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How to Help Your HVAC Change SeasonsAn ideal time to perform maintenance on your home’s HVAC system is the fall or spring during transitioning seasons, in the period before the heating or cooling seasons are ready to start. This fall, take these fall maintenance steps in order to make sure your HVAC system works efficiently, effectively and safely this fall and winter, and is ready to go next year when spring returns.

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Tips for Preparing Your HVAC for WinterWinter can be the toughest time of year in our region, so you want to be sure your HVAC system is in good working order. It's always a good idea to create a fall maintenance list that includes tasks you can perform, as well as maintenance tasks for your HVAC tech. So let's get started here at the end of summer on some HVAC winter prep, before the first cold winds of fall start blowing.

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Things to Know About Attic SafetyEventually, if your home has an accessible attic, you're probably going to end up climbing up to perform maintenance, repairs, or to store or retrieve belongings. And if not you, technicians likely will venture into your attic to work on ventilation, ducts, insulation, air sealing, electrical issues, etc. Either way, you should consider attic safety before you or a professional technician goes into the attic. Following are some attic safety tips that will minimize the risk of injury and other mishaps in your attic.

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How Can a Dirty Furnace Coil Affect My HVAC System?Chances are you already know that a clogged air filter can eventually choke the life out of your HVAC system. However, you probably don't know that a dirty furnace coil can do the exact same thing if you're not careful. A dirty coil can impact your HVAC system in more ways than one.

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Preventive HVAC Maintenance: A Worthy InvestmentThroughout the years, HVAC is subject to wear and tear. Without proper service, this could cause heating and cooling equipment to underperform, reducing home comfort and increasing spending. To counter these issues, many homeowners elect to schedule preventive HVAC maintenance. Could this be right for you? Read on to discover the advantages of doing so.

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How to Prevent Ice Dams this WinterIce dams on the roof plague many houses during winter. An ice dam triggers damaging water leakage into the attic and even down through the ceiling into living spaces below. Common sense might suggest that ice dams on the roof result solely from severe cold. Actually, they usually happen because of a partially warmed roof.

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Preventative HVAC Maintenance Can Save You From Costly RepairsBefore the cooling season gets into full swing, schedule preventative HVAC maintenance to lower your energy bills and reduce the risk of an expensive repair. All HVAC equipment needs annual service from a licensed HVAC professional to keep it running at its peak performance for as long as possible.

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Practical Cleaning Tips for Your Home's Outdoor Central Air UnitCleaning your outdoor condenser is essential to its performance and its efficiency. Dirt may be clogging its cooling fins and the coolant level may be low. These problems can increase your energy costs and shorten the unit’s life expectancy. Here are the steps your HVAC contractor will take to clean your outdoor central air unit:

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Keep Your Heat Pump in Prime Condition with Regular MaintenanceAre you getting the most out of your heat pump? If you haven’t scheduled preventative maintenance yet this year, the answer to this question is probably no. Maintenance keeps your heat pump in prime condition by ensuring optimal performance in a comfortable home. Consider the various ways you can take care of your heat pump throughout the season and why a professional tune-up is so important.

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What Exactly is Dirty Sock Syndrome & How Does it Affect My Home?Have you noticed an unpleasant odor creeping through your home recently? It could be coming from your high efficiency HVAC system. Though they’re great systems that can save your thousands of dollars, high efficiency systems can sometimes suffer from one aptly-named condition -- dirty sock syndrome.

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Renovating Your Home This Fall? Have an HVAC System PlanThe heating and cooling equipment in your Fort Wayne area home can be seriously damaged by dirt and dust. You can trace many repair issues with HVAC systems back to these culprits. If you know anyone who has ever been through a home remodeling project, they can tell you how dusty a remodel can get. Take the following precautions to make sure that you don't end up with expensive repairs after your remodeling project is complete.

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Plan For Water Heater Replacement Before You Absolutely Need ToIn most cases, consumers wait for their water heater to go out before they consider a replacement. This can lead to a lack of hot water until the old model is replaced, and it may result in a higher cost up-front because you won't be able to wait for end-of-the-years sales or other discounts that might be available. Since this is somewhat of an emergency, you may have to pay a premium for immediate service.

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