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Summer Safety in AtticsAttic safety is a concern at any time of year, but particularly in summer. While many homeowners avoid visiting the attic as much as possible, it’s sometimes necessary to inspect the structure, check for roof leaks or retrieve items stored there. Unfinished attics are not constructed to the same safety standards we take for granted in living spaces below. Persons entering the attic must recognize hazards and take necessary steps to guard against injury. Here are some specific attic safety issues to be aware of, especially during hot summer weather.

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HVAC Maintenance: Condensate Drain Line CleaningA clogged air conditioner condensate drain line is a major cause of serious water damage in homes every summer. Your central A/C not only cools the air inside your house, it also removes humidity. On a humid day, water vapor extracted from the air by the evaporator coil turns to gallons of liquid condensate that collects in the wide, shallow drip pan underneath the indoor air handler. As long as the condensate drain line flows freely, water is conveyed safely into the household drain system.

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Abide by This Spring HVAC ChecklistWith warmer spring weather just around the corner, now is the perfect time to schedule your cooling system maintenance visit. According to the Energy Star program from the Department of Energy (DOE), completing an effective spring HVAC checklist that covers all the necessary maintenance tasks can keep your system operating efficiently and reliably throughout the cooling season.

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Solving Uneven Cooling IssuesIf you set a comfortable temperature on your thermostat, but some rooms in your home always feel too cool or too warm when your HVAC system is running, it's not a situation that you simply have to live with. A skilled HVAC professional can diagnose and solve many common causes of uneven cooling, including these three:

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How You Can Put Your In-Home Service Worker at Ease With Your PetRemember how skittish your pet was when you first brought it home? HVAC technicians encounter the same nervousness from animals with other people’s pets. While it can be a bit uncomfortable for the worker, it’s worse for your pet whose territory is being invaded by a stranger who carries strange tools and equipment and makes noise.

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What is Wrong With Your Home's Boiler?A malfunctioning boiler can throw your Fort Wayne home into chaos. Unfortunately, boiler problems tend to occur during the winter following the long periods of inactivity. While you can easily fix some problems yourself, others will need the knowledge and expertise of a professional. Let's take a look at some of the most common boiler problems you should watch out for.

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How Much Maintenance Does a Tankless Water Heater Require?Tankless water heaters are gaining popularity every year. After all, who doesn't want to save energy and enjoy an unrestricted supply of hot water? Also, operating costs are lower when you compare conventional storage water heaters to tankless water heaters maintenance. So, if you've been thinking about making the switch, keep reading to learn if a tankless water heater is right for you.

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How to Know You're Working With a Quality HVAC BusinessPicking a quality HVAC business for your home from the long list of possibilities might seem like an annoyance, but it's really not. Just remember that there are certain customer service elements that must be fulfilled and you're already on your way. Which elements are we referring to? Here are the most important, as far as we're concerned:

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Ways to Know That an HVAC Company is ReputableIt can be difficult to choose the right HVAC company for the services you need. You may not be sure which criteria to base your decision for choosing a reputable company or even how to compare services offered. Plus, you may not know the services you actually need, whether a simple tune up, a repair, or possibly a system replacement.

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Do You Know How to Deal with Pressuring HVAC Salespeople?In a competitive industry like heating and cooling, a homeowner may encounter a pushy HVAC salesperson who relies on high-pressure tactics instead of professional standards and an established reputation for service. It happens in any business and, while industry certifications and accreditations help identify reputable pros and weed out the incompetent, you might still have the bad luck to encounter a less-than-credible HVAC salesperson now and then. Here are some red flags to look for, just in case.

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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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Troubleshoot Common Furnace Issues With These TipsWith the cold weather settling in, it can't hurt to brush up on your furnace troubleshooting skills. A gas furnace that stops dead in its tracks on the coldest day of the year not only impairs your home comfort; it can be downright dangerous. A furnace that isn't heating your home evenly or sufficiently also needs immediate attention. Following are some tips to figure out what's causing your furnace problems.

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Signs It’s Time to Replace Your DuctworkLike most things, residential ductwork doesn't last forever. At some point, a home's ducts will stop serving an effective role in your home's forced-air HVAC system. They'll begin leaking air or allowing dirty air to infiltrate your home, and they may get clogged with dust and debris. This will happen even sooner if they've been designed or installed incorrectly, or haven't been maintained properly. In most cases, faulty ducts can be repaired and cleaned, but in severe situations they may need replacement.

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