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  • All-Around Service For Forced-Air Furnaces Operating On Different Fuel Types

    Most people today take forced-air furnace heat for granted, not considering that this style of residential heating was unavailable until the 1930s. Back then, the equipment was fueled with coal. Today, technicians providing repair service typically can fix furnaces fueled by natural gas, liquid propane, and heating oil. How They Work Forced-air furnaces begin a cycle with an electric spark that ignites the fuel into controlled flames inside the appliance. After the interior heats up to a certain point, the blower motor turns on and the fan sends warm air through ducts and vents.
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  • 3 Problems You May Encounter With Your Garage Window AC

    Do you have a window air conditioner for your garage? Window ACs are great for small spaces that are not within the central cooling system's reach. They allow you to achieve comfortable temperatures during the hot season. However, just like any other ACs, window air conditioners are prone to faults along the way. Thus, note the following problems you may encounter when operating the unit. Ice Build-Up on the AC
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  • When You Should Get Serious About A Furnace Replacement

    A furnace is designed to work great for only so long, even if you put a lot of effort into maintaining it. Here are some situations that would definitely make furnace replacement a good investment to carry out for your property. Severe Corrosion There are some furnaces more vulnerable to corrosion than others. They may not have been built with the best weatherproof materials and when the humidity gets to a certain point, materials can start corroding and breaking down.
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  • 3 Question About Sizing An Air Conditioner

    If you need a new air conditioner for your home, it is very important that you replace it with a new unit that is the right size. Here are a few questions you'll likely have about sizing a new air conditioner, which can help you understand why it is such a complicated process that should be done by a professional. What Is A Load Calculation? The first thing that needs to be done by an HVAC contractor is performing a load calculation on your home.
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  • Need A New Air Conditioning System? 3 Things To Keep In Mind

    When it's hot and humid, the right air conditioning system can make a world of difference. In many parts of the country, air conditioning systems are essential, especially during the year's warmer months. If you are planning to install air conditioning for the first time in your home or if you need a new system, there are a few things that you will want to keep in mind. Here are three things you should know.
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  • AC Maintenance To Get The HVAC System Ready For A Change In Weather

    You want to start the AC maintenance for your home early. This will ensure your air conditioner does not break down when you need it the most. A lot of maintenance needs to be done to prepare the AC for warmer weather. The following AC maintenance will get you started early to be ready for summer. Thermostat Maintenance The thermostat is an area of your HVAC system that needs to be maintained throughout the year.
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  • Ready To Leave Window Air Behind? More Ways To Cool Your Home

    Window air conditioning provides a convenient, cost-friendly way to cool spaces that are not currently served with central air conditioning. In fact, many big box retailers and home improvement stores have shelves full of small window A/C units that can be purchase, installed, and operational in just minutes.  There can also be some important downsides to relying on one or more window air conditioning units to cool a single-family home. For instance, window air conditioners block enjoyment of windows, operate noisily, and can create uneven interior temperatures.
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  • How Can Proper Maintenance Prevent Corrosion On Your Heat Exchanger?

    Your furnace's heat exchanger is critical to the safe operation of your heating system. This relatively simple component contains harmful combustion gases while ensuring that you can extract heat from them. Damage to your heat exchanger can lead to inefficient furnace operation or even toxic fumes escaping into your home's air. Fortunately, heat exchangers are robust. The greatest threat to these components often comes from overheating, but corrosion is a concern since it can weaken the structure of the exchanger.
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  • Dealing with the AC Not Turning on and Determining Repairs That May Be Needed

    One of the most frustrating air conditioning problems is the AC not turning on. If your AC goes out, you want to figure out what is causing the problem. Is it the thermostat, a breaker, or problems with the electrical components. The following AC troubleshooting information will help you determine repairs that are needed when your air conditioner is not turning on: 1. Breakers and main AC power problems The breaker is one of the first problems that you will want to check when the air conditioner is not turning on.
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  • Five Troubleshooting Tips For Your Furnace Blower

    Your furnace can only warm your home if the heated air is blown through the vents to circulate. For this task, your furnace needs an operating blower fan. The following can help you troubleshoot the furnace if the fan isn't coming on. 1. Test the Blower Fan Start by verifying that the blower has actually failed. To do this, turn the furnace setting from "on" to the "fan only" setting on the thermostat.
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