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What’s The Big Deal With Creosote?

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If you own a wood-burning fireplace, then you’ve probably heard about creosote buildup. It’s a common occurrence when you use your fireplace, but it can also be a serious danger if it isn’t dealt with regularly. The following explains why creosote is such a big deal and how you can deal with the inevitable buildup. What Is It? A common byproduct of wood-burning, creosote is a distillation of the various tars and other chemicals commonly found in wood, fossil fuels, and other plant-derived materials. Historically, creosote...

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Tips For Caring For Your Gas Stove

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A gas stove can be an efficient and dependable option for your kitchen. However, you need to understand the type of care that these stoves require as it can be very different from an electric stove. To make sure that you are prepared to care for this type of stove, you should learn more about some of the basic care steps that you will need to follow to keep your gas stove in great condition. Inspect The Pilot Light And Igniters To ignite the gas, these stoves use igniters and pilot lights. While these are relatively simple devices that are...

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Do You Want To Prevent Air Conditioner Coil Icing? Maintain Your Air Handler

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To effectively cool a room, a central air conditioner needs to suck in air from a home. It usually relies on the air handler to do this. This, and the fact that the air handler is also responsible for pushing the air through the air ducts and into a home, makes air handler maintenance important. One of the main consequences of poor air handler maintenance is coil icing. Here is what you should know about the relationship between poor air handler maintenance and coil icing and what you can do to keep your air conditioner coils ice-free. Poor...

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Is Your Furnace Getting Loud? Check The Blower Motor And Do Some Maintenance

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If your furnace is getting loud when it turns on to heat the house, you want to get it inspected before it goes out and you need an emergency repair service appointment. Instead, call the heating and cooling company in your area to have the furnace looked at, and to see if you need to replace any parts. You don’t want to end up with a furnace that breaks down when the temperatures are low, and it’s the middle of the night, and you don’t want to have a mechanical problem that spirals out of control because one component...

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Clean Vent Covers And Duct Openings That Are Connected To Your Mobile Home’s Central Air System

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If you moved into an older mobile home and cool air does not blow strongly through the vents that are attached to the duct work that runs underneath the trailer when your central air conditioning system is turned on, debris may be trapped inside of each duct opening. The following steps will teach you how to clean the vent covers and duct openings to assist with even air flow. Once finished with the cleaning steps, keep the duct openings maintained to prevent future problems.  Materials screwdriver vacuum cleaner with hose or brush...

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3 Common Problems For Gas Fireplaces

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Compared to their traditional wood burning kin, gas fireplaces represent a wonderful blend of comfort and convenience. Yet these home heating appliances are still prone to experience problems from time to time. If you own–or are considering installing–a gas fireplace, read on. This article will introduce you to three commonly experienced problems. Strange Sounds Though gas fireplaces are by and large quite silent, it is perfectly natural for them to make some noises–especially just after they’ve been turned on. Things...

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4 Ideas To Improve The Efficiency And Reliability Of Your Renewable Energy Systems

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If you have invested in renewable energy for your home, such as solar arrays to produce power, wind energy or solar collectors for heating and hot water, they may not produce all the energy you need. The solar array alone, may make little difference on the power you use in your home. It is a combination of these systems and efficient improvements that will help make your home independent. Here are some ideas you may want to consider to make your renewable energy systems more efficient: 1. Add A Solar Water Heater To Give Your Home Heating And...

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Could Your Heating Be More Efficient?

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When it comes to heating your home, there are a number of concerns that you need to keep in mind. You want to make sure that your heater can work quickly and keep your home warm, but you also want to make sure that you get the most bang for your buck. In order to help you out with the latter point, here are a number of ways to increase the efficiency of your heating: What is the best type of energy for the job? If you are thinking about getting a new heater in the future or are planning on moving, then you definitely want to consider which...

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Four Tips To Help With Maintenance Of Biomass Heating During Winter Months

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If you have a biomass boiler for heating and hot water in your home, maintenance is important to ensure your system is working efficiently. During the winter months, your system will need to have more maintenance done to ensure that it is working properly. You will need to do things like clean the fire chamber and tubing. Here are some tips to help ensure your biomass heating system is working properly when you need your heating most: 1. Checking Fuel Materials And Making Adjustments To Boiler The fuel for a biomass boiler is one of the most...

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Signs That Indicate Trouble With Your Natural Gas Furnace

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As a homeowner with a natural gas furnace in the home, you are going to want to be fully aware of the things that indicate trouble with it. This way, you will know when to call in a professional HVAC contractor. To help you with this, you can easily review the following signs of natural gas furnace trouble. Explosion Sounds Okay, so your furnace might not have actually exploded, but if you find that is occasionally sounds like it is, then you have a problem. This sound is generally the result of a buildup of natural gas that is sitting...

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