Air Conditioner Repairs You Can Make Yourself

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Why Is Your AC Struggling To Keep Temperatures Low?

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Is your AC unit struggling to keep your home cool? Read on to learn what could be causing this issue and how to fix it. Low refrigerant Refrigerant fluid is the coolant in the AC unit that circulates and absorbs heat, keeping temperatures ideal. If there are leaks in the refrigerant line, the AC will have to run on low levels of the coolant, leading to higher indoor temperatures. Leaking refrigerant also messes with the pressure needed for the proper operation of the compressor, leading to the unit shutting off before it achieves the set temperature. Read More»

Answering Two Common Furnace Questions

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Issues with your home’s furnace can cause a winter night to quickly become extremely uncomfortable for everyone in your home. Unfortunately, it is a frequent issue for homeowners to lack a thorough understanding about these appliances. In order to make sure that you are as prepared as possible to help your home make it through the winter, you should be mindful of these answers to routinely asked furnace questions. What Would Cause The Furnace To Trip The Circuit Breakers? Read More»

3 Potential Reasons Your Furnace Is Blowing Out Lukewarm Air

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Has your furnace suddenly become inefficient to the point that all you can receive is lukewarm air regardless of the thermostat setting? There are a few potential reasons for the sudden downgrade in your unit’s heating ability. Most of the fixes will involve the help of a furnace repair technician, but understanding the origin of the problem can help you explain the problem over the phone and better interact with your system in the future. Read More»

How You Know If Your AC System Is Malfunctioning

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When it is extremely hot outside, your AC system has to work extra hard to force heat into the already hot outside air. Furthermore, your AC system is most likely to break when it is under stress. Thus, the most likely time to have a problem with your AC unit is when you need it the most. On the other hand, just because your house is not as cool as you want it to be does not necessarily mean that your system is not performing properly. Read More»

Radiant Vs Convection Heat Pumps

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If you are looking for a way to heat your home effectively and efficiently, then there are a lot of choices to choose from. Central heaters are useful in many situations, but they aren’t always the best tool for the job. Instead, you might want to consider space heaters, which are a very viable alternative. To help you decide if a space heater is right for you, here is an overview of the advantages offered by two types of space heaters: radiant space heaters and convection space heaters. Read More»

How To Replace The Orifice Plate Gasket In A Furnace

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The orifice gasket in a furnace serves as a valuable seal between the blower’s motor assembly and the main body of the furnace. Without the gasket, the blower could leak additional air and cause the unit to become far less efficient. If you know that your orifice plate gasket is worn or missing, you can conduct the replacement yourself with a small amount of work. Note that working with HVAC equipment always carries some risk even when the electricity is turned off. Read More»

What Kind Of Air Conditioning Is Best For You?

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When it comes to picking out a new air conditioner, there are a wide variety of factors that you will need to take into account. You want to get a unit that will be cheap to run, yet won’t have a huge impact on your daily life and won’t break the bank with the installation cost. To help you figure out the best kind of new air conditioner for your situation, here are some questions that you should ask yourself: Read More»

Maximizing Your Air Conditioner's Efficiency

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If you enjoy using air conditioning to feel cool during hot weather, you may find your electricity bill is higher when you need to use it frequently. To help keep your power bill in check, there are several steps you can take in maximizing the efficiency your air conditioner provides. Here are some simple steps you can take in your own home to help keep it cool without using excessive electricity to obtain a lower temperature. Read More»