With energy prices on the rise, it’s no wonder that so many people are switching to solar energy. But before you make the decision to upgrade to solar, you should become familiar with a variety of pertinent solar terms. In order to understand the full benefits of solar power and how your new system will work, here’s a quick introduction to a few …
5 Proven Benefits A/C Maintenance Offers
With cooling season arriving in the Kansas City area, now is a good time to schedule your annual A/C maintenance with a qualified HVAC technician. Much like your car, your air conditioner needs a periodic tune-up to keep it operating reliably and efficiently. Yearly maintenance will benefit you in five key ways:
Spring Allergies a Nuisance? Gain Control Over Your Home
Millions of people are susceptible to airborne allergens found in the average home. The good news is that controlling allergies isn’t impossible, and we have some great tips to help you breathe easier:
Home Safety: Use This Checklist to Make Your Home as Safe as Possible
If you’re concerned about home safety – and you should be – take solace in knowing that an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure. Write out a safety checklist and use it while inspecting your home for assorted hazards that can result in serious injury.
Finding an Air Cleaner to Boost Air Quality in Your Home
Finding an air cleaner that truly improves your indoor air quality is worth the time it takes to choose the right one. That’s especially true where pollen, pet dander, common household dust, dirt and even pollution is a concern. By learning a little about how different types of air cleaners work, you’ll be better able to find the design that’s right …
Choosing Tankless Water Heaters: A Guide for Newbies
Up to 15 percent of a household’s energy budget goes to heating water for bathing, laundry and washing dishes, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Much of that energy is wasted by keeping a tank of hot water ready even when there’s no demand for the water. Choosing tankless water heaters can help to reduce that waste.
Geothermal System Issues? Here’s What to Do
If you find that your geothermal system is not operating properly, there’s no need to panic. Though most geothermal system issues should be handled by a professional, you can try a few things before calling a professional to diagnose the problem.
Basic Insulation Types: Comparing For Best Value
Improving insulation is a great way to increase the energy efficiency of your home and lower your energy bills. Loose-fill insulation can be a great choice for retrofitting an existing home with improved insulation or for insulating oddly shaped areas. Cellulose and fiberglass are the two most common filler materials used. Both are best installed by professionals using a blower. This ensures they are …
Standby Generator: Next Time There’s A Storm, Make Sure You Have One
Severe weather is an all too frequent occurrence in the Kansas City area. And storms often lead to power blackouts, leaving people literally in the dark and without heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and electronic communication.