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Category: hvac-for-dummies

Don’t Make these 2 Mistakes with your Air Vents

Your HVAC system is pretty complicated.  There are a lot of different parts that work together to create an air temperature that is comfortable and safe inside of your house.  Your HVAC system also includes an air filter that helps …

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Think about Your High Efficiency Furnace while Raking Leaves

What do raking leaves and taking care of your high efficiency furnace have to do with each other?  It may seem like nothing.  However, during the fall it is important to think about your high efficiency when clearing your leaves …

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5 Steps for Cleaning your Furnace Filter

Heating season is just around the corner, and that means it is time to get ready for it.  One of the best things you can do is schedule a furnace inspection, but the next best thing is to make sure …

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What to Do With a Mercury Thermostat

In the past, mercury was commonly used in things such as thermometers and thermostats.  We now know that mercury can be very harmful and hazardous to our health.  Most thermostats sold today do not contain mercury.  However, If your home …

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3 Reasons Your Air Conditioner is not Turning On

So, your air conditioner won’t turn on.  This means that there is a major problem that will end up being very expensive, right?  Not necessarily.  Before jumping to conclusions or immediately calling for help, here are three places in your …

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Heating and Cooling Questions for New Homeowners

Spring time is a time for new beginnings, and it is also a time when many people are moving into new homes.  For those who are becoming first time homeowners, there can be a lot of questions about all aspects …

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When Should I Turn my Air Conditioner On?

Happy first day of Spring!  Despite the calendar telling us that it is the first day of spring, it can be hard in Michigan to truly believe that warmer weather is on its way and that it is here to …

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SEER Numbers are Used to Rate Air Conditioners

Well, they just don’t make ’em like they used to anymore. How many times have we heard people remark on how things used to be made better in the past?  There is at least one thing that is made better …

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How did Presidents Stay Cool in the White House?

One of the most famous homes in the United States is The White House.  Like all of us, its various inhabitants throughout the years  have wanted to stay cool in the warm months.  In honor of Presidents’ Day today, here …

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Heating Tips for Avoiding Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a very dangerous colorless and odorless gas.  When you are exposed to CO you can have headaches, feel dizzy or sick, and too long of exposure can result in death.  Carbon monoxide is most dangerous for infants …

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