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When to Consider Replacing Your Air Conditioner

New air conditioners can be expensive. This is why many homeowners choose to delay purchasing a new one as long as they can. However, if you do not replace your air conditioner as needed, you could find yourself in a hot situation at one point or another. Here are some of the signs that you need to replace your air conditioner . When you Constantly Need Repairs One good indication that it's time to replace your HVAC system is when you are constantly in need of repairs. During this time, you may also begin noticing that your energy bills are increasing significantly. In the end, replacing your system before it gets to this point could actually save you some money. Your Unit is Older than 10 Years Most air conditioners will function properly for about 10 years. After this point, you will probably want to start thinking about getting a replacement....
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3 Tips for Improving HVAC Energy Efficiency

Keeping our homes comfortable relies largely on heating and cooling systems. If your HVAC system is out of whack, it makes your home uncomfortable and drains your wallet. According to the U.S. Department of Energy , heating and cooling accounts for nearly half of the energy consumption in the average household. Since this is likely the largest energy expense in your home, doesn't it make sense to ensure that your HVAC system is as efficient as possible? Check out a few tips that can improve your  HVAC energy efficiency  and save you money: 1. Update your HVAC system. If some (or all) components of your HVAC system are not functioning properly, it will result in diminished performance. Air conditioners, boilers, and furnaces more than 15 years old need to be replaced with more efficient models. New, Energy-Star Certified equipment can save about $200 a year on your energy bill, and keep...
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Fall is the Time for A Residential Air Conditioning Check-Up

The Summer heat is winding down, and temperatures will soon be dropping. That makes it a great time to have a r esidential air conditioning  and heating  check up. If maintenance is needed, performing it during the more temperate seasons means less uncomfortable downtime when the thermometer is at one of its extremes. There are some common warning signs that you may need to have a professional look at and service your environmental systems. Cold or warm spots in rooms could be an indicator of cracked or leaking ducts. That odd noise coming from the condenser unit outside could indicate a mechanical problem. A thermostat that doesn't want to come on may be as simple to fix as installing a replacement. The common factor, however, is that any of these can end up costing you far more in the long run than the maintenance bill now. Due to constantly improving technology, a walk through...
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What to Do When Your Air Conditioner Stops Working in Your Austin Home

An air conditioner breakdown is quite a nightmare in the scorching summer heat in Austin; an AC repair contractor can be a savior in such a time. Before calling up a repair technician, it can be beneficial if you try to determine the causes of a sudden breakdown. No one wants to wake up sweating, and to avoid this, you must get the air conditioner cleaned and inspected before the hot season starts. An air conditioner stops working due to a variety of reasons, lack of seasonal maintenance, general wear and tear, being an old AC, electrical wiring problems, and so on. Typically, air conditioners stop working or fail due to lack of proper maintenance, and many homeowners avoid seasonal maintenance that leads to bigger problems in the long run. If the air conditioner fails in the midst of the summer, follow a simple checklist to determine its cause.   Inspect...
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So you got a smart home gadget...now what? - CNET

Check out this interesting article we found on CNET! So you got a smart home gadget...now what? Read on to find out more about the three main smart home "tiers." If you're new to the whole smart home thing and unsure of where to begin, don't despair -- there are a lot of ways to work connected devices into your life. You can use one product or kit on its own as a simple solution to a singular need. Establishing custom rules with one or more gadgets via IFTTT can up the ante a bit. But, the highest level of smart home self-actualization lies with the hub and other open-API multi-product integrations. Read on to find out more about the three main smart home "tiers." Getting started Some smart home products are self-contained by design. Select DIY security kits, like Viper Home , and professional firms like ADT , only work...
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