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  • Why Your AC Is Leaking Water

    It's dangerous to use a leaking air conditioner (AC) is because it's a health hazard. For example, the moisture increases the risk of mold growth, and mold causes respiratory health issues. At the same time, the water can also cause electrical shorts and damage. Here are some of the reasons your AC may leak water: The Drain Lien Is Clogged The condensate drain line is responsible for getting rid of the condensation that inevitably forms when the AC is operating.
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  • 3 Summer Maintenance Tips For Your Furnace

    Just because you're not running your furnace during the summer months doesn't mean that you should ignore it. In fact, the summer is the perfect time of year to perform needed maintenance on your furnace. Since it's not in use, performing some maintenance tasks shouldn't cause you any disruption or leave you freezing on a cold day. Take a look at some simple things that you can do this summer to make sure that your furnace is in good working order when you're ready to turn it on next fall or winter.
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  • What Type Of Heating Is Best For An Attached In-Law Suite?

    Home additions or basement renovations are some of the most efficient ways to add space to your home so an adult child or aging parent can move into your home. However, these spaces can be a little tricky to heat without some careful preparations. Decide how you want to heat your in-law suite before starting the construction or renovation so you can plan accordingly for the equipment you choose to install.
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  • Investigating a Water Heater That Creates Water That Is Too Hot

    If you have a water heater in your home that is not producing enough water, then you likely understand that the appliance may need to be replaced. However, if the opposite is happening in your home and you notice that the appliance is actually releasing water that is way too hot, then you may not be sure exactly what to do.  Investigate the Thermostat Settings The first thing you should do when discovering that your water is too hot coming from the water heater is to investigate the thermostat.
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  • Radiant Heating: Common Misconceptions From Business Owners

    As a business owner, choosing the appropriate form of heat for your building could easily be deemed as one of the most important decisions you make. In business, it is all about offsetting costs to enhance your profits, and heating your building is one of the areas in which improvements can be made. While radiant floor heating is a logical choice in a business setting, most business owners will skip over the whole idea and go for something more traditional where heating units are concerned.
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  • Why Is The Wall Around Your Ductless Air Conditioner Moist?

    Ductless air conditioners can be a lifesaver when you need to keep your home cool without tearing down the walls to install ducts. But like all air conditioning systems, they are prone to a number of issues. One issue that homeowners often notice is that the wall where their ductless air handler is mounted gets a bit moist. This is not an issue you should ignore -- whether it happens once in awhile or frequently.
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  • Vertical Axis, Horizontal Axis: Positives And Negatives Of Geothermal Systems Installations

    Geothermal systems for heating and cooling are an investment, but they are a very worthwhile investment. If you are going to install a geothermal system for your industrial plant, you are installing the means to reduce your carbon footprint and turn your plant into a very "green" company. However, it may be of interest to you to know that these systems are installed along a vertical or horizontal axis, which means you need to have enough open property to excavate the installation site.
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  • Understanding Unbalanced HVAC Duct Leakage

    Duct leaks are one of the most common sources of home energy loss. Not only that, but they increase the run times—and thus the general wear and tear—on your system. If you would like to learn more about the perils of duct leaks, as well as how to identify them, read on. This article will introduce you to the subject of unbalanced duct leakage. Unbalanced Duct Leaks The majority of duct leaks fall into the category of unbalanced leaks.
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  • 3 Ways Your Duct System Can Contribute To Poor Air Quality

    With summer right around the corner, it's almost time for air conditioning season to begin. While the relief that an AC brings is an undeniably great thing, problems with your duct system can also lead to indoor air whose quality is far short of acceptable. If you would like to learn more about what factors contribute to poor air quality, read on. This article will discuss three problems to be aware of.
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  • Water Bill Go Up? How To Detect If You Have A Leak

    If you have noticed that your water bill has gone up, you either are using more water in your home than usual or you have a leak. Fortunately, there are things you can do to check if the problem is due to a leak. You can then contact a plumber to repair the issue for you. If you do not, a small leak can easily lead to a much larger one and cause significant damage.
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