How Long Do Air Conditioners Last?

A better question might be, how long should an AC unit last? Again, answers vary, but generally, newer central air-conditioning units getting normal use and regular maintenance should be expected to provide around 15 years of reliable service. Let’s look at the variables that could make that lifespan higher or lower.

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What You Need To Know About Freon For Your AC System

The use of Freon for AC has been phased out except in certain very specific cases. If your home or business has an AC unit that still uses Freon, it’s important to know some of the basics about what it is, why it has been phased out and what you should do if your system needs servicing.

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What To Do If Your Air Conditioner Is Leaking Water

There are several reasons that would cause your air conditioner to leak water. Condensation is a regular byproduct of the cooling process. Anything that increases the rate of condensation or makes it more difficult for the condensation to drain could lead to leaks or water damage.

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What Is A Furnace Tune-Up And Why Have One?

Without regular attention as recommended by the manufacturer, your systems can become dirty and worn-out. Its performance will suffer, and you may wake up one day to find out it’s stopped working altogether. It’s for these reasons that you’ll want to give it a tune-up on an annual basis.

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What Does The “Hold” Button Do On A Thermostat Control Pad?

Whether you’ve just installed a new thermostat or not, chances are you’re not really using it to its full potential. Many people don’t dive as deeply into the full functionality of modern programmable or smart thermostats as they should, only bothering to learn which buttons raise and lower the temperature.

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How To Winterize House Plumbing

Before the freezing temperatures arrive, you should disconnect and drain your sprinkling system and other outdoor plumbing equipment. To winterize hose equipment, you should start by draining it of water and disconnecting it from the tap. Your sprinkling system should have a function that allows you to empty it and turn off the water for the year.

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Cost Effective Ways To Stay Warm Without Heat

Older homes, as well as homes with insufficient insulation, are not as good at maintaining heat. If your home is too cold in the winter, you’ve got a few options you can try. Here’s how to warm up a room without a heater.

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What Is The Best Type Of Furnace Filter To Use?

Furnace filters are an important component of your HVAC system. They collect and trap dust, pet dander and other particulates so they aren’t blown into your home and impact your indoor air quality. However, there are several different types of filters that offer their own unique pros and cons.

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Furnace Sounds And Smells

Is your furnace trying to tell you something? Whether you own your home or rent, knowing the warning signs of a furnace in distress is important to ensure your comfort in the cold. If your furnace is making a humming noise and smells like burning, for example, it’s probably time to seek professional help for it.

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Can Cold Or Dry Air Cause Coughing?

A dry, hacking cough usually is a sign of an illness or allergies, but did you know the quality of the air inside your home could be the true culprit? If your home is filled with dry and cold air, a cough may be a warning that it’s time to have your HVAC system serviced.

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How To Install A Battery Backup Sump Pump

Rainy weather is enough of a downer on its own, but add in a flooded basement and it’s more than that. This is why homeowners should know how to install a battery backup sump pump to keep their properties dry even when a storm causes an interruption in power. Installing a backup sump pump powered by batteries means you can avoid the cost and cleanup that result from water backing up into your home.

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Can You Pressure Wash An Air Conditioner?

In short, the answer is no. It’s true that your home’s AC unit picks up a lot of debris and grime that can affect its performance and lifespan. It’s also true that a pressure washer can be a great way to remove dirt from elements of your home such as your driveway or patio.

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How To Keep A High-Ceiling Room Cool

Regulating the temperature in soaring interior spaces can be a challenge. In this post, we’ll outline the reasons that temperatures in such spaces are difficult to regulate and offer tips on how to keep a high-ceiling room cool or warm, as the season and the weather dictate.

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Tankless Water Heater Pros And Cons

If you’re in the market for a new water heater, you have your choice between traditional models with a tank or tankless units. Water heaters with a tank keep water in the tank hot whether or not you’re using it, while tankless models heat water as it flows through them. This means they only work while you’re using hot water.

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What Not To Put Down The Drain

Clogged sinks, septic tank issues, and other problems with your plumbing could be avoided if you know what not to put down the drain. After all, the last thing you want is to deal with costly repairs caused by carelessness. To help, let’s go over certain kitchen products and household items you should never put down the drain.

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