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Archive for July, 2015

Should You Install an Automatic Shutoff Valve?

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Whether you are actually consuming water for something or not, there is always water in the plumbing pipes running through your home. The one exception to this is when the water is turned off and the pipes are flushed out, which tends to happen when pipes are being worked on for some reason. Normally, having fresh water at your beck and call at all times is a good thing. However, that isn’t always the case. Read on for more information about why installing an automatic shutoff valve is a good thing.

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Getting Rid of Hot and Cold Spots in Your House

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Quite often, homeowners will find themselves walking into pockets of hot or cold air interspersed around their houses. Whether it’s one room or several, these points of radical temperature difference can be incredibly uncomfortable and frustrating. There are a couple of reasons that these hot and cold spots exist. The first reason is that differences in insulation cause rooms to cool off or warm up faster than other parts of the house. This is what leads to the temperature difference. The second reason is that central climate control systems cannot modulate their output to serve different rooms. This is why these hot and cold spots persist. Let’s take a look at what you can do about these spots in your home.

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Why Your Air Conditioner Has Ice on It

Monday, July 13th, 2015

You’ve probably been using your air conditioner more and more often over the past couple of months, as the days heat up. Along with that increased usage, you may have noticed ice starting to form on your unit. Though this may seem like a sign that the air conditioner is working properly, it’s actually the exact opposite. An air conditioner with ice forming on it is experiencing a serious problem, one that needs to be dealt with sooner rather than later. Let’s take a look at why this happens, and how it can affect your system.

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How to Protect Your Home in 3 Steps

Monday, July 6th, 2015

When we say “protect” your home, we have something different in mind than a better security system and flood lights at strategic locations on your property (important as they are). Protecting your home also means protecting the systems that you use every day, including heating and cooling, electrical and plumbing. At Total Comfort, Inc., we offer a comprehensive approach to new product installations and services. Let’s take a look at some steps you can take to protect your whole house.

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