What Is The Best Temperature For A Home In The Winter?

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During the winter months, you have to take steps to make your home comfortable. To accomplish this, you have to determine what the ideal temperature would be for your home. Consider several factors before setting your thermostat to achieve the best results. This article discusses what to consider for comfort and efficiency.

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7 Steps To Choosing A Boiler For Your Home

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While your current boiler may have given you solid performance for years, there will come a time when it gives up the fight. Whether your boiler stops working completely or gives you the signs that it’s nearing the end, you need to be prepared. This article discusses how to choose the right replacement boiler.

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Boiler Temperatures: How To Optimally Heat Your Home

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It isn’t easy trying to figure out the right boiler temperature for your home’s central heating oil boiler. Since everyone has varying hot water needs and exterior temperatures fluctuate, boiler settings typically differ from one household to the next. However, knowing the typical temperature settings ensures the optimal temperature for your hot water boiler.

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Why Your Gas Furnace Won’t Function Without Electricity

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Sadly, winter often entails some pretty extreme weather events. Storms can knock out electricity to residential areas and leave you without power and lights. As such, you may be wondering, “Will a gas furnace work without electricity?”. Unfortunately, it won’t. This article shares several ways to stay warm in the event of an electrical outage.

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How AFUE Ratings Factor Into Your Home Energy Bills

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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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What To Do When Your Air Conditioner Is Blowing Smoke

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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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