Keep Warm: Solutions for Inadequately Heated Homes

How to Prime an Oil Furnace

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If you have an oil furnace, it will run out of oil and need priming to restart it. It isn’t advised to let your furnace run out of oil, but it happens at times when you try to conserve fuel. After the tank gets low, air can seep in the furnace, which means insufficient oil transfer. You should be able to prime the furnace yourself. Here are tips to prime an oil burning furnace. Prepare to Work For this project, you need: work gloves safety goggles 3/8 or 7/16  wrench glass jar or metal bucket non-clumping kitty litter or dry coffee...

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Several Performance-Draining And Malfunction-Inducing Air Conditioning Myths

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Myths about air conditioning systems can lead homeowners to make mistakes that can cause serious malfunctions or performance degradation. Due to these potentially expensive mistakes, you want to be informed when it concerns these air conditioner notions. Myth: It Is Normal For The Refrigerant Level To Gradually Lower When an air conditioning system starts to struggle to adequately cool the air in a home, it is common for homeowners to use recharge kits to supplement the refrigerant in the system. Often, homeowners will assume that this is a...

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How To Clean Your Furnace Filter And Compartment

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Your furnace is a major part of both your heating and cooling system if you have central air. Most furnace repairs will need to be handled by professional HVAC contractors, but there are several things that you might be able to do on your own to make your furnace more efficient. One of the best DIY furnace repairs is to change the filter and clean out its compartment. This article explains how to do this on your own. Removing Your Filter First of all, changing your furnace filter is very simple. But, it is a useless job if you don’t do...

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It’s Getting Hot In Here! Four Simple Ways To Keep Your Home Cool Without The Air Conditioner

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This summer has been hot and the temperatures will only continue to rise, especially since you are so close to August. With the rising heat comes a rising electric bill. There is no need to suffer the heat because you afraid to turn on the air conditioner. In fact, there are several little tricks you can try in order to beat the heat without running the cooler. Below are four things you need to do right now in order to keep your home cool while keeping your electric bill low. Open A Window At Night Opening a window during the day is going to...

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How To Install A Wall Air Conditioner In Drywall

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If you live in a small house, and you don’t want to install central air, consider installing a wall air conditioner. A wall air conditioner is quiet, efficient, and it doesn’t take up the whole window. You don’t need advanced HVAC skills to install a wall air conditioner, but it helps to have carpentry skills. Here are some tips to install a wall air conditioner in drywall. Prepare to Work For this project, you need: work gloves safety goggles pencil stud finder level and tape measure pry bar drywall tape two by four plywood...

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How You Can Lower Your Company’s Overhead Costs For Heating

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Taking a good look at all the areas of your company’s budget is vital for finding ways to save as much money as possible. With today’s volatile economy, saving money is a huge part of remaining ahead of your competitors. Taking the time to explore all your options for saving energy in your workplace is one the greatest ways to start saving on overhead cash flow. Check out these tips for lowering your costs for heating. The Reduction Of HVAC Energy Waste Is Necessary One way you can lower your cost for heating is by installing a...

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3 Simple Tips for Keeping Your House Warm

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As the seasons change, you may start to wonder what you can do to keep your house warm without cranking up the heater. Although you could turn up the heat, it will cost you a lot of money to keep the heater pumping all day, every day. Luckily, there are some things that you can do to keep your house comfortable without losing a lot of money. Here are some simple tips. 1. Cook with the Oven More In the summer you should avoid using the oven because it will heat up the house. However, in the winter you can use the oven all you want, in fact it...

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Is Ductless Air Conditioning Right For Your House?

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As someone who doesn’t currently have air conditioning, you have a lot of options when you’re finally ready to consider solutions for cooling your home. One option that you may not know much about is ductless air conditioning. This kind of air conditioning uses mini-units that are put into each room and connected to an outdoor unit without a need for extensive ductwork and equipment. Here are some of the reasons you might want to consider ductless air conditioning for your own house. Your House is Very Old If you have a very old...

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Using Trees To Optimize The Function Of Your Condenser Coils

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Condenser coils are just one component of your home’s AC system, but you can boost the overall performance of your system by improving the performance of condenser coils. While shade can help to boost condenser coil performance, shade alone is not enough. Once you understand how condenser coils work, you will know how you can use trees to boost the function of your coils.  Shade and Condenser Coils When exposed to direct sunlight, condenser coils will absorb the sun’s energy and heat up. Because the sole purpose of condenser...

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Stay On Top Of Maintenance To Keep Your Chiller Operating Efficiently

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Maintenance isn’t just an important part of extending the lifespan of your chiller unit. Maintenance also plays a key role in efficiency. Increased efficiency limits the number of necessary repairs and can lower the operating cost of the unit. There are certain maintenance tasks that play a more important role in accomplishing this goal. Make sure you know what key maintenance areas to focus on to ensure your unit is operating efficiently. Oil And Filter Inspections Focus on the oil and the filter. In terms of efficiency, keeping an...

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