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Is a Solar Panel Worth Using in Winter?

September 11th, 2017

solarSolar technology has progressed in some incredible ways over the past decade or so. Yet, some homeowners continue to be wary of installing a solar energy system in their homes. One of the big concerns that many people cite to explain their reluctance is how much perceived downtime solar panels are supposed to have. Can a solar panel really provide enough energy to justify its cost during overcast weather? Should you bother installing a solar panel before winter starts? Have a look below to find out. You might be surprised at how much you can benefit from using a solar panel, even in winter.

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Do I Need a New Heat Pump?

August 14th, 2017

heat-pumpSummer is not the ideal time to replace your cooling system. It is better than not having a functioning cooling system during the hottest months of the year, however. If you have reason to believe that your heat pump is not up to the task of keeping your house cool and comfortable over the next few months, you should consider replacing it now. If you’re not sure whether or not your heat pump is yet at that point, have a look at our tips below to help you with starting to make a choice.

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Why Your AC Output Might Be Dropping

July 31st, 2017

air-conditioner-repairSummer is just about the worst possible time for your air conditioner to develop problems. Yet, that happens to be the time when air conditioners are most likely to have all kinds of issues. You may not be able to fully remove the possibility of problems developing, but you can do your best to prevent them from harming the system more. Dropping output is a pretty common warning sign that your air conditioner is having issues. If your air conditioner is suffering a drop in output, there could be many different reasons for it. Have a look at some of those reasons below.

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If You Want to Keep Your Air Conditioner Healthy This Summer, Change Your Air Filter

July 17th, 2017

clean-air-filterThere are a lot of things you can do to make sure that your air conditioning system stays in top condition during the summer. Preventive maintenance is the most important, as it ensures that your system is able to cope with the added strain of the hot months. However, there is also one specific thing that you can do personally to ensure that your air conditioner can effectively cool your home: change the air filter. If you aren’t sure how to do that, read on to find out.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making Strange Noises?

July 3rd, 2017

air-conditionerSummer is here, which means that the next few months are the prime time for air conditioners to develop problems. The more you rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool during the day, the more strain you put on it. It’s a good idea to keep watch for any warning signs that your air conditioner is struggling with a problem so that you can have it repaired before the issue gets any worse. One of the most common signs that an air conditioner is in need of repairs is if it starts to make strange noises while it’s operating. Have a look at some of the most common noises that indicate that your air conditioner needs to be looked at by a professional.

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Indications That You Need a New Air Conditioner

June 19th, 2017

air-conditionerAssuming you’re careful with repairs and maintenance, you can get quite a few years of service out of your air conditioner. No climate control system can last forever, though, and sooner or later you’re going to need to replace yours. With summer beginning to heat up, it’s important that you replace your air conditioner now if it isn’t able to keep you cool through another summer. If you’re not sure whether or not you need a new air conditioner, have a look at the following warning signs.

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Various Heat Pump Problems to Watch for This Summer

June 5th, 2017

heat-pump-repairThings may be nice and temperate now in terms of weather. Before you know it, though, we’ll be back in the middle of the hottest months of the year. If you are going to be relying on a heat pump to keep your home cool during the coming summer, there are a few things that you need to know. The added wear and tear placed on the heat pump from increased demand will make it more likely for various problems to occur over the next few months. You should know ahead of time what symptoms indicate that your heat pump needs to be professionally repaired. Otherwise, the system will suffer more damage and might even break down before you can do anything about it. Read on to find out more about the various heat pump problems you need to watch for this summer.

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Why It’s a Good Idea to Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance During Spring

May 22nd, 2017

air-conditioner-cashEverybody wants to keep their air conditioning system in good shape for as long as possible, especially during the summer. The longer your AC system stays in top condition, after all, the better your return on investment is going to be. It also lessens the chances of your air conditioner breaking down on you in the middle of some of the hottest months of the year, as well. Just waiting around for warning signs of a problem to present themselves is not the best way to keep your system in good shape, though.

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How to Keep Your Air Conditioner in Good Condition During the Summer

May 8th, 2017

air-conditionerYou’re very likely going to be using your air conditioner quite a bit over the next few months, as the average daily temperature creeps ever higher. Staying cool is important, of course, but so is making sure that your air conditioner is in good shape. If you take the time to make sure that your air conditioner is in top condition, you will be much better off in the long run. So, have a look at two of the best ways to make sure your air conditioner is ready for the coming hot months.

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Do I Need to Replace My AC?

April 24th, 2017

air-conditioning-technicianWith summer just around the corner, you’ve hopefully been taking steps to prepare your home for the rising temperatures. Preventive maintenance is the best way to ensure that your air conditioner is in good condition and to extend its lifespan as long as possible. However, no amount of maintenance can make an air conditioner last until the end of time.

Eventually, there is going to come a year when your air conditioning system can’t make it through another summer season. If that year is this year for your air conditioner, you should be able to identify it and replace the system. Otherwise, you might be blindsided when the system fails in the middle of the hottest months of the year. Read on for some common signs that you really need to replace your AC.

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