Three Ways To Stay Cool While Your Air Conditioning Is Broken
23 June 2015
A working air conditioner is easy to take for granted, but when this important appliance develops mechanical problems that require you to call a repair technician, it can be an agonizing few days of waiting in the heat. The answer, as much as it might seem tempting, isn't to book a hotel room and bask in its air conditioning while you wait. Instead, there are a variety of simple changes you can make to keep cool at home.
Busting 3 Myths About Ductless Mini-Split Systems
22 June 2015
Mini-ductless air conditioners offer a great alternative to your space additions that need cooling even though ductwork is non-existent or simply not feasible. These AC units are easier to install than central conditioning, and offer more energy efficiency than central AC units.
The zoning capability of mini-ductless air conditioning allows you to heat or cool different areas separately, because a number of different indoor air handling units can be controlled individually in various rooms.
Sometimes You Need To Vent: Cleaning Ducts And Vents Does Have Its Place
19 June 2015
If you're a homeowner who has been thinking of getting the vents and ducts of your home's HVAC system cleaned out, you've no doubt found that duct cleaning is a somewhat controversial activity. While marketed as something that needs to be done regularly, studies such as those from the Environmental Protection Agency have found that regular duct cleaning might not be such a necessary thing -- in fact, if done incorrectly, the cleaning could make air quality worse in your home.
Small Home Heating Oil Spill In Your Basement? How To Clean It Up And Remove The Odor
18 June 2015
If you have a home heating oil spill in your basement, you need to take the proper steps to get it cleaned up as soon as possible. Spilled home heating oil is a fire and environmental hazard. Small home heating oil spills happen if a few drops of the oil drops out of the pipes, filter, or tank. Larger oil spills happen when your basement storage tanks are filled too full, or the tank is accidentally turned over if you have a flood in your basement.