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Air Conditioning Maintenance: Tips to Make Your AC Ready for Summer

The summer months can be hard on your air conditioner/HVAC system. If you ensure the right air conditioning maintenance for your system on a regular basis, your home will remain comfortable all year long. The key is proper HVAC system…

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Added by John White on August 27, 2018 at 12:20am — 1 Comment

Furnace Duct Cleaning: Know About Their Pros and Cons

Your furnace’s ductwork is designed to keep your home at a constant temperature throughout the year. While duct cleaning is essential, there are pros and cons if you are thinking of doing the work. Hiring a professional HVAC technician means that you get fast, efficient,…

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Added by John White on August 24, 2018 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

The Leading Edge in the Nation’s Capital

Nick knows homes. Several years ago, he started volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. He also helped modify a home that was part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, a competition for students to design and build high-performance buildings powered by renewable energy. On top of that, he’s built six passive houses. So when Nick decided to create an addition to his own home in Washington DC, he was naturally committed to transforming it into a…

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Added by Pearl Home Certification on August 23, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Top Reasons to Consider Seasonal HVAC Maintenance

You expect a lot out of your HVAC system throughout the seasons. You want cold air in the summer and warm air in the winter. To boost the functioning of your HVAC system all year long and to catch any potential problems at the onset, it is recommended to schedule…

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Added by John White on August 10, 2018 at 2:15am — 1 Comment

Top 5 Ways to Conserve Energy and Save on Your Air Conditioner Bill

Air conditioners are the essential bastions of cool breezes when the mercury skyrockets and the hot summer sun begins to bake down on…

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Added by John White on July 16, 2018 at 1:34am — 1 Comment

Tips to Detect and Repair Problems with Your Residential AC Unit

Even with proper maintenance, your A/C unit can still have issues from time to time. Some of the most common problems are easily solvable through troubleshooting if you have the proper awareness of your AC unit. Additionally, you can hire the right residential AC repair services for regular maintenance of your HVAC unit. They have the training and the…

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Added by John White on June 29, 2018 at 12:57am — 1 Comment

It’s Time to Replace Your Old Furnace and Air Unit with HVAC System

Eventually, every old furnace and air unit must be replaced by an air conditioning installation service with a new HVAC system. It’s a long-term decision, so you have to approach the issue of maintenance vs. replacement…

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Added by John White on June 22, 2018 at 12:13am — 1 Comment

HVAC Maintenance Checklist for Spring Cleaning

It's time for spring cleaning! Most people give every room in their home, and sometimes even their garage a good once over to get rid of the staleness that lingers after a long winter. While you're making your cleaning list for the house, create a maintenance list that includes HVAC services as well It doesn't do any good to just clean the inside of your home if your HVAC unit is just going to be blowing the winter dust…

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Added by John White on June 5, 2018 at 1:28am — 1 Comment

Summer Checklist of HVAC systems

These points can help anyone to gear up their HVAC unit for chilling summer. Here are some more checklists points are followings:

Here are some more checklists points are followings:

  • First you should check the thermostat settings to ensure that the heating and cooling system keeps you comfortable and also saving your energy.…

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Added by John White on May 28, 2018 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

How Does a Duct System Work, and Why is it So Important?

The channel or distribution of air used to cool and heat your home is a collection tube that distributes heated or cooled air to the different rooms. This branch of rectangular or rectangular tubes, usually made of metal plates, fiberglass sheet or flexible plastic and the composite yarn is found in your home. The pipeline system is designed to provide "conditioned" air conditioning - it is heated or cooled by heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) devices - and to…

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Added by John White on May 28, 2018 at 12:42am — 1 Comment

Reasons Behind Air Condition System Failure

There are several reasons behind your air conditioning is not working or fail to provide proper cooling, such as the presence of faulty compressor. Apart from that, there are several other reasons too that might affect the proper functioning of your residential AC Unit;

  • Your AC unit air filter might be clogged or dirty.

  • It might be due to improper working of fan or fan motor of your AC.

  • Dirty condenser…

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Added by John White on May 28, 2018 at 12:20am — 1 Comment

What to Expect from a New HVAC Unit Installation Cost

The cost of installing an HVAC unit, such as an air conditioner installation in Laguna Hills, will vary from location to location and system to system. While a ballpark estimate can be provided, there are several factors that must be taken into consideration that will vary dramatically with each situation.

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The cost of installing an HVAC unit, such as an air conditioner installation in Laguna Hills, will…

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Added by John White on May 22, 2018 at 1:07am — 1 Comment

How to Choose the Right HVAC Contractor for Your Residential Complex

If you own a residential complex, you can’t leave your HVAC responsibilities to just anyone. You need to hire a residential HVAC contractor who is capable of servicing a large number of units and making sure each one continues to run smoothly.

Read on to learn more about selecting the right HVAC contractor for your residential complex.

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Added by John White on May 1, 2018 at 12:56am — 1 Comment

Looking to Make Your Home More Comfortable and Healthy? Building Scientists Say ‘Air Seal First. See Your House as a System & Look Up in the Attic.’

Caption:  Average monthly energy bills are $14 at the Villas at Rocketts Landing,  DOE's  2017, Housing Innovation Award Winner, thanks to a combination of solar power, tight construction, air sealing and innovation HVAC system placement and insulation. 

Building scientists are a data-driven skeptical bunch. When…

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Added by Ian Halpern on February 28, 2018 at 10:40am — 6 Comments

Make a smart thermostat decision

In the middle of a cold, unforgiving winter, a thermostat may be the most crucial device in any New England home. Modern technology provides a wealth of products when it comes to heating controls. Recently, smart thermostats have risen in popularity and have proven to be a valuable choice for homeowners that seek efficiency and convenience.

WHAT IS A SMART THERMOSTAT?

A smart thermostat integrates with WiFi and your smartphone device in order to control your heating system…

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Added by HomeWiz on December 13, 2017 at 1:08pm — No Comments

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Added by Sanaya Robles on November 8, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Wonky HVAC System

Yesterday I showed a home that was a complete remodel with added square footage.  The original house was 775 sq ft., stick built in 1946, with maybe a 6" crawl space.  The owner added 1000 sq ft to the main house and built a separate finished "workshop" on a separate HVAC system.  

Walking around the side of the house, I saw an HVAC system twice the normal width with a faded sticker.  It was a Goodman but that's all I could tell from the outside.  No idea how old it was but the…

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Added by Jan Green on September 7, 2016 at 11:24pm — 9 Comments

Bonus room attic walls heat load

Hi Everyone...

First of all I am 59yr old retired Federal employee. I took HVAC in a trade school 30 years ago. While working a full time job, HVAC was basically side work for me. After a couple years of  residential installs and service work, I transferred into the building maintenance dept. HVAC was 75-80% of my job. We went to several onsite schools for a couple days here and there for the newest HCAV stuff. Keep in mind this is all commercial units we are working on in Federally…

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Added by Anthony Adams on February 12, 2016 at 2:15pm — 4 Comments

All that You Need to Know About Carbon Air Filters

Furnace filters work to expel cruel polluting influences from your indoor air supply. These substances incorporate outside particulates and undesirable airborne pathogens. While there is an extensive variety of air filters with different scopes of filtration limit, generally these filters just uproot contaminants at a particulate level.

This implies undesirable…

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