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Solving Common Air Conditioning Repair Problems Yourself

 
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Trust me, I’m never insulted when people would rather ask me about an air conditioning repair problem rather than call me to service one. I understand home repair budgets are sometimes tight and you’d rather try to figure out the problem before calling me. So, I just want to take some time to explain potential problems with central air conditioning to help you better understand your HVAC and when you have a serious air conditioning repair problem. First, remember to always refer to the owner’s manual and follow the guidelines.

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Avoid heating and air conditioning installation problems

 
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If you’re like me, you want to save money wherever and whenever you can. As a homeowner, that could include “DIY” remodeling or maintenance projects. And to those, I say … “do” try this at home, as long as you have the know-how and tools to do the job right.

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Two Solutions to Air Conditioning Problems

 
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In a previous article I discussed the two common air conditioning problems of no cool air and fluctuating room temperatures. I know some of you were probably frustrated because those were not one of the air conditioning problems you’re having. So, I want to continue a look at some other air conditioning problems. Let’s start with the problem of your air conditioner does not automatically turn on when its thermostats tells it to start cooling. First, look at the thermostat. It should be set to the cool setting and the temperature should be below the room temperature. Sometimes making those adjustments works. However, if it doesn’t, here are a couple things to try:

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Today's Programmable HVAC Thermostats Do Remarkable Things

 
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The programmable air conditioning thermostat has been around for a few years now. When they first launched, they represented a giant step forward from the days of the old mechanical thermostat.

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How To Find a Lubbock Plumber That Is Honest

 
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The time to search out the best plumber is not when a pipe is leaking.  Using buckets to catch drips from a slow leak is annoying, and a broken pipe can cause devastating damage.  In these situations, homeowners should know which of Lubbock’s repair plumbers they will call.  Determining which plumber to use before there is an emergency reduces stress.  Here are some criteria homeowners should consider when they are selecting a plumber.

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Don't Let Indoor Air Quality Fool You

 
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I know I don’t have to tell you about how bad the outdoor air quality can get in Lubbock. Some days we get so much wind that it stirs up dust that make you not only on feel the wind, but see how completely brown it becomes. Just because you close your door or windows on those days to avoid the bad outdoor air from entering your home, don’t be fooled. Even though you can’t see or feel it, your indoor air quality can be just as bad.

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Heating Problems? There Are 4 HVAC Thermostat Repairs to Try

 
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When your HVAC system isn’t working properly, you probably automatically assume it’s the furnace. It’s a good guess. However, you should consider your thermostat too. Many of the calls I receive are simple and complex HVAC thermostat repairs. So I want to focus on some of the HVAC thermostat repairs you can try before calling me. Before you attempt any repairs, do me a favor to make sure the thermostat is the problem. Turn the power off then:
·         Check all the filters (they must be clean to work efficiently)
·         Check all the hoses going to and from the unit (they should be free of wear and tear)





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Choosing Between HVAC Electric Heat vs. HVAC Gas Heat

 
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I’ve loved learning about how heating and cooling works for a long time, but I know many of you do not share my same enthusiasm and that’s OK. For instance, many of you only research heating and cooling when there’s a problem with the unit or you’re trying to decide the best heating system for your home. Since I devote a lot of time talking about how to repair heating and cooling systems, I’m going to focus on picking natural gas vs. electric heating for your home and the common gas and electric HVAC repairs that occur with each of them.

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5 Common Lubbock Heating Problems

 
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It’s around the winter months when I receive calls pertaining to the five most common Lubbock heating problems. As you know, January is our coolest month. However, you probably turned on your heating system as soon as dipped into the 20 degrees. That doesn’t mean that one of the Lubbock heating problems can’t occur at any time during the winter season. If your heating stops working properly, you want to identify the problem as quickly as you can to determine how to fix it.

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Three Reasons Why My Tank Water Heater Is Not Working?

 
3-reasons-tank-water-heater-not-workingWater heater issues make up a large number of calls to our shop. Many calls center around three topics: water flow, noises and leaks. Read on to find out a little more about what might be causing your water heater problem.

 

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