Brilliant Home Services Blog : Archive for August, 2016

It’s a Good Time to Install a Whole-House Generator

Monday, August 29th, 2016

As summer comes to a close, people will (or should) start to make plans for the coming change in the season. Fall is the best time to have important heating system jobs done, such as routine maintenance or arranging for replacing an aging heating system that may not make it through the approaching winter.

It’s also an ideal time to have a whole-house generator installed if a home doesn’t already have one.

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Those Strange Noises from Your AC and What They May Mean

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

The end of summer is the time when air conditioning systems are most likely to malfunction. Your home’s AC has probably worked steadily since May, so even with the most rigid maintenance it can run into problems due to wear and tear. It’s important at this time of year to pay special attention to any warning signs that the AC needs repair work. Don’t shrug off these warnings because cool weather is coming up—you never want to risk running into a larger repair or possibly a full system breakdown!

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How Should I Pick an Air Filtration System for My Home?

Monday, August 15th, 2016

The most basic way to improve a home’s indoor air quality is to install an air filtration system that removes unwanted airborne contaminants from circulation. Although air filters can’t target all pollutants, in many homes they may be all that’s needed.

If you’re thinking about finding air filters to improve your household’s air quality, you need to understand that picking the ideal filtration system requires the assistance of IAQ experts like the ones on our staff. We’ll explain why below.

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The Importance of Carbon Monoxide Detectors for Your Home

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Does your home use natural gas to power some of its appliances, such as a furnace, boiler, stove, or oven? If it does, then it must have one or more carbon monoxide detectors installed to protect you and your family from potential dangers due to carbon monoxide poisoning. You can contact our electricians to equip your home with the detectors that will do the job, as well as replace them when necessary.

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Is Your AC Tripping the Circuit Breaker? Let’s Find Out Why

Monday, August 1st, 2016

The circuit breakers in your electrical panel are there to guard the electrical system in your house and to prevent fires from starting should equipment shorts out. One the appliances that can cause a circuit breaker to trip is the air conditioning system, and during a hot summer it isn’t a surprise that the heavy load on the AC can lead to a tripped breaker. If your air conditioner suddenly stops working, check on the electrical panel first before you call for repairs. Sometimes all you need to do is reset the breaker, and the AC will be back to normal.

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