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Grinding noises. This usually indicates metal parts, such as the fan, grinding against other parts: increasing friction and enhancing the chances of a motor overload. Booming noises; especially when the furnace starts up. This might mean a problem with the burners releasing too much gas or a similar issue. Rattling noises. Rattling noises could mean a loose […]

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Whole House Cooling Stepping into an air-conditioned home from a muggy 90-degree day is indeed a relief. If you own an older house and have been using window units, a central A/C unit will be big improvement, for both convenience and efficiency. Central air conditioners are often more economical to run than many separate units […]

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Unclogging with Baking Soda and Vinegar Some clogs can be resolved without the use of harsh chemicals. Using baking soda and vinegar to clear a drain clog is a more environmentally friendly way to get the job done. In addition, it is safer for children and pets, and costs less than commercial products. To clear […]

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With cold weather soon to be upon us it’s very important to think about scheduling your furnace inspection. An annual inspection ensures that your furnace will work when you need it and prevents costly emergency repairs and health risks in your home. Having your furnace inspected or “tuned up” gives your Green Apple technician an […]

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Preventive maintenance can dramatically lower the chances of problems developing with your furnace. However, preventive maintenance cannot guarantee that a problem will never develop. The longer you have your furnace, the greater the chances will be that you’ll have to deal with a problem between maintenance appointments. If and when you do have a problem […]

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While tree roots and fats, oils, and grease (FOG) have always been causes of sewer backups, in recent years sewer agencies around the country are dealing with the problem of flushable wipes. Companies have been marketing these products as “flushable” over the last few years, but wastewater professionals are finding out these products are not […]

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Frequently Change Your Filters Disposable filters keep your system clean and take out the large particles from your indoor air. Aim to change them every 1-3 months. If it is is allergy season or you have pets in your home, you may consider replacing your filters more often. We recommend picking a filter rated MERV 7-11. […]

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When a conventional washer-type faucet has to be excessively tightened down each time you shut it off in order to keep it from dripping, or when the faucet develops a drip that won’t stop no matter how hard you tighten it, then prompt repairs are advisable to keep things from getting worse – for example, […]

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Fall HVAC Maintenance Tip #1: Replace your Air Filter It’s good to be in the habit of switching out your air filters at least every 90 days—and more frequently if you have pets or allergies. Clogged filters force your furnace work harder, which translated into higher utility costs for you. Plus, your air quality will […]

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You’ve probably heard that you need to have your heating and cooling system (HVAC) serviced regularly. But how often do you need to have an HVAC tune-up and what maintenance is really necessary? We will answer these questions here. Is Regular HVAC Maintenance Really Necessary? If your HVAC system isn’t experiencing any obvious problems such […]

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