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Static shocks aren’t just a painful annoyance, they can also be really dangerous. They tend to be more of a problem in the cold, dry weather. The good news is, there are ways to reduce the amount of static electricity in the home. Below you’ll find out exactly what static electricity is and how you can avoid it.
Understanding static electricity
As of April 16th 2015, the Water Heater Energy Factor (EF) will see significant updates come into place. New changes to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) mean that all residential gas, tankless gas, and electric water heaters will need to have a higher EF rating. The question is how do these changes effect you?
Understanding the new changes
Every winter, the cold weather doesn’t just pose a threat to you; it can also cause serious problems for your home. Unfortunately it sometimes feels like your heating system is just waiting all year for winter to arrive before it decides to pack up. There are all kinds of winter heating emergencies that homeowners face and below you’ll discover exactly what can go wrong and why it is important to be prepared.
Frozen pipes - A simple problem that isn’t so simple to fix
Are you looking to update your bathroom or kitchen faucet? There are so many different styles and types available to choose from. Before you rush out and buy one, it is worth learning a little more about the different styles on offer. The faucet makes a massive difference to the overall look of the room so it makes sense to choose wisely.
Big winter meals can be filled with joy, laughter and love. However, they can also be really stressful and hectic. Unless you are properly prepared, all kinds of things can go wrong. One thing you don’t often think about in the build up to having a big dinner is your garbage disposal. Think about it. You will be spending hours in the kitchen preparing meals and baking up delicious treats. This puts a lot of pressure onto your garbage disposal unit.
Your furnace is one of the most important appliances in the home. Providing you with adequate heating, they are especially vital throughout the cold, winter months. However, did you know you could be paying more than you need to? If it isn’t working efficiently enough, you will end up paying more on your heating bills than you should be. Below you’ll discover some of the best furnace tips to lower your heating costs.
Replace the filter
The holidays are on their way, and with them, travel plans for many people. Going out of town for any extended period of time requires some preparation in your home prior to leaving, to ensure that damage or theft does not occur while you are away. While some preparations are obvious, such as unplugging household appliances or making sure that your windows and doors are securely locked, there are other very important precautions that you should take to prevent unwanted damage to your home from happening while you are gone.
Fall brings colder weather, and with it, changes in how you set and maintain your thermostat. While warmer months require higher settings to save energy and stay comfortable, the cooler temperatures associated with the fall have a different set of needs. What is the best temperature to set your thermostat for the fall?
Winter is on its way, and with it colder weather. The change in temperature also brings a change in humidity. Your air conditioner keeps your home cool and comfortable by dehumidifying it during the summer months. Reducing the high humidity discourages dampness and mold from growing. Your furnace will also dry out the air as it is heated and then distributed to your home. However, winter air is already dry. Drying it out further creates air that is not humid enough for your home and your health.