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What's That Smell? 3 Odors To Check For When Starting Up Your Air Conditioner This Summer

Summer will be here before you know it. With the temperatures starting to heat up, it's time to take your air conditioner on a practice run. Letting your air conditioner run through a few cycles before summer arrives will allow you to identify potential problems. Foul odors are one problem that you might not be expecting. If your air conditioner is emitting some odors that you're not familiar with, here are some troubleshooting tips to help you identify the problem.

Proper Heat Distribution In Your Home Can Save You Money

It's interesting to think about how your heating efficiency depends not only on the performance of your heating system, but also on how heat is distributed throughout your home. Here are some things to mark off your checklist when you're trying to arrange an efficient heating system. Don't Heat Unnecessarily First of all, think about how you can eliminate heat flow to areas that you don't really want to heat. HVAC leaks are a common source of heat waste.

Maintain Your HVAC System

You may not realize how important your heating and air conditioning systems actually are until you are having to go without during a really hot summer day, or freezing on a really cold night. Having a system that works properly actually takes a lot of work. Your system needs to be maintained properly or small things can over time turn into larger problems that can be extremely expensive. This article is going to go over what you can do in order to prolong the life of your entire heating and air conditioning (HVAC) system.

Keeping Warm With Maximum Reliability - Advantages Of Choosing An Oil Heater For Your Home

The number of options available in home heating technology can almost seem overwhelming. The modern marketplace is flush with technologies and products that all claim to be the best of the best, and making an educated decision as to which will truly serve your needs requires diving deep into the literature and making sure you consider all options. Even options that have existed on the marketplace for many years, like home oil heaters, may be the best choice for you.

How To Reduce The Volume Of Your AC Unit

While some AC units can be very quiet, there are plenty of air conditioners that rattle on and can be very distracting. Air conditioners that cycle on and off may even force residents to regularly turn the TV volume up and down in response to the drowning out from the AC. Even if your AC is healthy, some find the constant humming of the AC to be aggravating. Fortunately, there are things that can be done to reduce the volume of your AC.

Knowing Where AC Refrigerant Leaks Occur

A refrigerant leak is a serious problem for an air conditioner. Not only does it compromise the overall efficiency of your system, but is also represents a significant health hazard for those living in your home. Therefore it is vital that you take a proactive approach to identifying and repairing refrigerant leaks. The trouble here is that it's not always easy to figure out what the source of a refrigerant leak is.

3 Problems That Can Lead To Rattling Pipes

Few residential plumbing problems are quite as annoying as noisy and/or rattling pipes--especially if the problem occurs every time that you turn on your water. Unfortunately, however, variants on this problem remain all too common. If you would like to improve your knowledge of the things that can cause this issue, read on. This article will outline three possible causes of a noisy, rattling pipe. Loose Fitting The most basic reason a pipe will begin to rattle and vibrate is that it is not affixed properly.

Advice For Spotting And Addressing Mold In Your Air Conditioner

When you have a central air conditioning unit, one of the biggest issues you might face is mold growth. Since mold can lead to allergic reactions and respiratory problems, it's imperative that you know how to prevent and address it. Here's a look at some of the things you should know to protect your home and family. Dangers of Mold Growth While you may not think of mold as a serious concern, it can be a bigger deal than you might think.

Know What To Do When Your Heater Breaks

If your heater fails during the summer, you are unlikely to notice until you try to turn it on during the fall. When that first fall cold snap happens and the heater fails to come on, you still have time to deal with it before it becomes a serious issue. On the other hand, when the heater fails in the middle of a cold snap, you need to ensure that you have everything on hand to deal without heat for awhile.

Are Your Dirty Ducts Making Your Business Sick?

Overlooking your commercial exhaust system is a big mistake. Just because you can't "see" a problem with it, it doesn't mean that there's not one. Dirty exhaust vents can house a wide variety of harmful bacteria and chemical residue, not to mention the typical dust and debris that ventilation systems pick up through their everyday use. If you aren't keeping your exhaust and ventilation system cleaned and maintained, here are some of the problems you might experience.