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When It Comes To Heat Pumps, Does Size Really Matter?

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Time For Facts-Does Heat Pump Size Really MatterWhen it comes to the heating and cooling system in your home, the heat pump is an important aspect. It’s responsible for shifting air inside or out to control and maintain the temperature in your house. Getting the right size heat pump is crucial and will ensure that you have a comfortable indoor environment, an efficient system, and lower energy costs.

Discover what problems occur when you have a heat pump that is improperly sized. Continue reading

How Much Will Solar Increase The Value Of Your Home?

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How Much Will Solar Increase The Value Of Your HomeThe money-saving value of a solar power system is obvious. Whatever the initial investment might be, what the homeowner gains back in reduced utility costs over time and the tax rebates and other possible incentives, makes solar energy a clear economic winner.

But there is another financial benefit of solar that many overlook, and that’s its effect on the value of a home. Continue reading

What Are The Components Of A Gas Water Heater?

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Components Of A Gas Water HeaterKnowledge is power and knowing more about your gas water heater and how it works means that you can take better control over your home appliances as well as your bills. By understanding the parts that make up your water heater, you can start to troubleshoot problems, attempt minor repairs, or just feel more knowledgeable when it’s time for a service call.

Components Of A Gas Water Heater

The following are the components of a gas water heater, where to find them, their functions and important tips. Continue reading

6 Easy Steps To Clean Your Air Conditioner’s Evaporator Coils

6 Easy Steps To Clean Your AC's Evaporator CoilsDirty air conditioner coils interfere with efficient unit functioning by inhibiting heat transfer. This means higher energy bills and overly stressed equipment that may eventually malfunction.

Fortunately cleaning your air conditioner evaporator coils is a relatively easy DIY task, and unless there are complications, it is a procedure you should be able to handle yourself.

Find out how to clean your air conditioner’s evaporator coils in six easy steps below. Continue reading

Is Your Air Conditioner Making You Sick?

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Is Your Air Conditioner Making You SickHow could an air conditioner possibly contribute to respiratory illness? Can being in a building with a running air conditioner really give you a cold? Does exposure to cold air make you more susceptible to a respiratory infection?

The answers to those questions are more complex than just a simple yes or no.

Let’s learn more about the link between air conditioners and illness. Continue reading

Can Spray Foam Insulation Really Save You Money?

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Can Spray Foam Insulation Save You Money-Peoria InsulationYour home’s insulation is like an extra layer of skin, shielding you from the elements and acting as a barrier to unwanted air leakage.

Or at least that’s what it is supposed to do. All too often, gaps, holes, breaks, warps, uncovered nooks, unreached corners and unseen crevices compromise your insulation’s integrity.

The average American home loses 20-30 percent of its heated or cooled air to leakage. Consequently furnaces and air conditioners have to work overtime to catch up with the losses – while you have to work overtime to make enough money to pay your bloated energy bills.

But there is a remedy. Continue reading

How Is An Energy Management System Used In Heating And Cooling?

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Energy Management System For Heating And CoolingThe concept behind an energy management system is simple. The more you know about power usage patterns the better prepared you will be to make adjustments in your energy consumption habits. These adjustments can save you money, improve your energy efficiency and reduce your impact on the environment by cutting down on your use of fossil fuels. Continue reading

Do HVAC Systems Emit Greenhouse Gases?

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What You Should Know-Do HVAC Systems Emit Greenhouse GasesWhile the part they play in the overall problem is not huge, HVAC systems do release gases that contribute to global warming.

The amount emitted is generally quite small, but these gases are highly potent heat trappers, and when they reach the atmosphere they outperform carbon dioxide on a molecule-to-molecule basis by a significant margin.

Learn more about how air conditioning systems affect the ozone with greenhouses gases and how regular maintenance can help. Continue reading

Heat Pump Freezing Up? Here’s What To Do

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Heat Pump Freezing Up

The elements can take a toll on your HVAC unit and leave you scrambling to figure out what to do, but you do not need to let bad weather get you down or stress you out.

We here at Cool Blew Inc., are here to help you understand the issue of your heat pump freezing, what may be going on, and how to troubleshoot the problem. Continue reading