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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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Heat Pump and A/C Thieves Can Ruin Your Day, and Your PocketbookHeat pump and A/C thieves have become more prevalent across the country as the price of copper goes up. For Indiana homeowners, theft of outside HVAC condensing units can easily ruin your day and cost you thousands of dollars in unit replacement. But homeowners who are aware of the threat of heat pump and A/C thieves can take the proper measures necessary to protect                                            their homes and prevent copper theft from occurring on their property.

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Hartman 10.3.13Energy-conscious consumers know that having quality insulation and double-paned storm windows can reduce heating and cooling costs. However, it's easy to forget that keeping energy costs down requires you to regularly review your home for air leaks and any places where air sealing is necessary. 

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When Ice Dams Get In The Way, Expect Significant Repair CostsIce dams prevent your roof from draining properly. Water leaks, mold problems and structural damage can all result, and repair costs can be high. An ice dam occurs when warm air in your attic radiates upward, melting snow on the roof. When the resulting water reaches the bottom of the roof, which is much colder because of less heat in the thin section of underlying attic, it refreezes, resulting in a dam that forces additional melted snow to pool up behind it. That standing water eventually finds its way down into your attic and living spaces.

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Hartman Brothers' Preventive Maintenance Plans Offer Benefits Homeowners Shouldn't MissPreventive maintenance plans have numerous benefits. Foremost, you don't have to worry about scheduling annual maintenance, your heating and cooling system will operate more efficiently, and your warranty won't be voided due to lack of maintenance. You also get the peace of mind that your equipment is operating properly and safely. In addition, regular maintenance lengthens equipment life, so your small investment today will help protect your larger investment in the long run.

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Air Conditioner Maintenance: Avoid 5 Risks Of Neglecting Your SystemProper air conditioner maintenance keeps you cool and saves you money. Air conditioners are large, complicated machines that potentially consume more power than any other appliance in your home. Here are five things that maintaining your air conditioner can protect you from, especially in Fort Wayne's hot and humid summers:

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After making a substantial investment in home heating and cooling equipment, you want to be sure these devices run well and last as long as possible. A preventive maintenance plan from Hartman Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning will ensure your HVAC system stays in top operating condition for the season. Our maintenance agreements provide you with regularly scheduled service and tune-ups for your furnace and air conditioner, discounts on parts and labor, and discounts on after-hours emergency service.

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