Approximately 17 percent of the average household's energy usage goes to heat water, according to the U.S. Department of Energy,, more than all other household appliances combined. That's partly because most households use traditional water tanks that heat water 24/7 so that it will be ready when you need it. That process results in a lot of wasted energy. One way to curb that waste--and save money on your utility bills--is to install a new tankless water heater. [Read More]
Troubleshooting a Low Heat Situation in Your Baseboard Heating
If you have baseboard heating in your home, and you are noticing the outflow of heat coming from the heaters is less than you expect, you will need to do some troubleshooting. Low heat output in baseboard heating may be repaired with a few simple steps. Here are some things to be on the lookout for when dealing with baseboard heating that is not warming your home as it should. [Read More]
How To Slash Your Water Heating Costs
When you think about saving energy, you usually think about turning off lights and raising your air conditioner's thermostat because these are things that you can easily see and control. But did you know that your hot water heater is also one of your home's biggest energy users? Even though it's hidden away where you never think about it, it's your only appliance that runs 24/7/365. Here's how to keep your hot water heater from heating up your budget. [Read More]
Why Does The Temperature Go Up When My Air Conditioner Starts?
If you watch your thermostat when your air conditioner first starts running, you may notice that it goes up a few degrees before it starts to go down. This may be perfectly natural, or it may be the sign of a serious problem. Here's how to tell the difference. Natural Causes of a Thermostat Jump To understand why a thermostat might jump up, it's important to understand how a central air conditioning system works. [Read More]