How To Prevent Frozen Condensate Lines

With temperatures dropping, condensate drain lines have a higher chance of freezing. When that happens, most HVAC systems are designed to shut off completely, leaving homeowners scrambling for a solution. In reality, a major repair may not be necessary as thawing the frozen drain lines should fix the issue.   Are some systems more likely…

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Is That Smoke Coming From My Unit?

An odd characteristic of a heat pump in the winter season that causes concern is “smoke” rising out of the outdoor unit. I’ve known customers to call the fire department when they witness this. The “smoke” they see is really steam and is a byproduct of the defrost cycle a heat pump goes through on…

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Why Tune-up Your Heater?

You stepped outside and the cold air took your breath away. It is like you were frozen in place. Your body, still accustomed to the balmy summer conditions, just isn’t ready to provide heat. Guess what? Your body is similar to your heating system. It has sat dormant for 6+ months doing nothing more than…

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