AC Refrigerant

One of the major troubles we warn customers about when it comes to their home air conditioning systems is signs of leaking refrigerant. The refrigerant in an air conditioner must remain at a constant level, which is known as the AC’s charge, during its lifetime. The air conditioner doesn’t consume refrigerant as it runs (it’s not an energy source, but a heat transference medium), so the only way it can…

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Truss Uplift

Truss uplift is a phenomenon common in homes built with roof trusses. If a house suffers from truss uplift, the top floor ceilings literally lift off the interior walls in the winter. They drop back down in the summer. Needless to say, this is a tad disconcerting to the homeowner. At first glance, one might assume that the floors have settled. Actually the ceiling has gone up – sometimes creating…

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Ten Common Reasons for Roof Leaks

Roof leaks can cause significant damage to a home if the underlying cause isn’t discovered and repaired promptly. Since water can travel outward from the point where a leak occurs, it may be difficult to pinpoint the exact cause. Check your roof for some of the most common causes of leaks to stop an existing leak or to prevent future problems. Age Roofing materials deteriorate with age and become less…

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Common Gas Fireplace Issues

Unusual Odors This common gas fireplace problem can be a source of panic for homeowners – the combination of a gas appliance and a strange odor can be terrifying! Fortunately, it many cases, the odors aren’t as problematic as your initial fears may suggest. There are several non-threatening sources of gas fireplace odors:• Pet dander/fur• Dust• Dirt Some things, like objects near the fireplace or even cleaning residue you may…

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