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What To Do When Your Air Conditioner Starts Making Strange Noises

Posted by on July 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What To Do When Your Air Conditioner Starts Making Strange Noises

It’s not uncommon for an air conditioning system to start making unusual noises. You may hear rattles, screeches, thuds, and whistles. These sounds indicate a part is worn or something is loose in the system. While you’ll need to call an HVAC contractor, like United Heating Cooling and Plumbing Inc, for a specific diagnosis, there are some simple things you can check yourself. Here’s what to do when your air conditioner starts making funny noises. Check The Outer Panels Although you probably can’t tell it, your air...

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3 Daily Tips To Reduce Your Family’s Heating Costs This Winter

Posted by on July 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Daily Tips To Reduce Your Family’s Heating Costs This Winter

As the weather begins to turn colder, your family might look forward to a lot of things, such as building snowmen or celebrating the holidays together. One thing that you might not be looking forward to, however, is paying higher heating costs. Although it’s true that you can expect to spend a little bit of extra money in the winter to keep your family nice and cozy, there are ways that you can reduce costs. These are a few day-to-day tips that can help you save more than you think. 1. Let the Light Shine In Even though you might not be...

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How To Survive The Summer While Pregnant

Posted by on June 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Survive The Summer While Pregnant

The summer months can be difficult for anyone to endure.  Add to that the discomforts of pregnancy and you could be feeling a whole lot worse!  Plan ahead for the heat and humidity to make sure that pregnancy “glow” isn’t just because you’re breaking a sweat! Air Conditioning is Your Best Friend Keeping your AC in good repair is a must to escaping the elements in the summer.  It will also save you time and money on repairs, so you can focus on getting ready for your new little one.  Before the heat...

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Four Pitfalls To Avoid When You’re Spraying Deodorizer Into Your Air Ducts

Posted by on June 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Four Pitfalls To Avoid When You’re Spraying Deodorizer Into Your Air Ducts

Even if there’s no major dust or mold buildup in your air ducts, small and out of reach clusters of bacteria in them can still create a putrid smell. Fortunately, if you want to overpower a bad smell and have your air ducts only propagate a good smell, there are many specialized air duct deodorizers out there that come in spray cans. To make sure your air duct deodorizing job is effective and doesn’t lead to more problems, learn to avoid these four pitfalls: Not Keeping Your Spray Can’s Bottom Parallel To The Duct’s...

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Three Improvements That Add Energy Efficiency To HVAC Systems

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Improvements That Add Energy Efficiency To HVAC Systems

If you are like many homeowners, you have a conventional central HVAC system. The older systems may not be as energy efficient as newer heating and cooling solutions. This does not mean that you cannot have an efficient HVAC system. With improvements like adding a digital thermostat, improving insulation and adding thermal storage or geothermal heat exchangers, you can have a more efficient heating and cooling system for your home. If you want to have more efficiency for the heating and cooling of your home, here are some improvements that...

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Are Window Air Conditioners Or Central Air Conditioners Better?

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Are Window Air Conditioners Or Central Air Conditioners Better?

When summer comes marching towards you, you probably start thinking about what it will take to stay cool. It’s much easier to enjoy summer if you don’t have to be in the heat all the time. Having an air conditioner is the best way to make sure that you have a way to escape from the heat. When it comes to air conditioners, you have some options. You can choose to go with window air conditioners or a central air conditioner. They will both help you keep your cool, but there are definite pros and cons to each.  Window Air...

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The Ductopus: An Air Conditioning Repair Technician’s Nightmare And How To Fix It

Posted by on May 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Ductopus: An Air Conditioning Repair Technician’s Nightmare And How To Fix It

A really bad air conditioning installation that resembles a metallic octopus hanging from your basement ceiling has been dubbed by professionals as “the ductopus“. The problem with this horrible installation by one contractor means that he or she has absolutely no professional or working knowledge of how ventilation works, nor does he or she know how to properly help air conditioning repair. If you see this nightmare in your basement taking shape during installation, or you witness it after the contractor has left, here is how you...

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How to Combat the Most Common Health Worries Associated with Air Conditioning

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Combat the Most Common Health Worries Associated with Air Conditioning

While it seems impossible to go even a second without it on a sweltering day, air conditioning can cause some health concerns, especially if you are constantly in an air conditioned building with the air on full blast. The best way to prevent health problems associated with air conditioning, is to have your unit serviced and repaired regularly. Most technicians recommend having your unit serviced annually. You should also change a few of your habits while you’re running your air conditioner in order to eliminate the threat of health...

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Bleeding A Radiator

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Bleeding A Radiator

Clearing the valve in the radiator and getting rid of trapped air is the best way to get the hot water radiator functioning properly. If you experience any problems with the heating process, you should try to bleed it out as this will help in improving the performance of the radiators. Continue reading to learn just how to bleed the radiator: Turn On the Radiator to Heat it Up It is important to heat the radiator before the bleeding process starts. Increase the temperature on the thermostat and try to get the radiator as hot as possible....

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Is A Heat Pump Right For Your Home?

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Heat pumps have become increasingly popular within the residential heating industry. This is due largely in part to the energy efficiency which these home heating systems are able to offer. However, before you run out and purchase a heat pump for your home, you should know that like all heating systems, heat pumps come with both their pros and cons. Taking the time to review both the good and bad features discussed below will allow you to make a truly informed decision regarding the installation of a heat pump in your home. The Advantages...

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