The outdoor HVAC unit — that big metal box that contains the compressor, fins, wires, tubes, and fan — is a must-have for central air systems, but it can be a huge eyesore in the yard.
In addition to hiding the ... Read More
Air leaks around the home can waste a lot of energy. When it’s summer and your air conditioner is running full blast, cool air escapes and warm air enters. In the winter, the reverse occurs — valuable heat escapes and ... Read More
Spring is finally here and it’s time to make some quick checks around the house .. Here are some quick and immediate plumbing tips for you to consider as the weather starts to warm.
When turning on water valves for the ... Read More
Be sure to disconnect all hoses from outside faucets. A connected hose can prevent proper drainage from the faucet and may freeze and damage the faucet.
If you have an outside faucet that is not a frost-proof faucet, be sure to ... Read More
Do you find yourself running out of hot water? Check the date of manufacture on your water heater. This can be found on a label on the unit. Typically the first four numbers of the serial number are the month ... Read More
When turning on water valves for the first time after the cold season is over, check for any leaks that may result from a pipe that may have had some leftover water in it that froze. Also check for leaks ... Read More
You can easily overlook your support systems when going away for a weekend, vacation, or extended period of time. If something happens while you’re away, you’ll come home to a nightmare and regret that you weren't better prepared.
To make sure ... Read More
Do you have trouble with pipes freezing? Turn a faucet on to a slow trickle on an especially cold night to aid in keeping it from freezing solid. If you anticipate freezing problems or you have time in advance, try ... Read More
If you have central air conditioning or a window air conditioning unit, you can cut your electric bills significantly, especially in very warm climates, by following these energy-saving cooling tips for when the cooling season begins.
When buying a window air ... Read More
February is sometimes known as "National Care About Your Indoor Air" Month
We hear it in the news all of the time. More and more instances of asthma and other respiratory irritations and illnesses. Skin irritations. Flu bugs and other communicable ... Read More
Or...better known as the Dog Days of Summer.
Where would we be without air conditioning? True, our forebears in a bygone era didn't have it, but if they could have looked into a crystal ball to see the future, is there ... Read More
May is considered by many to be the peak time for allergy and asthma sufferers
This year, symptoms are especially bad for many in our country, due to an unseasonably warm winter for 2011-2012. Who out there doesn’t know someone ... Read More
According to ENERGY STAR, the average household spends $2,200.00 a year on energy bills and could save $180.00 a year by using a programmable thermostat to maintain proper heating and cooling settings. This one's a no-brainer, so before the winter ... Read More