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What is that noise coming from my furnace?

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You’ve been using your heat more as the weather gets colder, and you might notice some noises that seem to coincide with the furnace kicking on. These might be nice quiet sounds, like the low steady hum of fans and motors, or air whooshing through your vents. However, there may be other noises that are…

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How to shop for a new heating/cooling system

It’s true that a new heating and cooling system represents a hefty investment – but it serves a crucial function in your home.  Knowing how to shop for a new system can help save you money up front and in the long run.   The initial price isn’t everything   After you recover from your…

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Proper Ventilation During the Holiday Season

When you’re the holiday host/hostess, it means more people in your home. The extra bodies, shower use, and cooking power can really bring on the heat. While that’s nice for lowering the thermostat a little, it may cause unwanted ventilation issues in your home. Kitchen The kitchen is likely to be used overtime during the…

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A.J. Perri Gives Back to Veterans

Every year the country sets aside November 11th to honor all US Veterans. At A.J. Perri we join everyone in thanking our veterans on this day and throughout the year. We like to remember and thank them in the best way we know how, by donating equipment and a little elbow grease to help some…

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4 Tips for Keeping Creepy Critters Out of Your HVAC

Halloween may be the season for creepy critters, but you still don’t want them in your HVAC system. Believe it or not, pests like mice, bees, squirrels, and raccoons like to set up house in your outdoor unit or crawl in through open vents and ductwork. Here are a few tips to keep those creepy…

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Should You Cover Your Air Conditioner During the Fall and Winter?

There are a lot of things to do to prepare during the fall for the upcoming colder weather such as prune trees and bushes, fertilize the lawn, weather strip the windows, caulk any foundation cracks, and split up your perennials. But what about the air conditioning unit outside? Should it be covered along with the…

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Don’t Use Just Any Drain Cleaner on Your Drains

There are a lot of drain treatment products to choose from – just look down any store aisle that sells these chemicals. That must mean a lot of people use chemical drain cleaners on their drains, right? And that must mean they’re safe to use, right? Wrong. Admittedly, they do offer a quick and easy…

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National Preparedness Month: Is Your Home Prepared for a Flood?

September is a month when seasonal weather changes begin, and through National Preparedness Month, people are encouraged to take precautionary measures against the possibility of natural disasters or emergencies. Basement flooding One emergency that’s always a possibility and rarely expected is flooding. It doesn’t take a hurricane or a tsunami to cause a basement to…

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Helpful Tips for Childproofing Your HVAC Registers

If you have a small child in the house, chances are you’ve found small things in your HVAC registers. Things like toys, bits of food, missing keys, or even the occasional small child sticking their fingers in the register slots. Keeping small children away from registers requires a little thought and some ingenuity. Here are…

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How to Childproof Your Bathroom

There’s no question having children around changes the way you look at things – suddenly you see dangers for their curious little hands everywhere! Some of them might not be as obvious as others, but the bathroom is one of those places where there are many potential hazards that you may want to focus your…

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