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What a Humming Air Conditioner is Trying to Tell YouNormally, a properly functioning air conditioner makes occasional pops, hisses, rattles, and a quiet hum that shouldn't be a cause for concern. However, if you notice a loud humming or buzzing noise, your unit is probably malfunctioning. Several issues can cause a humming air conditioner. Let's take a closer look at them along with their solutions.

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Thermostat Not Holding Schedule? Here's WhyThe thermostat is the HVAC system's command center. If your home has heating and cooling problems, a malfunctioning thermostat is a likely culprit. Fortunately, most thermostat problems aren't major, so you'll probably just need to adjust your existing one rather than getting a new one. Here are the possible reasons behind your device getting off schedule, along with the steps you should take before calling a professional.

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Mobile Apps You Should HaveThere seem to be apps for everything these days. If you can think of a function, there's probably an app for it. Both Apple and Google's Play Store each offer more than 1.5 million apps. That's why it's not surprising that there are even apps that apply to your home systems, including your HVAC. Let's have a look at some of the apps you might want to download to use for your air conditioner and heating.

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How to Deal With Condensate Drain ProblemsA defective A/C condensate drain is a common cause of water damage inside homes. Condensate is simply water vapor condensed into liquid by contact with the cold evaporator coil in the A/C’s indoor air handler. Whenever your air conditioner is running it’s producing condensate — as many as 20 gallons on a humid day. As long as everything’s working right, the condensate is collected and diverted away down a line into your household drain system. If something goes wrong, however, gallons of water may end up spilled into your home — often before you even realize there’s a problem.

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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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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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Feel More Comfortable by Understanding the Factors That Affect Home ComfortHome comfort is influenced by a variety of factors even though temperature is the one that usually comes to mind. Other factors that affect home comfort include humidity, indoor air quality and the ability to control these factors. In order to optimize home comfort, it’s important to understand how these factors interact with one another.

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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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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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