Monthly Archives: September, 2015

Ways to Save on Home Heating Bills

Routine maintenance is necessary to help save on your heating bills. Increasing temperature means tons of freezing house calls for HVAC technicians. And because emergency house call on a cold winter night is rather expensive, experts recommend homeowners to schedule a technician to perform a routine maintenance on your furnace to help save on your heating bills.

–          Purchase a programmable thermostat which can lower the temperature when you are sleeping.

–          Make sure to clean the filters on your furnace at least once a month.

–          Open the shades, blinds and draperies on south-facing windows during the day.

–          Remove any object that may block the sunlight.

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Hot Tips for a Colder Weather

Regular maintenance can keep your home’s heating and cooling system from breaking down just when you need it the most. Apart from preventing system failure, maintenance can also keep your energy bill from getting you hot under the collar.

Complete cleaning should actually include not only replacing your filter but also cleaning the ductwork. Doing so will remove built-up particulates and contaminants as well as improve indoor air quality. Maintaining your HVAC system will maximize your system’s efficiency.

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How to Keep Your AC Unit Running Smoothly

In order to keep your air conditioner functioning at its peak, it is important that you have it checked regularly. Apart from a regular service, a typical maintenance checkup is also necessary. Below are some of the things you need to do when maintaining your AC unit.

–          Check the thermostat to ensure that your system keeps your home comfortable.

–          Lubricate all moving parts in order to avoid friction and increased electricity.

–          Ensure safe operation by checking the controls on the system.

–          Clean the blower components.

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Ways to Avoid Home AC Problems

Schedule a yearly check-up.As the temperature continues to rise, it is important for homeowners to take care of their AC units all throughout the year. To help you keep your AC unit running smoothly, here are some tips offered by the experts.

–          Replace or clean your filter regularly.

–          Make sure to schedule a yearly check-up and tune-up to prolong the life of your unit.

–          Don’t turn off your air conditioning unit completely when you leave the house.

–          Check the condensation drain to be ready for the humid monsoon.

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Things to Consider When Upgrading Your HVAC System

Home upgrades that involve complicated repairs and replacements require a ton of research. Doing so will actually help you make better decisions. If you are thinking of getting your home a new HVAC unit, here are some tips and questions to consider.

–          What size of HVAC unit is appropriate for your home?

–          How much are you willing to pay for your new system?

–          How much monthly bill will be reduced with your new unit?

–          What type of maintenance will the new system require?

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Maintenance Tips for Your Cooling Tower

By maintaining your cooling tower, you can ensure that the unit will continue to function at the original optimum efficiency, thus keeping energy costs to a minimum. Here are some preventive cooling maintenance tips that will help you save up to 15 percent on your utility bill.

–          Check the overall condition of the unit and make sure to listen to any uncommon noises.

–          Clean any debris from the strainers.

–          Conserve water and reduce air entrainment by checking the makeup water supply.

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How to Get the Most of Your AC Unit

Help your air conditioning unit running at peak efficiency.During the hottest days of summer, your AC unit works really hard to keep your living space cool and comfortable. Subsequently, this can also cause increase your energy bill and damage your air conditioner. Below are some tips on how to help your air conditioning unit running at peak efficiency.

–          Keep your vents clear from blockages.

–          Run your AC unit steadily instead of turning it on and off

–          Open your doors and use fans to help circulate the air.

–          Clean the coils and filters of your AC unit.

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How to Beat the Heat and Stay Cool

Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of liquids. It is true that excessive heat has been one of the leading causes of death all over the world. As a matter of fact, it has caused more deaths than all other weather events including flood. Given the fact that hot weather can be very detrimental to one’s health, especially to seniors, it is important that you take necessary precautions to stay safe. Below are some tips.

–          Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of liquids.

–          Wear lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothes.

–          Stay indoors during the midday hours.

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How to School Cool Without an AC Unit

Lasko floor fan and Palm Air table fan, standard electric fans, San Mateo, California, USAWith temperatures still rising, a lot of people are looking for ways to beat the heat on these last few dog days of summer. If you are one of those individuals who are trying to stay cool without an air conditioning unit, here are some tips for you.

–          Set a shallow dish of ice cubes in front of a fan.

–          Put a cold cloth or icepack on your pulse points to help you cool down quickly.

–          Unplug those electronics that you are not using.

–          Set a fan in front of a window or door facing outside.

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Ways to Stay Cool in the Upcoming Heat Wave

Windows open.

According to experts, the temperature is usually sweltering across the Midwest during the first week of September. While using your air conditioning unit during the hottest part of the day can help you stay cool, it can actually cause your bill to skyrocket. Below are some tips on how to stay cool during the heat wave without breaking the bank.

–          Turn on your ceiling and box fans for they help spread around the air.

–          Turn off those appliances that you are not using.

–          Keep your blinds closed especially on large windows.

–          Open your windows to let the cool air in.

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