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Air Conditioner Capacitors: Types, Functions, & Sign...

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An air conditioner (AC) capacitor—sometimes called an HVAC capacitor—is a cylindrical electrical device located near the compressor that stores energy. If you’re wondering why AC capacitors are important for household comfort, view our outline of this critical component. How Air…
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What Is a Sump Pump Alarm?

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As a key player in home safety, sump pump alarms help homeowners dodge costly repairs due to flooding by alerting them when sump basin water levels rise too quickly. Check out our sump pump guide below to know how to…
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Should There Be Water In My Sump Pump Pit?

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The Federal Clean Water Act in 1987 made sump pumps mandatory in new builds. However, prior to the passing of that act, houses built on floodplains or below the water table had sump pumps. These devices can prevent flooding from…
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Do You Need a Sump Pump Battery Backup for Your Basement?

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A sump pump is a mechanical device that pumps water from the lower levels of your basement to the area outside your home. Its purpose is to reduce the risk of basement flooding when it rains or snows. A sump…
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Why Is My Hot Water Heater Making a Knocking Sound?

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A hot water heater is a fundamental household appliance that provides the hot water you need to cook, shower, and clean with. While it’s normal for a hot water heater to make a slight knocking sound due to the natural…
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How To Drain a Water Heater: 6 Steps & Tips

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Steps to Drain a Water Heater Draining a water heater helps flush out the sediment in your water, and will result in cleaner, clearer water. This part of maintaining your water heater is important to keep it running smoothly. Knowing…