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do you need a whole-house dehumidifier?

Do you have an excessive amount of moisture in your home? Have you had the foundation checked for issues just to find that the moisture is coming from the air and not the structure? If your home is filled with moisture, it is time for you to look into having a whole-house dehumidifier installed. This system pulls the air from the duct work and filters the moisture out of it. It then pushes the dry air into your home and prevents more moisture from becoming an issue. This blog will explain the whole-house dehumidifier system to help you decide if it will do well in your home.

Choosing The Right Replacement Furnace Filter

Now that winter has arrived and you are using your home's furnace every day, it is vitally important that you change its filter once each month. If you have any furry pets living in your home, then you should check the furnace filter each week and replace it when you can see a thin film of pet hair covering its outside surface.  When you arrive at the hardware store, you will be greeted with a large variety of replacement furnace filters to choose from. Read More 

Can A Heat Pump Work As Well As An Air Conditioner And Furnace Combination?

Many homeowners have probably heard about the benefits of Trane heat pumps but may still be unfamiliar with the role that heat pumps play in the home. Heat pumps are made to replace air conditioner and furnace combinations. In the summer, heat pumps cool the home, just like an air conditioner. In the winter, heat pumps warm the home, playing the role of a furnace. Knowing how the functionality of a heat pump compares to air conditioners and furnaces can help you decide whether or not a heat pump is right for your property. Read More 

Frozen Pipes? Signs That Indicate A Frozen Pipe Has Burst

If the temperatures have hit the freezing mark, and you suddenly notice water flooding into your home from the walls or a visible pipe, there is a good chance a frozen pipe has burst. However, while there are many times when a burst frozen pipe will be very noticeable, there are other times when you may not have those obvious signs of a burst pipe. This is why it's important to take note of the lesser known signs that a pipe has burst. Read More 

A Few Things To Know About An Important Heat Pump Component: Reversing Valves

One of the biggest distinguishing features of a heat pump is the reversing valve. The presence of this component is the major difference between an air conditioner and a heat pump. Although air conditioners and heat pumps work in much the same way, the reversing valve of a heat pump allows the heat pump to both heat and cool. Therefore, the reversing valve increases the importance of a heat pump in the home. Read More 

Dealing With Bent A/C Condenser Fins

If you look closely at the backside of your window-mounted air conditioner or through your central A/C system's condenser cabinet, you'll notice row after tiny row of fins lining the condenser. These fins allow air to flow through the condenser coil, taking your home's latent heat with it.    Since these fins are made from very thin aluminum, it's exceptionally easy to bend and damage the fins. Bent fins not only block crucial air flow, but they also allow debris to get stuck inside of the A/C unit with nowhere to go. Read More