Three Springtime Furnace Mistakes To Avoid

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Spring is here so you will likely be shutting down the furnace for the season. Before you move on to using your cooling system, though, take some time to review the following to ensure you aren't making any major furnace mistakes. #1: Leaving the old filter in the furnace Take the time to change out your air filter one last time after you shut down the furnace in spring. It's also a good idea to take a vacuum or shop vac and clean out the filter slot.

10 April 2017

Zoning Systems: Stay Comfortable Without Forcing Your HVAC System To Work Harder

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With an HVAC zoning system, you can cool or heat areas of your home individually. These systems range from simple to complex. They all can help you stay comfortable while giving you a means to reduce your energy usage. Uneven Cooling and Heating Does it take far longer to reach a comfortable temperature in one area than it does in another? Is the downstairs a sauna while the upstairs feels like a winter wonderland?

31 March 2017

What To Do If One Of Your Rooms Isn't Being Heated By Your Furnace

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If your home's furnace isn't heating one of your rooms as well as the rest of the house, then you have a mystery to solve. When one room is not being heated evenly, there is always a problem, because your furnace is designed to heat your entire home equally. To determine what the problem is with your home's furnace, use this simple troubleshooting procedure: Step 1: Feel the Airflow Coming Out of the Vents

15 March 2017

3 Things That Heating Contractors Can Do For You

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Heating contractors can do a great deal for you when it comes to your furnace. This article is going to discuss 3 things that a heating contractor can do for you.  Furnace Repair  One of the worst things that can happen in the middle of winter is to have your furnace stop working on you. Things will start getting cold in your home very quickly, so the sooner you have your furnace repaired or replaced, the better.

8 March 2017

3 Reasons Why You Should Never Run Your HVAC System Without An Air Filter

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If you're dealing with a clogged air filter, then you're probably wondering if you're better off operating your HVAC system without an air filter at all. An air filter completely caked with dust, dirt and debris won't do any favors for your unit's performance or air quality, but the lack of an air filter could be even worse. Here are three reasons why you shouldn't go without an air filter in your HVAC system.

1 March 2017

Five Reasons Your AC Isn't Removing the Humidity in Your Home

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You may think of your air conditioner as a device that cools your home, but this isn't entirely true. Air conditioners do more than cool the air. They condition the air by removing humidity and by lowering the temperature. Under normal circumstances, turning on the AC produces cool, comfortable air, but sometimes doing so can produce cool, damp air instead. There are a number of reasons this can occur. Your Air Conditioner Is Too Large for the Space

13 December 2016

How to Keep Water Out of Heating Oil Tanks

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It's been said that oil and water don't mix, and that old axiom is certainly true when it comes to heating systems. Water inside of an oil-fired burner along with its associated plumbing and storage tank can create significant problems. Corrosion caused by water can penetrate pipes, leading to oil leaks and expensive cleanup. In addition, burners and boilers won't fire properly if water is mixed in the fuel, and this reduces heating efficiency and shortens the lifespan of equipment.

25 July 2016

Paint Commercial Refrigerator Skins Made Of G90 Galvanized Steel To Protect Them

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Restaurants often call commercial refrigeration services to repair broken fridges, but repair companies are also able to perform preventative maintenance. Specifically, they can paint the skin, which is the outermost part of a refrigerator's walls, which may help extend the appliance's life if the skins are made of G90 Galvanized Steel. Not all commercial refrigerators' skins are constructed from G90 Galvanized Steel, but many are. If you run a restaurant that has refrigerators with skins made of this metal, here's how having the skins of your restaurant's refrigerators painted could help them last longer.

1 April 2016

Mistakes Every Homeowner Should Avoid When Installing Radiant Floor Heat

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When you're looking for a consistent, comfortable heating choice for your home, radiant floor heat is a great option. While the installation process is fairly straightforward, there are some areas where problems could arise. If you're looking to be sure that you are getting the most return on your investment, you'll want to be sure that you mitigate any potential installation risks. Here are some of the common issues that can arise during both the initial building construction and the radiant floor installation itself.

15 January 2016

3 Reasons To Replace Your Fresh Water Pipes In Your House

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While it might seem like a big task to you, replacing the fresh water pipes in your home might be something you need to do. This task is needed when the plumbing pipes wear out, which naturally occurs over time, and you will benefit from this in several ways. Here are three main reasons you should consider replacing the fresh water pipes in your home. Poor Water Pressure If your home has poor water pressure, it could be due to a number of things, but a common cause of this is clogged pipes.

11 September 2015