Posts in the Tips & Tricks Category

Setting Your Thermostat to Maximize Savings

The hot temperatures of summer bring with them higher cooling costs. By using your air conditioning system in the right way, however, you can both keep your home comfortable and cut down your energy bills. For example, when setting your thermostat, make sure to set the fan to auto mode. Setting the fan to auto […]

Avoid Drain Backups by Keeping These Things out of Your Sinks and Toilets

Drain backups can be inconvenient and costly. Fortunately by using your sinks and toilets in the proper manner, you can avoid drain backups and potential water damage. Here are some things you should keep out of your sinks and toilets in order to avoid drain backups. What Not to Place in Your Sink When you […]

A Quick Guide to Basic Air Conditioner Maintenance

Every summer homeowners across the country brace themselves for high cooling costs. Keeping your air conditioner in good repair can help keep these costs down without compromising comfort. In this video you will learn about basic air conditioner maintenance. Maintenance is critical if you want to make the most out of your air conditioner. Simple […]

4 Simple Tips for Decreasing Your Air Conditioning Bills

Air conditioners are indispensable when the temperature begins to rise. The high cooling costs that result can be frustrating, however. Fortunately there are steps you can take to reduce your air conditioning bills without compromising on comfort. Here are 4 simple tips for decreasing your air conditioning bills. Change Your Filters Changing your air conditioner’s […]

How to Keep Your Sinks and Toilets Clog-Free

Plumbing is a modern utility found in every household, so it’s easy to take it for granted until you don’t have it anymore. Many home plumbing problems can be resolved with a plunger and discretion about what you put down the drains, but there are some materials that can cause worse clogs than others. Avoid […]

A Simple Guide to Cleaning Your Garbage Disposal

Over time, a garbage disposal can become gummed up with leftover foods, which then spread a stench throughout your kitchen. Take a look at this brief video to keep your garbage disposal running smoothly and your kitchen smelling clean. ‪How to Safely Clean a Garbage Disposal‬. Pour two cups of ice and a cup of […]

Easy Ways to Conserve Hot Water and Save Money During the Summer

Water heating accounts for approximately 15 percent of your annual energy bill, and every gallon you conserve is less money spent on utility costs. Take a look at these plumbing maintenance tips to save money this summer: Fix Leaks According to the USGS, just one faucet dripping every three seconds can send nearly two gallons […]

How to Detect Hidden Plumbing Leaks in Your Home

Hidden plumbing leaks can cause hundreds or thousands of dollars in damage to your home, and worse, they’re often only detectable after the fact. The U.S. EPA estimates that 10 percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons of water or more per day, so it pays to be on the lookout for any […]

4 Pollutants That May Be Affecting Your Indoor Air Quality

When most people think of airborne pollutants, images of smoking diesel trucks or churning smokestacks often come to mind. However, studies show that indoor air quality can be up to 10 times worse than outdoor air—even in a metropolitan area like the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Here’s a look at why it’s essential to professionally maintain […]

The Benefits of Routine Air Conditioner Maintenance

With summer only a few weeks away, now is the perfect time to have your air conditioner professionally serviced and prevent any emergencies. This video from Angie’s List explains the value and recommended frequency of professional air conditioner service. http://youtu.be/pJcY0B0oC88 Receiving annual maintenance on your HVAC is more than just a preventative measure against major […]