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3 Options For Improving Ventilation In Your Home

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As the summer heats up, your air conditioning bills probably goes up, too. One way you can help keep your bills under control is to ensure that your home is properly ventilated. Good ventilation also prevents a buildup of moisture that can lead to mold and other problems. There are several options for ventilating your home available. Roof Vents Roof vents help to pull the hot air from your home’s attic and pushes it out into the outside atmosphere. Read More»

As the Ceiling Fan Turns: How Changing Directions Can Help Save Money Year-Round

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The key to making your home more comfortable and energy-efficient could lie in the way your ceiling fan blades spin. The simple act of switching its direction at the start of the heating or cooling season not only keeps your home comfortable under harsh temperatures, but it could also save you a bundle of money on your annual energy expenses. Putting a New Spin on Home Comfort When your fan spins counter-clockwise, it pushes the air downwards directly on you. Read More»

Make Your House More Energy Efficient By Switching To A Heat Pump Water Heater

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According to Energy.gov, around 12% of your energy bills are for heating water, and this can add up to a lot of money each year. To achieve a more energy-efficient house, you may want to consider replacing your old hot water heater with a heat pump water heater (HPWH). This is a great way to reduce your energy bills, and here are two things you should know about HPWHs. What is a HPWH? Read More»

3 Telltale Signs You Need A New Furnace

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With the average cost of having a new residential furnace around $5,000, it’s understandable that homeowners want to get the longest lifespan out of their old furnaces as possible before they “bite the bullet” and pay for a new one. However, continuing to use a furnace that’s past the point of needing to be replaced can not only lead to wasted money on higher energy bills, but could even be a safety hazard to those in the home. Read More»

The Air Conditioner And Heater: Complete Opposites Yet Still The Same

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The heater and the air conditioner may do totally different things, but they have quite a bit in common. In many cases today, the heater and air conditioner use the same indoor equipment. Because of that, problems with your air conditioner in the summertime may end up causing heater issues come wintertime. Below, you can learn more about how the heater and the air conditioner are similar even though they’re used in separate situations. Read More»

When Your Heating System Goes To Ground: Exploring Geothermal Heat

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Whether you use an electric or fuel-burning furnace, heating your home can be costly. Luckily, there are more affordable options that can actually eliminate your dependence on fuel-burning or electric heat. Geothermal systems will heat your house by drawing naturally-occurring heat from the ground around your house. Here are a few varieties of geothermal heating systems to consider if you’re thinking about making the conversion. Understanding Closed Loop Geothermal Systems Read More»

Child Having Trouble Studying? An A/C System May Be The Answer

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You may think an air conditioning system will only keep you from getting too cold or too hot. But an air conditioner can do much more, such as enhance your child’s learning abilities. The following guide will help you manipulate an A/C for your child’s advantage. The Right Temperature Can Improve Concentration Your child needs to be comfortable when studying. A study showed that it is hard to concentrate when the temperature is too hot or too cold. Read More»

3 Tips For Staying Cool While Waiting For Your Air Conditioning Repair Technician

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One of the worst things that can happen during the hot summer months is for your air conditioner to go out. Not only are you probably concerned about what’s wrong with your system, but you could be wondering how you’ll keep you and your family cool until you can have it repaired. Luckily, there are a few things that you can do to try to control the temperature inside your house in the meantime. Read More»

4 Ways To Improve The Intelligence Of Your Central Air System

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Are you thinking about upgrading or replacing your current central air system? There are many modern advancements that can help make your central air system ‘smarter” so that it can save you money and adjust to your comfort levels. A new air conditioning installation may come with many of these new features, and you can ask your air conditioning company about specific features that you desire. 1. Install a Smart Thermostat Read More»

How To Unclog A Basement Floor Drain

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If you own a home, the last thing you want is a flooded basement from a backed up floor drain. Most basements have floor drains to help remove the excess water from central air units, washing machines, and hot water heaters. However, basement floor drains can get clogged with debris. You may be able to unclog the drain yourself by following these tips: Remove Water Wear old clothes, boots, goggles, and gloves. Read More»