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The Trump administration has imposed new tariffs on steel and aluminum, a move that has HVAC system manufacturers worried.

The 25 percent tariffs went into effect in March, and by April, manufacturers started raising equipment prices, a move that will eventually hurt consumers looking to replace heating and cooling systems, notes the industry publication Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration News.

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We get it: For all the comfort they provide, outdoor air conditioning condensers aren’t the type of thing that will get your home featured in House Beautiful.

They’re bulky, they take up valuable space on your property, and they can limit the curb appeal of your home. It’s understandable that you’d want to hide them, but there are some things to keep in mind when you use landscaping to hide a residential air conditioning unit.

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It’s easy to feel ready for the summer, especially after a long, cold winter and dreary, rainy spring.

But although you might be ready for the start of summer, that doesn’t mean your central air conditioner is as well. Your air conditioning unit might be running fine now, but is it prepared to tackle the height of summer when you’ll be running the AC non-stop?

The last thing any homeowner in Bucks County wants to deal with during a heatwave is a failing central air conditioning unit , which is why it’s important to take steps now to maintain your system.

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There are a lot of words that we tend to use interchangeably: “Cellar” and “basement.” “Brook” and “creek.” “Sofa” and “couch.”

But here’s two terms that you won’t hear us confuse: “furnace” and “boiler.”

True, they both heat your home, but there are important distinctions separating these systems. In this week’s blog post, we’ll look at the difference between a boiler and a furnace.

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