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Tips for Protecting Your HVAC Unit from Winter WeatherAs the weather gets colder, it’s time to think about how you’re going to keep your outdoor HVAC unit safe from extreme temperatures, snow, and ice. These winter elements can end up damaging your unit, resulting in repairs or a replacement if it can’t be fixed. Find out more about winter weather protection for the outdoor HVAC unit at your New Haven home.

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HVAC , home winterizing , winter home safety , winter prep , outdoor unit , winter weather

Sizing Considerations for Buying an Air ConditionerAir conditioner sizing is a critically-important consideration when you're planning to purchase new cooling equipment. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), an A/C's size needs to match the space it's going to cool. An undersized A/C will run for extended periods, use a lot of energy, but won't cool your home's interior sufficiently for comfort. An oversized air conditioner will only run for short cycles, so it won't dehumidify effectively or cool your living space efficiently.

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HVAC system , air conditioner , Tips , HVAC , air conditioner efficiency , air conditioner sizing

How to Identify HVAC Vents in Your HomeIf you have central, forced-air HVAC for heating and cooling your home, it relies on a network of ducts that are essential for proper air distribution through the system. The ducts themselves are routed behind the walls, ceilings or floors, so all you see are the HVAC vents that cover the duct openings. Learning how to identify these vents and understanding their purpose can make it easier to keep your HVAC system operating reliably and efficiently, and help ensure your home comfort.

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HVAC system , HVAC , A/C Vents , home vents , home ventilation , hvac vents

Homeowner's Guide to HVAC CostsAs a homeowner, you expect to incur some expenses related to maintaining, repairing or replacing your heating and cooling equipment, but how do you judge whether you're getting good value for the amount of money you spend? Understanding some of the key factors that affect HVAC costs and what you might pay for different HVAC-related services and products can help.

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HVAC , HVAC services , hvac costs , products

4 HVAC Parts Every Homeowner Should KnowThink of the HVAC parts in your home as instruments in a symphony orchestra. They all have to play together well. A comfortable indoor environment in summer and winter depends on the interaction of numerous system components. HVAC parts can be affected by lack of proper preventive maintenance or simply normal wear and tear. If even one part is marginal, however, overall system performance, reliability and efficiency generally suffer. Here are four critical HVAC parts that play a role in producing cool comfort or cozy warmth, depending on the time of year.

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HVAC , homeowners , hvac parts

Reasons to Teach Kids about HVAC and Energy EfficiencyConserving energy in your home should be the responsibility of the whole family, including your children. Teaching kids about HVAC and energy efficiency helps them develop healthy, green habits that can last a lifetime. When they grow up, they'll know how to use their HVAC systems more responsibly and practice smart homeownership habits. Presently, the efforts of your little ones toward using equipment and appliances efficiently will help you save more energy and money on your utility bills.

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HVAC system , energy efficiency , HVAC , home comfort , parents , teaching kids

What is Air Balancing?If you're concerned that your HVAC system isn't operating as efficiently as it should, you might think it's the fault of the equipment. In fact, out of balance airflow through the system may be the underlying cause of your poor equipment performance. Proper air balancing not only ensures that your HVAC system runs efficiently and keeps your energy consumption in check, but it also reduces unnecessary strain on the equipment and provides better temperature control for greater comfort.

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HVAC system , ductwork , HVAC , home comfort , air balancing

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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HVAC system , HVAC , Boiler , home safety , water leaks

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