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Things Homeowners Should Know About RefrigerantWhat do you know about refrigerant? You're probably aware that there is refrigerant in your air conditioner, but you may not know much more about it than that. Understanding what refrigerant does, why it's important to handle it properly and changes in rules regarding the use of different types of refrigerant can help you save money by avoiding problems. Here are some things to know about refrigerant.

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refrigerant , A/C , safety , to know

Ideas for Keeping Guests Cool at Summer PartiesAre you planning a party this summer? Whether you're organizing a bash to commemorate the Fourth, a family birthday fete or just a fun event to celebrate the season, keeping your guests cool without sending your energy bills skyrocketing is an important consideration. Here are some ideas on how to keep your guests comfortable at summer parties without breaking the bank:

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Ways Weather Can Affect Your Energy BillLots of things affect your energy bill, but obviously, weather is a major factors impacting how much you spend on maintaining a comfortable temperature in your home. In the summer and winter, when temperatures are colder or warmer, we use more power and our bills go up. But weather can affect our energy bills in other ways too. Here's how to understand some of them.

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energy savings , energy bills , summer , weather

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

HVAC and Water Heaters: Do they Go Hand-in-Hand?If you have a forced-air HVAC system and a gas-fired water heater like many homes in the Fort Wayne area, you might not think they're related in any way. However, both are essential in your day-to-day life, and they're the two biggest energy consumers in your household. This makes HVAC and water heater maintenance equally important in terms of energy savings and comfort.

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energy savings , home comfort , maintenance , water heaters

Before Leaving on Vacation, Prep Your HVACIf you're looking forward to getting away from it all this summer, you want to be sure you've left your home in good shape and minimized the chances of anything going wrong while you're gone. The best way to cover all the bases is to create a vacation plan checklist and go through it systematically. No doubt you'll set the timers on the sprinkler system and indoor lights to make the home look lived in, clear out the refrigerator and find someone to bring in the mail and water the indoor plants.

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HVAC system , vacation prep , summer season

How Changing Ceiling Fan Directions Can Save MoneyAre you looking for ways to save money on cooling your home this summer? If so, there are lots of energy-saving tactics to try, but one of the easiest is changing the blade direction on the ceiling fans throughout the house. Changing ceiling fan direction isn't difficult, and tackling this one simple chore before cooling season arrives can help you reduce your summertime energy bills and bring you other cost-saving benefits like longer equipment service life too.

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energy savings , ceiling fans , save money , Fans , home comfort , fan direction

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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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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evaporator coil , preventative maintenance , condensate drain , service and maintenance

Crawl Space Safety 101

April 11, 2018HVAC System

Crawl Space Safety 101Your home's crawl space allows access to parts of your plumbing, wiring, and HVAC systems, so there will be times when you need to venture down there. When you do, proper crawl space safety is essential. In addition to being cramped, even in Fort Wayne's mild late spring and summer weather, the space can get hot and stuffy. A little preparation will keep you safe.

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HVAC system , preventative maintenance , safety , crawl spaces

HVAC Add-Ons: Worth the Investment?Your HVAC system is essential for comfort in your Fort Wayne home, but you may not realize that investing in an HVAC add-on can allow your system to go beyond simple heating and cooling. Today, there are HVAC add-ons that can help you save energy, provide healthier indoor air quality, and give you enhanced temperature and humidity control. Here are some add-on options that are well worth investigating.

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HVAC system , energy efficiency , HVAC equipment

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