If you own an apartment building with boiler-style heating, you may be considering switching over to a forced air heating system. Though modern boiler systems can be very efficient, many people hold the misconception that they are outdated and prone to explosions, which may make leasing apartments with boiler heating hard in areas with competitive housing markets. Changing over to forced air may make it easier for you to find tenants, but there are cons to consider, too. [Read More]
Beat The Heat To Keep Your Air Conditioning Bill Low
Whether you are waiting for repairs or just don't want to bleed your wallet dry this summer, staying cool without the A/C is something most people only dream of. However, heading out to the public pool isn't the only way to beat the heat. Some of your own habits are contributing to your energy bill woes. Cook Outside Unless you are planning on having a big salad for dinner or ordering in, cooking will produce quite a bit of heat. [Read More]
3 Types Of Gas Water Heaters For Your Home
Water heaters are powered in a number of different ways – by electricity, solar power, geothermal energy, and gas. Gas water heaters are some of the most commonly chosen, because they're easy to operate and because gas is a relatively affordable and accessible type of energy. What you may not realize is that choosing a gas hot water heater isn't the end of it – there are at least three different types of gas hot water heaters for you to choose from. [Read More]
Should You Repair Or Replace Your Central Air-Conditioning Unit?
Central air-conditioning is a wonderful convenience that lets you stay cool during the hot summer months. However, these units don't last forever, and malfunctioning or old units just eat up your energy, causing your bills to skyrocket. If your unit hasn't been working properly, ask yourself these four questions to help you determine if you should replace or repair your system. How Old Is Your Unit? The average lifespan for a central air-conditioning unit is between 10 and 15 years. [Read More]