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Comparing Portable And Window Air Conditioners

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Portable and window air conditioners are two alternative cooling options to central air conditioning systems which are designed to cool a much smaller area. Because they each possess their own unique method of operation, portable and window air conditioners also have a distinctive set of features and drawbacks. Understanding what each type of air conditioner has to offer you can help you choose the one that best fits your needs.…

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4 Healthful Reasons To Keep Up With AC Maintenance

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You know how comfortable your home can feel with an effective air conditioning system. But, your comfort level is not the only reason why maintaining your air conditioner is a good idea. The following are 4 healthful reasons you should keep your AC in tip-top shape. 1. Protection Against Excessive Heat Heat, especially excessive heat, could possibly lead to ailments like heat exhaustion, which is characterized by the following:  A feeling of confusion or dizziness Your urine might appear darker than usual You could faint or feel very tired Pains like headaches or abdominal cramps You might feel the urge to vomit or will do so Your AC can help prevent the ill effects of excessive heat.…

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4 Dangers Of Dirty Ducts

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If you have a traditional HVAC system with a ventilation system that spans your building, then then you might have worried about dirty air ducts from time to time. However, you might not be sure exactly how dangerous some dirty ducts can be. Are they a serious health hazard or would you just be wasting your money by hiring a cleaning service? To help give you some guidance on what to do in your situation, here is a list of common dangers associated with dirty ducts:…

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Three Ways To Reduce Your Heating Bills This Winter (And They All Cost Less Than Ten Dollars!)

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Sky-high heating bills can completely undermine your budget in the winter. But so many methods for saving on heating require you to spend money in order to save! Instead of spending hundreds on special insulating curtains or spray foam insulation, try implementing some of these cheap, easy ways to save on heating. They all cost less than $5! Replace your furnace filter. If your furnace filter is clogged and dirty, your furnace filter has to work extra hard to push air through it.…

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Wondering Why There's Water? What To Do About Condensation

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If you have an HVAC system in your home, you know it’s supposed to produce hot or cold air. But it’s not supposed to produce water, and if you’ve got water dripping out of one or more vents, you know you’ve got a problem. Water coming out of a vent is not a good thing, but it is a common thing with three simple causes and fixes. Insulation Integrity Part of the problem is due to the contact of hot/humid and cold.…

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Winter Maintenance For Your Central Air Conditioner

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You may put a lot into properly maintaining your central air conditioning unit during the warmer months, but you should also do what you can to protect it during the colder months. By not protecting your system when it’s cold outside, you will be increasing the chances that it won’t work right the next time you go to use it. Follow the advice below to care for your central air conditioning during the cold months.…

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Upgrading Your Toilet Seat In 4 Simple Steps

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Toilets are one of the most used plumbing fixtures in the home. Thus, over time it is not uncommon for toilet seats to become chipped, cracked, or otherwise broken. Luckily, you don’t necessarily have to call a plumber when the time comes for a new toilet seat. If you’ve got a broken toilet seat–or if you’re just looking to trade in your current seat for a nicer model–read on. This article will teach you the four simple steps to replacing a toilet seat.…

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3 Tips For Keeping The House Cool Without Spending Too Much Money

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Keeping your house cool in the warmer months may seem like a mystery to some. It may seem as though you have to crank the AC higher and higher to get the house comfortable. However, this creates a larger utility bill that many people can simply not afford. This is why it is best if you can find alternative ways to keep your house cool while keeping the AC at a reasonable temperature.…

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Tips For Air Conditioner Improvements

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If your home is hard to keep cool and you find yourself running your air conditioner all day in order to keep the temperature down then you may need to perform some AC tune-ups. Air conditioners that aren’t working properly can take longer to cool a home, which can force you to run your unit for a much longer period of time. To ensure your AC is running properly and efficiently, consider tune ups like the following:…

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Feeling Sick All The Time? It Could Be Legionnaire's Disease Caused By Your Air Conditioning

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If you are feeling sick all the time, your air conditioning system may be the culprit. You should call an HVAC technician to clean your system, as the bacteria inside of it can cause Legionnaire’s disease. Below is some information about this disease, as well as cleaning your HVAC unit. Legionnaire’s Disease Legionnaire’s disease is a form of pneumonia that is caused by bacteria. In most cases, a person gets this disease by breathing in a mist that contains a certain bacteria called legionella bacterium.…

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