Energy Saving Tips for Air Conditioners

Originally posted on Air-Care Group - Gold Coast:

As a user of the air conditioners at your home and at your commercial establishment, you must be aware of the various technical aspects of these devices. Using the devices wisely can bring you multiple advantages that you can really enjoy apart from experiencing its general advantages or cooling and warming. As far as expenses are concerned, then you must have experienced the heavy cost that you would be paying every month. It is because of that you must develop an understanding for applying energy saving tips so that the load can be reduced further.

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Hot tips to help your AC unit keep you cool

Originally posted on City of College Station:

ByPatrick C. McIntyre, CSU Energy Coordinator

1630102812004energy_16[1]After receiving a $700 check from the City of College Station’s Energy Back II Rebate program, a College Station Utilities customer recently called with a simple question:

What’s the best way to extend the life of my new air conditioning system?

Central air conditioners are expensive to replace but with proper care can serve you well for 15 years or more. Here are five essential tips to help you get the most from your air conditioner:

  1. Change your filter often.Most HVAC professionals agree this is the single best way to prolong your system’s life. Under normal use and conditions, the filter should be changed every 30-60 days.
  2. Keep the outdoor unit clean. In most cases, a garden hose and broom are all you need to wash out leaves and dirt, but be careful not to damage the coils. Refer to your…

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4 Things to Do When Your Air-Conditioner Isn’t Cooling

Originally posted on Furnace & Air Conditioners Repair Edmonton:

A malfunctioning air-conditioner can become the equivalent of Satan for most people, especially when it is hot enough to bake brownies on your porch outside. All hell breaks loose when your air-conditioner is not giving you the kind of relief that it ideally should, and the problem could be anything.Air-Conditioner Cooling system Edmonton

Here are a few things you can do when your air-conditioner is not cooling the room like it used to:

1. Check the Thermostat:

Sometimes, the issue could be something as simple as incorrect thermostat settings. Check your thermostat to make sure that it is set properly and that it is reading the correct temperature. The thermostat must be in the ‘cool’ mode for the compressor of the air-conditioner to turn on. Another thing you can do, in the case of a compressor problem, is check to ensure that the outside unit is not covered or blocked.

2. Change the…

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Prepping the air conditioner for summer

Originally posted on Rosie's Blog:

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““If you cut back on too many of them, it can cause issues with the coil freezing up because you’re not getting enough airflow across the coil,” he said. “It’ll start freezing and then work its way back to the compressor.””

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http://kokomoperspective.com/kp/prepping-the-air-conditioner-for-summer/article_36961122-e2b4-11e4-bd45-2f44a22819bf.html

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Home Maintenance Calendar

Originally posted on County Home Inspection:

For most of us, our home is our biggest investment.  To ensure your investment is kept in tip-top condition, you should ensure that you keep on top of the maintenance jobs that need to be done on an annual basis.

The following infographic helpfully sets out what jobs need to be done and when, so there is no excuse for missing anything!

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How To Control Basement Moisture

Originally posted on Home Remodeler Blog:

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Here’s an energy saving idea from the Today’s Home Remodeler TV series. This video featuring Rockweiler Insulation explains the problem of moisture in an interior lower level wall cavity and how to prevent it from occurring in your home.

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6 Things Everyone Should Do When Moving Into a New House

Originally posted on Ray McMillan Mortgage Team:

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Published: February 18, 2015

By: Courtney Craig – Source: HouseLogic

Moving into your first home is exciting! But it also means you’ve got work to do.

Change the locks when you move into a new house — that way, you control who has access to your home. Image: Courtney Craig for HouseLogic

When I bought my first house, my timing couldn’t have been better: The house closing was two weeks before the lease was up on my apartment. That meant I could take my time packing and moving, and I could get to know the new place before moving in.

I recruited family and friends to help me move (in exchange for a beer-and-pizza picnic on the floor) and, as a bonus, I got to pick their brains about what first-time homeowners should know.

Their help was one of the best housewarming presents I could have gotten. And thanks…

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