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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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Air Conditioner Or Heater Not Powering On - Thermostat Issues

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It can sometimes be problematic to determine whether your HVAC system or the building circuitry is at fault when a unit fails to power up properly. One of the most common culprits is the thermostat, and not the heater or air conditioner. There are steps that can be taken to determine whether your heater or air conditioner is actually malfunctioning, or if it is your thermostat. In fact, it is highly likely that the thermostat or the building power has an issue if both the heater and air conditioner will not kick-on.…

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