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Furnace Troubleshooting | Common Problems & Easy Solutions

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A furnace is crucial for comfort and survival in cold winter weather. Without it, we would still be huddling around wood fires to stay warm. Unfortunately, furnaces need regular professional tune-ups and homeowner upkeep to run strongly and efficiently. Even with proper maintenance, however, furnaces can break down and develop problems that impede regular functioning.

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What to Know About HVAC Systems and the Rain

With all the recent precipitation, now’s a good time to go over the effects of rain on your heating and air conditioning system. Luckily, your outdoor HVAC units are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, such as rain, snow, and even a little hail. Unfortunately, if there are bad weather conditions, you may have to

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7 Home Heating System Types 

It can be hard to let go of your old heating system and commit to a new one you hardly know. If you have an aging unit that needs replacement, however, it can be exciting to see the variety of heating technologies available as replacement options. All of these systems come in different models and

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Is There Water or Moisture Around Your AC Vents?

What are those water spots on the ceiling? Does it look as if the vents are leaking? If you find water or moisture around your HVAC vents, take action fast! Continue reading to learn more about moisture and water damage around your home’s AC vents. Condensation What causes condensation to form on the air ducts

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How Long Will My Furnace Last? When Should I Replace It?

Everything has an expiration date. When something is important, or expensive, extending its lifespan as much as possible is beneficial and preferable. Do you know the expected lifespan of your furnace? Or what you can do in the meantime to upkeep its functionality and longevity? How Long Will My Furnace Last? One question we hear

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3 Common Reasons a Home A/C Will Overheat and Shut Down

Imagine you get home from a hard day of work, only to realize…your air conditioner isn’t working. Your home is hot and muggy, and you’re a sweaty mess already! This is a common scenario when summer hits and the air conditioner overheats. When it overheats, it will trip the circuit breaker—and continue to do so

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7 Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner Smells Bad

Is there a bad smell in your home that seems to get worse when your air conditioner is running? While of course you want to get to the source of the bad smell and to eliminate it, you may not realize that a bad smell in your home can also be a sign of serious

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