Summer is the time for the family to pack up and visit their far-flung loved ones. This means that there's a chance that you'll host house guests. This also means that you might experience one of the three plumbing nightmares below:
They'll Dump Picnic and Barbecue Garbage Down Your Drain
There are certain times of the year when your kitchen will be used, and entertaining house guests (along with your barbecue party guest) during the summer is one of those times.
It's easy to overlook minor maintenance of your HVAC system, including your furnace. There are a lot of good reasons not to though, including preserving its longevity and improving its energy efficiency. To get the most out of your heating and air conditioning, there are a few important maintenance issues you need to address on a regular basis.
Clean Your Furnace
Think back to the last time you replaced your air filter and think of the volume of dust particles collected on the screens.
So, you come home from a long day at work and find that it feels a bit cold in your house. You head over to check the thermostat when you realize it's downright frigid in your home and your gas furnace isn't working. It's odd because you hear it trying to cycle on and off, but no warm air comes out of any of your vents. What could the problem be?
If you are looking for ways to improve the energy efficiency of your HVAC system, you may have read a lot about upgrading systems, digital controls and other parts of the mechanics of your heating and air conditioning. These are not the only areas of HVAC that can be improved to increase energy efficiency; ducts and vents can also be improved to help make your home more energy efficient. If you want to make improvements to your HVAC, here are four things that can be done to your ducts and vents: