Being in the home services industry, we get called to homes for a wide variety of problems from heating and cooling issues to plumbing problems. Over the years, we’ve seen some common problems that could have been avoided with just a little preventive maintenance. Here are a few of the problems we see often in the wintertime. Hopefully, these reminders …
Looking for an easy and inexpensive way to lower your home energy costs? Try insulating your hot water heater.
At some point, it’s almost guaranteed that your home will require plumbing service. When you do, it’s essential that you choose a reputable plumbing service contractor for the job. Plumbing problems are just plain inconvenient, so getting fast, quality work at an affordable price is critical.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average family spends $2,200 in energy costs annually, with 46 percent of that going toward heating and cooling the home. Homeowners can trim these costs by choosing their HVAC contractor carefully.
Winter in Southwestern Michigan and Northern Indiana taxes energy budgets. When you’re looking for ways to curb your home’s energy use, you can start by taking steps to drain your water heater’s energy use.
Many people overlook caring for their HVAC equipment before leaving for a trip, and if you’re planning an extended vacation this summer, it’s important that you take steps to ensure your air conditioning equipment is properly prepared for your absence. This will help you avoid potentially costly problems.
Water expenses can add up — especially during Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan summers, when many of us use extra water to cool off and to keep our lawns green and our gardens healthy. These water-saving tips can help keep your water bill low and help the environment.
By installing an aerating shower head, you can cut the water used during your family’s showers by as much as half. An aerating shower head, one type of low-flow shower head, controls the size and direction of the water droplets that pass through as it injects air into the stream of water. The resulting spray is gentler than the jets …
Water heaters can account for as much as 30 percent of your total energy costs. Innovations in thinking about how we produce hot water, such as the installation of tankless systems and solar water heaters, will eventually bring about big improvements in this number. In the meantime, there are steps homeowners can take to improve the efficiency of their existing heaters. Older tank-style …
While most people know that ENERGY STAR appliances can keep your energy costs running 30% below average, a few practical steps can minimize the trauma of summer-time electric bill shock even more.