15 July 2015
If you're looking for ways to reduce your energy consumption and your monthly utility bills, as many families are, you may have considered switching your traditional water heating system for a solar-powered system. Such systems collect (free) energy from the sun's rays and use it to power a water heater. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, this type of system can save the average homeowner up to 50 percent on their water heating bill.
15 July 2015
Getting stuck with a broken-down air conditioner on a hot summer day is not something anyone looks forward to. Fortunately, you can actually prevent a lot of needless repair by taking care of simple things before they become budget-breaking problems. Dirty Air Filter It's such a simple task, but dirty air filters are the most common reason for air conditioners that cool poorly or break down. A clogged air filter restricts air flow and makes your unit run longer and harder than it has to.
14 July 2015
You can deal with many plumbing emergencies by first turning off the shutoff valve at whichever water source gives you problems. Unfortunately, that's not always so easy when you're looking at simultaneous issues or if you don't know where to find the valve. The World of Shutoff Valve Locations You have to get to the valve before rising water can make a mess. That's why it's important to know their locations.
9 July 2015
Many homeowners choose to complete minor plumbing repairs themselves rather than hire a professional in order to save money. If you have a plumbing job that requires you to replace some PVC pipes, learning the correct way to join PVC pipes together can help you avoid leaks in the future. Here are three tips to keep in mind the next time you are trying to join PVC pipes in the future.
8 July 2015
Tankless water heaters, or instantaneous water heaters are drawing a lot of hype as a new product on the market. Though widely used by many countries around the world, they have yet to catch on in mainstream American homes. The idea is that water is heated only as it's needed, and ideally you would never run out of hot water or pay for a large tank of water to be heated just to sit there as happens with a conventional water heater.
7 July 2015
Does the water in your toilets bubble up and drain slow out of plumbing fixtures? There may be a major problem with the main sewer line that requires the attention of an emergency plumber, as you can end up with sewerage in your home. In this article, learn how a backed up sewer line can cause problems and what might need to be done about it. How Can a Backed Up Sewer Line Cause Problems?
6 July 2015
Heating and cooling is one of the most important aspects when it comes to keeping your home comfortable. Unfortunately, these systems can be extremely expensive to operate, and this is particularly true for those living in large homes. To help improve the efficiency of your heating system, you should consider upgrading to a zoned system. If this is an option that you have never considered, having these questions about zoned heating and cooling systems answered should help you consider this option for your home's needs.