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Why is My A/C Running Constantly?

by Stewart Unsdorfer

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I think you'll agree with me when I say:

Being hot and sticky in the summer months is bothersome and when your A/C runs constantly it can become costly and annoying.  As we approach the summer months, it is a great time to troubleshoot the common causes of your A/C running all day before you get hot under the collar.

It turns out, if your air conditioner seems to be running constantly, there are a few quick troubleshooting tips you can follow to either fix the problem or at least find the source of your problem...

And in today's post I'm going to show you exactly what to look for (many of the issues can be taken care of) and ways you can prevent them from happening.

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Topics: Central Air Conditioning, Energy Savings

Spring Cleaning Checklist (Room to Room) Starts with HVAC

by Stewart Unsdorfer

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We've all heard the term Spring cleaning before...

a practice of thoroughly cleaning your home from top to bottom.

But are you cleaning it as good as you can?

This checklist has everything you need to know about Spring Cleaning. So if you want your family breathing cleaner air, reduce harmful allergens and be safe, you're in the right place.

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Check for Air Leaks Now Before the Hot Weather Arrives

by Stewart Unsdorfer

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Did you know that heating and cooling accounts for more than half of the energy use in a typical U.S. home, making it the largest energy expense for most homes? (Department of Energy)

Warm air leaking into your home during the summer and out of your home during the winter can waste a lot of your energy dollars. 

It's like tossing cash out the window!

Why take the risk?

Now is the perfect time to make sure your home is optimized to keep your home comfortable. You want to keep the cool air inside before the summer heat rolls around. One of the best ways to do that is check for any air leakage.

25% of your home's heat is lost through small cracks and holes throughout your home. Taking the time to make sure your home is properly sealed and insulated will lower your total energy usage. Similarly insulating your attic and walls, and sealing cracks and openings will prevent warm air from leaking into your home.

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Topics: Central Air Conditioning, Cooling Tips

Does Air Duct Cleaning Deliver the Results You Need?

by Stewart Unsdorfer

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You might have asked yourself...

Should I have the air ducts in my home cleaned?

Is it a scam or worth it?

Air duct cleaning is a maintenance service provided by some HVAC companies, with the promise of cleaner air and better HVAC system efficiency. But, does air duct cleaning really deliver these results?

Here’s some information to help you decide whether or not your home might benefit from having the HVAC ducts in your house cleaned.

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Topics: Energy Savings, Filters

Managing Ideal Indoor Humidity for Maximum Comfort

by Stewart Unsdorfer

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No matter what type of climate you live in, the levels of humidity in the air can affect the comfort of your home, as well as the proper functioning of your heating and air conditioning units.

Managing ideal indoor humidity should be a priority for every homeowner, especially when it comes to tailoring your heating and cooling preferences to meet your personal home needs. Before we get into the problems and solutions of indoor humidity, let's take a look at the basics:

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Topics: Central Air Conditioning, humidification, home humidity

Replacing Your Furnace and Air Conditioner Together: The Definitive Guide

by Stewart Unsdorfer

replacing-your-furnace-and-air-conditioner.pngHome owners are often faced with the decision to replace their furnace and/or air conditioning system. Usually many are not faced with having to install both at the same time.

Have you ever considered replacing your furnace and air conditioner at the same time, even if one is still working?

If your year-round comfort matters in both your home and wallet, this may be the guide for you to explore.

It's a comprehensive guide that will show you the benefits to replacing both systems at the same time.

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Air Conditioning Maintenance: The Ultimate Guide

by Stewart Unsdorfer

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You rely on your air conditioning system to keep your home cool and comfortable. Your A/C system requires regular maintenance to function efficiently.

Just like any other home appliance, your air conditioning unit is bound to show wear and eventually deteriorate, developing mechanical problems at some point during its lifetime.

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Topics: Air Conditioners

Making Veterans Lives Easier One Home at a Time

by Stewart Unsdorfer

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Purple Heart Homes helps renovate or provide homes for disabled veterans. They raise "funds for all approved and vetted projects through donations of money, labor and materials." 

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Top 5 Residential Boilers on the Market Right Now

by Stewart Unsdorfer

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The temperature is dropping, the leaves are changing color, and the icey wind will soon be howling. As winter sets in, make sure your boiler is ready to handle the season.

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Topics: Boilers

Should I Cover My Air Conditioner After Summer?

by Stewart Unsdorfer

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There are key times during the year that you need to do maintenance on your heating and cooling system. They are in the spring for your air conditioner, and in the fall for your heating unit. Outside of that maintenance schedule, people wonder if their outside air conditioning unit may need to be covered once the weather turns cold.  

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Topics: HVAC Guides

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