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OMG! My Air Conditioning Unit Looks Like a Block of Ice!

Did Your Air Conditioner Freeze Over? If you notice that on a hot day your home seems as hot and humid inside as it is outside, you just may have a frozen air conditioning system! When your air conditioner is pushing out cool air, it’s caused by what’s known as the Joule-Thomson Effect. This is is a thermodynamic process that

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How Often Should I Replace My Air Filter?

What Affects Your Home Air Filter? Air filters ensure our home’s air is free from harmful mold and other allergens. By collecting dirt and debris before they enter our home’s air duct system, air filters help us all breathe easier. When these filters collect enough debris, they can become clogged and in need of replacement. How do you know when

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Wintertime Energy Saving Tips

5 ACTION STEPS TO REDUCE ENERGY USE IN THE WINTER 1. Turn down your thermostat to 68 degrees. For each degree you lower the thermostat setting (in the 60 to 70-degree range) you will save 5% of your total heating costs. Hint: wear warm clothing like a sweater and set the thermostat to 68 or lower during the day and

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Better Understanding HVAC Energy Efficiency Ratings: SEER & EER

What do energy ratings mean & how can they help me? When you’re in the process of purchasing a new air conditioning, heat pump or another heating system, you will see a big yellow sticker on the unit, telling you the efficiency rating of that specific system. These efficiency ratings play a vital role in determining how much the system costs

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What to Do When Your Water Heater Is Leaking 

Troubleshoot Your Water Heater Leak Leakage from your water heater is typically the first sign of a bigger issue. If you’re experiencing occasional leaks from the top, bottom, or drain valve of your water heater, this is when your water system needs attention the most. Untreated water heaters may result in significant flooding, mold, mildew, property damage, and can spike up

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