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How to Stay Cool When Waiting for Air Conditioning Repair

Oct 06 2015
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Running into air conditioning problems can be extremely frustrating—especially when one's AC unit decides to stop working right in the middle of the summer. When this occurs, it's important to schedule air conditioning service at one's Farmington Hills home as soon as possible. However, if it's a busy time of year for AC repairs, it may be a couple of days before the unit can be repaired. In the meantime, there are a few steps homeowners may want to take to enjoy greater comfort, despite hot temperatures outside. Take Advantage of Fans Ceiling fans, box fans, oscillating fans...they're all helpful when one's AC isn't working. Specifically, it may be a good idea to not only circulate fans throughout the house to make the space feel slightly cooler, but to actually cool down the space by setting some large bowls of ice in front of the running fans as well. One might be surprised by just how much of a difference this can make in the temperature of a small space, such as a bedroom or office. Sleep ...

Benefits of Air Conditioning Service in Rochester Hills

Oct 06 2015
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The role of an air conditioner is to transfer heat from the inside of a home to the outside and cool the space. This warm air is cooled by blowing it over a group of pipes called evaporator coils. Similar to the process of water evaporating from one's skin, the evaporator coil is filled with a special liquid called refrigerant, which transforms from a liquid into a gas as the heat is absorbed from the air. Then, the refrigerant is transformed back into a liquid by another coil outside of the home when it releases the heat. The coil on the outside of the home is called a condenser because it condenses the gas back into a liquid. The refrigerant is pumped between the two coils by a pump called a compressor. The compressor also changes the pressure of the refrigerant, which ensures all of it condenses or evaporates in the right coils. All of the energy required to move the refrigerant back and forth is supplied by a motor. An A/C unit typically will provide approximately three times the cooling energy provided b ...

HVAC Unit Upgrades Brings Humanity One Step Closer to Smart Homes

Oct 06 2015
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People are discovering when they upgrade their HVAC units that there are options available that were unheard of just a decade ago. It seems the heating and cooling industry in particular is ushering homes into the modern era of smart houses. Things a User Can Do With Smart HVAC Controls Set up a perimeter with a smart phone that automatically sets the unit to away mode and then back on when a person crosses. The perimeter can simply be the yard, or even a certain mark miles away that the home owner determines. The perks of this include never coming home to an uncomfortable home and never having to worry if the air was turned off in the morning. Talk to their unit and have it respond to voice commands. That's right some HVAC controls can be programmed to respond to the homeowners vocal commands. This is not only impressive for company, it is great when getting up to adjust the temp is just not worth the effort. Motion sensitive sensors can be installed to automatically adjust th ...

Signs You Need a Water Heater Tune-Up

Oct 06 2015
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Depending upon the quality of the water heater and the quality of the water, your water heater could last anywhere between 10 and 12 years. In the meantime, there are certain signs you can recognize, to know when you need water heater tune-up in Roseville. Hot Water Runs Out Too Quickly A broken or disintegrated dip tube can cause you to run out of hot water quickly, or make only tepid water available. The plastic dip tube is located inside the water heater at the water inlet. When it works properly, it directs cold water to the bottom of the heater toward the heating element. When the dip tube is broken, the cold water coming into the tank mixes freely with the hot water and escapes through the outlet without being heated first. Solution: Replace the dip tube. Noisy Water Heater Naturally occurring minerals in water such as calcium and magnesium create sediment that builds up over time and rests on the bottom of the water heater. Water in the tank gets trapped under the sediment. When th ...

Schedule a Furnace Tune-Up While It's Still Hot Outside

Sep 03 2015
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It's always a good idea to get the furnace tuned up early. This way, any problems can be detected and fixed before it's cold outside and a failure would be an emergency. While many people think of "early" as being the mid or late fall, there is an even better time to get a heater tune-up in Roseville: Summer.

Answer These Preliminary Questions When Scheduling Air Conditioning Service

Sep 03 2015
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When a call is put in for air conditioning service in Sterling Heights, a number of questions will be asked before a technician even comes out. The technician may ask some of the same ones again upon arrival in order to make sure he has all of the details exactly correct. What are these questions and how do they help with the job?

Top Causes of Air Conditioning Problems

Sep 03 2015
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For most of the year, it seems like hot days will never come to the Detroit area. This makes it easy to put off needed air conditioning repairs. When summer finally arrives, though, there is no doubt about the need for air conditioning service in Farmington Hills. This because when the hot weather comes, it comes with a vengeance. In fact, the hottest days in Michigan are often hotter than the peak temperatures in central Florida!

IS GETTING AN AIR CONDITIONING TUNE-UP REALLY A GOOD IDEA?

Sep 03 2015
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Many people only think of calling for air conditioning service after their machines show obvious signs of distress. While a unit will generally continue to run under such a regime, it's much better to get it serviced regularly. Here are a few reasons that it's a good idea to get a yearly AC tune-up in Roseville:

Let Trusted Technicians Repair that Furnace or Air Conditioner with HVAC Service in Farmington Hills, Michigan

Aug 14 2015
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By the time winter arrives, it can be tough to recall those sweaty summer days, and vice-versa. Most people go through their lives without thinking much about their furnace down the basement or air conditioning unit around the side of the house. However, these units don't just work on their own forever. Both require yearly maintenance where a trained technician comes out to replace filters, clean out dust, and inspect all parts for normal functioning. If a homeowner has forgotten or avoided this step, both the furnace and AC are at risk of failing this year.Hopefully, the weather is only in between seasons if this happens so that the homeowner's family isn't in a lurch when the heater suddenly sputters and won't turn on or the air conditioner blows out. In the future, to better protect both the furnace and the AC, have the number on hand of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) company in Farmington Hills, Michigan. As the name suggests, the technicians at a company like this can fix the heating ...

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