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How Does An Air Conditioner Work?

June 20, 2022

The air conditioner helps us feel cool and comfortable when it feels hot inside the house. All you have to do is push some buttons, wait for several minutes, and you’ll have a cooler home. This excellent technological advancement makes the hottest days bearable. But, how does an air conditioner do this?

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Smoke Coming From Vents When AC Is On

June 13, 2022

Like any piece of machinery, an air conditioner will experience a problem as it ages. For example, a common situation that we are called about during this time of year is “smoke” coming out of the air conditioning vents. This article explains several common culprits behind this cooling system phenomenon.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Running In Short Bursts?

May 16, 2022

Air conditioner sensors detect if the ambient temperature is higher than the thermostat settings. If so, this will trigger the air conditioner to start the slow and steady cooling cycle until the set temperature is achieved. If your AC system runs in short bursts, you have a short cycling problem on your hands.

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Oil Tank Condensation: What You Need To Know

May 2, 2022

Oil heating systems depend on the fuel tank for fuel storage and security. This arrangement runs well, but it isn’t a guarantee. There are times that water can get in the heating oil tank and cause issues, including oil tank condensation. This is a common but preventable problem. Click here to read more.

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9 Reasons To Choose Propane Over Electricity In Your Home

April 18, 2022

Clean energy is needed to reduce carbon emissions as a means to preserve the environment. With this, electrification has become a popular term in the media. However, electrification isn’t all that it’s made out to be. Propane fuel is also considered a green energy source and can be used without a high price tag.

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What Is A MERV Rating?

April 4, 2022

Families concerned about indoor air quality should replace their air filters regularly. The filters should be compatible with the system and your needs as well. Check the MERV rating of the filter to determine which is the best match. Read on to learn everything you need to know about the MERV rating.

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5 Major Myths About HVAC Services

March 21, 2022

Many homeowners often hear wrong information regarding their HVAC system care or services which ultimately leads to them making bad decisions. These misinformed decisions often result in higher heating and cooling costs, discomfort, poor air quality, and more. This article aims to set some of the HVAC service myths straight.

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The Best Ways To Prevent Running Out Of Heating Fuel This Winter

March 7, 2022

Running out of home heating oil tends to happen during the middle to end of winter. However, this is when homeowners still rely on their heating system since the weather outdoors is still very cold. This article discusses the best methods you can use to prevent from running out of heating oil.

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Dealing With A Leaking Furnace?

February 22, 2022

One day, you might come home to find that your furnace is leaking water. Furnace leaks are common and are due to several causes. However, they are typically classified as something complex and major or because of something simple and easy to fix. Whatever it is, it is vital that you resolve it right away.

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Top 10 Home Plumbing Myths That Cost You Money

February 7, 2022

Conventional wisdom passed down to generations is sometimes oversimplified or incorrect, including the home plumbing myths. Many myths prevail, such as using flushable wipes or being able to put all food waste down the garbage disposal. Read on to learn about the top 10 plumbing myths that cost you money!

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