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low refrigerantYou can think of refrigerant as the blood of your air conditioning system. When the system runs low on this vital fluid, it can't operate at optimum performance. As a result, you may notice changes to your home's comfort levels. Watch out for these signs of your A/C system having low refrigerant.

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How Air Conditioning Can Affect Your SkinYour air conditioner blissfully tempers the blazing summer sun with a cool blast of air. But did you know that the cold, comforting air could harm your skin if preventative measures are not taken? The good news is you don't have to sacrifice air conditioning to protect your skin and there are many things you can do to prevent these effects, but first, let's take a closer look at the possible negative side-effects of A/C on your skin.

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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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You Can Talk Like an HVAC Pro With These Terms: Learn the AdvantagesAre you needing HVAC service or installation in your Fort Wayne area home? Before you call up the contractor, it can help to have a working knowledge of some of the more common HVAC terms. This will help you talk like an HVAC pro and better communicate with your technician, whether you're trying to inquire about upgrading your system, schedule service, or arrange for emergency repair.

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Reduce Electricity Usage in Your Indiana Home With These Easy-to-Follow TipsAfter a particularly severe winter, many of us here in Indiana were thrilled to see the season of heating bills ending. However, the summer is right around the corner, and air conditioning will soon become a necessity, driving costs up again. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent this increase by making your home more efficient and lowering your energy consumption. Here are a few tips to get started and reduce electricity usage in your home:

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Troubleshooting Tips for a Malfunctioning Programmable ThermostatSummer is poised to take over in Indiana before you know it, with hot temperatures and high humidity for days and weeks at a time. If you haven't already done it, now's a good time to check your air conditioning system to make sure it's working properly. If you're not getting the air conditioning performance you would like, the problem may be in your programmable thermostat. Fortunately, troubleshooting a programmable thermostat is a fairly easy process.

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How Does Air Conditioning Work? The More You Know About Yours, the BetterAlthough about 86 percent of American homes have air conditioning, few people know how their system works. Knowing a little about how your air conditioner keeps your Fort Wayne area home cool during the long, hot summer can help you troubleshoot common air conditioning problems, as well as effectively communicate with your service technician when repairs are needed. 

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Get Smart, Get A Zoning System, Get SavingsDuring humid and hot Indiana summers, you'll want to get the most out of your air conditioning system. However, the configuration of your home might make this difficult, particularly if you have large windows, multiple floors or room additions. Often, the area immediately around the thermostat will be at a comfortable temperature, while the rest of the house might be uncomfortably hot or cold. The best way to address this common problem is to install a zoning system.

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Your Air Conditioning's Doing The Job, But Can You Explain How It Works?When the temperature soars, the relief from your air conditioner is much appreciated. Air conditioners work very much like large refrigerators, cooling the inside of your home the way a refrigeration system cools a fridge's inner compartments. By knowing how air conditioning works, you'll be better able to understand how it supplies that welcome cooling and will be more informed when the time comes for system maintenance or repair.

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