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Archive for June, 2015

Why Odd Noises Are Coming from Your Air Conditioner

Monday, June 29th, 2015

If you’ve had your air conditioner for any length of time, you’re probably familiar with what it normally sounds like when it runs. Sometimes, however, you’ll turn on your air conditioner and be greeted with a completely different set of noises. This typically indicates a problem with your air conditioner, though the kind of problem ranges in severity from minor to serious threat. If you’re not familiar with what each sound means, though, it can be difficult to tell whether it’s an emergency or not. Let’s take a look at some of the common noises, and what they mean.

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Why Your Heat Pump is Stuck in One Mode

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Summer is here, and the days are getting pretty warm. So, you fire up your heat pump and switch it to cooling mode. Except your heat pump doesn’t start circulating cool air. Instead, it keeps pumping out the same warm air that it has been all winter. What’s going on? If your heat pump appears to be stuck in one mode, you have a problem with your reversing valve. Let’s take a closer look at what the reversing valve does, and what can be done to fix it.

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Why You Should Consult a Professional Before Installing an Air Filter

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Indoor air quality is a big deal in maintaining your quality of life, even if you don’t think about it all that often. All sorts of airborne contaminants are commonly found in a home’s air, including dust, dirt, germs, mold spores, dander, and pollen. These different pollutants can cause illness, allergy attacks, and all sorts of other health issues. The best way to address these contaminants is to install an air purifier, and the most common type of purifier is the air filter. You can’t just pop an air filter into any given home and expect it to work, though. Read on to find out why you should consult a professional before installing an air filter.

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Types of Air Purifiers That Can Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, June 8th, 2015

The air in your home is teeming with millions upon millions of microscopic airborne contaminants. These contaminants include dust, dirt, pollen, dander, viruses, bacteria, and mold, among other things. Some of them are lung irritants, some are allergens, and some are infectious agents. None of them are good things for you to be inhaling with every breath. If you want to improve your air quality, and your health, it’s a good idea to install an indoor air purifier in your home. Read on for an outline of some of the more popular types of air purifiers.

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The Role of Refrigerant in Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, June 1st, 2015

You don’t need to know every detail of how your air conditioning system works in order to operate it. However, it’s a good idea to know some of the most important parts of the air conditioning system, so you know when to call for repairs. With that in mind, let’s take a look at one of the most vital components of your air conditioner: the refrigerant.

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