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Improving Your Cooling Systems Efficiency

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As a resident of Michigan state, you face higher heating and cooling costs than your counterparts in many other parts of the country. The summers in Michigan can get pretty hot, and the winter cold in this part of the country is well documented as well. Given those circumstances, it…

How Do I Keep My AC from Freezing Up?

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Why is Your AC Blowing Warm Air
If you want to keep your home cool and comfortable this summer, you need to take good care of your air conditioning unit. Proper care and maintenance is the key to a long life for your AC unit, and taking care of these issues now could mean fewer problems down…

Why Does My AC Smell?

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When the hot summer months arrive and you crank up the AC for the first time, you expect to be greeted by a steady stream of supercooled air. What you do not expect is a bad smell. If your AC smells bad, something is wrong, and the sooner you find…

Reasons Why My AC Will Not Cool

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Reasons Why My AC Will Not Cool
It is a frustrating problem, and unfortunately a very common one. The weather is just heating up, and you expect your AC to kick in when it should. But when you turn up the air conditioning, the unit either cannot keep up or refuses to work at all. So what…

Dangerous Heat is Headed Our Way: Are You Ready?

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Dangerous Heat is Headed Our Way: Are You Ready?
Grand Rapids enjoyed cooler-than-average temperatures for much of June, but the National Weather Service predicts a few weeks of extreme heat in July and August that will make up for it. Keeping as cool as possible during a heat wave requires a couple of simple tasks that will benefit you…

What is the best setting for your AC unit?

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Sometimes it feels like winter heating and summer cooling are a battlefield. One person likes it hot, while the other wants to stay cool. So how do you resolve these all too common disputes, and is there one single air conditioning setting that will keep everyone happy. It may seem…

How Do I Reset My AC Thermostat?

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If you are cranking up your air conditioner but still not feeling the cool air, you may need to reset your thermostat. If the thermostat on your AC unit is not functioning properly, it will not be able to detect the temperature, and you will never get cool no matter…

Why Changing Your AC Filter is So Important

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Why Changing Your AC Filter is So Important
If you cannot remember the last time you changed the filter in your home air conditioning unit, you are probably long overdue. You need to change your AC filters at the recommended intervals if you want your home to stay cool and comfortable in the summer heat. When the weather…

Will Planting Shady Trees Affect My AC Bill?

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Will Planting Shady Trees Affect My AC Bill?
Whether your home is newly constructed or more than a century old, the quality of your landscaping is important in so many ways. A beautifully designed landscape contributes to the curb appeal of the property and can even raise its value. Strategically planted trees and shrubs can give the local…

Should I Turn My Furnace Off in the Summer?

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Should I Turn My Furnace Off in the Summer?
Your furnace has a big role to play in the winter months, keeping your home and family warm and toasty no matter how low the temperatures drop outside. Whether your furnace is brand new or many years old, you rely on your heating system to maintain your home at a…
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