Understanding Backflow Prevention: The When And The Why
12 July 2016
Many plumbing systems benefit from the addition of a component called a backflow prevention device. It's name is appropriate as it prevents contaminated water from running back up the pipes into the clean water source. In some states, it's necessary for every commercial property to have one of these devices. If you are in an area where these devices aren't actually required, it's in your best interest to understand where they're beneficial anyway.
Trees, Evapotranspiration, And Reducing AC Costs
23 May 2016
You do not necessarily have to have the latest, most energy-efficient equipment in order to have the most cost-effective AC system. To be clear, keeping your house cool starts with buying a highly efficient AC system, but you can boost the function of your air conditioner by planting trees, This is a low-tech solution because trees are nature's air conditioner.
Shade Is Only the Beginning
The sun's UV rays will heat up objects.
What Guarantees Do You Want From An HVAC Contractor?
29 February 2016
Selecting an HVAC contractor is one of the most difficult decision a consumer has to make. Most of the time, you need expensive work done now, but you have no idea who the local HVAC contractors are let alone how reliable they are. One of the best ways to make sure you're making the right choice is to find out what guarantees and contractor makes and how they back them. Here are a few of the guarantees you consider non-negotiable.
Two Tricks For Improving Your Furnace Function
5 February 2016
Furnace efficiency does not stay consistent over time. Thus, if you buy a high-efficiency furnace, you can't pat yourself on the back with the assurance that you have done everything in your power to lower your fuel usage and heating costs. Instead, you need to take steps to ensure the continued optimal functioning of your furnace unit. Among other things, you need to inspect for and repair any leaks in your ductwork.