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The Benefits of Installing a Ductless System

November 6th, 2017

ductless-mini-splitAs we get closer to heating season, some homeowners are looking for a new heating system to keep them warm throughout the next several months. If you happen to be one of those homeowners, you have a wide range of options available to you. Each of these systems has its own advantages and disadvantages, suited to a different range of individual situations. It’s a good idea to consider each of the options available before making a final decision. You want to make sure that you find the best possible system for your needs, after all. Have a look below at how ductless systems operate, and the advantages that one could provide you this season.

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Careful of These Common Furnace Problems

October 23rd, 2017

gas-furnaceWe’re going to be deep into heating season before you know it, which means you’re going to be relying on your furnace to keep your home comfortable on a daily basis. That added demand puts extra strain on the system, which means it’s more likely to develop problems. The middle of winter might be the worst possible time for a furnace problem, but it’s also when it’s most likely to happen. If you want to keep your furnace in the best possible shape throughout the winter, you should keep an eye out for any warning signs that your system is in trouble. Have a look at some of the more common furnace problems that you may have to deal with this heating season, and what to do about them.

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Is it Time for a New Heater?

October 9th, 2017

FurnaceHeaters may last a long time, but no amount of care or maintenance will make one last indefinitely. Eventually, you will have to replace yours with a new one. If you’re not sure whether or not it’s time to install a new heater, you should have a look at the symptoms below. These will help you decide if it’s time to install a new system, or if you might be able to get a couple more years of use out of your current one.

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Should I Install a New Furnace This Fall?

September 25th, 2017

gas-burner-assemblyWe’re getting into the fall season, and before you know it, winter will be here. Before the weather starts to cool off too much, it’s a good idea to have a look at your current heating system.

If you’re using a furnace, for example, are you sure of its ability to keep your home warm throughout the heating season? If not, it’s a good idea to install a new heating system now before you really need one. You don’t want to have your current furnace break down on you in the middle of a cold snap, do you? There are a few signs that you can use to gauge whether or not you should install a new furnace in your home.

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Why Your Heat Pump Output is Low

September 11th, 2017

heat-pump-repairWe still have quite a few hot summer days left on this years’ calendar, which means now is just about the worst time for your heat pump to suddenly start experiencing problems. If your heat pump output is low, don’t ignore it. Low output is often a sign that something is wrong with the system. What specifically is wrong, and how it can be repaired, will depend on the other symptoms the system is displaying. Let’s go over a few of the common reasons why your heat pump output might be low, and what you can do about it.

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Causes of Low Air Conditioner Output

August 28th, 2017

air-conditioner-repairLow air conditioner output is a common indication of a problem with the system. It’s also more likely to happen during the summer, when strain on the system is higher than at other times of year. If your air conditioner’s output is lower than it should be, you should call for repairs as soon as possible. While you’re waiting for your repair technician to arrive, have a look at some of the possible reasons why the output is low below.

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Heat Pump Problems You Should Know About

August 14th, 2017

heat-pump-repairSummer is the time of year when heat pumps are most likely to develop issues of various kinds. It isn’t all that surprising, when you think about it. People use their heat pumps more often during the summer, in order to keep cool. Longer operating hours means more wear and tear, which means a greater chance for parts to break down under the strain. If you’re using a heat pump to stay cool this summer, you should make sure you know what to look for when it comes to warning signs that the system is in trouble. The faster you can recognize that your heat pump is having issues, the faster you can have it repaired and the better off it will be. Have a look at the following common heat pump problems, and their symptoms.

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Air Purifiers and Filters That can Help You This Summer

July 31st, 2017

air-filterStaying cool is a vital part of keeping your home comfortable during the summer. However, far too many people tend to focus on keeping cool to the exclusion of everything else. Indoor air quality is another important part of staying comfortable and healthy, especially during the summer season.

The average home contains many millions of microscopic airborne contaminants, ranging from dust to dirt, pollen, dander, mold spores, and germs. Long term exposure to these contaminants can cause a variety of issues, from allergy attacks to illnesses of various kinds. The best way to defend against these issues is to install a whole-house air filter or air purifier. Let’s take a look at a few of the more common air filters and purifiers available on the market today, and what they can offer you.

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Improve Your Summer Indoor Air Quality with These Tips

July 14th, 2017

air-filterWhen the summer heat rolls around every year, a lot of people tend to focus on keeping cool as their only indoor priority. Maintaining a comfortable temperature range is certainly important, but it’s not the only important thing to consider during the summer. The quality of the air in your home also has a big impact on your health and comfort. If you want to improve your quality of life this summer, you should start by looking at ways to improve your indoor air. Follow these tips to get started.

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Odd Air Conditioner Noises to be Aware of

July 3rd, 2017

air-conditionerAir conditioner problems are much more likely to occur during the summer, when people are running their systems multiple hours a day and they’re put under the most strain. As you start to rely on your air conditioner more and more over the next few months, it’s a good idea to be familiar with the warning signs that your system is in trouble. One of the easiest ways to tell whether or not your air conditioner needs professional repair services is to listen for odd noises.

If you’ve had your air conditioner for a while, you know what it’s supposed to sound like when it’s operating. Weird noises often indicate that there’s an issue of some kind with the air conditioner, though the severity of the problem will depend on the type of noise the system is producing. Let’s go over some of the most common sounds that indicate that your air conditioner needs to be repaired.

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