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All About Air Balancing For Your HomeIs your HVAC equipment in good working condition but you're having problems with temperature inconsistencies, humidity control and high energy bills? These types of issues are often related to poor air balancing in an HVAC system. Fortunately, there are steps a knowledgeable HVAC pro can take to correct air balance issues that can improve your system's performance and energy consumption and boost your comfort too.

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Tips for Purchasing a New Air ConditionerBuying a new air conditioner can be a daunting task for the homeowner, but if your A/C is getting on in years, losing efficiency, racking up repair bills, or simply not performing as well as you'd like it to, it can be a major improvement. Follow these tips to make sure that your new A/C will serve you well:

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What Should an HVAC Pro Check During Regular A/C Maintenance?When's the last time you scheduled a preventive maintenance tune-up for your home's central air conditioning system? If you can't remember, or it's been more than a year, you should schedule an A/C maintenance visit as soon as possible. Your system has likely lost efficiency and may be under-performing, while small problems that haven't been addressed may be developing into larger ones. Most HVAC experts recommend annual service on your central A/C and semi-annual service for heat pumps.

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What's Causing My A/C to Trip the Circuit Breaker?Your central air conditioner shouldn't be tripping the circuit breaker in your home. If it does this just one time, it's not necessarily a sign of problems. It's when the A/C is tripping the circuit breaker a second and third time that you need to address the issue. It probably reflects an underlying problem with your cooling system. First try some do-it-yourself troubleshooting, then if that doesn't work, call in an HVAC professional.

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Heating and Cooling Loads: Learn the 3 TypesA properly sized cooling and heating system will deliver better energy efficiency and performance than a system that's over- or undersized. An essential aspect of sizing A/Cs, furnaces and heat pumps is calculating the heating and cooling loads (requirements) of the home. Here's a review of the three types of heating and cooling loads for individual homes.

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Avoid Doing These Things to Your Fort Wayne A/CWhile it might seem as if a central A/C runs itself with minimal interference from the homeowner or the home's occupants, that isn't the case. There are some basic rules in order to get optimum efficiency and performance out of your cooling system. Much of this involves being aware of the following things to avoid doing to your A/C.

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Ways to Remedy Frozen Evaporator CoilsWhile A/C service technicians are dispatched to homes for many different reasons, frozen evaporator coils have to be close to the top of the list. When the evaporator coil freezes up in the inside component of your central A/C, your system won't cool your home, and may stop working altogether. If the coil keeps freezing up, it could cause long-term damage to your air conditioner. Keep reading for ways to resolve the issue. 

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Consider These Cooling Solutions for Your Attic RemodelMany homeowners wanting to create more space out of an existing home look toward the attic. It's not serving any other purpose, so why not turn it into a bedroom or office? One of the main considerations when undertaking such a project will be figuring out how to keep the attic cool. Attics get very hot during the summer as a result of the confined upper space and direct sunlight on the roof above. Following are some cooling solutions for your attic remodel, and the first two should work in tandem with other cooling options.

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Reasons to Pick a Variable-Speed Air Handler for Your Next A/C UpgradeThere's no better example of the idea that improvements in technology produce savings than in modern advances in HVAC technology. Perhaps the most productive advancements in residential systems is the variable-speed air handler. In air conditioning systems, it saves substantial energy while enhancing home comfort.

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3 A/C Condensate Drain Problems You Need to Know AboutYou might be surprised to learn that your home's central air conditioning has a second important function after cooling. If it's working properly, the A/C should also be dehumidifying the air in your home. Cool, moist air can feel clammy and uncomfortable, which defeats the ultimate goal of air conditioning: home comfort. The moisture that's being removed from the air has to go somewhere, and that place is the A/C's condensate collection pan and drain, which eventually connect to a home's sewer drainage system. Unless you schedule regular professional maintenance for your cooling system, A/C condensate drain problems can arise. Following are a few of the more common issues. 

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Don't Let These Home Cooling Myths Lead You AstrayWhen it comes to home cooling, you should take advantage of every opportunity to save on energy. One such opportunity is to have accurate information about your air conditioning system and how it works. That's why it's important to be aware of bogus home cooling myths that are floating around. The following are a few of these myths, along with the correct information.

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Simple Steps Homeowners Can Do to Help Prevent A/C TheftThe condenser in an air conditioning system contains hundreds of dollars worth of copper, if scrapped. That makes it an inviting target for thieves, especially since it is outside of your home and often not easily seen from the street. Here are a few easy ways you can prevent A/C theft and the hefty repair bills that come along with it.

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Common Fixes for an A/C That Is Blowing Hot AirIf you discover your home's A/C is blowing hot air, don't panic. There are a number of reasons why this can occur. Some are easily remedied, and a skilled HVAC professional can correct the more serious issues. Here are five of the most common causes of a warm air issue, with tips on how to fix the problem and when to call in a pro.

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5 Simple Steps to Protect Your A/C Unit From TheftYou lock your home when you're away to protect your valuables and possessions from thieves, but how can you keep your A/C unit safe? There are many reasons why A/C theft is a growing problem across the country, but there are also methods to address the problem and protect your A/C unit from theft. Let's take a deeper look into it all.

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Air Conditioner Sounds: 5 Noises That Could Signal a ProblemThe best air conditioning units are the strong, silent types. The fewer air conditioner sounds you hear, the better -- aside from the standard sounds associated with start-up, air circulation and shutdown. If you're hearing any of the following sounds coming from your air conditioner, it's a good idea to cease using it and schedule a service visit.

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What Should You Expect From an Evaporator Coil Inspection?An evaporator coil inspection may reveal the hidden secret behind your air conditioner’s poor cooling performance and/or high operating costs. “Hidden” is the right word because, in most cases, the A/C evaporator coil is sealed inside the air handler and not readily accessible to the homeowner. However, a qualified HVAC technician has the expertise and tools to access the sealed compartment and perform an evaporator coil inspection. Here’s why it’s necessary.

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7 Air Conditioner Parts Every Homeowner Should KnowDuring the cooling months, your air conditioner probably uses more energy than any other system in your Fort Wayne home. Spring maintenance is important to ensure all parts are working correctly. It's also a good idea to familiarize yourself with air conditioner parts to understand energy usage and home cooling.

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