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6 Tips for Winterizing Your HVAC Systems

With cold winter months just around the corner, your home is gradually transitioning its reliance on its HVAC system. After summer months spent leaning on the air conditioner to maintain a cool home interior, your furnace is about to shake off months of hibernation as you depend on its heating capacity to keep your household warm this summer. Its time to start winterizing your HVAC system. But these powerful appliances can’t do their jobs without regular maintenance and tuneups to

The 10 Most Common Furnace Problems

An out-of-order furnace isn’t just an inconvenience for homeowners and residents. In cold winter temperatures, furnace issues can be downright dangerous, even making it impossible to safety stay in your place. When your home’s (heater is not working), you can’t afford to delay furnace repairs or replacements, even if you’re concerned about the cost. Low temperatures in your home are not only a risk to everyone living with you, but it can increase the risk of frozen pipes and subsequent

Do You Need a Fall HVAC Tune-Up? Find Out Here

If you made it through the summer without running into any air conditioner issues, count yourself lucky. When temperatures rise, your A/C unit shoulders a heavy burden in trying to keep your home cool—and this hard work can leave a lasting mark on your appliance as temperatures start to drop. For this reason, the fall season is a popular time to schedule A/C tune-ups before covering the appliance or storing it away for the winter months. If you’ve never scheduled

5 Signs That Its Time to Replace Your Air Conditioner

Air conditioners do a lot of heavy lifting for residential homes as summer heats rise. Unfortunately, that workload means that even the best air conditioning units wear out and require replacement over time. Most air conditioners don’t completely break down overnight. Instead, they start wearing out over time, and developing new problems that forewarn homeowners that they’ll soon need a replacement for their air conditioner. But exactly when is it time to replace a central air conditioner—and what are the

Is a Plumbing Inspection Necessary When Buying a New Home?

After your offer on a home is accepted, every home buyer has a limited window of time where they can bring in experts to perform inspections and make sure the home isn’t hiding any serious issues that would lead to increased costs for the buyer. In some cases, homeowners might pay for an overall home inspection from a licensed inspector that reviews everything in a home, including structures, insulation, electric, plumbing, and other aspects of the building. But some homeowners

What To Do If a Bird Nests in Your A/C Unit

Birds build their nests in locations that offer shelter and safety. But sometimes those locations can be a huge inconvenience for the humans living at those properties. Unfortunately, the cavernous space of an air conditioner unit can be attractive to birds looking to nest and lay eggs—and for homeowners and renters alike, the problem is difficult to ignore. Birds typically make a home in air conditioning units during times of the year when these units aren’t being actively used. But

Your A/C and Seasonal Allergies

You’ve noticed a trend in your home: you turn on your air conditioner, and soon after, you’re sneezing and experiencing an allergy attack. Given the relationship between those two events, it makes sense that many people would start to suspect their air conditioner is putting something in the air that they’re allergic to. While that assumption isn’t entirely accurate, the impact of your air conditioner on your allergies isn’t quite that simple. To help clear up the common misconceptions of

Why Is My Electric Bill So High: 5 Reasons

  A high utilities bill can be a point of frustration for any homeowner or renter. When your electricity bill spikes, it’s natural to want to figure out why—and to make changes that will save you money on this bill in the future. A high electricity bill can be caused by many different factors—and oftentimes, your bill may be inflated by several different contributing factors. If you’re trying to figure out what causes your electric bill to be high, here’s

Signs Your A/C Line is Clogged

While many homeowners might never have even noticed the condensate line on the side of their air conditioner, this small drain pipe plays a crucial role in the proper functioning of your A/C unit—and when it becomes clogged, A/C cooling problems aren’t far behind. Whether you handle A/C maintenance on your own or bring in an HVAC expert to handle your A/C cleaning and tuneups, it’s easy to overlook an HVAC drain line cleaning. If this line is neglected long

Tips to Keep Your Home Cool In a Heat Wave

High heat places a lot of stress on your home’s air conditioning unit. Even a fully functional air conditioner can struggle to maintain your desired indoor temperatures when heat waves strike. Add in poor insulation and/or an aging, undersized A/C unit, and you can suddenly find yourself in a situation where your indoor temperatures are steadily rising. If your A/C unit is losing the battle against high heat, you can take steps to support its cooling and stem the rising