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Common Causes of Furnace Fires and How to Prevent Them

According to the National Fire Protection Association, heating equipment fires have been the second leading cause of home fires, and nearly half of all home heating fires occurred in the upcoming months of December, January, and February. As the colder temperatures begin to set in, reliance on heating equipment increases – and so should safety…

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Are There Creepy Critters in Your HVAC?

Of course, this time of year you expect to see a lot more creepy critters around the house – but as Halloween decorations, not pests in your HVAC. Ironically, there are probably both. When the temperatures outside drop, there’s a mad rush for the warmth inside. Even those with exoskeletons are instinctively seeking out places…

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To Cover or Not to Cover Your Air Conditioner in the Fall

When you’re prepping your home for the upcoming change of seasons, you may want to add “cover the air conditioning unit” on your to-do list. It’s true, your outdoor cooling unit is built to endure weather elements like rain, snow, and other harsh weather conditions. However, in Autumn, keeping out the falling leaves, twigs, seeds…

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This is What Happens When You Don’t Change Your Air Filter

When it’s time to change the oil filter in your car, a little indicator lets you know. That’s because changing the oil filter regularly is important – perhaps the single best thing you can do for car maintenance. It’s also true that changing the air filter on a recommended and regular basis is one of…

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Checklist to Prepare Your Home for Fall

Fall is a good time to take a look at things around the house that need to be addressed for the cold months ahead. Use this handy checklist to take care of prepping your home inside and out: Check your heating system Reset your thermostat Seal those leaks Add insulation Clean out the chimney Keep…

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How to Avoid Common HVAC Scams

There’s a certain amount of trust that’s involved with most business arrangements. When you take your car in to be serviced, you trust they’ll diagnose and repair the right problem. When you go to the dentist, you trust only the tooth that needs fixing will get fixed. However, things are not always what they seem.…

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6 Ways to Childproof Your Registers

Maybe your one-year-old has pulled up a register off the floor and had it land on their fingers or toes. Or maybe you’ve found a surprising number of little toys or mystery objects near the register vents (making you wonder what has already made its way down the ductwork…) For whatever reason, kids seem to…

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How Hail Can Damage Your AC Equipment

Air conditioning manufacturers don’t just send their equipment out into the world unprotected. They provide a metal case around the condenser coil and a wire cage/grill to protect the fan and this is for good reason. According to the National Weather Service, hail causes $1 billion worth of damage each year. Your air conditioner’s housing…

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Vacation Tips for Your Home

When you leave your home for an extended period, it’s good to prepare it for your absence to keep energy costs down while you’re away. Adjusting the temperature Don’t turn your HVAC system completely off when you leave for vacation. It might seem like a good idea, but there’s a reason to keep a minimally…

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Where Should You Put Your Air Conditioner for Best Performance?

You may just think your air conditioning equipment should be in an inconspicuous place, but there’s a lot more to placing the equipment than simply hiding it. The efficiency and life span of your equipment is greatly impacted by its placement. Location, location, location The location of your air conditioner really does matter. You can…

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