Want to lower your energy bills? Want to reduce your carbon footprint? Whether you are motivated by money or by the environment, you probably want to use less energy than you do now. The question then becomes — how?
First, sometimes we are using energy for absolutely no reason. A plugged up charger connected to a device that is already on full battery, for example, is continually emitting unneeded energy. That means that perhaps it … Read More
Spring is here and things are starting to heat up in the US. So what do you do if your air conditioning is on the fritz? Your first thought may be to call a repair service, but before you pick up that phone you should probably know that the average cost of AC repair is anywhere from $150 to $500. Yikes, think of how many snow cones you could get for that kind of money! … Read More
Now that spring is officially here its time for all the other joys that come with a new season – including spring cleaning and home maintenance. Among these the proper functioning of the HVAC system is crucial, you don’t want to hit those hot summer days without a working air conditioner. Air conditioning maintenance can be performed at the start and end of every warm season to insure that the system is fully functioning and … Read More
To install a window air conditioning unit one must first have the proper tools and prepare the unit for installation. Commonly this means a screwdriver, basic pliers and duct tape (optional). Remove the unit from the supplier’s box and remove any packing materials. Remove the front with the filter from the unit and make sure there aren’t any obstructions to the air flow. Leave the front piece containing the filter off and the power cord … Read More
A very common fixture in many homes in the United States, and around the world, is the gas furnace that is used to heat the interior of building. Anyone familiar with dwelling maintenance and have dealt with the matter personally will know that regular maintenance of any appliance is key in ensuring that the unit will continue to function well and as it was intended. Outside of the purely utilitarian aspect of proper maintenance, there … Read More
If your air conditioner does not cool properly, there are four basic troubleshooting steps you can easily perform for yourself. First, check the thermostat settings, just to be sure it wasn’t accidentally switched to heat instead of A/C. While you’re looking, check the fan settings, too. When the fan is set to the “On” position, it will blow even when the A/C unit isn’t running. It can make you think something is wrong because sometimes … Read More