Author Archives: Janice Cole

Taking care of my HVAC equipment

There are lots of advantages to being a homeowner rather than a renter. I certainly take pride in ownership. Being able to purchase a home has brought me a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction. I try to show that pride by maintaining a neat and tidy landscape and exterior of the property. Of course, there is also a great deal of responsibility. The jobs of a homeowner have forced me to become more financially responsible. My dedicated attitude has also led me to finding ways to use less energy and minimize my overall impact on the environment. One way I’ve discovered to achieve energy savings is by upgrading my older and less efficient heating and cooling equipment. My original air conditioner used Freon refrigerant to cool the home. This type of air conditioner coolants is bad for our environment, and known to deplete the ozone. The new air conditioner uses Puron refrigerant which is far more environmentally friendly. I am now concentrated on the impact of the HVAC duct system. It’s definitely wasting large amounts of energy every day. I’d guess that around twenty percent of the heated and cooled air is leaking out through flaw in the HVAC ducts. Conditioned air escapes from the seams in the duct work. Little holes and cracks have developed in the HVAC duct metal and then heated and cooled air is lost. The inefficiency of the HVAC duct system is costing me money and diminishing comfort. I plan to hire an HVAC professional for duct sealing and cleaning to minimize energy consumption.

Smart thermostats to save money

My finances gets smaller while my paycheck stays the exact amount. This is particularly true for all of us. A big time source of money pull is the energy bills. I have told our family that we need only 10 min showers. I have become downright hardcore about technology staying on chargers. It’s now the moment to do what I can with the Heating and A/C system. I am still about two years further from replacing our heating and cooling system. I guess setting in modern, efficient Heating and A/C machines will go a long way toward saving on bills. In the while, I want to do whatever I can to get out more efficiency. I am purchasing a temperature control. Great reviews is what I am getting from buddies that have done the same thing. The smart temperature control assist the Heating and A/C idea be more even temperature. Some smart temperature controls will even understand your habits in order to more effectively heat and cool the home. These temperature works can also set up with the popular lake house settings. The smart temperature control can then be monitored over the cellphone. I am wanting to take an extra thing too. The smart temperature control I am buying has trackers to keep track of recognizable warm and freezing places. This idea, I’m not paying to keep every part of our lake house sizzling or cold. I understand that with this portion alone I can expect to save at least one hundred dollars.

Need to get an air purification system

I have constantly had awful allergies since I was a child. It is something that I learned to live with from a young age. I experience allergies year round. Of course, Spring is worse than the rest of the year. I remember waking up with absolutely itchy eyes plus crying because I couldn’t stop itching them. My parents never thought the allergies were anything serious; they just assumed that I would outgrow them. They were so wrong. When I was eighteen, I moved out into my own apartment. I moved while in the Spring season, so I was expecting to have some serious allergic reactions while in the moving process. To my surprise, my allergies calmed down right after my move. I couldn’t figure this out. I didn’t know that moving could honestly make me suppose this much better, so I diagnosed the theory; I spent one night at my parents. Then sure enough, the allergies returned. I explained the situation to my doctor plus he offered me a logical explanation. Because I was living in a new building, the ventilation was brand new plus clean. There was not any dust or debris built up inside of the vents. I immediately called my parents to ask if they ever got their vents cleaned when I was a child. As expected, my mother said that they never did. My allergies could have been manageable if my parents had their HVAC ducts cleaned. I could not fathom this! It was not worth being mad over though… I was just glad that I was finally living with some relief.

How to lower our HVAC bills

Living in the northeast is quite a drain on the budget when it comes to the heating and A/C. Winter times here are severely long and they can be unbearably cold. I’ve had a lot of people tell myself and others that they only use their fireplace to keep them warm, and they don’t have to worry about the cost of heating. A neighbor of mine has something bad to say about every type of heating, except his wood burning stove. I walk into his house, and the wood burning furnace in his entryway has the room so severely boiling that you can’t breathe. Yet you get further away from it, it is chilly. I’ll stick to our furnace and the expense, and suppose that I am comfortable. I do have a fireplace in our house, because the serious weather is known to cause blackouts at times. The fireplace is a great supplement to the furnace, when the power goes off. Summers are tepid and humid. I’ve found that occasionally our summertime in the northeast, can be more oppressive than the summertime our child has in the south. The two of us have high humidity and you can guess the air before you guess the heat. Without A/C, I can’t breathe. I guess prefer I have an elephant sucking the breath out of our lungs. Our A/C runs continually and I wouldn’t go without it. Yes, the heating and A/C can do a number on the energy bill, however I am honestly blissful to have both. I can’t imagine living anywhere else.

Allergy relief and air quality

Do you ever worry about pet dander, allergens, mold spores or smells? I unquestionably do, and that is just a short list of the pollutants you may unquestionably well have lurking in your HVAC system. They are in your home, and they are also inside of your HVAC duct, and you don’t even realize it. You can invest in an air purification program to eliminate those pollutants. If you suffer from dust irritations, such as I do, then a media air cleaner would be one of the easiest ways you can keep your beach house or office clean. That media air cleaner will confrontation those nasty allergens, and keep them away from you. While at the same time, the media air cleaner will enhance your air quality. The newer media air cleaners come in many styles and price ranges. All of them are better than not having any type of air purification program to combat the pollutants that have invaded your beach house and HVAC system. Having an HVAC duct cleaning is another way to improve your air quality. One more way to confront those nasty allergens is to change the HVAC filter out respectfully. Do not let the air filter get too dirty. If you don’t change the filter often enough, it can even cause your AC unit to turn into an immense block of ice. A dirty AC filter can restrict the airflow and it can cause the unit to freeze over. Also, don’t forget to check the make and model of your AC to verify when the air filter should be replaced.

How to lower energy bills

Over the last 10 or 20 years, I have moved further as well as further from Modern civilization. Recently, the two of us decided to purchase a dilapidated cabin about 10 or 20 miles away from the nearest city. It’s been great for the two of us to easily get away from civilization, as well as the two of us have been able to pretty much go green. It’s been gradual, but the two of us were equipped with various solar panels to supply us with plenty of energy. The two of us easily found this way of living to be cheap, Wyatt, as well as wonderful. Unfortunately, our solar panels did not supply enough energy to help us with any type of cooling in the summer. The very first summer was difficult without a cooling idea, as well as the two of us easily seem to be at each other’s throats. There were no things we could do to help out with the cool air, because even a fan didn’t help circulate the air very well. At night, the two of us could sleep without the cooling idea. In the cabin area, the temperature went down by about 20 degrees at night. Unfortunately, the two of us couldn’t get anything done during the day. Over the next couple of months, the two of us are going to have to figure out a way to address the issues with the cooling idea. Next summer will have to be much cooler than this summer, if the two of us want to easily be happy in our own for several years at a time.

HVAC maintenance is totally great

The other afternoon, our spouse answered the door to an HVAC serviceman. She told me as well as I went to the door to talk to him. I showed him to our HVAC system as well as he worked his magic on the system. My spouse was asking me when I called for job on the HVAC system. I let his think that I enrolled us in 1 of the best HVAC repair plans. For a adequate yearly rate, both of us would have our HVAC system entirely worked on once per month. This way both of us didn’t have to ever worry about our HVAC unit chopping down on us! I was really excited when explaining all of this to his because it was such a fantastic deal as well as I entirely couldn’t pass it up. I think some of the neighbors only get HVAC system repair when it’s entirely needed, however they usually have to pay for emergency HVAC system repairs which costs them so much money. I wasn’t even paying as much as they were as well as both of us were getting correct checkups on our heating as well as cooling equipment, not only that, both of us were getting our air filters changed out for us each month as well as our air duct cleaned once per year. My spouse after a little while became as excited as I was as well as he was entirely pleased that both of us were saving all of this money as well as having our HVAC unit taken regular care of. I knew that later he was likely going to brag to his friends about our marvelous HVAC system repair plan. Not before long, he would entirely have the whole neighborhood signed up with an HVAC system repair plan. Word truly gets around with her. That’s pretty much why I didn’t tell his about it until he asked.