Possible Reasons Your AC Is So Noisy

Modern high-efficiency AC units use quiet two-stage compressors and sound dampening to keep noise levels down. That means when you start to hear loud noises, something is wrong. Remedies range from maintenance (like air duct cleaning) and tune-ups to expensive repair...

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Thermostat Placement 101

Your thermostat keeps a constant check on the temperature in your home. The information it collects allows it to signal your furnace to start heating and air conditioner to start cooling. To work properly, it must have an accurate reading, which is why thermostat...

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Are Smart Thermostats Worth the Money?

Everyone wants to have the perfect temperature at home, but heating and cooling come at a cost. A standard thermostat turns your AC on and off based on the temperatures you set. Smart thermostats take it a step further with a range of features that automate...

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Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

At Black Hills Home Services, we believe in going the distance even when the going gets tough. There are heroes all around us, who have been helping the community during rough times. Have you noticed someone going the extra mile? It could be a store clerk or service...

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How Can I Tell If My Ductwork Is Damaged?

Spotting ductwork damage isn’t always easy. To make matters more complicated, the duct system branches throughout your home, delivering conditioned air to every room, and returning air back to your HVAC equipment. Ductwork problems can cause air leakage, which reduces...

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Sump Pump Troubleshooting

A sump pump problem can lead to expensive flood damage in your basement. It’s therefore important to recognize the signs that you need sump pump repair. Acting sooner rather than later can allow a technician to fix the problem before there’s more damage. In this sump...

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Get Your HVAC Ready for Spring

The spring season is the perfect time for an HVAC cleaning, as winter can be unforgiving on HVAC equipment. You know you’re going to need air conditioning as the weather warms up. It’s a good idea to make sure your AC is ready, so it is efficient and less likely to...

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What to Consider When Updating Your Kitchen Faucets

During the hours spent in the kitchen, you’d be surprised how many times you use the faucets. They’re perhaps the most commonly used plumbing components. Contacting a plumber for faucet repair helps avoid further problems, but it is also important to know when...

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Tips for Rewiring Your Whole House

House rewiring can be a highly disruptive process. The older your home and the more degraded the electrical wiring, the more complex the job may be. The work can be difficult to take on alone. In fact, it is extremely dangerous if you don’t have electrical experience....

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Ultimate Guide: Types of Electrical Outlets

If you’re like many homeowners, you may be surprised to know not all electrical outlets are the same. Some are designed to handle higher voltages than others. There are different characteristics to consider as well. Depending on its specifications, a particular outlet...

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