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?
Heating & Cooling
The hot summer months can leave you sweaty, sticky, and downright sluggish. Fortunately, an air conditioner will keep your home comfortable and keep you from getting burned out, literally. A properly working AC unit is a luxury we often take for granted; and, if your unit suddenly stops functioning, you’ll want to know how to perform some air conditioner troubleshooting steps … [Read more...] about Air conditioner troubleshooting: how to reset your unit
During the day, it’s best to stymie the sun’s rays wherever possible. You can fight unwanted, passive solar heating with your own passive cooling. That’s what awnings are all about – blocking out solar radiation. Deck and patio awnings are inexpensive, effective passive cooling tools useful for complementing air conditioning in the home. Installation tips Many people use … [Read more...] about Beat the heat with patio awnings
Tankless water heaters have been popular in other parts of the world for some time, and are now becoming more popular in the U.S. as well. What’s the difference between a tankless water heater and a traditional hot water heater? How does a tankless water heater work? Traditional hot water heaters are designed with a large tank where water is heated and stored. Water is … [Read more...] about The scoop on tankless water heaters
This is the second of two installments of creating an efficient home maintenance schedule. Check out the first post here. As a homeowner, you can prevent a large majority of tomorrow’s problems by maintaining your home today. Regular home maintenance can boost your property value, reduce stress, and reduce the amount of money you spend on minor and major home repairs. If … [Read more...] about Preventive maintenance calendar: annual home maintenance