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