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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.

2 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Central Air System

23 May 2017
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A central air system can often be the single most effective means at your disposal when it comes to keeping your home cool in the summer, but it often does need a little bit of help in order to complete that task efficiently and without breaking down. Listed below are two ways to get the most out of your central air system. Keep The System From Freezing Up One of the biggest problems that you can run into with a central air system is that it can begin to freeze up, which occurs when the condensation on the air conditioner itself causes the coils within the system to freeze. Read More …

A Closer Look At The Often Disregarded Advantages Of A Home Air Conditioner

14 May 2017
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If you are like the majority of homeowners, when the temperatures start rising where you live, the first thing you will do is head for the thermostat to turn your home's air conditioning system on so you can cool down. Even though an air conditioner in the home is often thought of as just as luxury, this modern home feature provides far more advantages than just keeping your home cool. Yet, staying cool is your biggest concern so the other advantages of having a central AC unit get disregarded. Read More …

Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Efficiently With These DIY Maintenance Tips

6 June 2016
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When the hot weather hits and you start relying on your home air conditioner to keep your house cool, you want it working at its best during peak usage. It's a good idea to have it inspected early in the season by a heating and air conditioning service. But there are also a couple of maintenance tasks that you can do yourself to keep it working well. Here is what you can do yourself to keep your AC in top shape all season long. Read More …

Insulating Your Pipes: A Primer

11 May 2016
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As the cold winter months come in, it's important to take any precaution you can against the possibility of frozen pipes. Frozen pipes can lead to burst pipes, and burst pipes can lead to a hefty amount paid out of pocket for repairs. Throughout the course of this brief guide, you'll learn a bit about insulating your pipes and why it is a good idea. Saving Money Insulating your pipes is an inexpensive way to prevent you from having to spend far more cash down the road. Read More …

The Advantages Of Geothermal Heating For A Homeonwer

5 April 2016
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You don't have to have your home parked over a geyser in order to benefit from geothermal heating and cooling for your home, yet there are those who think that geothermal heating only refers to harnessing the earth's heat in order to provide heating for a home. That type of heating requires a heat source that is close to the earth's surface. While that type of heating will not work in most neighborhoods, a ground-source heat pump will. Read More …