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How to Keep Your Cool When the Mercury is Rising

When the heat is rising to record-breaking levels, it can be really tough to stay cool. This summer, I found that my air conditioner had trouble keeping up with the temperatures. It wasn't that the AC wasn't working, it was just that I couldn't seem to get my house cooled down as much as I wanted. I worried that I would have to replace the whole AC system. Luckily, I have a good friend who works as an HVAC contractor. He took a look at my system and gave good news -- it didn't need to be replaced. Instead, he shared a lot of tips for helping my air conditioner work more efficiently, as well as some ideas to help supplement the AC and keep the house cooler. I'm using those tips to create this blog to share ways for all of us to keep cool on the hottest days.

Prepare For A Winter Of Low Electricity Usage

12 December 2018
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Winter is hard on the electricity bills. The cooler temperatures, the shorter days, the need for entertainment – all of these things contribute to the higher electricity bills during the winter. Here, you'll find a few tips that will help you reduce your electricity consumption this year. Service the Heating System Whether your furnace is heated with gas or electricity, you need to have the system serviced to ensure that it is operating as efficiently as possible. Read More …

Worried About Heating Replacement Costs? Go Frugal With These Tips

6 November 2018
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The cost of replacing a failing heating system is a serious consideration for most homeowners. According to a leading consumer organization, the current national average cost to replace a furnace is about $4,200. For households that are already financially stressed, this cost can seem insurmountable. If you are worried about the condition of your current furnace but even more worried about the cost of replacing it, these frugal tips can help. Read More …

Do You Need To Hire An Appliance Repair Technician For Your Refrigerator? Here’s Some Signs To Look For

8 October 2018
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It is extremely important to make sure that you are keeping an eye out for signs that your refrigerator is starting to experience some trouble. This way, you will be a lot less likely to find yourself stuck without a working refrigerator, which could result in you losing a lot of food to spoilage. To help make sure that you know just when it is time to hire a professional for appliance repair services, you will want to read through the following information: Read More …

What You Need To Know About Furnace Repairs As A Landlord

5 September 2018
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Turning a home into a rental property requires you to take on many new skills as you become a landlord. Many first-time landlords overlook the costs of important repairs or maintenance on systems in the rental home. Before you let your first tenant move in, make sure you're prepared to handle furnace repairs according to what local law dictates. Right to a Habitable Living Space Almost all states require a landlord to keep a rental home a safe place to inhabit for the tenant. Read More …

Swamp Coolers VS. Central Air Conditioning

25 July 2018
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Many old homes are fitted with swamp coolers. They are often thought to be an outdated cooling option. That being said, many people prefer them for a number of reasons. They can be particularly useful in smaller properties, and the cost of a swamp cooler is minimal compared to that of a central HVAC system. This article compares swamp coolers to central HVAC systems. Central Heating and Air Central HVAC system consists of two parts, and two main appliances. Read More …