Boost Your AC Unit: Three Ways to Beat the Summer Heat


The better your home shelters you from the summer heat, the less you have to worry about summer cooling costs. In other words, the key to getting the most efficiency from your AC system is to understand how heat enters your home and then improve your home's heat defenses. A good place to start heat proofing your home is by improving the heat resistance of your roof and windows.  Roofing and AC Costs

8 July 2015

Avoid Costly Heater Repairs In The Winter By Having Maintenance Done In The Summer


During the hot summer temperatures, the last thing on your mind is your heater. However, having maintenance done duing the summer is the best way to save money. In addition, you won't have to wait for an available technician. You can usually call in the morning and have someone at your house in the afternoon, without having to pay for an emergency service call. While it would be impossible to predict every heating failure beforehand, if you want the best chance to avoid having your heater shut down in the middle of the night during the cold season, have the following routine maintenance performed before you have to turn the unit back on.

25 June 2015

Identifying And Fixing Common Air Conditioner Issues


The worst thing in the summer months is having a faulty air conditioning unit when you need it the most. With a few proper care techniques and general maintenance, you can better ensure that your AC unit will stay cool throughout the summer. Here are four ways to avoid common air conditioning problems. 1. An Overheated Air Conditioner If your AC unit seems to overheat when you need it the most, maybe you are over using it when you don't really need it.

22 June 2015

How To Make Your Swamp Cooler More Effecient


Swamp coolers, or evaporative coolers, are an alternative way to cool your home. They are based on the concept of evaporating air being cooler than the air surrounding it. Here are some ways to make your home less humid and move air better with a swamp cooler. Run on Days with Low Humidity Swamp coolers only work well on days with low humidity. A standard cooler only lowers room temperature 10-20 degrees, so run the unit when the humidity is 50% or lower and during the hottest times of the day.

20 June 2015

4 Alternatives To Conventional Home Heating Systems That Lower Energy Bills


If you are tired of paying high prices for heating your home, you may be looking for some heating alternatives. Today, there are many different systems that you can choose for your home. Solar and geothermal technology can be used to reduce the energy consumption of heating systems, and things like pellet stoves can be used to supplement heating in an affordable way. Here are some unconventional heating solutions that you may want to consider to lower your energy costs:

19 June 2015

Four AC Alternatives When Your HVAC Is Down For Repairs Or Upgrades


No one likes to have their AC go out in the middle of summer, but it often happens. And if this happens to your, you may need more than just simple repairs. Sometimes, upgrades and new installations mean that you will have to go without air conditioning for days or weeks. If this is when you need air conditioning, you may want to find some simple solutions to make it through any heatwaves.

17 June 2015

Addressing Questions About Common Problems With Air Conditioning Systems


Your home's air conditioning is essential for keeping your home comfortable regardless of the outside temperature. Unfortunately, there are many homeowners that have a limited understanding of this part of their home, and this may result in these failing to understand some common air conditioning system problems. In particular, the following two questions are commonly asked by homeowners that are encountering issues with their units, and learning these answers may help you to address these problems before they have a chance to cause major issues for your home.

16 June 2015

Get Rid Of The Household Allergens And Get Rid Of The Sneezing


If you have seasonal allergies, you should at least be able to enjoy your own home without sneezing. Unfortunately, allergens can accumulate in your home, too. Here are the areas in your house most likely to contain allergy-triggering substances and how to get rid of them so you can breathe freely in your home.    Humidity, Mold and Mildew If your house is airtight, you're better able to control the temperature throughout the year.

15 June 2015

Two Ways To Improve The Performance Of Your AC Unit


During the summer, a constant battle rages on within the walls of your home. This article is not talking about bored children finding something to do and the parents left with the task of cleaning up after their messes. No, I'talking about the battle between heat gain and your air conditioner. The life of an air conditioner would be peaceful, even blissful, if not for the infiltration of heat through the windows and roof of your home.

12 June 2015

Tips For New Homeowners On When To Replace A Furnace


When you are a homeowner, you are responsible for replacing appliances. Renters do not have to worry about the maintenance or lifespan of large appliances, such as heaters. Therefore, when it comes to knowing when to replace something, the answer is sometimes a little convoluted. This is often the case with furnaces. Here are some hints for new homeowners on when it is best to replace a heater, rather than repair it.

10 June 2015