Why Keep the Appliance Manuals?

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Whenever an appliance in installed into the house, people look at the manual and then throw it away. However, did you know it may be a good idea to keep some of those manuals? Read below to see what should be kept and what can be tossed. It’s better to have them and not need them, then need them and not have them.

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Opening the Windows this Season is not a Bad Idea!

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Since it’s the Summertime, the nice weather has arrived. For a lot of people, it means windows can be open all day long and doors are open for fresh air. For other people, the windows and doors stay closed up and the air conditioner comes on. There are many reasons why opening windows are beneficial during the summer. It is healthy and can save people money.

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Most Used Appliances in Summer and How to Maintain Them

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Summer is finally upon us, and as you relish in with the warm weather and vacations, you’ll also enjoy the use of your household appliances. But, which are the appliances used the most over the summer, and how do we maintain them?

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What should I do if my Air Conditioner is not turning on after a black out?

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Power outages are not fun and home appliances occasionally have trouble restoring power after a power outage. With the unpredictable weather these days it is relevant to know what to do when your air conditioner won’t turn on after a blackout! There are a few reasons that may be causing your air conditioner to not turn on after a power outage and those reasons are listed below! Check these out before you call a technician to repair your air conditioner.

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Appliances to take extra care of during the summer: A/C Units

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Warm summer days are spent swimming and soaking up in the sun, but did you know that your appliances are affected by the summer heat? The extreme heat conditions can get the best of your appliances if you are not keeping an eye on them. The heat causes your appliances to work harder than they are designed to and can cause them to wear out, work less efficiently, and break down.

It is important to maintain these appliances to ensure they’re in great condition as you’re getting ready for summer! Here are some tips on what you can do to make sure your appliances don’t give out on you this summer.

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Product Pick of the Week: Zip Foam Coil Cleaner

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Welcome to our new series, every week we will be selecting a new part or product we sell and explaining its use and importance. This article will talk about Zip Foam Coil Cleaner used for your air conditioner and other units. Have you ever wondered what you can do to improve how you’re A/C unit works?  Luckily 1st Source Servall will explain all the ways this product will be useful in your home!

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4 Ways to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Smoothly this summer

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Summer weather has begun and it’s starting to become difficult to stay cool through long warm summer days. Along with the summer weather, we see our utility bills become relatively higher. Wouldn’t it be amazing if there were ways to keep your house cool while keeping the amount of your bills down?

Luckily, we have four helpful ways to keep your air conditioner running efficiently without racking up your bills. By following these tips, you can tune up your AC unit and make sure it runs as smoothly as possible.

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What Does a Power Outage Do to Your Appliances?

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Stormy weather, service work, and even that sneaky squirrel chewing on the lines can all cause power flickers, fluctuations, and of course outages.  We sit and wait, wondering “When’s the power going to come back on?”

But there’s another question that comes to mind for us and that’s “Is my home protected for when the power does come back on?”

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Carrier Expands Recall on PTAC & PTHP Units

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As of February 23, 2017 Carrier has expanded the recall on Carrier, Bryant, and Fast brand PTAC and PTHP units due to a faulty power cord posing a fire hazard risk. The recall includes approximately 94,000 units in addition to the original 185,000 recalled in November of 2007 and 285,000 added in December of 2015. Continue reading

Getting Your Home Ready for Fall | Fall Home Tips

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As much as many of us would like to hang on to summer, Fall is just about here and with that brings cooler days, longer nights, and for those of us farther North changing leaves and frosty mornings.  With the changing of the seasons, there’s some prep to be done.


Outdoor Prep:


Check your Gutters –  Clean out any leaves or debris that may have collected up there to make sure that they drain properly.  While you’re up there, you should also check for any damage and repair or replace pieces as necessary. To prevent leaves from collecting and clogging them, consider installing mesh guards. Continue reading