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5 Surprising Ways That Air Conditioning Ducts Get Damaged

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When it comes to a functioning air conditioning system, the duct work is just as important as the condensing unit that actually cools and dehumidifies the air. When your ducts are badly damaged, the air flow decreases until you notice the lack of cooling power or the reduced air movement from your vents. Check for signs of these five unusual ways that ducts can end up damaged. Flooding Rising water or a leaking pipe can make a mess of your floors, but flooding in the home can also damage your duct work if it’s installed under the floor or the water comes from the air conditioner itself. Read More»

Hot Water For Your Rental Cottage? Consider A Tankless Heater

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Do you maintain a cottage and rent it out to vacationers throughout the year? When it comes time to invest in a new water heater for your cottage, you may want to consider an alternative to standard, tank-style water heaters. Tankless hot water heaters work by heating water as it flows through a pipe, rather than pre-heating it and then storing it in a tank. This style of hot water heater works well for rental cottages for several reasons: Read More»

How To Install A Portable Air Conditioner Exhaust Hose To An Exterior Vent

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Portable air conditioners are ideal for small spaces with no windows or where a permanent installation is not practical. For example, computer server closets are a suitable location for portable air conditioners. However, like all air conditioner units, portable units require ventilation to an exterior space; otherwise they would circulate hot, humid air back into the room that needs to be cooled. Ventilation is accomplished through the use of a wide-diameter hose that can be routed through a vent hole. Read More»

5 Things To Consider When Buying A New Furnace

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You’ve decided to take the plunge and replace your old furnace. This is a great decision since buying a new furnace should lead to a more comfortable and energy-efficient home. While a decent furnace can be expensive, it will most likely pay for itself over time in the form of lower energy bills and fewer repairs. In order to maximize these benefits and ensure you get many years of warmth from your new appliance, here are five things to consider when furnace shopping: Read More»

2 Major Bathtub Caulking Tips to Follow

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If you are the type of homeowner who loves DIY projects and you want to remodel your bathroom, then a new bathtub install may just be on your list of things to do. You probably already know that you will need to secure a bead of silicone caulk around the edge of the tub to keep it from leaking. However, many people never get the hang out of using caulk and this can lead to a messy job and a poorly sealed bathtub. Read More»

Air Conditioner Blower Issues: How to Spot the Signs & Clean the Parts

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If you have a central air conditioning system that cools your home during the summer months, then you need to maintain it properly so it runs smoothly. Many people spend their time cleaning the outside part of the air conditioner called the condensor unit. However, the parts of the system that sit inside your home, in the evaporator unit, are ignored. You may notice some serious issues if you ignore the components in your home for too long, and most of these issues have to do with the blower. Read More»

Outside AC Unit Not Working Well? Here's Why Your Dog Might Be To Blame

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Have you recently noticed that your outside air conditioner unit isn’t working as efficiently as it once did? Do you also have a dog? If so, good old Fido may have caused your warm weather-woes by turning your AC into his own personal outhouse. Read on to learn about the devastating effects of dog urine on your air conditioner. A Corrosive Double Whammy The fins on your air conditioner’s coils are made from aluminum, and aluminum is an amphoteric metal. Read More»