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Maintaining Your Maintenance Schedule


The Air Conditioning Contractors of America Educational Institute Standards Task Team is currently reviewing the maintenance standards of residential HVAC systems.  The standard provides the minimum requirements for inspection of residential HVAC equipment in single- or double-family dwellings less than three stories.  These requirements are performed by licensed HVAC contractors,…  
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‘Tis the Season…For Heat Pump Failures


It’s that time of year – the time when the weather is so crazy with fluctuations, sometimes you don’t know if it will be 50 degrees or 80 degrees on any given day.  Heat pumps in HVAC systems also might be failing in the late spring and early summer.  Why? …  
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What’s That Noise? Fix It or Replace It?


When you hear that unidentifiable “thud” or “ping” and it seems to be coming from your heating system, what should you do? You get that sinking feeling that it’s going to cost you time and money. But don’t procrastinate. At the first sign of trouble, call your HVAC professional. As…  
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Where’s the Wire?


Wireless technology is making field work easier and more efficient for everyone – from sales people to in-home technicians. The Smart phone and the tablet are commonly seen on job sites, whether it’s a construction site or an HVAC call. You’ll see technicians becoming more computer-savvy and using various electronic…  
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With Love, From Your HVAC System


Dear beloved homeowner, It’s been a long, cold winter so far, and we’re only a little more than half-way through it in Maryland. I’m not used to having to work so hard here. These cold temperatures have me spewing out warm air almost constantly, but I’m not complaining. I’d do…  
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Tools of the Trade


What do telescoping ladders, tape measures, digital cameras, mirrors, screwdrivers and soap bubble all have in common? They’re tools used to assess the performance of your appliances and HVAC systems. While these are common household items, they are helpful to the HVAC professional when doing checks of your system or…  
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New Year’s Resolutions Heat Up


Everyone makes New Year’s resolutions. Not everyone keeps them, of course, but making them and having good intentions is the tradition. Sometimes they’re so unrealistic, we wonder what we were thinking when we came up with them. Maybe it was the “bubbly” at the New Year’s Eve party; maybe it…  
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Getting Your Ducts In A Row


Ductwork is as important as the HVAC unit in a home. It’s part of the system, and if it’s dirty, leaky or odorous, the entire system will be ineffective. Ductwork is often overlooked as a source of energy loss, but in truth, it can be the culprit of the poor…  
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Three Dreaded Words


Customers seem to dread hearing three specific words from an HVAC professional:  “It’s The Compressor.”  These words strike fear in the heart of even the coolest of dudes.  “It’s The Compressor” is the same as saying, “Hand over $1,000.”  What do you do when you hear these words?  Well, typically,…  
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Smart Questions to Ask Before Hiring an HVAC Contractor


The HVAC market is highly technical and requires trained contractors to both install and maintain systems.  Maintenance of your home HVAC system is crucial.  It should be inspected and tested at least twice a year.  If there are any potential problems looming, a trained technician will be able to identify…  
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