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7 Reasons Your AC Stopped Working Over Winter

7 Reasons Your AC Stopped Working Over Winter

We are still waiting for AC season, but it’s just around the corner. Sometimes ACs work differently than expected when they haven’t been turned on in a while. We explore seven possible reasons why your AC stopped working over the winter, and you can prevent them. 7 Common Reasons Why Your AC Won’t Turn On…

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What is Refrigerant and Why is it in Air Conditioners?

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Refrigerant has been around in one form or another for more than a century. The chemical responsible for creating the cool air coming from your air conditioner has undergone changes through the years. Here we’ll discuss what AC refrigerant is, different types used through the years, and how it works in an AC system. What…

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How to Change Thermostat Batteries

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Changing HVAC thermostat batteries is one of those tasks you usually only do once the batteries die. Yet, it only takes a few minutes, one or two new batteries, and a flat-head screwdriver if any tools are needed. Here we’ll share how you can tell when the batteries are low, how to change them in…

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Don’t Forget Your Drain During Spring Cleaning

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Planning a bit of spring cleaning in the coming weeks? Don’t forget about the drains! As the entry point for your home’s plumbing, they’re frequently used but often overlooked. We’ll discuss why you should take the time for drain cleaning and how to clean several common ones. Why Should Spring Cleaning Involve Drains The drains…

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Should Air Vents be High or Low?

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Most homeowners don’t give second thought to where the air vents are unless there’s an issue. But when your home was built, the builder placed them in specific locations for reasons we’ll discuss here. Air Supply Register and Return Grill Basics It’s easy to understand how your home is warmed or cooled when you know…

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The Furnace Pilot Light Keeps Going Out

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Constantly relighting the furnace pilot light is a hassle and usually signals a larger issue to resolve. We’ll go over common reasons it goes out and how to relight the pilot. What is a Pilot Light It’s the small flame that is visible inside a gas-powered furnace and stays lit thanks to a continuous feed…

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Is It Safe to Drink Hard Water?

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Although it’s more than annoying at times, hard water is prevalent in homes across the country. But, it’s perfectly safe for humans and pets to drink. Here we’ll go over what hard water is, why it’s viewed as a problem, the health benefits it provides, and how it affects your home’s plumbing system. What is…

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My Water Heater is Getting too Hot

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Hot water makes life more comfortable, but screaming hot water coming from the tap or shower can be dangerous. We’ll discuss reasons for the excessively hot water and how to change the temperature on your style of water heater. If The Water is Too Hot, Does This Mean I Need to Replace the Water Heater?…

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The Best Pet Friendly Plants

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Pets and plants can go together with a little planning and by choosing ones from this best pet friendly plants list! African Violet This flowering plant may be small, but it packs a punch with its deep purple petals and contrasting yellow stamen in the center. They thrive in a range of light conditions, from…

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What are PEX Plumbing Pipes, and Do They Last?

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PEX piping is becoming one of the most popular methods of plumbing today. There are many reasons why people choose PEX over plastic or copper piping, but there’s things you should know before choosing piping for your home or business. Let’s clarify a few things so you can decide whether PEX piping is the best…

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