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How To Service Your AC’s Condenser Coils

The condenser unit is perhaps the most vital component of a central AC system. Many people don't realize that the condenser is actually the large appliance on the outside of the house that is often called the air conditioner. No matter what you call it, the condenser needs to be cleaned and serviced on a regular basis. The most important element of a condenser unit is the coil system. This article explains how the coils work, why they are so vital to your AC system, and how to simply clean them. Read More 

What to Look for in a Professional Furnace Tune-Up

As a homeowner, the last thing you want to deal with during the frigid winter months is a broken furnace. Not only can emergency repairs be expensive, but a non-working furnace on a cold day can put your home at risk of burst pipes and other expensive damage. The best way to avoid a mid-winter furnace problem is to schedule annual inspections with a reputable HVAC company. And by knowing that to look for in a furnace inspection, you can ultimately choose the right professional for the job. Read More 

Three Heating Problems To Call A Heating Contractor For

There are many problems with your heater that can come about that you will want to hire a heating contractor for. This includes some of the common problems that you ought to know about. When you know about some of the common problems, you can be sure that you call in a heating contractor right away to resolve it before it becomes worse. Here are three common heating problems to know about: Read More 

3 Compressor-Related Issues That Can Impact Your AC’s Function

The compressor in a central air conditioner compresses a gas refrigerant fuel to allow that fuel to move on throughout the cooling system. If the compressor fails to push out that refrigerant, the system can't function and you won't receive any cooled air. If your system has stopped cooling unexpectedly, the compressor is a good place to start troubleshooting. Here are a few compressor-related issues that can impact your air conditioner's functionality. Read More 

How To Reduce Your Water Heater Energy Use When Renting

When you are renting an apartment, one of the major appliances that is probably contributing to your heating bill is your water heater. Water heaters, whether run on gas or electricity, are one of the bigger energy users in a home. When you are renting a home, you most likely cannot upgrade or modify the water heater or your faucets to reduce energy use associated with your water heater. However, there are still a few things that you should be able to do as a renter that will lower your water heater energy related costs. Read More