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  • What Makes the AC Filter So Dirty?

    Even if you are the most responsible of AC unit owners, you may have noticed your AC filter tends to get very dirty, requiring a replacement once clogged. If you find your AC unit needs replacing sooner than the recommended period of time for that particular model, there may be a number of reasons causing so much dirt and dust buildup. The good news is, these problems can often be corrected, which ...
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  • When Is It Time to Replace My Indoor or Outdoor Unit?

    If you own an indoor and outdoor unit, you may be wondering when the best time is to replace either of them. The answer varies for everyone, as it depends on a number of factors--including but not limited to amount of use, how long it has been since you last replaced either one, and most importantly, if one is being replaced. The general answer is if you are replacing one, you must replace them ...
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  • How to Keep Energy Costs Down & Save Money This Summer!

    Studies have estimated that the average household spends roughly half of their energy costs every year on heating and cooling expenses. So as you might imagine, a system that isn’t running efficiently or struggles to keep up with demand may be costing you a fortune in extra energy. Summer is currently at its peak, which means your air conditioner has been working hard for a few months now to keep ...
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  • The Dangers of Mold and Mildew in Your Heating or AC System

    Mold is present in nearly everything. That’s not necessarily a bad thing when you’re outdoors, because mold actually serves a vital role in breaking down decaying matter. Its persistent presence also means it’s in your home. In small amounts, mold is nothing to fret about, and poses no great risk to most people. However, substantial mold growth in your home is something that should be addressed ...
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  • The Importance of Regular Air Duct Cleaning

    At Curtis Total Service , our heating and air conditioning experts offer a wealth of wisdom and guidance on how best to maintain your HVAC system. One of the questions we often encounter is about air ducts, particularly how often they need to be cleaned and whether or not the project is worth it in the long run. The jury is out on whether or not you should continuously keep your air ducts clean, ...
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  • Four Signs You Should Replace Your Gas Furnace

    It doesn’t take long before you realize your furnace has gone out. This invaluable part of your house is what keeps you warm and comfortable in the frigid winter months, and there’s a sense of dread and angst when it suddenly doesn’t turn on when you need it most. Fortunately for homeowners, there are a few distinct signs of a furnace that may be about to fail. On this blog, we examine four of ...
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  • Four Ways to Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

    Saving the environment is not something that just one person can do—it’s a team effort that everyone must do their part to help with. However, for homeowners, that doesn’t mean you have to spend a bundle of extra money. In fact, as prices increase and your utility bills continue to climb, installing a few efficient and eco-friendly technologies in your home can actually help you start saving ...
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  • How to Improve Air Conditioner Longevity

    An air conditioner is a massive expense, so most homeowners want to do everything they can to preserve the system they have to make it last as long as possible, especially after paying to replace it. Improving your air conditioner’s longevity doesn’t have to be difficult, however. In fact, there are several simple things you can do yourself that will extend its lifespan for several additional ...
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  • What Makes the AC Filter So Dirty?

    Even if you are the most responsible of AC unit owners, you may have noticed your AC filter tends to get very dirty, requiring a replacement once clogged. If you find your AC unit needs replacing sooner than the recommended period of time for that particular model, there may be a number of reasons causing so much dirt and dust buildup. The good news is, these problems can often be corrected, which ...
    Continue Reading
  • When Is It Time to Replace My Indoor or Outdoor Unit?

    If you own an indoor and outdoor unit, you may be wondering when the best time is to replace either of them. The answer varies for everyone, as it depends on a number of factors--including but not limited to amount of use, how long it has been since you last replaced either one, and most importantly, if one is being replaced. The general answer is if you are replacing one, you must replace them ...
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  • Four Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

    Is your water heater acting up? Do you find that your energy costs have gone through the roof, your water isn’t as hot as it used to be, or your tank has developed a leak, you may wish to consider changing over to a new tankless water heater system. While the initial costs of one of these systems is higher than a traditional tank, there are numerous benefits that make the expense well worth it. On ...
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  • Does Hard Water Ruin a Home-Cooked Meal?

    Do you appreciate the taste and quality of a home-cooked meal? Odds are you answered yes to this question. However, did you also know you could be inadvertently flavoring your meals with deposits, chemicals, and more all because of your water? Today, more than 80% of all homes in the United States have hard water. Hard water is water that is not pure, but rather contains minerals like calcium and ...
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