Fall is a beautiful season, and it is just around the corner. As summer nears its end, proactive homeowners across this great country are considering the necessary maintenance that will have to be done before winter does arrive. When it comes to fall, leaves, although they may be pretty when they change colors, can create a huge mess in our yards. We can rake the lawn and pick them out of bushes, but there is one spot in the exterior of your home that you must not forget to clean out once the leaves have fallen. It’s your gutters, and clogged gutters can cause major problems for the exterior of your home. Now is the time to protect your gutter from the mess that these next few months are sure to bring and you could prevent these problems for years to come.
Why Do My Gutters Need to be Cleaned?
The purpose of having rain gutters on the home is to carry rain water as far away from the home’s foundation as possible. Without them, water would run off the roof and collect in large amounts at the base of the home. Over time this leads to erosion of the foundation and flooding. Read more
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Summer is characterized by two things: heat and humidity. Both are uncomfortable, but having a humid home is simply unbearable at times. Luckily, air conditioning systems are designed to remove both humidity and heat from the interior of your home. The system will condense the moisture in the air into water to be collected by a draining system. Once the moisture is gone, the air in the home will start to feel cooler. Without this capability, air conditioners would offer much less comfort, but if we do not take special care of this component of our air conditioning systems, we could find ourselves with a couple major problems on our hands.
Your Condensation Drain System
After the water vapor in the air is changed to liquid form, it travels to a condensation drain pan to be collected and then drained through the actual condensation drain located near the air conditioner on the inside of the home. You may also have a drain line or pipe that feeds directly to the drain. If any portion of this system becomes clogged, it will appear as though the air conditioner is leaking. Read more
Category: Air Conditioning
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