Considering how much time you and your family spend indoors, the air quality of your living space should be a top priority. Without an effective filtration system, you could be exposing yourself to a variety of pollutants ranging from gases to molds. The Environmental Protection Agency warns that the following health risks can result from indoor air pollution:
Draining Your Water Heater
Keep your water heater in good health by draining the tank every one to two years, dispelling any sediment build-up. While generally harmless in small amounts, large build-ups of sediment can reduce the efficiency of your system and even increase the level of minerals in your hot water.
Types of Attic Insulation
When it comes to attic insulation, the most common options include batts/rolls, loose fill/blown-in insulation, and polyurethane spray foam insulation. Within those categories, you will find a wide variety of material types, making the decision a little more complex than it seems.
The next time a storm or unexpected event causes a power outage in your neighborhood, you can ensure your fridge stays cold and your lights stay bright by relying on a back up power generator. Several types of generators are available, giving you plenty of options regardless of your desired wattage and the extent of your budget.
There are a few factors that play into monthly heating and cooling costs. While system efficiency and mechanical malfunctions may be to blame, your behavior (i.e., the way you use your system) also has a big impact on your utility bills. Here are some common mistakes homeowners make that causes their monthly heating and cooling bills to soar:
While there are numerous components to an HVAC system, the thermostat is your source of control. When your thermostat is out of commission, you’ll eventually experience some uncomfortable conditions within your living space, and perhaps even increased energy bills.