When you’re trying to reduce your heating bills, some common tips you’ll hear are to turn the thermostat down a few degrees or only operate your heat when you absolutely need to. While using your furnace less will certainly lower your heating bills, it will also leave you feeling cold. If you’d rather be comfortable and save money, consider these other simple strategies for saving on your heating bill:
Change your furnace filter.
A dirty furnace filter does more than spew allergens all over your home and reduce the lifespan of your furnace — it also raises your heating bill by causing your furnace to work harder. Spend a dollar or two on a new, inexpensive filter every month, and you’ll notice your heating bill go down. Try buying a bulk package of filters at a big box store. You’ll save money by buying in bulk, and then you won’t …Read More
Now that you’ve spent the money to get your air conditioner repaired, you want to make sure it keeps running properly. You know that you need to have it serviced once a year, but you might not know that there are some other things you can do that will prevent problems. Take a look at these simple things you can do to help your air conditioner last longer and use less energy to cool you down.
Replace the Filters
You’ve probably heard that you need to change your filters once every three months, but you might not know why. Part of the reason is to keep dirt and allergens out of the air. The other reason is because a dirty filter makes it difficult for your air conditioner to breathe.
Think of it like this: A dirty filter is like placing your hand over your mouth and then trying to …Read More
Now that the summer months have ended and the weather is starting to cool down, you might think that you won’t have to worry about your air conditioner again until next year. However, before you say goodbye to your AC for the rest of the year, it’s a good idea to have it serviced. These are a few reasons why to have your AC serviced now rather than waiting until next spring.
Prepare for Next Year
You probably already know that it’s a good idea to have your air conditioner looked at once per year. However, you might typically have it done at the end of the spring or the beginning of the summer. One better option is to hire someone to come out and look at your AC unit now. Many air conditioning professionals will offer an AC tune-up for a lower rate if you have it done during …Read More
A large part of your time is spent indoors, whether it is at the office or at home. Because of this, maintaining healthy air quality is crucial. This is particularly true when you consider the fact that indoor air pollutants are among the leading environmental risks to your health. While you may not have a lot of say so as to what happens at the office (except for around your desk), you do have control over what you do at home. When it comes to indoor air quality, there are several standard houseplants that can help you achieve healthy indoor air. Some plants are able to effectively filter harmful pollutants and toxins from the air, including these three:
1. The Spider Plant.
Originating from Southern Africa, the spider plant is very resilient by nature, so it is a good plant for those who tend to have a brown thumb. The …Read More
If you are having a hard time keeping your home cool, you may have leaks that are letting the cool air escape. Not only is this going to make it harder for you to control the temperature in your home so you can keep it at a comfortable level, but it can also lead to other problems.
Leaks in your home will cause your air conditioner to run much more than it should have to. This puts a lot more wear and tear on its internal and external parts. The more your air conditioner is running, the larger your energy bill will be as well. Follow the tips below to put an end to leaks around your house.
Find all the leaks
You want to go around each room in your house and look for any obvious signs of leaks. Check all the walls, the door jams and the window …Read More