Nothing feels better than walking into a toasty warm home after you have been out in the freezing cold for hours. However, running your heat all day can really burn your pocket book if you are not careful. To avoid crazy expensive energy bills during the winter, it is important to be mindful of how much heat you're actually using. Here is some helpful advice on how to keep your heating bills from breaking the bank:
4 October 2016
We can all be a little dependent on our air conditioners during the hot summers months. When the temperatures are scorching hot, you can't help but blast your air conditioning system all day. However, cooling off your home can get pretty expensive if you are not careful. If you don't want your cooling bills to cost hundreds of dollars a month, it's important to make some changes. Here are some helpful tips on how to keep your cooling costs under control during the summer:
4 October 2016
When one of your plumbing fixtures is clogged, it is usually easy to determine where the problem is, but when all your drains are clogged, it is a different story. When every drain in your home is backed up or running slowly, you most likely have a clog in your main sewer line. Fixing this can be a little more difficult, simply because you must figure out where the clog is at.
30 January 2016
If you own a home containing a window-mounted air conditioning unit, it is important to follow a comprehensive maintenance schedule to keep it running efficiently. In addition, regular maintenance also extends the operational lifespan of your unit, since it won't have to work as hard to keep you cool. Here is what you should know about your window unit and how to maintain it for a long, efficient lifetime of service:
28 January 2016
If you are a real estate investor or an entrepreneur, you may not have been able to resist that older apartment building that was being sold for a rock-bottom price. With that good price, the building likely came with a less than up-to-date heating system that you plan to replace soon. However, in the meantime, you need to know how to keep the old system working efficiently until you replace it, and it is especially important to learn how to keep the low winter temperatures from causing plumbing disasters.
27 January 2016
The winter can be hard on your home's exterior, and it can also cause damage to your exterior air conditioning unit should you fail to take proper precautions. The exterior unit houses the condenser coils and the system's compressor, along with wiring and hoses connecting the various components; all of these can be negatively affected by wintertime conditions. That's why you should spend time preparing your exterior unit for winter and conducting periodic inspections to be sure there are no unforeseen problems brewing.
27 January 2016
As your furnace pulls outdoor air into the appliance, it relies on filters to filter out dirt, dust and other impurities floating around in the air. However, while the filter is important, you may not know much about it, especially if you have never lived in a home with a furnace before. Here are some things you should know about a furnace's filter. Signs a Filter Needs to Be Replaced
26 January 2016
Like other machines and appliances, your furnace can suffer from months of disuse through the summer and early fall. Taking the time to make sure your furnace is in good shape before winter hits will reduce the chances of a breakdown during the coldest part of the year. Here are four tips for preparing your furnace for the winter. Inspect the Blower Motor Belt If your furnace blower isn't working properly, you will notice that little or no air is coming through the vents in your home.
26 January 2016
Having central air conditioning is a wonderful thing in the summer until it stops working. If your AC is not cooling your house enough, or if it is not cooling it at all, the problem may be due to a bad or dirty condenser. The condenser is the outdoor part of your AC system, and it serves a major role in the process of cooling air when it is hot. Here are several things you should understand about your AC condenser.
22 January 2016
A new air conditioner is an investment that you only need to make once every 10 to 20 years. However, since you will be living with your air conditioner for the foreseeable future, it is worth your time to ensure that you get the right air conditioning unit for your home. While your HVAC technician will be a valuable resource, understanding how they create their recommendation will give you confidence that you are making the right choice.
7 May 2015