4 Ways to Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Smoothly this summer

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Summer weather has begun and it’s starting to become difficult to stay cool through long warm summer days. Along with the summer weather, we see our utility bills become relatively higher. Wouldn’t it be amazing if there were ways to keep your house cool while keeping the amount of your bills down?

Luckily, we have four helpful ways to keep your air conditioner running efficiently without racking up your bills. By following these tips, you can tune up your AC unit and make sure it runs as smoothly as possible.

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How the Summer Heat Is Affecting Your Home Appliances

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Warm summer days are the best for swimming and soaking up the sun, but the heat can also be getting the best of your home appliances. Extreme heat, summer storms, and power outages can damage your appliances and make them work much harder than they are used to. If you don’t keep an eye on your major appliances, they may unexpectedly break down or start functioning less efficiently.

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DIY: Troubleshooting a Loud Refrigerator

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Do you hear that? Your refrigerator is running.  If your unit is making a ton of noise it probably means that it is overworking – which can not only be a pain to listen to but also affect the lining in your wallet. In this DIY article were going to be exploring some problem areas you can focus on if your refrigerator is being abnormally loud.

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Central A/C Maintenance Tips

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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! Continue reading

Summertime Tips: Designing Your Outdoor Kitchen

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An outdoor kitchen expands your living space in the best ways – it allows you to cook, eat, and entertain with ease. Summer is the best time for backyard BBQ’s and family gatherings, so  having a well designed outdoor kitchen is as crucial. It can be as functional as an indoor kitchen, as welcoming as a living room and as entertaining as a family room. This layout may seem tricky to achieve, but with these tips & suggestions you can start your outdoor kitchen design today! Continue reading

Product Pick of the Week: Dryer Temperature Parts

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Thermistors, Thermostats, Thermal Fuses, Thermal Cutoffs… with so many parts monitoring the temperature of your dryer  it can get a little confusing.  Although they may all sound similar, each part serves a different purpose, working to make sure that your dryer is running safely and efficiently.

In this Product Pick of the Week, we’ll be talking about some of the most common temperature sensing and monitoring parts in your Dryer and share with you a few signs that they may need to be replaced.   Continue reading

How to Properly Clean Your Air Conditioner’s Condenser Unit

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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!  Continue reading

Why is My Water Heater Popping?

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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.

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Product Pick of the Week: Lemi Shine

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23866389_sThis week’s Product Pick of the Week relates to a post we posted a few months ago called “Why are my Dishes Spotty and Cloudy?”  Aside from the reasons stated in that post, the type of water cleaning your dishes can effect whether or not they are cloudy as well. Who would have thought that there is more than one type of water? These differences are noticed in other everyday activities like showering and doing laundry. These different types of water can have an effect on how your water-using appliances are running, which in turn has an effect on your energy bill. So, what is the difference between hard water and soft water?

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Why is my Refrigerator Warm and Freezer Cold?

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We all know that moment. The moment that you open your refrigerator not to the refreshing cool blast of air on your face, but a strangely warm and slightly smelly blast of air on your face. There is nothing worse than a dysfunctional refrigerator. The most visited appliance is the appliance you should keep an eye on when it comes to maintenance. There are a few different reasons that your refrigerator would be warm while the freezer stays frozen, find out here what you need to check to fix it:15671456_ml.jpg Continue reading