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Gas Furnace Not Heating The Home? Check The Fresh Air Intake Pipes

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If your gas furnace isn't heating your home properly, you may think that there's a problem with the appliance. Although furnaces can break down or stop working because of fuel problems, leaks and clogs, the problem could actually lie on the outside of the home instead of inside it. The fresh air intake pipe may be the cause of your furnace's inability to heat the home. Here's how you can repair or secure the fresh air intake pipe to help your furnace work better.

11 November 2015

Setting Up Your Own Greenhouse? Better Have a Backup Generator

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If you have your own greenhouse, you need to make sure it stays the correct temperature in case you have a power outage and your heater(s) or HVAC unit shut down. You may also have an irrigation pump that needs to stay running all the time. One way you can ensure your greenhouse has power is by using a backup generator. This way, your plants and flowers are still provided with their proper environment to grow.

10 November 2015

Trouble With Toilets: 3 Fixes For A Sweaty Tank

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Toilets are subject to a wide array of issues and malfunctions, none of which are more baffling than a sweaty tank. But while many consider this phenomenon a mere curiosity, the fact is it can lead to costly damage to your bathroom. If you have a toilet that's got a case of the sweats, read on. This article will introduce three ways to neutralize the issue. Drip Tray When the condensation on your toilet tank builds up enough, it will begin to  drip down onto your floor.

4 November 2015

Ancient Furnace And No AC? Get With The Times And Save

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Did you purchase a home that had an old outdated furnace and no air conditioning? If so, there are a couple of options to consider before you purchase any new appliances for the home. You can get units that are going to make the house comfortable and save you money at the same time. When you have a heating and cooling professional come to your home to tell you what the cost will be for a new furnace and possibly more, ask what the most energy efficient options will be.

2 November 2015

Why You Shouldn't Tackle Your Own Home Mold Removal

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If you are dealing with a mold problem in your home -- which can often be caused by leaks or other sources of excessive moisture in the house -- then you might be thinking about cleaning it up yourself. Although you might have heard that you can use a solution of water and bleach to get the job done, it's generally best to hire a professional house mold removal service to help you get rid of all of the mold spores.

29 October 2015

How To Weatherize Your Home To Keep It Comfortable For Cheaper

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You want to keep your home as comfortable as possible without spending a lot of extra money on your bills. A good way for you to do this is to weatherize your home so you know you aren't losing the hot or cool are you are trying to keep inside the house when you are running your unit. Not only will leaks make it harder to control the temperature and raise your bills, but it also puts more wear on your unit by making it work harder to reach the desired temperature.

15 October 2015

3 Possible Contaminants Lurking In Your Ducts

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Homeowners often don't stop to think about the ducts in their home. They simply know that the ductwork is what pushes the hot and cold air through their system and into their home. Even though many don't think about what might be lurking in their ducts, you should. There are a number of different contaminants that could end up making you and your loved ones sick without your even realizing it.

14 October 2015

Fixing Your Furnace On Your Own

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Furnaces are quite complicated devices. Both gas and electric furnaces should be regularly serviced by HVAC contractors. However, you should familiarize yourself with your furnace, so you can identify and fix small problems without having to call and wait for an HVAC contractor. You can often make simple repairs on your own that could greatly increase the effectiveness of your furnace. This article will explain a few simple and safe ways to service and possible improve the functionality of your furnace.

12 October 2015

Should You Choose Propane Heating? A Look At The Pros And Cons

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If you're building a new home or replacing the heating system in an existing home, one fuel option you may be considering is propane. Kept in a tank outside of your home, propane can be a very convenient fuel source. However, it has both pros and cons, which you should think over carefully before having a propane heater installed.  Pro: You can fill up the tank when the cost is low.

9 October 2015

Things To Check Before Using The Steam Boiler Heating In A Rental Home

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Steam boiler heating may not be as common as forced air heating, but it can be an efficient and effective means of heating a home. If you're renting a home with this style of heating system, however, there are a few things you should check on before heating season arrives. Are the radiators all turned on? If you've never lived in a place with a boiler system before, the radiators probably look like a bit of a mystery to you.

7 October 2015