As summer kicks off and temperatures begin to rise, window AC units start popping up and so do energy bills. For those who have relied on fans and window air conditioners it’s high time you considered the benefits of a central air system. While costly upfront, the long term payoff may well be worth it for you and your family.
A good ceiling fan can make a great difference in the comfort factor and energy efficiency of your home. Helping to circulate air for a cool breeze in summer or pull heat through a room in cooler months, yours helps to make a dent in your energy costs so long as it is functioning well. A poorly functioning fan, though, can represent an increase in expenses and present dangers to those in the room. [Read more…]
If you’re shopping around for an air conditioner, there are several types that might come up. At times it can be overwhelming to try to figure out which will suit your needs the best. If you’ve come across a ductless AC, you may be wondering: what is a ductless air conditioner? Simply put, it’s an air conditioning system that can be installed onto your wall, but doesn’t require any ductwork.
Your heating and air conditioning system is one of the biggest consumers of electricity in your home. Wouldn’t it be nice to know that is functioning efficiently? That’s why routine HVAC maintenance should always include inspecting your air filters. Replacing filters before they become worn can help you to avoid unnecessary expenses and other common problems.
As most homeowners know, plumbing clogs can be a real source of frustration. While it’s important to look into a plumber when your drain is plugged up, there are ways to help avoid this situation in the future. After all, clogged pipes can cause a lot of damage. Given the seriousness of a stopped up sink, you need to be able to tell early on if something is hindering the water from going down.
When it comes to your air ducts, moisture must be kept at bay.The most effective way to prevent the growth of biological organisms in the air ducts is to control the moisture. At A-1 Better Handyman we’ve got some ways that you can keep moisture out and protect your air system.
Being able to heat your home, especially in cold winter temperatures, is vital for a healthy home. If your heat is not working properly, it can mean the difference between a comfortable home and a miserable one. But how can you tell if you need help with thermostat repair or heating repair?
When frozen, water expands—and that’s a dangerous situation for your pipes and, by extension, your home. As temperatures drop below freezing your home’s pipes are at risk for bursting, especially if you don’t take any preventative action. Pipes that are at high risk for freezing are those that are exposed to severe cold temperatures: outdoor hoses, sprinkler lines, swimming pool supply lines and water pipes in interior areas that are unheated like basements, attics, garages, crawl spaces and kitchen cabinets.
As with any appliance in your home, your water heater needs regular maintenance to ensure it keeps working properly. Regular maintenance by a professional, like us at A-1 Better Handyman, can also help to catch issues before they become severe.
Before winter comes blowing in, it is essential to make sure your furnace is in good working condition. This means in the fall, you should have routine service done on it to check all the essential parts and get it ready to work hard over the long winter months.