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]
When Maintaining Your Furnace, Don't Forget About The Blower
When it comes to maintaining a furnace, many homeowners make the mistake of overlooking their furnace blower assembly. But overlooking this critical component can have consequences. A dirty blower fan has to work harder to push air through the heating system, plus the dust and debris on the fan blades could end up in other parts of your home. The following offers a step-by-step guide for cleaning your furnace's blower fan and motor, plus a few safety tips to keep your DIY job safe and hassle-free. [Read More]