• How To Save Money On Your Water Heater Bill

    The average household spends between $400 to $600 each year on heating water; it’s the second largest energy expense in your home, accounting for up to 18 percent of your total energy use. With such a significant portion of your energy budget dedicated to water heating, homeowners look for ways to save money with their […]

  • 3 DIY Ways To Hide Your Ugly Water Heater

    Let’s face it — water heaters certainly aren’t the most attractive appliances in your home. Lucky for some, this equipment is housed in utility closets or other areas where they are out of sight, out of mind. For the rest of us, water heaters are inconveniently installed right in our bathrooms, laundry rooms, kitchens, and […]

  • How To De-Ice An Air Conditioning Unit

    When an air conditioner stops producing cold air it could be affected by a number of problems. One of the most common issues is that the coils have iced over. As your air conditioner runs, condensation gathers on the coils and is frozen by the cold air circulating through them. If you find your coils […]

  • Top 4 Mobile Apps To Keep Track Of Energy Usage

    These days, you can do just about anything using your smartphone. Controlling your air conditioner and managing your cooling energy use can be done from almost anywhere in the world now! Smart apps for your Android phone, Windows phone or iPhone can help you save money on cooling costs, and allow you to control your […]

  • Replacing Your Air Conditioner: 5 Questions To Ask Your Contractor

    Thousands of homeowners across the country will be faced with making the quick decision to replace their air conditioners this summer. With high temperatures, you can’t always risk being without cooling for very long — when you must replace your air conditioner in the middle of cooling season, you won’t have as much time to […]

  • Is It Ok To Run Your Air Conditioner During A Thunderstorm?

    The hot, humid summer conditions that make you want to crank the air conditioner also create the ideal conditions for thunderstorms. Operating your air conditioner during a thunderstorm can lead to some damage to your unit, so it’s best to shut it down when the weather starts acting up. Luckily, humidity and temperature drops when […]

  • What Can I Do To Help My Allergies At Home?

    Our HVAC question today comes from Jane in Dayton, Ohio: “I along with several members of my family suffer from seasonal allergies. It’s not just bad outdoors, but also affects us inside the home. With spring here, what can I do to get some relief? Cleaning just doesn’t seem to do the trick!” Winter is […]

  • How To Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh Using Essential Oils & A Furnace Filter

    Essential oils are a natural product which have a variety of uses, including adding a fresh scent to your home. Many people use diffusers around the house to create a fresh scent, but did you know you can also use your furnace filter? How To Do It When it’s time to install a new furnace […]

  • Best House Plants To Clean Air Inside Your Home

    Polluted air indoors is a very real problem that affects homes and businesses across the country. The air inside a home or business can be as much as 100 times more polluted than the air outdoors; with most of the average American’s time being spent indoors, poor indoor air quality can have a sizeable impact […]

  • Smart Thermostats For Your Home – What’s The Big Deal?

    Years ago, homeowners didn’t give much thought to their thermostat — it was a piece of equipment with simple functions: turn the heat or air conditioning on or off, adjust the temperature, and maybe control the fan. Then along came the programmable thermostat, and a big push for installation, citing their energy-saving capabilities and the […]