Maintaining Your Heating and Air Conditioning Units
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Maintaining Your Heating and Air Conditioning Units

Hello. My name is Max. My wife and I have five children who all live at with us in our large two-story house. My wife and two of our kids suffer from severe allergies which means keeping our home as dust-free as possible. I have learned that it’s crucial to keep our heating and air conditioning units properly maintained at all times. We have a fantastic HVAC company that comes out two times a year to perform routine maintenance on our system. They have taught me what I can do on a monthly basis in order to not only help with my family’s health but also keep our system running efficiently. I would like to share some of the tips I’ve been given. I hope you find this to be useful!

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Maintaining Your Heating and Air Conditioning Units

  • 4 Leaks You Can Fix Yourself In 5 Minutes Or Less

    11 January 2016

    Forget long showers and lush landscapes -- while lingering in the shower or watering your lawn can certainly consume plenty of water, the easiest way to tackle water waste is to eliminate annoying leaks. That steady faucet drip or toilet that never stops running wastes way too much water -- around a trillion gallons a year in the U.S. alone. While anyone can call a plumber for help and pay to have these leaks fixed, you may be surprised to find out just how easy it is to fix some common leaks yourself, even if you have no plumbing experience at all.

  • AC Maintenance: Protect Your Window Units' Condenser Coils From Damage This Winter

    11 January 2016

    If you have window air conditioning units in your home instead of central air and heat, be sure to protect the units from snow and water damage this winter. Window units are vulnerable to a host of problems if you don't maintenance them properly before placing a covering over them. When the weather warms up in the spring and summer months, moisture can quickly attract insects and mold. You can protect your air conditioners by washing down the condenser coils and straightening out their fins.

  • How To Troubleshoot A Ventilation Blockage

    11 January 2016

    If you have been having problems with your heater or air conditioner lately, then the source of your frustration might actually be your ventilation system. Here are some tips for diagnosing and handling one common problem with your ventilation system: Do You Suspect a Blockage? One of the most common problems that you might face is the simple blockage. If something is in your air ducts and prevents air from effectively moving to its destination, then your heater and/or air conditioner might seem like it is not working at all.

  • Troubleshooting Tips For AC Odors

    11 January 2016

    Bad odors can sometimes invade your air conditioner, which will then cause them to permeate your entire home when the AC is running. Determining the cause allows you to fix the problem and get rid the smell. In fact, proper diagnosis of the cause of the odor may even help you prevent a more major issue with your AC down the road. The following guide can help you deal with some AC odors.

  • 3 Signs To Look For To Make Sure Your Furnace Is Running Properly

    11 January 2016

    Most homes have a furnace in their home to keep their house comfortable and warm during the winter seasons. Generally a furnace can last for years without any problems, but that doesn't mean that it won't need repairs. It is important for every homeowner to know what the signs are that their furnace is failing and needs servicing. Here are some things to look for. 1. A Discolored Pilot Light