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Help! My House Is Losing Heat!

It can be tough to make it through the cold weather if your house is losing heat. Before cold season is upon you, think back to years past. Have you felt like your house is losing heat when the weather cools? Do your bills go up as the mercury goes down? While a home energy…

What Size Air Conditioner Do I Need For My Home?

If this Poindexter classic has been your personal theme song of late, you may be wondering what size air conditioner you need for your room or home. EnergyStar.gov offers a convenient guide to determining what size AC unit you need. Footprint Is Everything Ideal air conditioner capacity is directly related to the square footage of the…

Heating Problems in Cold Weather

When the weather gets cold, the heat turns on. But heating problems in cold weather can definitely put a cramp in your style. What are the most common issues people have with their heaters? And what can you do to fix or prevent them? Common Heating Problems in Cold Weather Inefficient Heat Pump Heat pumps…

What to Do if Your Water Pipes Freeze

If your water pipes freeze, water won’t come out of your tap. Frozen pipes are a serious inconvenience. When toilets won’t refill and showerheads barely drip, you put tasks on hold as you scramble to fix the problem. If your pipes freeze, how can you thaw them and reclaim control of your domestic plumbing? Here’s…

Hot Water Heater: Repair vs Replace

When your hot water heater breaks, you face a big question. Repair or replace? Is it going to be worth it to fix your hot water heater? Or are you better off buying and installing a new one? The answer depends on several factors. Age How old is your hot water heater? The average lifespan…

Check On Your HVAC During Winter

While it’s important to prepare your furnace for seasonal changes ahead of time, you have to check on your HVAC during winter as well. The elements let loose with snow, wind, and rain, and you want to ensure that everything is still working properly. Give your HVAC system a midwinter checkup!   If You Have…

How to Fix a Frozen Condensate Line

One of the many important components of your HVAC system is the condensate line.  Moisture is released when you heat your home. The moisture is removed via a condensate line, which empties outside of your home. But if you live in a cold climate (or just have a cold spell), the water can freeze, leading…