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  • Is it more energy efficient for the air conditioner to come on for short bursts of cooling (running for five to seven minutes at a time) or to come on and stay on for longer periods? How about the wear and tear on the unit as well?

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    A heat pump's job is two-fold. Not only does it remove the heat from your home, it also must remove the moisture from the inside air in order for you to feel comfortable. When the unit first turns on, it will take about seven to 10 minutes for the unit to get to its peak efficiency and remove the moisture from your home. By allowing a unit to
  • How does an air conditioner (AC) work?

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    Air conditioners perform two basic functions: heat removal and moisture removal. Even in Arizona, we have a monsoon season with higher-than-normal humidity levels. The lower the humidity level, the more comfortable you will feel at a given temperature. As your warm indoor air is drawn up through the filter, it passes over a very cold coil whereby t
  • Do high-quality cables make a difference?

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    Yes, especially with analog audio/video connections. The better the cable, the better the picture and sound you'll get. Well-made cables carry cleaner signals over longer distances, and as time goes by, they're less likely to be damaged by the inevitable bending and twisting that most cables undergo. They also offer better shielding, and
  • To save on cooling costs, is it recommended to shut the air-conditioner vents in rooms that are unused and closed?

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    If designed correctly, the air delivery system in your house has been sized according to the flow requirements of the unit and each room. Closing off vents can create a pressure imbalance within the system that can reduce the effectiveness of your cooling system. By closing off registers, the increased pressure within the ducts can also cause incre
  • How to Clean a Bathtub the Right Way?

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    Clean out your bathtub every week to prevent soap scum buildup and stains. To stop stubborn water spots and mildew from forming, dry the tub with a towel or squeegee after each use. Remove bath mats, products and toys after it drains, as rust forms when water?s trapped.
  • What are some healthy cleaning habits?

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    Take an old-fashioned approach to cleaning, using gentle soaps and simple products you can find in your kitchen, such as baking soda or white vinegar. You'll have a fresh, clean house (and save money while you're at it).
  • What is the impact and alternative of using sodium hydroxide as oven cleaners?

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    Otherwise known as lye, sodium hydroxide is extremely corrosive: If it touches your skin or gets in your eyes, it can cause severe burns. Routes of exposure are skin contact and inhalation. Inhaling sodium hydroxide can cause a sore throat that lasts for days.Healthier Choice: You can clean the grimiest oven with baking-soda paste ? it just takes a
  • To save on cooling costs, is it recommended to shut the air-conditioner vents in rooms that are unused and closed?

    Asked by Unknown

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    If designed correctly, the air delivery system in your house has been sized according to the flow requirements of the unit and each room. Closing off vents can create a pressure imbalance within the system that can reduce the effectiveness of your cooling system. By closing off registers, the increased pressure within the ducts can also cause incre
  • How often should I have maintenance done on my air conditioner?

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    You should have maintenance done on your air conditioning system at least once a year – spring to early summer being the best times. This not only ensures maximum efficiency, it enables us to foresee any possible problems that may occur in the near future.
  • What question should I ask my home cleaning contractor?

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    Here are some questions you can ask before considering a home cleaning service. How do you set your rates? Are you insured and bonded? Do you carry worker?s compensation? Do you conduct a background check on employees? Do you have a satisfaction guarantee? Do you bring equipment and cleaning supplies? Can I get all this in writing?