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  • Simple Strategies That Can Help You Save On Water, Heating, And Cooling Costs

    If you are like most people, you want to find ways to save money on bills. This is why it makes sense to take some time to look at everyday things you may be doing that are causing your utility bills to be higher. The following are some measures you can take to conserve water and reduce your heating and cooling costs.  Heating and Cooling - Ensure that you have an adjustable thermostat installed and that it is working properly.
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  • Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With These Four Suggestions

    Have you noticed that your respiratory issues seem to get worse when you are in your home? If so, you may have poor indoor air quality. Many people like to think of polluted air as an outdoor issue but it can also be cumbersome inside of homes particularly because of enclosed space. The following are a few things that you can do to improve your indoor air quality. Clean Frequently
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  • Before You Go Away On Vacation, Make Sure You HVAC System Is Set And Protected

    Nothing ruins your summer vacation vibe faster than coming home to a broken AC unit or a through-the-roof energy bill. If you plan on leaving your air conditioning on while you're away, there is always a risk that something could go wrong – but you can minimize that risk by following these tips. Set your thermostat higher. There's no need to keep your home at a chilly 68 or 70 when you're not there – but you don't want to turn it off completely, or you'll come home to a humid heat-box.
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  • Comparing Desiccant And Compressor Dehumidifiers

    Dehumidifiers, like their name suggests, work to remove moisture from the air in order to maintain comfort levels within your home and improve overall air quality. There are two main types of dehumidifiers on the market, both of which perform the same function but do so in a different manner. Understanding the differences in what both desiccant and compressor dehumidifiers have to offer can help you choose the type of dehumidifier that best suits your home's needs.
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  • Preparing Your Furnace For Non-Use In The Summer

    Once winter comes to an end, you will get to enjoy a few months of not having to use your furnace. During those months, your furnace will sit idle. Before you power down the furnace for the summer, it is important that you prepare the furnace for a little vacation. Here, you will learn how to do just that. You will need a few supplies including: Screwdriver Spray lubricant New furnace filter Shop-vac with brush and crevice attachments Turn off the Gas
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  • Two Things To Consider When Buying A Tankless Water Heater For A Tiny Home

    The primary challenge of designing and building a tiny house is maximizing available space. The average tiny house is about 186 square feet, which doesn't leave a lot of room for things like hot water tanks. While tankless water heaters are a good option for this type of home, the diversity of options can make it difficult to choose the right one. Here are two main things to consider when picking a tankless water heater for your tiny home.
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  • 2 Common Questions About Heat Pumps

    Heat pumps are efficient units for heating the home. If you are considering this option for heating your home, you will have some decisions to make. Below, you will find some help answering some of those questions. Will the heat pump keep your home warm enough during the coldest winter days? In very cold climates, heat pumps can struggle to heat the home. Know that many heat pumps come with emergency heating systems to help keep the home at a comfortable temperature.
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  • Four Things To Do For Your Air Conditioning

    There are certain things you will want to do for your air conditioning system to help ensure that it continues to run smoothly. Every once in a while, be sure to do these four things: Check the Thermostat: If the thermostat is not working, then there is no way that you can adjust the temperature of the air conditioning. This means that it could be stuck blowing out air that is too cold or too warm for you.
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  • 3 Possible Reasons Why Your Shower Isn't Producing Hot Water

    When you turn on the shower, you expect the water to be nice and warm. The last thing you want is the water to turn ice cold in the middle of your shower. Unfortunately, it isn't always a case of waiting on the hot water heater to generate more hot water. There are plenty of other things that can cause your shower to stop producing hot water. If this happened to you, here are a couple places to look.
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  • How A Bad Heat Pump Leads To A Decreased Amount Of Warm Air

    It can be annoying when a central heating system stops producing a sufficient amount of warm air when it is cold in the house. If there is a visible flame lit in the pilot of your furnace, it is possible that the heating problem stems from malfunctioning heat pumps. Find out in this article what can go wrong with a heat pump that causes inefficient heat, and how much a new pump is estimated to cost.
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