Dangerous Furnace Smells You Should Never Ignore

Smells like rotten eggs, burning electrical, or chemicals coming from your furnace should never be ignored, because they could be signs of a serious or even dangerous problem. While it’s normal to notice a dusty burning smell the first time a furnace runs in the winter, if the odor…

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Signs Your HVAC Ducts May Need to Be Replaced

It doesn’t matter how energy-efficient your air conditioning unit or furnace is, unless the air can actually be distributed throughout your house. If your home’s HVAC ducts are damaged or defective, it will be more difficult and more expensive to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. In a…

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The Importance of an Annual Furnace Tune-Up

One question you may be asking yourself is, “Do I really need to get my furnace tuned up?” Furnace manufacturers all recommend annual inspections and maintenance by a certified HVAC technician. But why is it so important and what does it include? Here is a list of reasons why…

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2015-16 Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency

Do you have old appliances or an inefficient house? You can save money on your monthly energy bills and do your part for the environment by upgrading major areas of your home. Thanks to the Nonbusiness Energy Property Credit and the Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit, you may be entitled…

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Is It Okay to Close HVAC Vents in Unused Rooms?

Heating and cooling your house makes up for about half of the total energy usage in a typical home. To save some money you may wonder if it’s okay to close air vents in unused rooms in order to direct air to other areas. Unfortunately, that’s a bad idea.…

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Why Is My AC Unit Buzzing but the Fan’s Not Spinning?

Oh, no—your air conditioner’s not working. You go outside to check the A/C unit, and it’s buzzing but the fan’s not spinning. What’s going on? You may have a bad capacitor. The good news is, it’s pretty easy to find out. A bad capacitor is a common A/C problem…

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Why Is There Ice on my Air Conditioner?

Even during a scorching Kansas summer, when temperatures outside soar, ice can build up on or inside your air conditioner. This can lead to big problems, so it’s important to know why ice can form on an AC unit and how to prevent your air conditioner from freezing up.…

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Signs of a Faulty Thermostat

Thermostats regulate the temperature in your house. If you notice your house is staying hotter or colder than the temperature you have set, you may have a faulty thermostat. Go through the following steps to rule out common problems before replacing the thermostat. Programmable Thermostats Check that your thermostat…

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5 Dangerous Air Conditioner Noises to Listen For

As your air conditioner ages you may begin to hear it making strange sounds as it operates. This is normal, but you shouldn’t waste any time having it checked out if you hear it making the sounds listed below. Squealing or Screeching If you hear squealing or screeching noises…

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Why Is My AC Not Blowing Cold Air?

When you come home on a hot day, the last thing you want is to walk into your house and discover that your central air conditioner has stopped blowing cold air. There are many reasons why your AC isn’t cooling off your home. The solution could be as easy…

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