Reasons Why Your Heater Is Not Turning Off

October 12, 2021

Your heater is crucial HVAC equipment since it keeps you warm during the cold months. If your furnace is malfunctioning, it can lead to discomfort in your home. One of the common issues facing heaters is when it doesn’t turn off. Typically, a furnace has natural cycles where it turns on and off automatically according to your settings. However, if the heater does not turn off, it becomes a problem that can cost you a lot of money. The cause of the problem could be simple, and you can easily fix it. Other causes require you to call an HVAC

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Top 6 Common Furnace Problems and How to Fix Them

September 20, 2021

When the temperatures hit a low of 28 degrees Fahrenheit, the last thing you need is a malfunctioning furnace. Just as with other sophisticated systems, your heating equipment can develop faults unexpectedly. Here are some common furnace problems and how to address them. 1. The Furnace Is Not Heating One of the most common furnace issues is if the heating system fails to produce warm air. The reasons behind it may vary considerably. It could be an issue with configurations or component failure. Your furnace may fail to heat due to

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Signs That a Storm Has Damaged Your AC

August 18, 2021

Over the last few years, the United States has experienced an increased number of extreme weather events like hurricanes that have caused billions of dollars in damages. During such weather events, tremendous losses are suffered by homeowners as they incur significant damage to their homes and vital home comfort accessories like air conditioning systems. Black-Haak is an industry-leading home services company serving homeowners in Fox Valley and the surrounding areas in Wisconsin. We have built our success on a culture of treating our clients like family. This is why we go out of our way to

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How To Prevent Bugs from Coming Through AC

July 19, 2021

Have you noticed bugs that seem to be making their way through your air conditioning system? If so, you certainly have good reason to be concerned about it. Bugs can actually cause damage to your air conditioner. Some of the more common types of bugs that attempt to make their way into air conditioning units include ladybugs, elder bugs, and even roaches and ants. If bugs do make their way into your air conditioner, it can cause some serious problems. For instance, the presence of bugs can result in electrical shorts in your AC. In some

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How Does Central Air Conditioning Work?

June 9, 2021

Many homeowners have a centralized air conditioning system that their family relies on to remain comfortable, even during the hottest days that summer has to offer. However, if you ask these homeowners how their air conditioning system works, many can’t tell you. Don’t be one of those homeowners, as understanding the inner workings of your home air conditioning system can allow you to take better care of it. Start by Understanding the Parts Before you can learn just how air conditioners works, you need to learn the various components that are a part of the system.

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What Size Generator Does My Home Need?

May 24, 2021

Unfortunately, utility power outages are bound to happen due to uncontrollable circumstances like heavy rains, snow, hurricanes, and storms that can damage the power lines. Blackouts cause inconveniencing situations for homeowners like frozen pipes, flooded basement, spoilt food, and moldy walls. If any of your family members rely on power to run medical instruments, a power failure can be very deadly. A generator is the first line of defense against such issues. You, however, need to ensure that you choose the right generator size that meets your household needs. If you buy an undersized unit, it

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Does a Whole-House Generator Increase Home Value?

April 12, 2021

Although power outages in Fox Valley, WI, aren’t a common occurrence, when they do happen, they can last for several days. If your home experiences a power outage during the peak heat of summer or the lowest temperatures of the winter, this puts your health, safety, and well-being at risk. A power outage could also put the structural integrity of your house in danger. If you’ve been thinking of installing a whole-house generator, you might wonder whether or not doing so will increase the value of your home. Here’s what you need to know about how a whole-house generator affects

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How Does A Sump Pump Work?

March 8, 2021

When heavy rains hit or during the spring thaw, water can gather around your basement. Flooding results in expensive damages if you fail to take the necessary precautions. It also causes mold and mildew growth. This can be very hazardous, especially if you have family members with compromised immunity. Again, a flooded basement destroys furniture, fixtures, flooring and walls, which will cost you too much to repair or replace. Most homeowners now use a sump pump to avoid such ordeals. Let’s explore more on the sump pump so that you can take care of this piece

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How To Know If House Has Electrical Problems

February 4, 2021

Since most of your home’s electrical components are hidden away inside walls and ceilings, it can be hard to notice when something goes wrong. However, ignoring electrical problems can lead to higher utility bills, broken appliances, and even housefires. If you want to avoid any major inconveniences, keep an eye out for these common signs of electrical issues. Buzzing Sounds When Using Electricity We might associate buzzing sounds with electrical power, but a functional system should be almost silent. Any noticeable buzzing sounds near your electricity should be a cause for concern. Hearing a buzzing,

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How Does Geothermal Heating Work in the Winter?

January 21, 2021

Heating your home with a geothermal system in the winter might strike you as implausible. Cold weather freezes the ground, which raises the question of how much heat can actually be transferred from the ground to your home. The answer is quite a bit. Low outside temperatures and frozen ground have no impact on a geothermal system. Only a few feet below the surface, the Earth holds a nearly constant temperature of roughly 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Such a temperature is more than sufficient for a geothermal heat pump to transfer heat from underground and keep your home comfortable.

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