to your home’s appliances. However, many homeowners tend to use appliances like water heaters for far longer than their life expectancy allows. A water heater that’s well past its prime is always at risk of sudden and sometimes catastrophic failure. To keep this from happening, it’s important to know when it’s time to replace your water heater with a newer model. Aging Out Old age is one of the most common reasons for a water heater replacement.…

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6 Ways To Improve Indoor Air Quality

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There are a lot of reasons you may want to improve the air quality in your home. Perhaps you simply want the air inside to feel and smell more fresh and clean. Maybe you or a family member are dealing with asthma, allergies, or respiratory issues that are affected by air quality. Whatever your reasons, there are specific things you can do to improve your indoor air quality that go beyond common sense advice like to regularly open your windows to air things out.…

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Do You Manage Your Own Server Room? 3 Tips For Preventing Downtime By Keeping It Cool

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Do you own a small business? Does your business have a dedicated server room, and do you manage that server room yourself despite having a limited amount of tech-related knowledge? If so, here are three tips to prevent downtime by keeping your server room cool. 1. Don’t Rely On Central Air Conditioning It is recommended that you keep the temperature of your server room between 64 and 81 degrees Fahrenheit. No problem, right?…

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5 Ways To Take Care Of Your Commercial Refrigerator

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When you operate a restaurant or convenience store, a properly working refrigerator is critical to your success. Rather than ignoring your refrigerator until something goes wrong, it’s a good idea to perform regular maintenance on it. As a business owner, you want to do everything you can to avoid spoiled food, closing to repair a broken fridge, or the expense of replacing your refrigerator altogether. Just follow these five tips for taking care of your refrigerator:…

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