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Installing A Cooling Unit In Your Newly Finished Basement

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Finishing a basement is a lot of hard work, but it’s also exciting. If you’re in the midst of this process or have it marked on your calendar in the near future, make sure you’re also accessing the cooling needs of the newly finished space. Investigate Permit Requirements Before you move forward with any plans, it’s critical for you to research the local permitting requirements regarding cooling units for basements. In some areas, you must obtain a permit if you plan to install a separate cooling unit.…

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3 HVAC Repairs To Tackle This Fall

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With summer finally coming to a close, chances are your thoughts are on your favorite fall activities. No matter what fun-filled activity you enjoy, you shouldn’t forget about your HVAC system. After all, the brief break between sweltering summer temps and bone-chilling winter temps won’t last for long. If your HVAC system needs a little TLC, now is a good time to get repairs done as soon as you can. Here’s a brief list of repairs that should be at the top of your to-do list as summer gives way to fall weather.…

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Air Conditioning Troubleshooting Tips To Repair Your A/C

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The heat is sweltering outside and you can’t wait to get inside to your cool home, only your home isn’t cool at all and feels more like a sauna. Would you know what to do in this situation? You could pick up the phone to call a service technician right away and save you some time, but you may end up spending money on something that could be a quick repair you can handle all on your own.…

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What Can You Do When Your Furnace Doesn't Work?

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When the weather begins to turn cold, you do not want to be without your heating. If you notice that the furnace is not igniting right away, it could mean you have a failed ignition. Before you call for help from an HVAC technician, check the following to narrow down the problem: Make Sure the Thermostat Works When an HVAC does not work correctly, the first thought is there is a system failure.…

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Which AC Repairs Can You DIY—And Which Should Be Left To The Professionals?

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If your air conditioner is leaking, freezing, or cycling on and off too frequently, you may be anxious at the prospect of calling an AC repair service. But while there are some repairs that can be easily (and inexpensively) performed by the enterprising DIY-er, there are other fixes that are only appropriate for a licensed professional. Read on for some troubleshooting tips and tricks, as well as a few situations in which you’ll want to call an AC repair service sooner rather than later.…

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2 Signs Your Electric Oven's Heating Element Is Going Bad

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If you have noticed that your food is either taking longer to cook in your oven or is not cooking evenly, you may start to suspect that there is a problem with the heating element. If so, look for the following signs that your electric oven’s heating element is starting to go bad. 1. Oven Takes Longer to Preheat Besides noticing that your food is taking forever to cook, another sign that indicates that the heating element in your oven is going out is when it takes longer to preheat to the specified temperature.…

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3 Pivotal Tips When Choosing A Replacement Air Conditioning Unit

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There are many appliances in your home that are important, but it’s hard to match what the air conditioning unit does. When it stops working permanently, you need to find a replacement as quickly as possible – otherwise, you’ll be left to deal with the heat. Choosing this replacement will be easy when you utilize the following tips:  See What’s Compatible With Your Property  Unfortunately, not every AC unit will be compatible with your property.…

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3 Heating Maintenance Tips For Unconventional Energy-Efficient Heater Designs

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Today, there are options for many different types of heating systems. Some of these systems include energy-efficient designs that use biomass fuels or geothermal or solar energy. These modern heating systems require a little different maintenance than your conventional boiler or furnace. Here are some heating maintenance tips for your modern, energy-efficient heating system: 1. Geothermal HVAC And What to Check Before You Turn on The Heating One of the oldest energy-efficient HVAC designs is geothermal heat exchangers.…

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Buying A Smoke-Filled Home? How To Clean The Air

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When you purchase a home, you feel like you’re in total control. However, you can’t control everything, especially when it comes to the habits and practices of the previous owner. For this reason, it’s not always possible to purchase a home that is smoke-free. Yet, it is possible to eradicate much of the odor and air quality issues that come from smoking indoors.  Duct Cleaning Ducts are somewhat of a collection site.…

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Is Your Furnace Trying To Tell You Something?

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As colder weather approaches, many homeowners will find themselves turning on their furnaces for the first time of the year. Unfortunately, when a furnace has been in hiatus for the warm summer months, there are a lot of things that can go wrong when winter rolls around. Specifically, there are a few telltale signs that all homeowners should look for that can indicate the need for furnace inspection and/or repair.…

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