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Why Use A Ground-Source Heat Pump For Your Home?

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Heating and cooling a home absorbs a disproportionate amount of a homeowner’s budget. For some homeowners, the cost of keeping a home comfortable can be reason enough to consider going off the grid. If you are looking for a way to reign in your utility costs, a ground-source heat pump might be just what you need. In fact, such a heat pump might just be the most energy-efficient to provide year-round comfort for your home. Read More»

Cotton Insulation: Is It Right For Your Home?

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When it comes time to choose insulation for your home, you’re going to come across a lot of options. One of those options is cotton, which is sometimes also sold as recycled denim since it tends to be made from recycled jeans. Is cotton insulation the right choice for your home? Consider these pros and cons, and decide for yourself. Pro: Cotton insulation is made from recycled materials. If you’re trying to build a green home or minimize your waste generation, cotton is a wise choice. Read More»

How To Test The Compressor In Your Central Air Conditioning Unit

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Your central air conditioning unit runs on a type of chemical fuel called refrigerant. The refrigerant starts out as a gas that the compressor pushes out into the condensing coils, which change the gas to liquid so the fuel can travel into your home and the air handler, where the actual air cooling happens. A problem with the compressor can keep the refrigerant gas from pumping out enough, or at all, and can leave you with a nonfunctional unit. Read More»

3 Possible Reasons Your AC's Compressor Stopped Turning Over

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The compressor is the starting point in your central air conditioner after the thermostat has been set. Located in the condensing unit outside, the compressor takes an electrical signal from the thermostat and passes it onto capacitors then starts pumping out gas refrigerant that needs to enter the condenser coils for processing. A problem with the compressor can shut down your entire cooling system. A compressor can also stop turning over, which means the compressor at least attempts to start things off but then nothing happens. Read More»

Fixing A Baseboard Heater With Low-Heat Output

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If you noticed your baseboard heating is not emitting enough hot air, you will want to take steps in troubleshooting the cause for this occurrence. There are several reasons why baseboard heating may all of a sudden stop producing enough heat for the room where it is located. Try some of the following steps to repair a low or no-heat output so you can once again enjoy the warmth your baseboard heater provides. Read More»