How To Test And Replace An AC Contactor

Posted on: 3 May 2016

The contactor on a central air conditioner is an electrical part that receives the signal from your home's thermostat and then starts the unit into action. Problems with the contactor can cause rapid cycling – or turning on and then immediately off – or prevent the unit from turning on at all. You can test the contactor yourself if you own a multi-meter with built-in continuity testing, and removing and replacing the part, if necessary, are fairly easy tasks.
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3 Reasons To Consider Installing Radiant Heating

Posted on: 2 May 2016

One of the best heating options available to a homeowner is radiant heating, mostly because this heating system is able to provide a number of benefits and advantages that other heating options will have a hard time matching. A radiant system foregoes the use of fans, ducts, and furnace in favor of heating panels placed underneath your floors and in the walls. Listed below are just some of the reasons to consider a radiant heating system.
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Safety Tips To Follow Before Draining Your Gas Hot Water Heater

Posted on: 29 April 2016

If your gas hot water heater is not properly heating your water, you may decide to try to drain it in case sediment has built up inside the tank. If so, use the following tips before you begin to keep from hurting yourself or busting the tank. Turn Off The Burner And The Gas Valve Before you begin, you want to make sure that there is no danger of gas leaking into your work area.
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The Effect Of Temperature On Learning

Posted on: 26 April 2016

When you are trying to absorb information, whether at home or in the classroom, temperature matters. If you are sweating bullets or shivering uncontrollably, you obviously will have trouble concentrating. Even less extreme temperatures can have an adverse effect. Comfortable learning climates are important for productivity. You and your children will learn better if your home and schools have a good HVAC system. Memory Studies show that memory is adversely affected when the temperature is too high or too low.
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