How To Reset Air Conditioning Unit

June 6, 2021

No one wants to feel uncomfortable in his or her home when the temperature starts to warm up. With a working AC, this usually isn’t a problem. However, as with any complicated system, problems may arise. Before paying for an unnecessary repair, you may want to try to reset your AC yourself. The following is a guide on how to reset your air conditioning unit and how can help. 1. Turn Off Your AC The first thing you’ll want to do is to turn your AC off. To do so, switch your thermostat to the “off” position. Next, you’ll want...

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Does Humidity Affect My Air Conditioner?

May 5, 2021

As the warmer seasons approach, you may notice your home feels a bit clammy and moist. Humidity coming from both the outside and the inside of your home will affect your AC to some degree. Keeping humidity in mind can help you control the climate in your home and the money leaving your pockets. How Humidity Affect’s AC When humidity is too high, it can lead to a shorter lifespan for your air conditioning system. Your AC must first remove humidity from the air and replace it with cool air. This process means that high levels of moisture can cause...

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What Are the Major Parts of an Air Conditioner?

April 5, 2021

Air conditioning systems use their major components to remove heat from the house and cool indoor air. It might be challenging to choose the most crucial element because each component works together to dehumidify and cool indoor air. Also, one faulty component could affect the rest of the air conditioning system. Check out this list of the major AC parts and why they matter. Compressor The compressor works collaboratively with the condenser to transfer heat. The compressor plays an essential role in re-pressurizing the refrigerant gas to convert it into a liquid. After that, the compressor moves the air between...

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How to Drain a Hot Water Heater

March 17, 2021

You probably don’t think about the water heater in your Jackson, MO, home very frequently. However, you’ll quickly notice if it stops working. To reduce the risk of a malfunction or total breakdown of your hot water heater, it’s important to schedule regular professional maintenance of the unit. Between maintenance visits, you should drain the water heater’s tank about once per year. Use these tips to safely perform this maintenance task. Turn Off the Power and Water Before you drain the water heater’s tank, you need to allow the water to cool to room temperature. To do this, you’ll need...

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What Are The Most Common Plumbing Problems?

February 16, 2021

You may never realize how much you rely on plumbing systems until they start developing issues. Plumbing problems are an inventible part of owning a home in Jackson, MO. Some issues develop due to normal wear and tear, while others are caused by poor maintenance. Unfortunately, some plumbing problems go unnoticed until they develop into serious problems. Here are some of the common plumbing problems you might encounter in your home. Dripping Faucets Dripping faucets can be costly, annoying, and wasteful. They can be caused by a worn-out O-ring or washer that requires replacement. Additionally, improper faucet installation and corrosion...

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How To Keep Snow Out Of Your Furnace Vent

January 10, 2021

Snow doesn’t arrive unless the weather is cold outdoors, and that means homeowners will be trying to stay warm. Obviously, they’ll be running their furnaces during snowy weather, and they won’t want to experience a malfunction. Hopefully, all the components of the furnace do their jobs properly, including the furnace vent, yet problems may arise when snow blocks it. Keeping this vent clear should be a priority for homeowners. A blocked vent could raise the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning in the home. Clearing Out the Snow and Cleaning the Vent If snow piles and blocks the vent, taking steps...

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Troubleshooting Tips for My Heating System

December 18, 2020

Waking up in the middle of the night to cold, especially during winter, can be frustrating. With a few tips, you can attempt to fix your furnace, at least temporarily. Here are a few common troubleshooting tips to try for your faulty furnace. 1. Assess Your Furnace Filter With time, your furnace will get dusty, and the air filter may get clogged. If this problem is left unattended, your indoor air quality will worsen. If you find your air filter dirty, replace it with a new one. You will need to turn off your furnace and locate your air filter....

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What to Consider When Choosing a Furnace for Cold Climates

November 18, 2020

If your furnace is more than 20 years old, now is the time to consider replacing it. Installing a new furnace now helps you avoid an unexpected heating system breakdown and disruption to your comfort. When choosing a furnace for cold Jackson winters, keep these considerations in mind. AFUE Rating Annual fuel utilization efficiency, or AFUE, is a rating system for how efficiently a furnace converts energy into heat. When you live in a place with extremely cold or long winters, you’ll want a high AFUE rating. Gas furnace AFUE ratings range from 80% to 98.5%. Electric furnace AFUE ratings...

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How to Properly Winterize Your HVAC System

October 20, 2020

3 Tips for Winterizing Your HVAC System Preparing your HVAC system for the upcoming winter months can substantially extend its working life. Winterizing, as it’s called, can also improve your heater’s performance and reduce your household energy expenditures. If you’re not already, be proud of yourself for wanting to learn more about winterizing your home’s HVAC system the right way. Use these three tips to help safeguard your HVAC from Mother Nature this winter. 1. Prime Your Furnace Before Winter Arrives Every year, countless Americans are blindsided by malfunctioning furnaces when cold weather first rolls around. You can prevent this...

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Should You Cover Your Air Conditioner After Summer?

September 20, 2020

The summer can bring incredibly hot weather. Homeowners rely on their air conditioners to keep their houses cool. Once summer ends, running the air conditioner is no longer necessary. That means your utility bills should drop. Don’t create other expenses by neglecting care for the unit, though. One thing to consider is whether to place a cover over the exterior system. The Air Conditioner Only Handles So Much The construction of an exterior air conditioner is built tough. Rain, wind, and snow won’t easily degrade the system, although homeowners should keep an eye on the unit for problems. If something...

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