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What are the benefits of replacing my existing air conditioning system?

If your system is old and inefficient, or the repairs are starting to increase in cost and frequency, you’ll probably want to consider replacement.  Today, systems are as much as 60% more efficient than those systems manufactured as little as ten years ago. The savings you’ll realize in monthly heating and cooling costs can help…

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Why does my water heater run out of water quicker than it used to?

Over time storage tank water heaters accumulate sediment and lime deposits. If these deposits are not removed periodically they will displace space in the tank and decrease the amount of water that can enter the tank when it refills. It’s important to drain and refill your water heater once year. This will also help your…

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What causes your air conditioning unit to frost over?

Air conditioners work by moving warm air over the cooling coil (also know as the evaporator coil). This process removes moisture from the air, which accumulates in the collector pan. This process is also key to maintaining a comfortable environment for your home in the summer. If the air moves too slowly over the evaporator…

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Why do I need to clean my filter regularly?

Regular filter replacement helps your heating and cooling system operate at peak levels and improves indoor air quality.  It is important to change filters regularly to ensure proper air flow and to keep your home free from dust, allergens and germs.  Depending upon the type of filter you have, you may require monthly or less…

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I have very cold and very warm rooms in my home. Is there anything I can do?

Temperature differences of up to three degrees from room to room are not uncommon, but often one or several rooms are uncomfortably warm or cold.  This condition could be caused by a number of factors within your home including inadequate insulation, air leakage, poor duct system design, duct leakage, unwanted heating by the sun in…

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Why do I have hot water in my toilet?

You may have hot water in your toilet because of a bad flapper in the toilet tank or a bad fill valve. When a toilet has a mixing valve (to prevent condensation), a little hot water is added to bring the temperature up. When this system is not functioning correctly, you can get a bowl…

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What are some indicators that I may have a plumbing leak?

Water leaks around the house are often underestimated in their potential to cause serious damage. A trap that’s not tight, a toilet seal that’s lost its grip, or even a water line with a tiny drip too hard to see or hear, but every day it continues to wear away parts of your home, causing…

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Why does my toilet keep flushing by itself?

The most common cause of toilet which continuously flushes is a flush valve seal malfunction. The flush valve needs to seal completely after each flush to keep water from leaking. When this seal fails, the toilet tank leaks water into the bowl continuously. This continuous flow of water triggers the fill sensors which then flush…

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