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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.
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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.
Chances are, if you own a home, you have had a leak in your plumbing at one point or another. Whether it is a leaking toilet or faucet, there is nothing more frustrating that having a plumbing problem that needs to fixed urgently that is causing damage to your home as each moment goes by. You can avoid such situations with annual plumbing inspections in your home. In addition to preventing damage to your home caused by leaking water, you can also avoid the frustration and expense associated with emergency repairs.
A residential HVAC system is made of many different parts, all of which contribute to the comfort levels and energy efficiency of a home. Many homeowners focus mostly on the actual furnace and air conditioner units when making choices about improving efficiency or comfort. What many homeowners do not realize is that their ductwork is just as important a consideration when addressing their home’s energy use and efficiency.
Did you know that toilets are a main source of water use in your home? The EPA estimates that nearly 30 percent of water use in a home comes from toilets. They also estimate that toilets are a major source of wasted water in homes because of small, undetected leaks and because older models are usually very inefficient.
The Department of Energy estimates that heating and cooling a home accounts for approximately 50 to 70 percent of the home’s total energy costs, making it the single largest consumption of energy in your house. A poorly insulated home can not only make your living space less comfortable, but also cost you money. SSI’s residential HVAC professionals know how important it is to not only have properly working air-conditioners and furnaces, but also well insulated homes for those units to work in.