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Maintenance & Troubleshooting

Gas Leaks and How to Prevent Them

natural gas leaks

If you think you have a leak it’s too late to stop it now – leave the house immediately and call the gas company. Gas leaks are no joke.  If you smell gas in your home right now – leave your home and CALL THE GAS COMPANY RIGHT NOW! Ok, now that’s out of the…

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How To Remove Humidity From Your Home

Home humidity

Not only do air conditioners cool your home during the hot summer months, but they can also dramatically reduce the humidity levels in your house. Controlling humidity levels in your home influences how comfortable you are and is directly related to energy reduction and AC/home maintenance costs. Too little or too much humidity causes problems…

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Signs of a Damaged Furnace Heat Exchanger

damaged heat exchanger

A heat exchanger is an integral part of your furnace – it keeps the combustion chamber and the breathing air separate within the furnace. Made of thin metal panels (and sometimes coils), a heat exchanger is designed to heat the air before it is distributed throughout the house. The metal panels or coils of the…

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Warning Signs You Need To Repair or Replace Your Heating System

warning signs you need a heater repair

Those long, laidback summer nights are gone and winter’s harsh cold snaps and icicles are on their way. Before the freezing weather takes hold, make sure you’re not caught by surprise with a broken down heating system when you need it most. Check out our list below for signs your heating needs some TLC. 1.…

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Is a dense, expensive air filter the best choice?

which air filter is the best

TL;DR – In a rush? Here’s everything we cover in this article: Dense air filters can actually suffocate your AC system – If you look at the cross section of the thin, but dense (high MERV) AC filters, there’s a ton of filter material shoved in a one-inch frame. This pile up of filter material…

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Help, I have a frozen AC system!

It is a hot summer’s day and your AC suddenly stops working. You walk outside and see ice all over your air-conditioner… you have a frozen AC system. All you need to do is turn it off and let it melt, that will fix it! Wrong. The real problem starts inside on your indoor coil.…

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Pest Proofing Your HVAC System This Spring

When winter turns to spring, and eventually summer, pests come crawling out from hiding in search of food, moisture and shelter. Because your HVAC system keeps temperatures comfortable and you have food available in your pantry, your home is a great place for bugs and vermin to thrive. Unfortunately, even the tiniest of insects can cause irreparable…

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Why and When to Replace an HVAC Evaporator Coil

Why and When to Replace a Coil Evaporator coils are a hot topic when it comes to HVAC repairs. Sometimes a bad HVAC evaporator coil leads to people replacing their whole HVAC unit. So, today we will be touching on what the evaporator coil is, why it goes bad, and when you need to replace…

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Three Simple Ways to Spot Furnace Problems in the Winter

Funky heater smell - change your furnace filter

If your family is anything like mine, winter is hands down the busiest time of year. Between all the holiday celebrations, the kids’ winter activities, work, and making huge plans for the New Year, the season flies by at a surprising speed. In all the hustle and bustle that this season brings, you probably don’t…

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5 Smart Solutions for Uneven Home Heating Issues

Solve uneven heat problems in your home

Does your home suffer from hot spots? If your house has uneven temperatures, you are not alone. With a central air and heating system investment, you’d expect equal heating or cooling throughout your home. Unfortunately hot and cold spots are common for many reasons, leaky ducts, inadequate size or layout of ducts, not enough returns…

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