Constructing An Addition To Your Home? Use A Tankless Water Heater For Your New Bath


If you are constructing and addition to the home and you will have a bathroom in the space, ask about a tankless water heater for your water heating needs. Pulling water from the main hot water heater in another area around the house may cause a hot water delay, and it isn't efficient. You can easily get all of the hot water you need for the shower or the faucet in the bathroom with a tankless unit.

1 December 2015

3 Ways To Reduce The Noise Of Your Window Air Conditioner


When you turn on your window air conditioner, you expect the system to work properly and run smoothly. However, if you hear any odd noises when turning it on, there could be something wrong. Not only is this bothersome, as it keeps you from getting a good night's sleep or enjoying time with your family, but it is also a sign that some minor repairs need to be done. Here are some easy ways to decrease the noise.

17 September 2015

3 Things You Will Want To Know About Installing Compact AC Systems


If you want to have a more efficient AC system for your home, compact systems offer many options. For central HVAC systems, these are high velocity air conditioners that use a system of compact ducts. These systems have a space saving design and are great for things like retrofitting existing homes with modern cooling systems. Here are some things you may want to know before you have a compact AC system installed in your home:

26 August 2015

Ways To Improve The Air Quality In Your Home


The air quality inside your home can have a great impact on your health and overall well being. If the air is not clean, it can wreak havoc on those who have allergies, asthma, sinus problems, skin irritation or other respiratory conditions. At any given time dust mites, pet dander, mold and other allergens may be floating throughout the air in your home. However, there are steps you can take to improve the air quality in your home.

20 July 2015

Keep Your Cool: 5 Steps to Clean Your Air Conditioner Filter


In the midst of a hot summer day, nothing is worse than your air conditioner turning off. While you can try and troubleshoot the problem on your own, chances are you won't be able to get it up and running without contacting an HVAC professional. One way you can prevent problems with your air conditioner is by keeping the filter clean. It's easy to remember to clean your toilet and refrigerator, but it's easy to forget that the filter in your air conditioner needs to be cleaned regularly too.

9 July 2015

Straightening The Air Conditioner Fins: An Easy Weekend Project


Your air conditioner looked so good when you first had it installed, but time has passed and it's starting to look a little banged up. Most notably, those little fins on the outside of the condenser are getting bent. This is a common problem for many homeowners. Luckily, there's an easy solution. These answers to common questions about air conditioner fins will help you understand why the fins are important and how you can maintain them.

25 June 2015

Four Ways To Save On Heating Oil


If you heat your home with heating oil, then you know how expensive it can be to have it delivered to your home on a regular basis. In order to make it more affordable, you will want to know of these four ways to save: Fill During the Off Season: One way to help save on heating oil costs, is to fill up during the off season. This is because the oil prices typically rise in the winter since the demand for it is high.

23 June 2015

How To Keep Costs Down When You Install An AC Unit


The typical choice when you install an AC unit is a central-air system. Such a system will require you to install a system of ducts, which will push conditioned air into every room. The advantage of such a system is that it will rapidly cool your entire house. On the other hand, if you want to keep costs down both at installation and as you operate your system, you should consider using a mini-split system.

22 June 2015

What You Should Know About Passive Heat To Keep Your Home Comfortable


Whether you're building a new home or looking to improve your existing home's heating, one of the best places to start is with the natural heat sources around you. The sun generates a significant amount of heat, and that heat is not often used to its fullest potential by homeowners. Understanding how the sun's heat is generated and what effect it has on your home can allow you to maximize your home's layout and design to capitalize on it.

19 June 2015

3 Ways To Save Money On Your Air Conditioning Bill


Running an air conditioner in your home can sometimes be very costly. Fortunately, there are many different things that you can do in order to help make the cost of cooling your home more affordable for you.  1. Don't Use Your Dryer  During the hot summer months, you should avoid using your dryer as much as possible. If you're not in a huge rush to get your clothes dry, it's much better to either dry your clothes on an outdoor clothesline or let them dry indoors on collapsible drying racks.

18 June 2015