Slow Ice Production?

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It’s disappointing when you are craving a cold glass of water or juice and realize you’re low or completely out of ice. You might wonder why it takes your ice maker so long to produce ice for your needs. There are a few common reasons this happens that you should check or get fixed to help your ice maker produce ice faster and more efficiently. There are also many easy repairs you can complete or things you can check yourself to make sure everything in your freezer is operating properly.

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Are You and Your Furnace Ready for Winter?

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As the cold mornings begin to set in and we spend that few extra minutes to defrost our cars, it is evident that winter is not as far away as it may seem. With that being said, it is important to make sure your furnace is ready for when the cold mornings start turning into days. Doing a few maintenance checks, cleaning, and replacements will ensure your furnace is fully functional for the winter months. It is highly recommended to begin this process sooner rather than later to avoid having problems at inconvenient times. Make sure to disconnect your furnace from its power source, and then follow the tips below to get started! Continue reading

Make Sure You’re Not At Risk Of An Overheating Dehumidifier

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There has been a multitude of dehumidifier recalls mainly due to overheating which can potentially lead to a fire. There are a few things that you can do to prevent your dehumidifier from overheating.

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  1. If you turn your dehumidifier off wait at minimum 10 minutes before turning it back on
    • Powering off and then on right away can disturb the circuit-breaker and then cause the dehumidifier compressor to overheat
  2. Replace filter at least once a year
  3. Check condenser coils
    • When using the dehumidifier, the temperature in the air needs to be above 65 degrees Fahrenheit.  If its below this temperature it can cause the coils to freeze which causes the inside of the dehumidifier to heat up and potentially catch fire
    • If the coils are frozen and show breakage replace them

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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

If you can’t remember the last time you changed your air filter, chances are you’re probably overdue. Continue reading