Where to Place a 4,000 BTU Air Conditioner?

A British Thermal Unit, or BTU, is a standard unit of measurement to determine how much energy per hour an air conditioner uses to remove heat. You may need a 14,000 BTU, 20,000 BTU, 24,000 BTU, or larger air conditioner, depending on the size of your home. But a...

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When Should I Get an AC Tune Up?

You can’t expect your air conditioner to work flawlessly if you don’t take care of it. Generally, it’s best not to wait until the AC starts to act up to schedule service. An AC tune-up should be done twice a year—one before summer and again before winter. Late spring...

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How to Set up an In-Ground Sprinkler System

Setting up an in-ground sprinkler system is a pretty big undertaking, from planning to digging, to installing a complete piping system. Many people try to install a sprinkler system as a DIY project. But before you get started, it’s important to know what kind of work...

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What Goes into an AC Tune Up?

An AC tune-up is the best way to keep your air conditioner running efficiently, and avoid a breakdown on one of the hottest days or nights of the year. But what exactly does this entail? An HVAC contractor will recommend an annual tune-up once a year; or twice...

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Can Indoor Air Quality Testing Improve Your Spring?

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is an issue for every home. Air pollution can have a negative impact whether it occurs outdoors or indoors. Testing IAQ enables the identification of specific pollutants so that the proper measures can be taken. For your spring, this can mean...

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Black Hills’ Easy Guide to Electrical Panel Labels

As a homeowner or renter, it’s important to be able to read your electrical panel. If you can’t tell what some circuit breakers are for, your safety may be at risk. The electrical panel distributes electricity that enters from the utility grid to all the circuits in...

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Why Does My Furnace Keep Turning Off?

Furnaces normally cycle on and off to keep your home at a steady warm temperature. Short cycling is when it goes on and off too quickly. This can strain the system and can lead to expensive repairs if it’s not corrected. Your furnace may even fail prematurely,...

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