2016

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.

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.

What's The Difference Between Dessicant And Cooling Dehumidification?

If you need to purchase an industrial dehumidifier for your commercial site, it's important to understand the difference between two of the most common types of dehumidifiers: desiccant and cooling. Once you know how each type of dehumidifier works, you can make a more informed decision as you choose which type of dehumidifier is right for you. What's the difference between desiccant and cooling dehumidification? Cooling and desiccant dehumidification systems work in different ways.

Why Using A Heating App Can Help Maintain A Comfortable Home In The Winter

Manufacturers are always looking for ways to help their customers live comfortably and stay updated on the latest innovations. One of the latest upgrades you may have noticed is the ability to use a smartphone app to maintain the heating in your home. This may sound like something you wouldn't use or need. Before you overlook the need for this type of app for your home heating, consider the benefits it could bring to your daily life and maintaining a comfortable home.

Exploring The Benefits Of Portable Air Conditioning Systems

When it comes to air conditioning, choosing the right option for your home isn't always easy. Looking in the late winter and early spring can allow you plenty of time to sort things out before the summer season heats things up. If your house wasn't constructed with vents to accommodate a central air unit, you might be better off investing in portable air conditioners instead. Here are a few reasons why portable air conditioners are a worthwhile investment.

3 Common AC Problems

Staying cool in the hot summer months is important to your quality of life. The last thing you will want to do is to deal the heat inside of your home. Being able to keep your air conditioning (AC) in good condition is imperative if you want to be as comfortable as possible in your home. However, issues may arise, and you should know what some of the most common AC problems are and how to fix these with ease.

Mildew Growing In Your Air Handler's Closet? Remove It With These Easy Tips

If you notice mildew growing on the walls and floorboards in your air handler's closet, you can remove it fast. The air handler houses the evaporator coil, which is the large metal apparatus that uses refrigerant to transfer heat out of the home. If the evaporator coil builds up with moisture, it can attract the mold species that produces mildew. Just like black and green mold, mildew can grow on the wooden surfaces surrounding your indoor unit.

Understanding The Noises Coming From Your Faucet

When you go to wash your hands, the last thing you expect is to be met with a noisy faucet. Your faucet shouldn't be so loud that other people can hear it in the next room. Just like any fixture, there are going to be times when you need to troubleshoot an issue with your plumbing. Even if you are not a licensed plumber and have little knowledge about plumbing, the sound your faucet is making can help provide you clues as to what is wrong with your faucet.

Winter Is Here: 3 Ways To Protect Your AC During The Cold Weather

If you're used to just shutting your air conditioner off at the end of summer, you might be shortening its life expectancy. Air conditioners need to be winterized before the cold weather arrives. Proper winterization will ensure that it's ready to get turned back on when the warm weather returns.  Here are some easy-to-follow instructions that will help you get your air conditioner ready for winter. Start On the Outside

Preparing Your HVAC For The Coming Thaw

In the stark realization that spring is on its way it's easy to lose sight of some essential maintenance around your house. Projects overlap, family trips start getting planned, and some very basic tasks fall by the wayside. Preparing your air conditioner for the onslaught of warm weather shouldn't be among those, and if you make a solid plan well in advance you'll stand a better chance of being ready when the mercury starts to rise.