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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 Common Residential Electrical Problems

12 April 2022
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Maintaining an efficient electrical system is critical to ensuring the safety of your family and property. As such, you need to schedule regular inspections with a reliable electrical specialist. Doing so allows the professionals to detect underlying issues before they become a hazard. Check out the different issues to expect with your home's electrical system. Electrical Transients A burning smell, burn marks on your electrical outlets, and buzzing sounds from outlets are all signs of electrical transients. Read More …

4 Parts of Your Gas Furnace a Heating Maintenance Technician Needs to Clean During a Service Call

21 March 2022
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Heating maintenance is important whether you have an electric or gas furnace. However, it's even more important when you use gas since the combustion process in the furnace creates carbon monoxide that could potentially harm your family. By making sure your furnace is clean and operating properly, you can eliminate the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Here are important parts of your furnace a heating maintenance technician needs to check and clean. Read More …

4 Pieces Of Fire Equipment Your Homeowner’s Association Fire Department Should Have

28 February 2022
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It is important to make sure that your homeowner's association fire department is well-equipped. Here are a few pieces of fire equipment to consider investing in to enhance the effectiveness of your HOA fire department: A Hose Pack  One helpful piece of fire equipment you should consider investing in for your homeowner's association is a hose pack. This type of equipment will allow your firefighter team to make an extra fire hose portable so that it can be used in places where the fire truck cannot easily reach. Read More …

Anatomy Of A Repair: Diagnosing A Pressure Switch Error Code

1 February 2022
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There's a world of difference between do-it-yourself solutions to HVAC problems and professional repairs. While many small things around the home are easy to fix, your gas furnace can be a surprisingly sophisticated piece of machinery, and it often requires careful diagnosis. Not taking this complexity into account can lead to failed repairs or wasted money on unnecessary parts replacements. This guide will go over the anatomy of a seemingly straightforward exhaust fan repair and explain some potential pitfalls that can lead to an inaccurate diagnosis and wasted money. Read More …

Why Replacing Your Residential Boiler Is Important After Twenty Years Of Service

20 December 2021
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The boiler in your home heats the water for your heating system, and in some cases, also handles the domestic hot water you use daily. Often boilers work for many years but having a new boiler installation done to replace the aging unit has some specific benefits and can save you money.  New Boilers A new boiler has a few essential details if you are considering an upgrade. Newer boiler systems are smaller and take up less space in the basement of your home. Read More …