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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Why won’t my my faucet stop dripping?

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One of the most common and most annoying problems in a kitchen or bathroom is a leaky, drippy faucet. While this may seem like an impossible problem to fix on your own there is actually a simple five step  DIY way to fix this without having to hire a repairman.

Parts/Tools You’ll Need:
-Adjustable Wrench
-Phillips Screw Driver
-WD-40
-Replacement Washers and O-Rings: http://ow.ly/TTtVZ

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Are You Ready for Winter? | Fall/Winter Furnace Prep Tips

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Have you prepared your furnace for winter yet?  We know it’s only October, but with the evening chill setting in, now is the time to make sure your furnace will be ready when the cold and snow hit.

Plan to set aside a couple of hours over the next few weeks, and work your way through the following tips.  Not only will it give you peace of mind to check things out now, it also means that if something is wrong you’ve still got some time to fix or replace the furnace.

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Legionnaires Disease | Keeping You and Your Air Conditioner Safe

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Today’s blog post is a little different from some of our previous posts in that it is not entirely appliance related.  Legionnaires Disease, caused by a bacteria that survives in water and water systems, has been in the news lately in relation to air conditioner units, most recently Evaporative Condensers and Cooling Towers in HVAC systems in large buildings such as office complexes.

In light of recent events, today we’re going to share some information with you on what you can do to keep you and your unit safe with a few recommendations from OSHA and highlight some basic maintenance tips.

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You’re Probably Overdue | When and How to Change Your Air Conditioner’s Air Filter

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Last week we talked about keeping your dryer hot, so this week we’re sticking with the theme of keeping things cool.  With the height of summer upon us, an air conditioner is often the way most of us try to beat the heat.  But, much like cleaning the lint screen  in a dryer, there’s something we all have a tendency to forget: changing the air filter

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