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Can Zone Dampers Prolong Your Air Conditioner's Lifespan?

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A zone damper is a device installed in your HVAC system ductwork that is designed to regulate where the air goes within your home. A closed damper will prevent air from going to a certain room of the home, and open dampers allow air to pass through. Utilizing your dampers will not only prevent cooling rooms that are not utilized, but will create a balanced air distribution effect in the other rooms.…

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The Ultimate Beginner's Guide To Air Conditioning Filters

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Your air conditioner sucks in air and blows it out again, over and over throughout the day. If dust and other debris is not removed from this air with each circulation, your air just grows dirtier and dirtier over time. Thankfully, this is the job of your air conditioner’s filter. The filter traps debris so it does not just keep recirculating, leading to higher indoor air quality. But while the concept is simple, there’s a bit more to AC filters than you might expect.…

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Dealing With Inadequate Airflow With Your A/C? Here's Why.

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When it comes to your HVAC systems, it is crucial that there is adequate airflow. Without it, you will not be comfortable inside your home. Not only that, but your air conditioning and heating unit will also suffer from unnecessary damage and premature wear and tear due to the fact that airflow issues can and will increase the overall amount of stress on the system and possibly result in breakdowns. Now, there are a number of reasons that poor airflow can occur, but here are a few of the most common:…

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What Could Go Wrong With an HVAC Installation at Your Home?

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When your central heating and cooling system stops working in the middle of summer, you might be tempted to rush out and buy the first unit you find to start the cool air again. However, choosing the wrong unit or installing it correctly could mean that your home is not cooled like it should. To help you find the relief you need, here are some of those selection and installation mistakes and how you can avoid them.…

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6 Ways to Get a Grip on Home Temperatures

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Within the realm of your home, you probably want to have excellent control of the temperatures to preserve your comfort level. There are many ways to have a better control of comfort, with some of the best ideas mentioned below. Consider a Smart Thermostat Smart thermostats will let you program the temperature exactly as you see fit throughout the day. When you’re working, you can turn the thermostat down, and then you can turn it back up right before you get home to conserve energy.…

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Four Mistakes That Detract From Heat Pump Efficiency

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Putting some thought into improving heat pump efficiency now can save you a lot of money on energy costs once the temperatures start dropping at the end of the summer. You may be making some mistakes in your heat pump system that are detracting from efficiency. The following are a few common heat pump efficiency mistakes to avoid: Sizing a heat pump system for extreme cold rather than normal low temperatures…

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Having A New Air Conditioner Installed? Tips For Preparing Your House

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When you need to have your air conditioning unit replaced, you should consult with professionals like Hughes Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioner to make sure that you will be buying a unit that is the correct size for you home, as well as one that will be energy efficient. Since your last unit was installed there have been many advancements in how these units operate. Once you have decided on which unit you’ll need and have set up an appointment for its installation, you need to take a bit of time before the technicians come to get things ready.…

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Why An AC Condenser Fan Requires Immediate Attention

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If you have a central air conditioning system that keeps your home cool in the summer, then it is wise to investigate the outdoor AC unit to make sure it is running properly and efficiently. There are a few key things to look for when completing your inspection, including the running of the compressor fan. If the fan no longer works, but you can tell that the AC unit is running due to the noises coming from the compressor pump, then you should contact an HVAC professional as soon as possible.…

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Four Benefits Of Encapsulating Your Crawl Space

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If your home has a crawl space instead of a basement, you may not spend a lot of time in this area of the house. However, the dark, potentially damp conditions can be a breeding ground for several unwanted issues, such as mold and mildew growth. Encapsulating the crawl space to create a vapor barrier can help to eliminate the conditions that lead to mold growth, and it can also provide some additional benefits.…

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Should You Buy An HVAC Service Contract?

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One of your responsibilities as a homeowner is to ensure your HVAC unit is regularly serviced. Unfortunately, some homeowners often overlook the care of their units until there is a problem. An HVAC service contract can help ensure your unit is receiving the care it needs. If you are considering a service contract, here is what you need to know.   Is a Service Contract Beneficial?  An HVAC service contract has several benefits, including that it could help you save money on the upkeep of your unit.…

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