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Rainwater Threatening Your Condensing Unit's Concrete Slab? Stop The Problem With These Tips

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If rainwater from the home's gutters tends to puddle on the soil near your outdoor condensing unit and doesn't dry up for days at a time, you may be concerned that the water will eventually affect the concrete slab beneath the unit. Your concerns are valid.  Although concrete slabs are designed to keep your condensing unit even or level on the ground, rainwater may become a big problem if it causes the concrete slab to sink on one side.

15 March 2016

Space Heaters Vs Heat Pumps

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If your furnace has been getting old or is just costing you more money than you would like, then it might be time for an upgrade. However, shopping for a new heater can be a real hassle, particularly if you don't know exactly what you're looking for. Some options will be cheap to install, while others might offer better efficiency. To help you find the heater that is perfect for your home, here are some of the more popular alternatives to a central furnace:

14 March 2016

Three Great Reasons To Choose A Propane Heating System

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If you're preparing to have a new heating system installed in your home, one of the decisions you'll need to make is the type of fuel that will power that system. One choice that is readily available in most areas and is certainly worth your consideration is propane. This clear gas is abundant in the United States, and there are many models of furnaces and boilers that can be powered by it.

14 March 2016

How To Troubleshoot Your Commercial Refrigerator

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When a commercial refrigerator stops working or starts having problems, time is of the essence. You need to identify the problems and correct them as soon as possible to prevent food from spoiling. Here is how to troubleshoot commercial cooler repairs: When the Refrigerator Seems Dead Always double check the on/off switch. If the unit is plugged into an outlet on the wall, confirm that the outlet is receiving power; the ground or neutral wire may not be grounded correctly, which could cause a short.

10 March 2016

A Furnace And Heat Pump Can Provide Four Seasons Of Comfort

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A heat pump does not heat your home in the same way that a furnace does. Whereas a furnace burns a fuel to create heat, a heat pump simply absorbs heat from one location and then expels it into another. Each heating system has its strengths and weaknesses, and by using them together, you can get the best performance from your HVAC system. An Analysis of a Furnace The main advantage of a furnace is that it will create its own heat.

10 March 2016

Live In A Hot Climate? Ways To Give Your AC Unit A Little Help In Keeping Your Home Cool

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If you live in a hot climate, your air conditioning unit may run more to keep your home cool. This can result in spending more money in energy bills, as well as put undue stress on your air conditioning unit. Below are some ways you can give your air conditioning unit some help. Make Sure the Unit is in the Shade According to the Department of Energy, placing an air conditioner unit in the shade can increase its efficiency up to 10 percent.

9 March 2016

What To Do If You Discover A Small Leak In A Pipe

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Coming across a leaking pipe is always concerning. Of course if the leak is large, you should turn off the main water supply immediately and call the emergency plumber. But what about when the leak is just a little trickle? You have a bit more time to work here, but you do need to take care of the problem. Here's what to do: Step 1: Place a bucket under the leak.

9 March 2016

3 Energy Efficient Solutions To Replace Your Old AC With New Technology

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The old air conditioning in your home may be outdated and need replacing. Some of the options you may be considering are just replacing the old unit with a new one, or you may be looking into newer technologies. This can be systems that use geothermal energy or solar to heat and cool your home. You may also be considering things like ductless AC and improved ventilation. Here are some new technologies that will help make your AC more energy efficient: 

8 March 2016

Heat Pump Or Furnace To Heat Your Home?

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Choosing HVAC equipment is about more than keeping installation costs down. While it would be less expensive to install a medium efficiency furnace, you will pay more in operating costs than you would if you installed a modulating condensing furnace. In some cases, you might save even more money by installing a heat pump. Thus, choosing your heating equipment is an important choice that should be based on careful analysis of your options.

3 March 2016

Three Different Ways To Help Prolong The Life Of Your Furnace

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When it comes to ensuring that your furnace will last a long time, one of the best things you can do is have a licensed HVAC contractor inspect and service it annually. This important job allows the expert to catch any potential problems before they increase in severity, as well as make sure the entire system is running as optimally as possible. Care for the furnace shouldn't stop once the contractor leaves your home; it's important for you to take an active interest in extending the life of the unit.

3 March 2016