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How to Keep Your Cool When the Mercury is Rising

When the heat is rising to record-breaking levels, it can be really tough to stay cool. This summer, I found that my air conditioner had trouble keeping up with the temperatures. It wasn't that the AC wasn't working, it was just that I couldn't seem to get my house cooled down as much as I wanted. I worried that I would have to replace the whole AC system. Luckily, I have a good friend who works as an HVAC contractor. He took a look at my system and gave good news -- it didn't need to be replaced. Instead, he shared a lot of tips for helping my air conditioner work more efficiently, as well as some ideas to help supplement the AC and keep the house cooler. I'm using those tips to create this blog to share ways for all of us to keep cool on the hottest days.

What Should You Know About Thermostat Placement?

30 December 2019
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If you're having a new heating system installed in your home, then you're likely worried about big-picture decisions. It can be easy to get wrapped up in decisions over energy efficiency or the number of heating zones and miss out on lower-level decisions such as thermostat placement. While contractors will often make these decisions themselves, it is essential to understand why these choices are made so that you can request changes as necessary. Read More …

Symptoms Of A Malfunctioning Heating System

22 November 2019
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When the weather starts to cool, it means full-time work for your heating. When the heating system has been quiet for months, your heating may not work as well as it should right away. Here are some signs to look out for so you do not have any cold nights this winter season: No Hot Air An obvious sign of trouble is the lack of hot air coming through the heating system. Read More …

Choosing The Right Filter For Your Air Conditioner

22 October 2019
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One way to prevent unnecessary damage to your air conditioner is to change the filter on schedule. If you forget and the filter gets caked with dust, your air conditioner struggles to work, and it can get dusty and grimy inside. This might cause your AC to ice over or shut down. Changing the filter once a month or as often as instructed by the filter or AC manufacturer is important, and so is choosing the right filter. Read More …

The Different Types Of Clogs Commercial Plumbers See Vs. Residential Plumbing Clogs

13 September 2019
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Do you ever stop to think about how pipes and plumbing of different sorts experience different clogs? Residential plumbers are faced with very different sorts of clogs than commercial plumbing contractors. What clogs a pipe in a factory is rarely what clogs a pipe in your bathroom at home. Here are some of the more astonishing clogs commercial plumbers see and what they do to clear these clogs.  Crude Oil Clumps Read More …

Do You Have A Leak In Your Wall?

9 August 2019
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Most homeowners do cursory leak inspections. They make sure faucets aren't dripping, that the cabinets beneath a sink are dry, and that water isn't puddling around the tap handles. One place they often don't consider checking for leaks, though, is in the walls. Considering that the bulk of your plumbing pipes and water supply lines run through your walls or beneath the house in the basement or crawlspace, this is a major oversight that can result in extensive damage in the event a leak does occur. Read More …