Heating & Cooling

How To Move HVAC Ducts To Their Proper Wall Height Location

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    A friend of ours asks about their older single story ranch home without a basement that was retrofitted back in the 1970’s to change from Baseboard Hot Water from an Oil Heater to Forced Hot Air from a Gas Heater. In their case the install was done pretty poorly and they need to change the location of the register vents to increase the output and heating ability of the heater.

    Although in this case the …

    How To Oil Furnace Oil Storage Tank Inspection And Replacement

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      If you have an oil furnace then you have an oil tank to supply a reserve of oil to your system.For your system to operate at its best your storage tank should be inspected yearly. In this How To we will go over the basic inspection process. The location of your tank and what you can do to better that situation. Your options for replacement and a few other options you might have for …

      How To React Quickly To A Water Or Gas Leak In Your Home

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        A friend just went through a situation where their Gas Hot Water Heater decided to spring a leak in the middle of the night and they were in a slight panic while trying to get the situation under control. I thought this might be a good time to go over what you should do if you find you have a leak of some type whether gas or water in your home.

        The first thing that …

        How To How Low Can You Set Your Thermostat And Be Safe In The Winter?

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          http://www.yourepair.com/yrblog/wp-content/HLIC/69e1122b48e45de6382fedf246035c1a.jpgWhen winter comes around the dreaded sound of your furnace kicking in and costing you money is something many of us experience. When temperatures get very cold it can even be difficult to keep your home warm with the heater running constantly. Unfortunately this can rack up some big bills. This often has people fighting to keep the home cold to save money.

          This can often lead to people trying to heat their home with …

          How To Control Your Heating and Cooling Bill With A Range Limited Tamper Proof Thermostat

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            Do you have kids or family that lives with you? Maybe you are sharing a home and the heating bills are too high. Maybe you are renting a home for income and you need to place limits on how hot and cold your guests can make it while you’re away.

            Whatever the reason simply telling people to not adjust the thermostat settings is never enough.

            A friend of ours asks about this problem because he has a …

            How To Get A Free Home Energy Audit

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              During the extreme months of the year our energy bills really make us think about what improvements we could make to reduce our utility costs and improve the comfort of our home. Unfortunately the middle of winter or hottest days of the summer really aren’t the best time to perform the work but we will go over a few things that might help until temperatures are better.

              The first thing you want to do is compare …

              How To Fix A Dangerous Problem of an Oil Heater and Wood Stove Sharing a Chimney

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                In this how to a friend is asking about a problem they are having with their oil heater however the problem is much worse than they really understand. The situation is that they live in a home with Oil Heat and over the past few years the cost of Oil has been astronomical. To the point that some people replace their oil heaters with gas heat if available and others end up replacing older oil …

                How To Perform a do it yourself Home Energy Audit

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                  A friend that just bought a 1927 home is wondering what they can do to improve their home insulation and reduce their heating and cooling bills. Although best results would come from having a professional perform a home energy audit it is easy enough to do some of the steps yourself and see what types of results you can get before taking the next step of paying someone to audit your home.

                  Some electric and gas …

                  How To Quick Guide to Saving Money on your Home Gas Bill

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                    In this guide we will look at some tips that should save you money during the heating season and maybe some money on the rest of the season too. The first thing you should do when assessing your Natural Gas or Propane bill is get a history of your account. You want to know not only the amounts that you have been paying but the volume of gas that you have been using because gas …

                    How To Water Company installed Larger Supply Line now my Water Heater Pressure Valve is Leaking

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                      A friend of ours writes that the water company dug up their road and installed a new larger supply pipe in his street. They also installed a Check Valve to reduce Back Flow. Now his Water Heater Pressure Valve is leaking and he is wondering what he should do.

                      The first thing to understand is when water is heated in your water heater it expands. This expansion can be dangerous and they can actually explode …