It’s that time of season again, and summer is already here. While you probably have been busy with friends, family, and work, you probably haven’t thought much about your central A/C unit. We have a few routine maintenance tips to help you save money and energy so you can spend more time doing the things you love!
Chances are that you’ve neglected your spring time cleaning because the summertime heat is just not here yet. We are here to help you get started! Your home’s air conditioning system sits idle for almost an entire year. To ensure it works efficiently, a proper and thorough cleaning is necessary. A year’s worth of dirt and debris clogging the fins, a low coolant level, and a dirty blower fan can significantly reduce the effectiveness of your air conditioner and actually wear it out faster.
We will be giving you some simple maintenance steps that will only take you a few hours. And don’t worry – you don’t need to know the in’s and out’s about your air conditioner, we will walk you through the basics. Let’s get started!
Water heaters typically are popping due to the minerals in hard water which settle together at the bottom of your water heater over time. The minerals make that popping noise when they hit the side of the tank. It is completely normal to have this build up over time if you do not use a water softener. Although this is very normal, it is something to keep an ear open for. If your heater is popping louder than a coffee maker sputtering, you may want to follow these steps to flush your water heater tank of the remaining sediment.
A noisy dishwasher is common in many households. Many people assume that repairs must be done by a serviceman, however, repairing your dishwasher is not a difficult process. If you are in the mood to save some money and take matters into your own hands, stay tuned for our dishwasher troubleshooting tips!
We all know how life gets busy. One moment we are planning on cleaning our kitchen and the next you find yourself answering work emails. It can be very difficult to be thorough in your cleaning when you are in a rush, so we have broken down different (important!) chores in your kitchen to maintain working appliances and a healthy kitchen.
We have all done it. Over- cooked popcorn in the microwave or got distracted enough to put that TV dinner in for 30 minutes instead of 3 minutes. Now your house smells like burnt food, your microwave is weirdly yellow and you can’t help but scrunch your eyes and think about how to clean it. Every time you use your microwave that burnt smell lingers on your food and throughout the kitchen. Here are some fool-proof ways to defeat that nasty smell and make your home smell fresh and clean once more.
Once you are a seasoned cooker, you will know the different results of baking versus broiling. If you always throw your oven to whichever setting you see first, you will have extremely different results. This week’s Product Picks of the Week are the broil element and bake element in the oven. Not only is it important to know the different uses for the two, but it is also important to understand the safety measures and how to install these parts.