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The Dangers of Furnace Short Cycling

September 26th, 2016

We’re almost into heating season, which means you’re going to start using your furnace to keep comfortable. As you use your furnace throughout the next few months, it’s important that you keep an eye out for any developing problems that may afflict the system. One of the biggest problems that can harm your furnace, and yourself, is short cycling. Read on to find out more about the dangers of furnace short cycling.

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The Benefits of Fall Heat Pump Installation

September 19th, 2016

Summer is coming to a close, and heating season will be starting soon. For some of us, that means that it is time to have a new heating system put in. If you are in the market for a new heating system, you should consider installing a heat pump. Read on to find out more about heat pumps, and the advantages they can offer you this heating season.

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Signs You Need a New Heater This Fall

September 12th, 2016

Summer is almost over. Soon, fall will begin, and winter will not be far behind. As the days start to cool, you need to make sure that your heating system is ready for the winter season. If your heater is not able to keep you warm through another cold season, it’s best that you know that now. If you replace a failing system with a new one before winter starts, you won’t be surprised by one suddenly breaking down on you in the middle of a cold month. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need to replace your heating system this fall.

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It’s Almost Time for Heating Maintenance

September 6th, 2016

Summer’s almost over, and that means it’s almost time to start using your heating system again. Before the cold weather starts to set in, however, it’s important that you make sure to schedule maintenance for the heating system. Heating maintenance will make sure that you’re properly prepared for the stresses of winter. Read on to find out how.

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Tips for Finishing Out the Summer with a Strong AC

August 29th, 2016

It may be hard to believe, but the summer is already coming to a close. As we wind down these last few weeks before fall starts, it can be tempting to write-off your air conditioner before the season is truly over. This is a mistake. There are still a lot of ways that your air conditioner could develop problems, and a lot of ways that you could keep it running strong throughout the rest of the summer. Read on for some tips on finishing out the summer with your air conditioning system in good shape.

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The Benefits of Solar AC

August 22nd, 2016

For a long time, solar energy was derided as being too expensive, impractical, and unwieldy to make much of a dent in residential energy costs. Over the past decade, though, solar technology has made progress in leaps and bounds. If you want to run your home entirely on solar energy, it is now easier to do that than ever before. If you’re just looking for a few improvements to your home infrastructure, though, that can be done as well. Let’s take a look at the benefits of solar air conditioning.

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Why Your Heat Pump Output Is Low

August 15th, 2016

Low heat pump output is a common and frustrating problem. Especially considering how hot this summer has been. If your heat pump isn’t keeping you as cool as it should be this summer, there could be a number of different reasons why. Let’s take a look at some of those reasons now, and when you should call for professional repair.

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The Benefits of Zone Control

August 8th, 2016

Centralized air conditioning has many advantages, but it’s not a perfect method. The primary problem with it is that it only has two modes: on and off. The air conditioner cannot modulate its output for different rooms of the house. This may not seem like that big of a deal, but it can make your home quite a bit less comfortable and energy efficient. Read on to find out how zone control can solve this issue.

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When to Replace Your Heat Pump

August 1st, 2016

If you take good care of your heat pump, you can keep it in good operating condition for well over a decade. No matter what you do, though, you can’t make it last forever. If your heat pump is too old and worn out to get you through another summer, you should be able to recognize the signs now. You don’t want to have it suddenly die on you in the middle of a swelteringly hot day, do you? Let’s take a look at some signs that you need to replace your heat pump.

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Which Air Conditioning System Is Right for Me?

July 25th, 2016

Today’s market for air conditioning systems is massive, containing a great many options to fit every need. If you’re in the market for an air conditioning system, the sheer number of choices can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, you don’t have to make this decision on your own. Read on to find out a bit more about the different kinds of air conditioning systems available, and how they can help you this summer.

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