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Plumbing Hazards You Should Fix Before Summer’s End

No one likes having to deal with plumbing problems when they could be out having fun in the sun. However, what’s worse than trying to handle a plumbing repair during the summer is trying to handle it when the weather begins to chill and your leaky pipes become frozen, burstable pipes. By taking care of these plumbing hazards before summer ends, you can guarantee the scariest thing you experience this fall is your Halloween decor and not your plumbing: Problems with water heaters Cool showers may feel great during the summer months when your HVAC system isn’t quite enough for your polar bear preferences. But you may not feel that way when the leaves […]

How To Keep Your Attic From Becoming An Oven

During the summer months, the attic’s high temperatures and stale air often make it the last place to want to relax. As a result, the attic is mostly used for storage and may be the last room on your mind to need ventilation and cooler air. However, without proper ventilation during the summer when temperatures are high, your attic can succumb to overheating or even developing mold. Fortunately, there are ways you can ventilate your attic even when there are no vents available for heating and cooling. When the stagnant hot air in your attic isn’t able to circulate, your attic becomes an oven. This heat radiates down from your […]

Want to Live In a Comfortable Home? Consider These 3 Tips

Having your own home is a magical feeling. You can essentially do whatever you want and can finally feel relaxed at the end of the day. If you’re not careful, however, you could end up living in an uncomfortable home and might be more stressed than you should be. Luckily, having a nice and comfortable home isn’t too difficult to obtain. Here are a few tips to consider in order to have a comfortable place to live. Work with a professional HVAC installation team HVAC installation might seem relatively easy, but if you’re inexperienced or unsure of what to do, you could end up incorrectly installing your AC unit. Even […]

5 Things You Shouldn’t Be Flushing, But Probably Are

Flushable doesn’t always mean flushable. At least that’s what some politicians are saying across the country. The reason? Loose regulations on what exactly qualifies as flushable allow companies to produce products that will not, in fact, degrade in the sewers. “Proponents of the bill — including DC Water, the city’s water utility — say the standards are needed because most wet wipes do not break down when flushed, causing stoppages in the sewer system,” WAMU writer Martin Austermuhle reported. Fortunately, it’s usually a lot easier to tell when a product is or is not flushable, right? Wrong. As anyone who has ever worked for a plumbing repair service will tell you, many […]

The 5 HVAC Mistakes You Should Avoid

You home’s HVAC system is central to your family’s comfort, so it pays to invest in cooling and heating system repairs. By making errors in your maintenance practices, you could hike up energy costs and keep your home at a less than optimal temperature. The next time you are analyzing your home maintenance habits, make sure that you are avoiding these common mistakes. You are forgetting to change your air filters Dirty air filters are a waste of energy, as they force the system to work much harder to circulate air. By changing your filters according to the manufacturer’s recommendations, you will keep your home energy efficient and your systems […]

3 Tips to Maximize Your AC’s Efficiency

With the heat of high summer fast approaching, many of you will be relying more and more on your air conditioning unit. We thought this would be a good time to go over a few basic tips to help you maximize your cooling system’s efficiency. AC efficiency is important considering ACs use roughly 5% of all the electricity used in the United States, despite the fact that in many states they are only a seasonal necessity. That means each year homeowners are spending more than $11 billion on their cooling system. So we’ve put together this list of simple tricks and tips for homeowners looking to get the most out […]

Neglecting Your Home’s Furnace Could Lead to Some Costly and Serious Issues

Neglecting your home’s heating and cooling systems can not only lead to an uncomfortable few weeks, but you’ll also be forced to spend a significant amount more on repair costs or replacement expenses if too much damage has occurred. Be sure to schedule the appropriate HVAC services every few weeks to ensure that all your home’s appliances are working properly. Furnace repair and maintenance, for example, is especially important inside a home because of both its practical use and its dangers if any problems are going on. Some HVAC professionals state that up to 75% of no-heat calls during the winter months are related to a lack of maintenance. Neglected […]

What to Look For When Hiring an HVAC Company

For many of us, air conditioning is simply the norm, and about two-thirds of all homes in the United States today have an air conditioner. However, the first air conditioner wasn’t invented until 1902, and in the 1940s, you could expect to spend (in today’s money) almost $3,500 for a basic window air conditioner unit. Today, you’ll spend much less for a basic A/C unit, and HVAC services are available to do everything from installing or repairing your air conditioner to replacing your furnace. Keeping your heating and cooling systems properly maintained is important and HVAC services are invaluable for that purpose, among other things. If your systems aren’t well […]

Spring Maintenance Tips for Proper Furnace Function

The average American home spends about 2.7% of their income on energy bills. That’s approximately $2,000 a year. This cost can be reduced by utilizing proper maintenance techniques and doing checks at the right times of year. As your primary heating and cooling system, your furnace requires routine maintenance before spring and winter to make sure it’s prepared to handle the change of season. Proper furnace maintenance comprises three main steps: Check your filter Many people are unaware that the filter of your furnace should be replaced every three to four months when it’s in heavy use. If you’re unsure about whether or not it needs replacing, look for visible […]

I’m a Big Fan of Saving Money On Energy Bills This Season

With the thermostat no longer plummeting and the sun coming out for a little while longer, it’s clear that spring is on its way. And as you switch out that thick winter coat for a light, breezy jacket and turn your heating system down, you may start to wonder how warm it’s going to be this spring. How much are you going to need to spend on your HVAC system? It’s easy to just want to break out the old AC unit and crank it up high to keep you cool. Around two-thirds of Americans have an air conditioner in their home, after all. However, it has the potential to […]

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