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8 Tips to Get Your Furnace Ready for Winter

1. Turn on the thermostat.

Switch from cooling to heating and set the temperature a couple of degrees higher than the current room temperature. If you don’t hear the heat kick on within a minute, pull off the cover and make sure the wire connections are secure (if you feel comfortable doing so). If the connections are snug, make sure the power source to the HVAC system is turned on. If it’s still not working, you could check the furnace fan, blower or heat pump — but it likely makes better sense to call in a professional.

2. Change the air filters.

You probably have air filters behind a vent grill in the wall or ceiling, or a single filter in the HVAC system itself. Change these filters every few months. Or, if you have a permanent electrostatic filter, you can wash and reuse it. Cleaning or replacing your filters regularly keeps particles out of your HVAC system and can prolong its life. While you’re at it, change your humidifier filter and set the humidistat, if your HVAC includes a humidifier.


3. Cover the AC condenser.

Unless your HVAC is a heat pump (in which case, don’t cover it at all because it runs all year), cover the condenser to protect it from falling icicles. “A large trash can lid secured with bungee cords works quite well for this function,” says David Kenyon, training manager for Sears Home Improvement. You can also use a board to cover the fan — but don’t wrap it in a moisture-trapping plastic tarp.

4. Clean the heat exchanger.

“The heat exchanger should be brushed and vacuumed out annually by a trained professional while the unit is disabled,” Kenyon says. While it’s being cleaned, a Sears technician will look for cracks, which could lead to a dangerous carbon monoxide leak into your home.

5. Lubricate and clean the blower motor.

First check the owner’s manual to see if your motor is the kind that needs lubricating. If it does, turn off the power, open the cover and clean the caps covering the bearings. Then remove the caps and lubricate the bearings.

6. Test the igniter switch.

On an old system, you might have to relight the pilot. Newer systems have electronic ignitors. If the ignitor isn’t working, push the reset button. If that doesn’t do the trick, check your breaker. Still not working? Call in a professional.

7. Inspect the chimney and carbon monoxide detectors.

Chimneys can house carbon buildup or even small animals. “A professional should inspect them periodically,” Kenyon says. Routinely test or replace carbon monoxide detectors as well, as they help protect you from the “silent killer.”

8. If you have an oil-powered furnace, replace your filter and nozzle and check the tank level.

“Unlike gas-fired systems, oil units require oil filter changes, burner nozzle cleaning and a pretty thorough heat-exchanger brushing to keep them running efficient since oil doesn’t burn as cleanly as gas
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OUR WATER SOFTENER PRICING AND WARRANTIES ARE SECOND TO NONE

ALL PATRIOT MODELS 5 YR FULL COVERAGE WARRANTY

ALL PRESIDENT MODELS 10 FULL COVERAGE WARRANTY

PRICING

32 PATRIOT $1,030.00
48 PATRIOT $1,110.00
56 PATRIOT $1,192.00
64 PATRIOT $1,277.00
32 PRESIDENT $1,399.00
48 PRESIDENT $1,480.00
56 PRESIDENT $1,564.00
64 PRESIDENT $1,648.00
48 PRESIDENT SH. $1,480.00

ALL PRICING INCLUDES TAX AND INSTALLATION
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When Is The Best Time of Year for Air Conditioner Installation in Phoenix Arizona?

There is something to be said about being proactive in all phases of home ownership. Whether it’s fertilizing the grass before spring or trying to figure out how to keep air conditioner installation cost minimal, the fact is that in order to produce quality results – we often have to find the best time to schedule household duties. This process is exceptionally critical when it comes to finding the best time of year to complete your air conditioner installation in Phoenix.

In fact, there are times during the year where HVAC contractors will discount or offer better installation deals in Phoenix. Here are some tips that will help you determine when the best time of year is best to replace your older AC unit with a new system.

Tip #1: When The Weather Is Cold – The AC Deals Are Hot
Basic economics or business 101 teaches the theory of supply and demand. This global economic practice definitely applies to the HVAC industry. During the summer season, AC contractors are under peak working conditions; performing routine service, AC repairs and a lot of central air conditioner installation jobs. As such, the demand for their services is high – whereas the supply of quality contractors that work for the best air conditioner installation company in Phoenix is limited.

With this being a statement of fact, it stands to reason that having your AC installed during off-peak seasons would be the right course of action. A great tip worth remembering is to do everything you can to schedule your AC replacement and installation during the off-peak season; which for Phoenix residents is early November through early March.

Tip #2: Have A Load Calculation Completed Before You Shop
Although choosing the right time to get the best deal on AC installation is critical, knowing what size or type of cooling unit that you need to buy is just as critical. This is often accomplished through having a load calculation completed in Phoenix. A load calculation is an advanced set of mathematical and engineering measurements and data that are applied together to formulate the best cooling or heating option for a building. Since the inception of the indoor cooling system, professional HVAC contractors have used this method to determine the most efficient way to keep a building comfortable.

If you’re AC system is on its last legs during the summer – and you know that you’ll have to replace it sooner than later; try to set up a load calculation offered by a professional HVAC contractor in the late summer season. This will narrow down your replacement options and ensure you get the right unit for your home or commercial building.

The best advice is to be proactive once you recognize your unit is getting old and remain proactive during the entire process. Work with an established, dependable company that offers air conditioner installation in Phoenix. And don’t be afraid to ask multiple questions about rebates, incentives or coupons that they offer on their installation and sales offers.
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What Distinguishes the Best Water Filtration Companies


It's nearly impossible to dispute the fact that Arizonaís water quality is some of the worst in the country. This is not something to be too worried about, though, because you can purchase a dedicated Arizona water softener that will strip the water in your home of the nasty hard minerals that make it so difficult to use. Of course, thatís still easier said than done, because you first need to find the right water filtration company from which to purchase a decent Phoenix water softener. Hereís what distinguishes the best water filtration companies from the mediocre or poor options out there.

First and foremost, when it comes to Arizonaís water, you need to go with a local company. National brands just arenít designed to stand up to the hardness of the water in Arizona, which is three times harder than the national average. Among local companies, you want to find one that has an actual human you can talk to, and that doesnít charge you an arm and a leg to do so. Itís also important to have a company that is committed to offering water softeners of good quality. If you canít trust the products they have for sale, then itís hard to trust them. This includes systems that donít require maintenance and which have a long lifespan. Finally, itís important to consider pricing. You want a company that stands by the quote they give you, and whose prices are reasonable for the value they provide. While itís not always easy to find the right company, your quality of life will go up once you do.
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SALT FREE WATER SOFTENERS: FACT OR FICTION


Arizona has hard water; that’s a given. But once you accept that fact, you have to decide what to do about the water at your house.


Here are the basics: The U.S. Department of Interior defines water as being slightly hard when it has from 1 to 3.5 grains per gallon of calcium and magnesium bicarbonates occurring naturally in the water. In Arizona, hardness levels can exceed 20 grains per gallon, but these levels are not dangerous. After all, about 80 percent of the water in the United States is considered hard.


What homeowners don’t like is that these minerals can cause scale to build up inside plumbing and appliances. The useful life of a dishwasher and a water heater can be shortened as a result. The harder the water, the grayer the “whites” look when you do laundry.


Some of us don’t like the taste of the water either. You can just use carbon filtration to improve the taste. But a reverse osmosis system or distillation unit can do even more to clarify your water by combining carbon filtration with removal of dissolved solids or what some people call “floaties.”


When it comes to the hardness of the water, however, we recommend buying a water softening system to handle the issue. That’s the only way to end or minimize scale on shower walls as well as mineral build-up in appliances and your water-heater. In the process, you can eliminate dry skin problems and cut back on use of soaps, detergents, shampoos, and fabric softeners


If you’re doing your homework before you buy, you’re likely to hear many myths about what water treatment does and doesn’t do, according to David Perry, executive director of the Arizona Water Quality Association, a non-profit trade organization. Here are some of the claims you may hear and why you should discount them:


Myth No. 1: You can soften water with a salt-free system. That is just not possible. Systems that say they are no-salt softeners are actually just scale inhibitors. Some can decrease the scale inside appliances; but some will hardly affect that scale at all. These alternative treatment firms may use magnetic, catalytic, electric or electro-dialysis equipment. Most of these firms offer no independent confirmation that they can remove calcium or magnesium ions from water or reduce scale formation. Often these systems are coupled with a carbon filter to make drinking water taste better. But the best way to reduce hardness in water is by installing an ion-exchange softener. It will remove hardness – the scale-forming calcium and magnesium – by replacing it with sodium chloride or potassium chloride.


Myth No. 2: By removing dissolved solids from water you will deprive your body of healthy nutrients like calcium and magnesium, prevalent in hard water. The problem with that argument is that the calcium and magnesium in your water are in an inorganic form that your body cannot digest in the way that it can with minerals found in your food or in dietary supplements.
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4 Ways To Prolong The Life Of Your HVAC System

1. Pre-season cleaning and check-ups.
It’s important to get your system cleaned and checked before the start of each season, generally once in the spring (for cooling systems) and once in the fall (for heating systems). This will catch any problems before the season starts and ensure your system runs smoothly.
Schedule maintenance cleaning and check-ups early to ensure you have a quality visit from a licensed technician.
2. Checking air filters regularly.
Clogged or dirty air filters can restrict the flow of air to your HVAC system, which creates extra stress for it by making the system work harder. This can cause costly damage to the blower motor because it has to work harder.
Checking filters regularly can help avoid the build-up of dirt or dust, ultimately causing less stress on the motor and prolonging the life of your HVAC system.
3. Inspecting your equipment.
Regularly inspecting your HVAC equipment can help catch small problems before they turn into big ones. While you’ll want a technician to inspect your ducts for air leaks and maintain your equipment, there are things you can check yourself.
Keep an eye on any equipment that is vulnerable to excess corrosion or wear and tear. In the case of central air conditioning systems or heat pumps, any parts of the system that are located outside the house need to be visually checked for damage or a buildup of leaves and debris regularly. Out of sight, out of mind can’t become a habit, as the systems need checked even when not in use!
In addition, every homeowner should regularly check for leaks in outdoor equipment. For example, finding an oily substance on outdoor surfaces could indicate a refrigerant leak, which can be a costly and damaging problem if not caught early.
4. Give your system a break.
For a lot of homes in America, your HVAC system runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That’s a lot for any system to handle. Giving it a break can help to keep your system from being overworked and prolong its life.
Installing and using a programmable thermostat can help with this, because it will allow you to adjust your temperature at night or when you aren’t home to a temperature that isn’t too high or too low. This way, when you return home, it’s less work on the system to get your house back to the ideal temperature. Overall, that slight ‘break’ for your system will make a big difference when it comes to the stress on it in the long run, and will help you to get the max savings possible.
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Not All Water Softeners are Created Equal
If you had a water softener from a well-known national company in your Phoenix home that died after a few years, you may be thinking you donít want to make that kind of investment again. After all, you donít want to have to replace your water softener every few years. Itís just not worth the hassle or the expense.

But you should know that not all water softeners are bad. In fact, the reason why your old water softener died so soon was probably because it wasnít built for the extremely hard water in Arizona.

At American Home Water, they build their own water softeners to withstand the high mineral content found in the water here, and they stand behind their products. Thatís why water softeners from American Home Water have a five year parts and labor warranty. Their water softeners are expected to last 25 to 30 years. And since theyíve been in business since 1984, they have a pretty good idea of how their water softeners are holding up.

If you have a water softener from another company thatís going bad, replace it with a new or refurbished model from American Home Water. You wonít have to worry about your water softener again for decades.
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Not All Water Softeners are Created Equal

If you had a water softener from a well-known national company in your Phoenix home that died after a few years, you may be thinking you donít want to make that kind of investment again. After all, you donít want to have to replace your water softener every few years. Itís just not worth the hassle or the expense.

But you should know that not all water softeners are bad. In fact, the reason why your old water softener died so soon was probably because it wasnít built for the extremely hard water in Arizona.

At American Home Water, they build their own water softeners to withstand the high mineral content found in the water here, and they stand behind their products. Thatís why water softeners from American Home Water have a five year parts and labor warranty. Their water softeners are expected to last 25 to 30 years. And since theyíve been in business since 1984, they have a pretty good idea of how their water softeners are holding up.

If you have a water softener from another company thatís going bad, replace it with a new or refurbished model from American Home Water. You wonít have to worry about your water softener again for decades.
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