• Why Shouldn't You Add Water To Your Steam Boiler?

    When it comes to your home's heating system, adding water to a steam boiler is like putting a bandaid over a cut that needs stitches. It might keep the problem out of sight for a little while, but it won't address the real issue. If your boiler frequently needs more water, that's a sign that something is wrong with your home's steam heating system. Adding more water or installing an automated system that refills the boiler when the level drops too low may mean that you're ignoring a severe problem that will only worsen over time.
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  • Repair Or Maintenance Issue? Identifying Problems With Your AC

    The distinction between HVAC repair and maintenance issues can sometimes seem confusing and a little blurry. Of course, many poor maintenance habits will eventually lead to component failures and costly repairs, further blurring the line. As a homeowner, it's helpful to recognize the difference so you can understand how to address problems with your AC before they become more severe. While it's never a bad idea to contact an HVAC contractor when in doubt, this guide will help you make a quick and dirty diagnosis of three problems you might be facing to determine if they originate with poor maintenance habits.
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  • Do You Need a New Furnace?

    One thing is clear: you should not do a heating installation on your own. There are too many electrical and ductwork areas to address to make this a professional job only, even if you have some experience with HVAC systems. That being said, it's wise to know when you need a new furnace, especially when you've just bought your home or you have had the same heating system for some time.
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