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Features You Should Have In Your Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat adjusts your house's temperature according to predetermined settings without manual input from you. Here are some of the useful features to look out for while shopping for such a programmable thermostat: Hold Feature You probably know by now that you program your thermostat in such a way that it keeps your house at different temperatures at different times of the day. For example, you may use it to keep the AC from running or running at a certain temperature when you during the day (for example, if you are usually outside the house during the day) and then turn on or increase the temperature in the evening (when you come home from work).

3 Possible Causes Of Water Hammer In Your Home's Pipes

When you shut off your kitchen's faucet, you may have noticed a loud bang, followed by a vibration that affects your faucet's spigot. If so, you most likely have what is called water hammer in your pipes, which can be caused by one of the following three issues. Valve Is Closing Too Fast When your home's plumbing system is working correctly, the valves will open and close at a slow, steady rate.

Three Reasons To Heat Your Home With Fuel Oil

When it comes to heating one's home, there are many options to consider, and with each option, comes a host of other factors to consider in order to determine the best method for your situation. While heating with the power of the sun and solar panels is a great idea, in theory, it's not an option that will work in every climate. For example, the cold and snowy bitter winters in New England and the Great Lakes regions would be hard-pressed to make it through the season with simply solar energy.

Three Key Things You Can Do To Keep Your Air Conditioner From Freezing Up

Air conditioners should not "freeze up." This is an unusual situation, but thankfully one that can be remedied. Before you call an HVAC contractor to come fix the situation, try one of the following DIY tricks and helpful tips to unfreeze your air conditioner. Find out If the Air Conditioner Is Level If your air conditioner is suddenly sitting on an awkward slab, that may be the reason. All air conditioning units have to be fairly level in order to work and drain properly.

When And How To Replace An Air Filter

Heating and cooling your home can be expensive. If you are reliant on central air, you are really at the mercy of your major appliances, specifically the condenser and the furnace. If they are not running efficiently, your electricity bills will spike. While most people regularly call HVAC technicians from companies like Marcotte Air Heat & Refrigeration to service their appliances and perform major repairs, you might be able to make some basic repairs on your own.

Three AC Mistakes That Can Cost Your Business Money

Cooling is likely a major summer expense at your business, but it's necessary to ensure that your staff and customers are comfortable. At the same time, you want to make sure you don't waste money on your AC system unnecessarily. Know the following mistakes so that you can avoid them. #1: Not managing cooling loss As a business, it is unavoidable for some cooling to be lost to opening doors. You can minimize this, though, by installing a double door system to help prevent too much air from escaping each time a customer enters or leaves the building.

Why One Air Vent In Your Home Isn't Working Up To Par

If you use an air conditioner in your home to cool off during the summertime, and you recently noticed one room is not cooling effectively, determining the cause is bound to be a concern. If the rest of your home is cooling as needed, the vent system is most likely causing one room to remain warmer than you would like. Here are some areas of a vent system that may be in need of air vent repair work to get the room to the temperature level you desire.

Three Ways To Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality is often overlooked aspect of a healthy life. After all, if your indoor air is unsafe, it can cause all kinds of problems for you. Contaminants in the air you breathe can get into your lungs, irritate your respiratory system, and cause all sorts of health problems. So keeping your indoor air quality top-notch should be high on any homeowner's to-do list. Here are five ways to increase the indoor air quality in your home, whether you notice that it's lacking due to a specific problem (such as mold) or whether you are simply very sensitive to air quality due to allergies or asthma or for some other reason.

Stranger Things In Your Kitchen Drain

When you have a garbage disposal, you may find that you end up with some stranger things in your kitchen drain. While some of these things are more "normal" than you think, others should probably be examined by a plumbing professional. Here are just a few of the stranger things that plumbers have worked on and seen. Garbage Disposal on, Sludge in the Opposite Sink Sometimes some less-than-effective handymen, who are not real plumbers, install a garbage disposal in a way that links the plumbing from the disposal unit to the same pipe that takes wastewater down from both sinks.

No Ducts? No Problem. Your Options For Ductless Air Conditioning

Having ductwork seems like a natural prerequisite to having an effective air conditioning system. But not every home is able to accommodate the ductwork needed for a typical central air conditioner. Fortunately, there are several other options you can pursue when it comes to maintaining your home's cooling comfort. You can talk with a professional, like Pell City Heating & Cooling Inc, about the following alternatives. Window-Mounted Air Conditioner Window-mounted air conditioners are the proven go-to when it comes to central air conditioning alternatives.