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Getting Your Heating and Air Conditioning System Ready for Fall

[fa icon="calendar'] August 30, 2013 at 9:08 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Having your heating and air conditioning system in top shape is important all year long. While many people think of doing maintenance in the spring, before the hot summer weather arrives, it's just as vital to have your system looked at in the fall, prior to cold winter weather. A unit that is in top working condition will save you energy and money.

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DIY Air Conditioner Repair Tip #2 | Check Your Breaker

[fa icon="calendar'] July 26, 2013 at 4:03 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Has your air conditioner ever quit working and you called in an air conditioner repair service only to have the technician come in, flip your breaker, charge you an arm and a leg and leave...after staying at your home for a grand total of 15 minutes? Of course, this leaves you red-faced and with a lighter pocketbook.

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What is HVAC? The Terms You Need To Know

[fa icon="calendar'] June 27, 2013 at 7:26 AM / by Home Services Expert

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What is HVAC? We all know that it has something to do with heating and air conditioning, or more generally home comfort. While it is not necessary to be an expert on the term HVAC and other's used in the home heating and cooling industry, it’s a good idea to have a general understanding of the terms used, especially if you own a home and need to have your unit serviced or even replaced. 

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10 Ways to Give Your Air Conditioner a Break

[fa icon="calendar'] June 21, 2013 at 9:00 AM / by Home Services Expert

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When the temperature rises during the hot summer months you always rush inside into the air conditioning to cool off. Without this wonderful appliance life would not be nearly as good. But have you ever stopped to think that the old AC unit might need a break from time to time? Giving your unit a break occasionally can mean the difference between it running smoothly or you having to pay for an air conditioner repair.

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What to Ask When Getting an Estimate from an Air Conditioning Service

[fa icon="calendar'] June 14, 2013 at 8:20 AM / by Home Services Expert

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As the weather gets warmer your air conditioning system has to work harder to keep you and your family cool. It’s no secret that the unit will probably break down at point in its life and be in need of repair, or replacement at the most inopportune time...probably the hottest day of the year. Knowing what to do next is key in getting your air conditioner serviced for the best possible price.

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False Signs You Need an Air Conditioner Repair

[fa icon="calendar'] June 7, 2013 at 10:10 AM / by Home Services Expert

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The 100+ degree heat has arrived and it’s a scorcher outside. So you stay inside where you can feel the pleasant effects of your air conditioner. But you’re still hot, and your home just doesn’t seem to be cooling down. You think to yourself, do I need an air conditioner repair service? Here are signs that your air conditioner is probably fine and you’re just plain hot:

 

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What a SEER Rating Means for Your Heating and Air Conditioning System

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2013 at 9:06 AM / by Home Services Expert

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When it comes to your heating and air conditioning system, you may have heard the term SEER, but do you know what it means? It’s not something you do to meat in a pan and it’s not someone who can use their eyes really well. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating and has to do with performance of your HVAC system.

 

The operating efficiency of your heating and air conditioning system greatly affects its performance. Most systems have an outdoor compressor unit that matches an indoor unit. These units are tested together and given and Energy Efficiency Rating. Think about it in terms of gas mileage for your car. The miles per gallon you get determine how efficient your car is.

 

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Quick Quiz: Are You Maintaining Your Heating and Air Conditioning System

[fa icon="calendar'] May 24, 2013 at 8:59 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Are you doing enough for your heating and air conditioning system? Summer is just around the corner and we’ve already begun to feel the days heating up. You’ve probably run your heating and air conditioning system a time or two already. Before we reach that 100 degree weather, now is the perfect time to evaluate whether or not you’re doing enough to maintain your heating and air condition system. Take a few minutes to answer the questions below. Be honest! If your answer is “No” or “I have no idea” that’s okay! You’ll have educated yourself in the process and now you’ll know what you need to do so you aren’t left sweating buckets in the middle of summer when your system breaks down.

 

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The Basics of How a Heating and Air Conditioning System Works

[fa icon="calendar'] May 17, 2013 at 9:33 AM / by Home Services Expert

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When looking for a heating and air conditioning system (HVAC), it’s a good idea to be familiar with the different types out there and understand the basics of how they work.

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Factors to Consider When Deciding to Replace Your Heating and Air Conditioning System

[fa icon="calendar'] May 3, 2013 at 9:22 AM / by Home Services Expert

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Deciding when to replace your heating and air conditioning system can be a hard decision.  It will seem like a huge investment - for the price of a new system you could take a really nice all-inclusive vacation and bring your extended family – so deciding whether to fix the current problem or replace the whole system could be the difference between a dream vacation or dreaming of taking a vacation.

A new HVAC system is definitely worth the investment if you need an entirely new system. So how do you know when it is really time to replace it rather than have it fixed?  Here are some factors to consider:

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