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What Are The Best HVAC Options For Your Tiny House?

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If you’ve grown tired of maintaining your too-large home after your kids have flown the nest, you may be intrigued by the “tiny house” trend sweeping the nation. These homes are ultra-efficient and can force you to get rid of much of the random “stuff” you’ve spent time and money maintaining for years. However, adapting from a McMansion or large ranch home to a tiny home can be an adjustment when it comes to things like cooking, taking a shower, or working out—especially when it comes to maintaining a comfortable temperature and humidity level.…

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How To Fix A Heating System With Low Flowing Heat

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If you have recently moved into a home with a forced air heating system, and warm air does not seem to blow strongly through your vents, then you may need to invest in a heating maintenance service like Custom Comfort. You can also try to resolve the problem yourself before you call in the professionals. Change The Filter If you have not had to deal with a forced air heating system before, then you may not be very familiar with the types of maintenance tasks that you need to complete as a homeowner.…

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How To Deal With An Inaccurate HVAC Thermostat

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Ever notice that your air conditioner’s thermostat says one thing, but you feel something completely different? It’s not out of the ordinary for a thermostat to give readings that are completely off the mark when it comes to your home’s actual temperature. There are many reasons why this problem happens and the following shows how you can troubleshoot and fix your thermostat. Underlying Causes As mentioned before, there are several reasons why your thermostat may start reading your home’s indoor temperatures inaccurately:…

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Scrape, Squeal, And Pop? When Your Furnace Is Asking You For Help

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Maintaining your home can be overwhelming, but it is important to protect its function, appeal, and value. While some updates are necessary to enhancing the look of your house, others will keep your home running in an efficient, effective manner. Considering heating and cooling encompasses half of your home’s total energy usage, ensuring your heating and air is in proper working condition is essential. Although professionals should complete all repairs, your system will signal when it is in distress.…

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Why Are Some Rooms Comfortably Cool While Others Are Stifling Hot?

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When you turn on the central air conditioning in the summer, your expectation is probably that the whole home will cool off to a comfortable temperature. Thus, it can be pretty frustrating when some rooms stay hot and uncomfortable. You should not have to keep pushing that thermostat lower and lower to make these hot rooms bearable. Here’s a look at four possible reasons why your home is cooling unevenly, and what you can do about it.…

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3 Central Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips

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Your central air conditioner plays the most important role in keeping your home comfortable year-round. However, if you do not properly maintain your air conditioner, it will lose efficiency over time. Here are three tips that can help you keep your air conditioner running smoothly and help you avoid costly repairs. Keep the Condenser Free of Obstructions Your outdoor condenser unit works by drawing in outside air and delivering it to the chilled evaporator coils above your indoor furnace.…

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How To Lessen Vibration Noise In Your Heat Pump's Outside Unit

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Heat pumps are known to produce unusual noise during operation; for example, the reversing valve that causes the unit to transition from heating mode to cooling mode, or vice versa, can make a noticeable sound similar to rushing air. Even while not cooling or heating, a buzzing sound can normally be heard as the unit’s low voltage solenoid idles. However, not all noises are normal and should be addressed. Fortunately, homeowners can easily fix the problem if vibration is the cause of outside unit noise.…

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Quick Temporary And Some More Permanent Fixes For Leaks In Your Pipes

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Problems with pipes are very common, and the amount of damage caused is not always proportional to the difficult of the fix. Knowing what to do when you’ve got water flowing into your home is important in order to prevent damage and save your sanity. Follow these tips to keep dry. A Few Quick Fixes When you encounter a sudden leak, you need to find the water supply for the leaking area and turn it off right away.…

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Baby On The Way? Must-Know Information About Fiberglass Ductwork Lining

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With a baby on the way, you’re probably busy doing all kind of prep work. You’re likely installing cupboard locks, bumper boards, corner cushions, and window safety kits, but have you considered the risks your ductwork might pose to your newborn child? If you’ve got fiberglass-lined ductwork and a baby on the way, you need to take the time to read this article. The Dangers Of Your Ductwork Fiberglass-lined ductwork has long been used as an economical way to insulate the airflow and limit the noise of heating and cooling systems.…

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2 Cutting-Edge Technologies That Could Make Air Conditioners Better Than Ever

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If you are in the market for a new air conditioner, you might be wondering how those ultra-efficient HVAC systems could get any better. After all, what else could you possibly need after you install that state-of-the-art touchscreen thermostat that works with your home automation system? However, HVAC manufacturers are constantly perfecting their products, and future systems might tackle some of your biggest air conditioning dilemmas. Here are two cutting-edge technologies that could make air conditioners better than ever:…

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