How to Keep Your Cool When the Mercury is Rising

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How to Keep Your Cool When the Mercury is Rising

When the heat is rising to record-breaking levels, it can be really tough to stay cool. This summer, I found that my air conditioner had trouble keeping up with the temperatures. It wasn't that the AC wasn't working, it was just that I couldn't seem to get my house cooled down as much as I wanted. I worried that I would have to replace the whole AC system. Luckily, I have a good friend who works as an HVAC contractor. He took a look at my system and gave good news -- it didn't need to be replaced. Instead, he shared a lot of tips for helping my air conditioner work more efficiently, as well as some ideas to help supplement the AC and keep the house cooler. I'm using those tips to create this blog to share ways for all of us to keep cool on the hottest days.

Send Troubles Down the Drain: How to Protect Your Residential Drains

19 October 2020
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If you're having problems with your drains, it's time to take maintenance seriously. Ignoring drain problems won't make them go away. In fact, ignoring them will only make the problems worse. That's why proper drain maintenance is so important. It's the best way to avoid the stubborn problems that can plague your residential drains. If you're not sure how to properly maintain your residential drains, here are four steps you need to take. Read More …

Understanding The Difference Between High And Low Side AC Leaks

19 October 2020
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Refrigerant is the magical substance that allows your air conditioning system to function. Your system's refrigerant absorbs heat from your home and transports it outside, repeating this process many times over on hot and humid summer days. It's not enough to have refrigerant in your lines, however. Your AC system relies on a relatively precise refrigerant pressure to function correctly. When something disrupts this careful balance, it can place extra strain on expensive components such as the compressor. Read More …

Are All Air Conditioning Filters The Same?

16 September 2020
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If you have ever visited a home improvement store to purchase an air filter for your air conditioner, you may have noticed that you had a lot of choices to choose from. It is important to remember that the wealth of choice is not by accident. Not all air filters are the same, and as a result, some air filters perform better than others. To ensure your home is comfortable, your family is happy, and your air conditioning unit is protected, it is important to learn about some of the factors that separate air filters. Read More …

What Are Bearings And Why Do They Lead To Noisy Furnaces?

12 August 2020
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The term "bearing" comes up in a variety of contexts, but it may be unfamiliar to you if you don't have much experience with mechanical equipment. Mechanical bearings allow two parts to move together while minimizing the friction between them. Without bearings, electrical motors and even the wheels on your car would be unable to spin smoothly and without the need for constant part replacements. In your furnace, you find bearings helping your fan motors spin smoothly and quietly. Read More …

Bathroom Plumbing Tips For Homeowners

15 July 2020
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Bathroom plumbing systems can be among the most used parts of the home's plumbing. This can lead to homeowners needing to have both major repairs and routine upgrades made to this part of the home over the years that they live in it. Mitigate Hair Clogs Hair clogs are likely one of the most common threats that your bathroom will experience. When these clogs form, they can contribute to the entire plumbing for the bathroom backing backed up if they are able to form in the primary drain line for the bathroom. Read More …