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How AFUE Ratings Factor Into Your Home Energy Bills

September 26, 2022

50% of the average home’s total energy costs can be attributed to its HVAC system. One easy way to cut your spending in this area is to make strategic decisions concerning this equipment. For your home heating system, familiarize yourself with AFUE, as it directly impacts your energy use and your energy costs.

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How To Choose The Best Home Heating Oil Delivery Company

September 12, 2022

If you decide to use COD fuel delivery, you have to make every effort to ensure that your home heating oil never runs out. You will need a reliable fuel supplier to achieve this. In this article, you will find some tips on the different things that you need to look for when looking for a local heating oil delivery company.

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What To Do When Your Air Conditioner Is Blowing Smoke

August 15, 2022

To be comfortable during the summer months, it’s important to have an HVAC unit that is working properly. If you notice any issues, such as strange smells or your air conditioner blowing smoke, then something is wrong. This article discusses some common reasons your air conditioner may emit smoke from the vents.

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Unusual Air Conditioner Smells: What Are They & How To Fix Them

August 1, 2022

The scented air coming out of your air conditioner should be neutral, not distinctive, weird, or strange. So what does it mean if you’re noticing an unusual or worse, an offensive odor, every time your air conditioning unit turns on? This article discusses some common smells that are associated with a problematic AC unit.

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Why Does Air Conditioner Sizing Matter?

July 18, 2022

During an air conditioner replacement, a lot of homeowners get tempted to buy the newer model of their existing unit. Others may be swayed by air conditioner size. However, that’s not how you should base your decision. This article discusses some of the most important factors to consider when buying a new air conditioner.

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What To Do When Your AC Unit Freezes Up

July 5, 2022

Air conditioning units lower the temperature while keeping optimal humidity levels. In the process, they are not meant to freeze. When these units do freeze, it typically means something inside the unit is malfunctioning. This article discusses why this occurs and what to do when your AC unit freezes up.

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How To Prevent Mold Growth In Your Air Conditioning System

June 20, 2022

Mold, according to the EPA, needs oxygen, food, and moisture to flourish. Mold can thus develop on any wet surface in your home, even your air conditioning system.  Air conditioner mold is particularly deadly because it spreads quickly throughout the property, creating a health risk to everyone who lives there.

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Common Air Conditioner Problems You May Face This Summer

June 6, 2022

An air conditioner can make summer’s heat more bearable. Homeowners should ensure that their cooling system is reliable to handle the heat in the warmer months. Educating yourself about some common air conditioner problems and methods of prevention goes a long way to reducing stress and improving comfort for the hot season.

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Top Air Conditioner Noises To Be Aware Of

May 23, 2022

There is no such thing as a completely silent air conditioner. Even brand-new equipment will emit some sounds. Typically, these noises are caused by regular operation and are not cause for alarm. However, in certain circumstances, an air conditioner making a noise may be a sign of a larger problem.

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What Are Modulating Air Conditioners?

May 9, 2022

Innovation never stops for air conditioner manufacturers, with the latest HVAC technologies revolving around the improvement of comfort and energy efficiency. In fact, these days, the standard air conditioning unit is now giving way to the more modern modulating air conditioner. Read on to learn more about variable-speed air conditioning units.

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