Coming across a leaking pipe is always concerning. Of course if the leak is large, you should turn off the main water supply immediately and call the emergency plumber. But what about when the leak is just a little trickle? You have a bit more time to work here, but you do need to take care of the problem. Here's what to do: Step 1: Place a bucket under the leak.
9 March 2016
The old air conditioning in your home may be outdated and need replacing. Some of the options you may be considering are just replacing the old unit with a new one, or you may be looking into newer technologies. This can be systems that use geothermal energy or solar to heat and cool your home. You may also be considering things like ductless AC and improved ventilation. Here are some new technologies that will help make your AC more energy efficient:
8 March 2016
Choosing HVAC equipment is about more than keeping installation costs down. While it would be less expensive to install a medium efficiency furnace, you will pay more in operating costs than you would if you installed a modulating condensing furnace. In some cases, you might save even more money by installing a heat pump. Thus, choosing your heating equipment is an important choice that should be based on careful analysis of your options.
3 March 2016
When it comes to ensuring that your furnace will last a long time, one of the best things you can do is have a licensed HVAC contractor inspect and service it annually. This important job allows the expert to catch any potential problems before they increase in severity, as well as make sure the entire system is running as optimally as possible. Care for the furnace shouldn't stop once the contractor leaves your home; it's important for you to take an active interest in extending the life of the unit.
3 March 2016
Water heaters are one of the most indispensable of all home appliances. Thus, when something goes wrong with the water heater, many homeowners are thrown into a panic. Luckily, many of the most commonly experienced issues are relatively easy to correct--even if you're not a professional plumber! Read on to learn how to deal with three common ailments of gas water heaters. Water has begun to pool up around the heater.
2 March 2016
The arrival of summer means the arrival of heat waves, but it doesn't have to mean the arrival of high air conditioning bills. There are plenty of creative ways to stay cool to avoid using your air conditioner without having to sweat it out. Here are just a few of them. Watch What You Eat Did you ever wonder why summer barbecues are so popular? It isn't just because the food tastes good.
2 March 2016
Late in the winter, you might only be thinking about wanting the cold to end so that you aren't stuck inside worrying about high heating bills anymore. The last thing you want to be thinking about is how to make it colder inside of your home. However, the best time to think about your air conditioner is when you're sitting there wishing for the weather outside to warm up. Here's why.
2 March 2016
If you use a forced air HVAC system or hot water tank in your home, you may be aware of the potential problems they can have with being inefficient. You do not need to put up with high energy bills just because of the appliances you happen to have. Here are four ways that you can improve the efficiency of the HVAC system and water heater. Insulate The Hot Water Pipes
1 March 2016
Is your air conditioner running, but producing very little cold air? If so, you should know that this problem is quite common. Furthermore, this problem can often be corrected without the need to hire a professional HVAC contractor. To complete this task, simply begin by checking each of the common culprits listed below and performing the required actions to eliminate the problems that each of them can cause. Dirty Air Filter
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