Archive for May, 2018
As you probably know, there are dozens of things in the home that generate heat. People, lights, and washers/dryers all play a part in inching up a house’s heating and cooling usage—which is responsible for nearly half of all energy consumption in the average American home. If your energy bill has you fretting, the answer may lie in the air conditioner unit.
Traditional Ductwork: An Energy Vampire
Before you dive into air conditioning repair or upgrades, consider the state of your ductwork. If you have five $20 bills in your pocket, odds are you don’t want to take two of those Jacksons and rip them in half—but if your residential cooling system uses traditional ductwork, that’s exactly what you’re doing. Traditional ductwork can waste as much as 40% of the energy it inputs, which means it wastes just as much of your money.
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Throughout your life, it’s understandable to want to begin painting rooms in your home different colors. In fact, statistics gathered from a 2017 interior design trends survey found that over 33% of those surveyed would rather utilize neutral colors. No matter which type of paint colors you prefer, it’s important to know about VOCs. Here is more information about VOCs and why you should avoid them.
What are Volatile Organic CompoundsVOCs or volatile organic compounds can be found inside and outside of your home. These compounds are known to contain carbon in many forms. In certain situations, a small amount of VOCs won’t be harmful to your health. However, high concentrations of volatile organic compounds can become much more of a hazard. In fact, a recent study by CBC Marketplace found that VOC levels above 500 ppb can cause problems for those with sensiti
Home renovations are not uncommon no matter where you go in the United States. Home renovations can add to the quality (and curb appeal) of a home, raising its overall market value as well as making it an enjoyable place to live. From hiring a window company to replace your windows to adding vinyl siding to your home, there are a number of common home improvements and renovations undergone by the typical American household. Before and during these renovations it is important to consider not only the cost of such renovations, but also the window company (or other such company, depending on the specific renovation) that you will hire, and the benefits of these renovations as well.
Hiring a window company to replace windows in the home is a very popular home renovation and this type of renovation, along with door replacements, make up nearly forty five percent of all home renovations conducted in the span of one year. For the more than half (around two thirds, to be more precise) of
Homeowners choose professional outdoor lighting for a number of reasons: to improve the home’s curb appeal, for greater safety, and for aesthetic reasons. Whatever the reason for adding exterior lighting, it’s best to get advice and help from lighting professionals, who have experience in pulling it all together with stunning effect. Whether you want to spotlight plants or water features or just want deck and patio lighting for convenience and safety, it’s best to get experienced designers who understand where to place landscape lighting for maximum effect.
Landscape lighting as home improvement
Exterior lighting installation is gaining in popularity among home improvement projects. Half of all homeowners surv
When you are planning to start any kind of business, it is the basics that you would ideally want to get right at the very outset. Having the right business premises to operate out of is essential. This is the place that would provide you with ideal working conditions for years to come and be a solid base for the growth and development of your business. Needless to say, when it comes to your swanky new office, you should definitely look to make things as easy and convenient as possible without going over budget. One of the most important components for any new office is a seamless, reliable electrical supply that takes care of all your equipment and provides you with enough power to install basic things like lighting and air conditioning equipment. Having the right energy solutions is critical if you want your new office to a place for productivity and progress.
When it comes to offices or places of business nowadays, a lot hinges on technology. Having a solid, robust IT infrastru
When it gets really hot, the last thing you want is to have to call for AC repair. However, if your home was built in the 1980s, you could be in the 20% of homes that have air conditioning equipment that’s over 20 years old and it might be time for not just AC repair, but asking an air conditioning contractor to come in and put in a new air conditioning unit. Upgrading to a new model can have a plethora of benefits, including giving you energy savings, improving efficiency, and better safety. So let’s discuss how you can keep your air conditioner in good condition and avoid AC repair (to the best of your ability) but also why considering getting a new AC unit could be in your interests if you have an older unit.
How Can I Avoid AIr Conditioning Repair?
The American Society for Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning
While now seen surrounding nearly every home and building, rain gutters were first invented in the early 20th century. This invention has helped to keep homes and businesses safe from damage caused by rainwater. As with almost any outdoor item, gutters are going to wear down over time. Considering that, it’s important to remain aware of when it’s time to considering scheduling a commercial rain gutter replacement. With that in mind, here are five signs that your business is in need of new gutters.
- Gutters Begin to Sag
One of the most obvious signs that you are need of new gutter systems is if the ones you have now are sagging. Gutters are normally designed to carry water from roofs away from the rest of a building. That being said, gutters that are sagging have likely carried far too much weight. If not replaced soon, the gutters could pull away from a prop