How Much Electricity Do Air Conditioners Use?

May 13, 2020

The HVAC system is often the single largest consumer of power in the house. Whether you are worried about your carbon footprint or simply your monthly power bill, it is helpful to know how much electricity your air conditioner is consuming. The Age of Your System Matters While it is difficult to face the potentially large cost of upgrading an AC system, the investment can often be worth it. There is no way around it: older air conditioners are a lot less efficient. If your home’s HVAC system is an older model, it is likely

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How to Open a Water Heater Pressure Relief Valve

April 17, 2020

Many homeowners keep their distance from their water heater. However, water heaters are not as complex as many believe, and they need to be observed and maintained on a regular basis. One important but easy-to-understand component of this essential appliance is the pressure relief valve. What Does the Pressure Relief Valve Do? The function of the pressure relief valve is to discharge excess pressure that builds up inside your water heater’s tank. Without this device, your water heater could explode under extreme pressure. Where Is the Pressure Relief Valve The pressure relief

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Common Plumbing Issues People Try To Fix But Shouldn’t

March 11, 2020

It’s natural to want to save money when something breaks around the house. In this age of YouTube tutorial videos, there are many problems you can fix on your own. However, sometimes the do-it-yourself approach can end up costing you more in time, money, and frustration than it would have cost to pay a professional. Some repairs can even be dangerous. This is definitely true of plumbing problems. Take a look at these four common plumbing issues you shouldn’t try to fix on your own. 1. Waterline Damage

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