Where To Place a 5,000 BTU Air Conditioner

A 5,000 BTU Air Conditioner is the smallest you can find, best suited for rooms that are less than 250 square feet. Ideally, the room you place it in should be around 150 to 200 square feet. You’ll therefore most benefit from a 5,000 BTU air conditioner in a room that...

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How to Close Your HVAC’s Fresh Air Intakes

An important part of your HVAC system, fresh air intakes help to increase performance, efficiency, and operating life. Using them properly can improve indoor air quality. They allow fresh air in from outside, which has many benefits. But there are many times when you...

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How to Use Your HVAC During a Wildfire Advisory

During wildfire season, fire advisories may be issued in your area. A wildfire can pose serious hazards even if you’re not in the immediate vicinity of the blaze. Harmful particulates, chemicals, and gases can spread for hundreds of miles. Ash and dust, some too small...

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What Does a Heat Exchanger Do?

Have you ever looked at your furnace and wondered, “What does a heat exchanger do?" Heat exchangers are often used with smokestacks to recover heat from waste gases; they’re also found in engines, air conditioners, refrigerators, and gas boilers. In fact, the heat...

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Beginner’s Guide to Installing a Bulb Socket

If done correctly, installing a bulb socket is a snap. When most people think of maintaining light fixtures, they typically consider the wiring and the decorative elements. But the bulb socket is an important component. It provides the final electrical connection with...

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Guide to Buying a Water Heater Warranty

Buying a water heater warranty, or even a water heater in general can be a big decision. Generally, a water heater will last from 8 to 12 years. A water heater warranty is built to cover wear and tear that can eventually cause it to break down. The unit heats water...

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