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Air Conditioning

It's Time for A Complete Ductwork Inspection

Winter is the best time to clean out the ductwork in your home. Your family will be indoors more often with sealed windows and doors. Since the air has nowhere to go, the dirty ductwork will continue to distribute dirty air throughout every house.

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HCFC-22 Phase-Out: What You Need to Know

Under the U.S. Clean Air Act on substances that deplete the ozone layer, the EPA is phasing out the production and import of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) to protect the ozone layer. By phasing out the production of ozone-depleting substances like HCFCs, homeowners and HVAC contractors are reducing the risk of skin cancer caused by exposure to UV radiation. In addition, many of these ozone-depleting substances are greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.

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Spring is Here: Time for an AC Checkup

Now that the colder warmer weather is here, it is time to make sure your AC system is in top condition for those balmy summer evenings. When those warm summer temperatures climb into the 80s and 90s, your home’s air conditioner needs to keep up. Having a reliable AC can also be a health concern for young children and the elderly. Steve’s Plumbing and Heating can help you make sure your AC is ready to go for the season.

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4 Ways to Clean the Air in Your Home

Research shows that the air in your home may be more polluted than the air outside if you live in big cities. If you are like most people, then you spend the majority of your time inside your home; therefore, you may be making yourself sick. Fortunately, there are measures you can take to improve the air quality in your home.

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Why You Should Get Your Air Conditioner Repaired in the Winter

You rely on your air conditioning heavily during the warmer months. As such, the constant use can take a toll on your air conditioning, and it can increase the chances that your air conditioning system will stop working if it’s not maintained as it should be maintained.

If your air conditioning stopped working at the end of summer and you delayed getting it fixed, you may be in luck. Homeowners can reap a lot of benefits by getting their repairs done during the off-season.

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Top 3 Things You Need to Know About Air Purification

Air -- that vital substance that is so necessary in order to sustain life -- is something that is not often thought about. However, its quality can either add to your health or detract from it. When it comes to your indoor air, its quality is even more important. Nowhere is this more important that inside your home where a supply of fresh air is not generally freely available. 

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Five Ways to Prep Your HVAC for Fall

Your HVAC system might be durable, but season changes can cause problems. Regardless of your location, you should prep your HVAC system to prepare for cooler weather, rain, and rapid temperature shifts. Once you’ve worked on the water heaters, are squared away with drain maintenance and have squared way contact information with emergency services, you should get involved at the ground level with these ground-level fall HVAC tips:

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What to Consider When Replacing Your Air Conditioner

Hotter temperatures are right around the corner. If you don’t have a properly working air conditioning system, then you still have time to get one installed to beat the heat. If you are like most people, then you are not an expert in air conditioning, which makes it harder to determine which air conditioner is right for your household. Fortunately, our team at Steve’s Plumbing and Heating are experts, and we want to help you choose the best cooling solution for your home.

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Summer Weather and Plumbing Contractors

During the winter months you probably longed for the fair weather of summer when you can participate in outdoor activities rather than developing cabin fever as you wait for the ice outside to thaw. However, the heat of summer can cause its own problems. Summer weather of heat and storms can potentially put a strain on your home causing damage which requires a licensed professional to fix.

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3 Signs Your Air Conditioning Needs Repair

With summer approaching, you know the temperatures will become increasingly higher. If you consider the heat index, then a typically hot day can seem much hotter than it is actually. On days like this, your air conditioning becomes one of the most tried and true systems in your home—you rely on it an it’s worked over the years. However, before you fire your air conditioning up, there are some signs you should know about that may signal your air conditioning needs repair.

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