Upcycling Old Dryer Sheets: Craft Uses

Upcycling Old Dryer Sheets: Craft Uses

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A few weeks ago I talked about ways to clean using old dryer sheets, well this week I can tell you those old dryer sheets can also be used for craft projects as well! It's amazing how versatile they are! First off they are great for sachets for your sock or underwear drawer. All you have to put ...

Upcycling Old Dryer Sheets: Cleaning Uses

Upcycling Old Dryer Sheets: Cleaning Uses

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In the HVAC world questions on clothing dryers comes up a lot. And in future articles I will answer all those question – but I recently came across another clever idea when it comes to doing laundry. Upcycling old dryer sheets. Dryer sheets can be pretty cheap when found at places like Target, ...

Upcycling Old Computer Parts into Accessories and Art

Upcycling Old Computer Parts into Accessories and Art

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This blog is one for the ladies! I see old computer parts made into jewelery all the time. So much amazing jewelry can be made out of old computer parts. Just check this site out for so many cute ideas! It seems these were regular hoops that had these tiny parts melted to them. Maybe with a tiny ...

Upcycling Old Fans and Fan Parts

Upcycling Old Fans and Fan Parts

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Going green seems like the thing to do these days; especially with old junk you no longer need or have use for. What I find as one of the coolest ways to reuse old junk is not called recycling – but upcycling. Upcycling is converting old waste materials or useless junk into new materials and/or ...

How to choose a reputable HVAC technician in your area

How to choose a reputable HVAC technician in your area

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This answer is pretty short and sweet. Unless you have someone that you know personally and trust to do the work, or if you have faith in someone else's recommendation, the best advice I can offer is to go to http://www.angieslist.com/. That is what that site is there for, so that you can go there ...

Hurricane Irene put your house underwater. Will you need to replace the entire heating system?

Hurricane Irene put your house underwater. Will you need to replace the entire heating system?

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No, not necessarily. Once the water subsides, and the house drains, as with everything else in there, it needs to dry. So after giving it the proper amout of time, once all the moisture is gone, you can begin to troubleshoot the unit. First off, I can tell you that the unit will not work. There ...

Good bye spring and summer, hello fall and winter. What to do to prepare...

Good bye spring and summer, hello fall and winter. What to do to prepare…

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The warm, sunny months are coming to an end soon, and Jack Frost is about to come out and play. It is this time when the weather is still in between seasons that it is wise to do a little pre-season check up and maintenance to keep you from being, well... left out in the cold. Run down the following ...

Not sure if the repair part you received is correct? Follow these steps to find out...

Not sure if the repair part you received is correct? Follow these steps to find out…

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Ok, so ordering repair parts online of any kind can be a risky gamble. Whether it's parts for a computer, a car or even HVAC you have to be able to trust that the people running the business know what they are doing to ensure you get the right part the first time. Typically, if you go to a company ...

How to diagnose a gas furnace

How to diagnose a gas furnace

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When it comes to diagnosing a gas furnace, there a quite a few more parts in play here than with a condensing unit. There is a transformer, an inducer (vent) motor, a pressure switch, a door switch, a circuit board, a gas valve, an igniter, a flame sensor, burners, limit switches, fan switches, a ...

How to diagnose an outdoor condensing unit

How to diagnose an outdoor condensing unit

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When it comes to diagnosing an outdoor condensing unit, the process is pretty easy. In a standard condensing unit, there are only a few parts in the unit. There is a contactor, a fan motor, a compressor and a capacitor. These parts all work in tandem. The way a condenser works is the thermostat ...