As Labor Day approaches, it’s time to throw that end of summer bash. While making your preparations, consider an energy efficient celebration this year. You can have a great time without breaking the bank when it comes to your power bill. Here are some helpful tips to put on a party that has flair without making that electric meter soar. Make it a cookout When the cooking … [Read more...] about How to throw an energy efficient Labor Day celebration
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Although the ductless air conditioners have been in use in Europe and Japan for years, U.S. consumers are just learning about their many benefits and few downsides. These systems offer efficiency, convenience and easy installation. Most ductless air conditioners are heat pumps that work by moving heat from one place to another. In the summer, they take it from the interior … [Read more...] about Pros and cons of ductless air conditioners
It is a hot and humid day. Your clothes feel like they are sticking to your skin, yet it is supposed to be cool inside with the AC on. It seems like there is something wrong with your AC unit, but does that mean it is necessary to call an air conditioner repair technician? Not always. Air conditioner problems are common, especially after a long summer. Sometimes, there are … [Read more...] about Easy DIY Air Conditioner Repair
Around 87% of American homes are equipped with air conditioning systems, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The majority of those households have central cooling systems that rely on a network of air ducts to circulate conditioned air. Over the last decade however, an exciting new type of cooling system has come to the forefront: ductless air … [Read more...] about What is a ductless air conditioner?
For avid gardeners, there’s no better way to enjoy the beauty and bounty of a summer garden than puttering around the yard attending to essential gardening tasks. These 10 late-summer gardening tips can help extend the summer season and ensure that your garden looks great year round. 1. Water, water everywhere Water evaporates quickly in the dog days of summer, … [Read more...] about 10 late-summer gardening tips