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Does Priming Matter For Submersible Well Pumps?

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The pump is one of the most costly components in any residential groundwater system. While pumps themselves can be expensive, the labor required to replace the pump can also be considerable. As a result, it’s crucial to understand how your pump works and what you can do to avoid causing damages that may lead to premature wear or failure. Maintenance is one critical aspect of ensuring a long and reliable life for any pump.…

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What's Hiding Inside Your Dryer Vent? Find Out And Protect Yourself

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Most people don’t know that there are health risks that can be caused by a dirty dryer vent. As long as the dryer is running, it’s usually not a problem, but what about those times when you need to clean a clog out of the machine? In addition to being dangerous for those who operate a dryer regularly, the lint trap on dryers can start clogging up over time, restricting airflow and increasing energy consumption.…

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Can A Tune-Up Bring An Ancient AC Unit Back To Life?

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Do you know how many years are under your home’s air conditioning system’s belt? If you’re lucky, you might be able to find a sticker on the system that indicates its original install date. Most central air conditioning systems will begin to give out before they’re twenty years old, but some particularly hardy units might keep trucking well beyond their “best by” date. It’s usually worthwhile to start thinking about replacement once your system gets older.…

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Know What Is Ailing Your Heating System: 4 Reasons For Calling In Repair Technicians

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When fall slowly transitions into winter, the temperatures drop, and your heating system becomes crucial not only for comfort but also for your well-being. As such, fall is one of the ideal times of the year to have your heat pump, thermostat, and other parts of the heating system checked for possible malfunctions and necessary repairs. You should know how to spot early signs of heater problems and call in a professional.…

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3 Ways Duct Cleaning Can Create a Healthy Home

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Air ducts that are gunked up with dust, dirt, and other contaminants are the “common cold” of residential HVAC systems. Virtually every home can benefit from regular duct cleaning to maintain good HVAC system airflow. This guide will explain three ways duct cleaning can create a healthy home. 1. Healthy Family Particles on the inside of your ductwork can spread into the air every time you use your HVAC system. If your ducts haven’t been cleaned for several years, they could be lined with allergens like dust, pet dander, dust mites, and pollen.…

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4 Tell-Tale Signs You Should Consider Replacing Your Air Conditioning Unit

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One of the biggest decisions homeowners have to make is when they should replace their air conditioning system. While replacing your unit is a considerable investment, the same case applies to repairing an old, inefficient system. So, how can you tell that it’s time to consider replacing your unit? Here are a few signs to watch out for. 1. You have moisture build-up As your air conditioner operates, it creates moisture.…

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3 Signs You Need To Call In An Emergency Heating Repair Team

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Having adequate heat when it is cold or freezing outside is essential. Having your furnace act up when it is cold outside can cause your home to go from comfortable to uncomfortable fast. It is necessary to understand the signs that your furnace is not working correctly and that it needs emergency assistance. Smell Heating Oil or Gas The fuel that is used to heat up your furnace, be it natural gas or heating oil, should be contained within the system.…

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Air Conditioning Installation Tips For Your Guest House

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If you have just had a guest house built on your property, or if you’re making some major renovations and improvements to your existing guest house, you might be thinking about installing an air conditioning unit. After all, if you live in an area with a warm climate — at least in the summer months — you probably want to make sure that your guests can stay comfortable. These tips for installing air conditioning in your guest house are sure to be helpful.…

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Air Conditioning System Maintenance: 4 Parts That Need Attention

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It is nearly impossible to survive hot weather without a system to cool your house. For this reason, you should keep your air conditioning appliance in perfect condition by scheduling regular professional maintenance. Failing to follow this simple rule can lead to a decline in your AC’s efficiency and, in turn, cause your energy bills to hike. During maintenance checks, the HVAC contractor examines all the components and fixes any faults.…

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Problems That Can Cause the Need for Residential Boiler Repair

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Boilers for residential heating typically are very reliable, especially if the equipment is maintained as recommended. In general, repair service is needed much less frequently than for forced-air furnaces. Nevertheless, like other heating systems, a boiler may eventually require repair work. A pump, valve, or other components could malfunction. Boiler repairs by local technicians can resolve issues that develop and returns the equipment to proper working order. About Boiler Systems Most boilers are fueled with natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas, known as propane.…

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