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Archive for May, 2015

How GFCI Outlets Make Your Home Safer

Monday, May 25th, 2015

If you live in an older home, you may have outdated power outlets. We don’t just mean outlets that aren’t powerful enough to run the various appliances (although that may be the case). We mean outlets are not as safe as they could be. To help prevent dangers from high voltage electrical shocks, particularly in the kitchen and bathroom, you should have GFCI outlets installed. Call up a professional electrician to arrange for replacing your older outlets.

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3 Benefits of a Solar Powered Air Conditioner for a Home

Monday, May 18th, 2015

In a place that receives as much sunshine during the year as Los Angeles, CA, solar-powered systems are an excellent option for many homes. If you are looking to go solar for your household, one of the options you should investigate is a solar air conditioner. These systems use solar panels to transform the radiant energy of the sun into electrical current to power an air conditioning system. A battery back-up stores power so the AC can continue to run even when there is reduced sunlight.

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Air Conditioning Question: What Does the Compressor Actually Do?

Monday, May 11th, 2015

If you have any familiarity with the operation of an air conditioning system (or most refrigeration equipment) then you have probably heard about an important unit called the compressor. Although all the parts of an AC are important toward making it work correctly, the compressor is the heart of the whole system: without a working compressor, you don’t have a working air conditioner, end of story.

So what does this key part actually do that makes it so important? We’ll explain briefly.

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Why Installing Attic Fans Is a Good Idea for Summer

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Benefits of an attic fanThe attic in your home is a place that you probably visit only rarely, usually to retrieve something stored in it. If you have ever gone up inside your attic on a warm, sunny day, you’ll discover that it is one of the hottest locations inside the house. The radiant energy from the sun beating down on the roof creates immense amounts of heat inside the enclosed area. In fact, it’s possible for the temperature in an attic to rise to 130°F during a summer day.

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