How To Prevent Bugs from Getting Inside AC Unit

July 13, 2021

When the temperatures around your home region begin to take an upward direction, you’re not the only one who will be seeking shelter. Typically, bugs are small animals that live in the same environment we do. This might not necessarily be in the same home. In their search for shelter, these bugs might get into your air conditioning and probably end up in your living or working space. The following are particular methods through which you can prevent this from happening. 1. Insulate Your Air Conditioning Unit The surest way to protect your AC from bugs is insulation. Essentially, you...

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How to Prepare Air Conditioner for the Summer

June 21, 2021

The summer months are fast approaching, which is a great time to begin preparing your AC for the upcoming season. Taking the additional time to prepare your air conditioner for the summer will maximize its efficiency and help you lower your utility bill. Scheduling an inspection from a local HVAC company is also a great way to ensure your air conditioner is well-prepared for summer. Here are a few simple tips from in Hayden, ID, to get your air conditioner ready for the summer months. Change Air Filter One easy way to maintain your system is to switch out the...

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What Size Air Conditioner Does My House Need?

May 10, 2021

With air conditioning systems, it’s important that you get one that’s the right size for your home. Both oversized and undersized AC units will cause you many problems. But how do you know what the right-sized cooling system is for your residence? How Is an AC System’s Power Measured? Air conditioners are measured in BTUs (British Thermal Units) and tonnage. You need about one ton of power to cool about 600 square feet. However, you need a more powerful system in an old house since they’re drafty. Manual J Calculation When you hire an HVAC company to replace your air...

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Should I Turn Off My Gas Furnace in the Summer?

April 12, 2021

When it comes time to switch over from your heating system to your cooling system, you may be wondering if you need to turn off your gas furnace. While you don’t need to, it is a great idea for the reasons we will list ahead. Be sure to contact to ask for help if you can’t find your pilot light or have other pertinent questions. 1. Turning Off Your Gas Furnace Saves Money By turning off your gas furnace for the summer, you will save some money. It is very simple to turn off your pilot light and save energy....

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The Best Ways to Heat a Garage

March 9, 2021

Your projects and hobbies must continue even during the winter. That means spending time in your garage. Unfortunately, a typical garage is not designed to be warm inside when the weather is harsh. Garages often lack insulation, and their concrete floors remain frigid throughout the cold season. When the air inside your garage is chilly, your tools will be icy, and working in that sort of environment can be difficult. Here are some methods you can consider to heat your garage during the cold months. Choose a Heat Source You can buy a large or small portable space heater for...

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What Type Of Water Heater Is Most Energy Efficient?

February 5, 2021

Considering how much energy water heaters can use, it’s important to find a water heater that offers improved efficiency to ensure your utility bills don’t get out of control. Fortunately, there are several good options that offer plenty of hot water and help reduce your Hayden home’s energy consumption. Here are a few options that the pros at recommend. Heat Pump Water Heater Although they’re still somewhat of a niche product, heat pump water heaters have a lot going for them. These state-of-the-art water heaters feature a refrigerant line that pulls heat from the surrounding air in your home. Since...

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Conventional Vs. Tankless Water Heater

January 5, 2021

People once heated water by boiling it over fires before transporting it to bathtubs and basins. This long-held tradition changed when an Englishman developed the prototype for the modern water heater in 1868. Benjamin Waddy Maughan’s invention fed water through pipes that were heated by Bunsen burners, eventually pouring hot water directly into sinks and bathtubs. Water heaters have undergone substantial changes since then. Here’s a quick comparison of conventional and tankless water heaters. The Basics of Traditional Water Heaters Conventional water heaters take the form of tall metal cylinders. Roughly 2 feet wide and 4 feet tall, these models...

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Safe Ways to Heat Your Garage

December 3, 2020

There are several reasons you may want to heat your garage. For instance, you may have a workshop in it or you may work a lot on cars. If you need to heat your garage, there are ways to do so safely. Garage Insulation Before you decide how to heat your garage, first insulate it. Otherwise, any heat that is generated will quickly escape outdoors. Ductless Mini-Split System If you use your garage regularly in the winter, it may make sense to invest in a ductless mini-split system. With this system, there’s an air-handler in the garage and a compressor...

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Why Are Product Warranties Important?

November 16, 2020

Most valuable items that are posted for sale usually come with something called a warranty. At , we value the importance of warranties and understand how they impact both customers and merchants. Read on to get information about product warranties and what makes them vital to customers and vendors. Conditions of the Manufacturer Most warranties are necessary for customers because they include information about the manufacturer’s conditions. This information usually covers things like who a customer needs to contact for particular parts or repairs if the product becomes faulty. Some warranties also include whether or not the company can replace...

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What Do You Need to Know About Keeping Your Furnace Safe?

October 20, 2020

Carbon monoxide poisoning and fires are two potential safety concerns when running a furnace. Today’s furnaces are built with safety mechanisms in place to greatly reduce the risk, but you need to maintain them properly. Proper furnace maintenance involves scheduling a preventive tune-up once a year, periodically cleaning the air filter, and following other important furnace safety rules. Maintain Your Carbon Monoxide Detector Many homeowners have a carbon monoxide detector installed, but they don’t test it or change the batteries. You should change the batteries every six months if it’s a model that has replaceable batteries. Furthermore, test the carbon...

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