With the cooling season nearing its end, now is a good time to evaluate your air conditioner’s performance. As cooling systems age they gradually become both less efficient and less effective at maintaining temperature levels.
With colder weather setting in, residents of northern Indiana and southwest Michigan are starting to look for cost-effective ways to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. With that in mind, here are a few easy ways to button up your home for the chilly weather ahead:
A clogged drain can be frustrating (and, occasionally, smelly), and the most serious cases require a plumber’s expertise. However, there are several things you can do to try to unclog your drain before you call in a plumber:
Air filtration and purification is necessary to maintain a good air quality in the home. Although filters do a good job of catching particles and preventing them from circulating through the air, they don’t kill biological contaminants, which include things like mold spores and bacteria.
Think it’s too early to start thinking about furnace maintenance? Think again. With fall just around the corner, now is the best time to have your furnace serviced; you can beat the winter rush and rest assured that your heating system will be ready to go when the cold hits Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan.
Cutting back on energy use can be done in both big and small ways. Using a programmable thermostat is a small way to add to energy savings. But the control that this small piece of equipment gives a homeowner can result in big savings and greater efficiency.
One of the easiest parts of your home heating and cooling system to ignore is the ductwork. This simple but important part of your system conveys the heated and cooled air from your air-handling unit to the various rooms of your house. Tucked away in walls, attics and basements, it’s a part of the system that few people really think …
If you want to get the most years and lowest energy consumption out of your hot water heater, it’s a good idea to perform regular maintenance on it. Preventive maintenance on water heaters isn’t very hard, but forgetting to do it can reduce the efficiency of the unit.
Many homes are inadequately ventilated and improper air exchange is a direct cause of low indoor air quality. Air exchange is simply the introduction of fresh air from the outdoors to a home and the expelling of stale indoor air, but opening your windows simply isn’t enough. Homes need specially designed ventilation systems to circulate air properly and ensure that …