Copper Pipes and Your Home Buying Decision

Copper Pipes and Your Home Buying DecisionWhen you’re house hunting, finding copper pipes is a real bonus, especially in an older home. These types of pipes are the safest and among the strongest of all types of plumbing that have been used since the early 20th century. Copper also gives you some protection against bacterial growth in the pipes.

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These Things Affect Your HVAC Costs

These Things Affect Your HVAC CostsUnless you have an exceptionally efficient home, chances are, your seasonal HVAC costs rank near the top of your monthly expenses. The good news is that these costs can be managed by maintaining the equipment, using it sensibly, and replacing it when it’s time.

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The Importance of Summer Drain Cleaning

The Importance of Summer Drain CleaningYour drain lines are going to get used more during the summer, so it’s important that they’re well maintained so the plumbing system keeps works properly. Drain cleaning can give you peace of mind that you won’t have to deal with sluggish, clogged or backed up plumbing, and it also:

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Your Energy Bills are Affected by These Household Appliances

We’re always looking for tactics to bring our energy bills down. One easy way is to take note of those appliances around your home that are flashing or burning LED lights continuously. Obviously, all those lights mean the power is still on, even though the device is turned off. And though you may tell yourself that the amount of energy being wasted doesn’t add up to much, over time, it does. So what easier way to save money on your utility bill than just to make sure those power-draining appliances are really turned off?

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Wi-Fi Thermostats Benefit You in These Way

Wi-Fi Thermostats Benefit You in These WayImagine the convenience of being able to control the HVAC system remotely if you’re away from home frequently, or you own a second home or business location out of town. Investing in a Wi-Fi thermostat can give you that power, and it offers other big benefits too.

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Why is Your A/C Tripping the Breaker?

Why is Your A/C Tripping the Breaker?Tripping the breaker is not normal for an air conditioner, even on a hot summer’s day. Just resetting the circuit breaker and hoping the problem goes away is not a viable approach. A circuit breaker generally trips for one of two reasons: a short circuit or an overload where some device is drawing more amps than the circuit is rated to provide. With an A/C, it’s usually the latter.

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HVAC Basics You Need to Understand

HVAC Basics You Need to UnderstandFor many people, knowing how to adjust the thermostat on the wall in the living room is about the limit of their understanding of their home’s heating and cooling system. Yet, knowing some HVAC basic information not only can help you maintain and improve comfort in your home, but save money on your monthly energy bills as well.

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Energy Bills and Summer Savings

Energy Bills and Summer SavingsDo your energy bills typically rise when summer settles in and the temperature and humidity start to climb? To keep your home comfortably cool and enjoy summer savings on your utility bills too, give the following efficiency-boosting measures a try:

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Purchase Considerations for Portable Air Conditioners

Purchase Considerations for Portable Air ConditionersIf you need to cool a single-room home addition, or you’d like to spot-cool a cottage, a seldom-used guest room or other such space — but investing in a ductless mini-split or using a window unit isn’t feasible — a portable air conditioner (PAC) is an option worth considering. Before you make a purchasing decision, consider these important factors:

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Getting Your HVAC Ready for Your Summer Vacation

Getting Your HVAC Ready for Your Summer VacationWhether you’re headed out of town for a weekend or a few weeks, you’ll want to make sure your HVAC system is prepared for your summer vacation. It’s all too common for homeowners to forget about their air conditioning systems as they make their vacation plans.

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