What Is a Mini Split AC? Explained

Recent data shows that nearly two-thirds of all homes in the United States have air conditioners within them. Therefore, there are so many houses utilizes air conditioning systems to stay cool. However, not all homeowners are aware of the benefits of a mini split AC. As a matter of fact, most homeowners do not even know what type of AC system it even really is and so here are some facts and more!

HVAC services and HVAC systems are a crucial aspect of many Americans lives. Keep in mind that almost 50% of the average household’s energy use is directly attributed to these heating and cooling systems. Therefore, it may be wise to get something like a mini split AC if you own a smaller house. That way, you do not have a huge HVAC sucking up and wasting energy!

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How To Get Your Pool Ready For The Winter

Winter is just around the corner and this not only means no more swimming for you and your family but it also means it is time to get infinity pools ready for the winter season. Although no one wants to think about colder temperatures coming soon, and although some cold temperatures are already among some of us, we also realize we have to winterize our infinity pools. Whether you do this yourself with some of the tips provided in this article or you hire pool contractors, you must get it ready for the cold season coming soon. Keep reading for some awesome tips t for how to get your pool ready for the winter.

Tips For Winterizing Your Pool

Depending on where you live, you may not need to keep your infinity pools covered for the entire winter season. Exceptions for this include if you aren’t worried about leaves or other debris getting into it or if you live in a warmer climate than some people do. The reason for not having to keep it covered for the whole winter is because Continue reading

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Are You Looking for a Rodent Control Service?

Your friends and family are filling their social media news feeds with picture of pumpkins and falling leaves. Although you enjoy the fact that their are others who enjoy this time of the year, your reality is always the same as you enter the month of October: rodents. Every time that the temperatures drop and some of the vegetation begins to freeze, it seems that every little rodent in the area finds your garage as a refuge.
After years of trying to tackle this problem on your own, you have decided that this year you will contact a professional rodent control service. Wildlife control can be tricky in a time when more and more people are concerned about the environment, so it is often important to make sure that you are working with the right rodent control service.
Do You Battle with Rodents When the Temperatures Start to Fall?
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Exploring 3 Common Commercial HVAC Problems (and How to Solve Them)

Some HVAC experts say up to 75% of no-heat calls in the winter are related to a lack of maintenance. This is true with regards to both residential and commercial property. The fact is, proper maintenance is essential for an efficient system, and there is a multitude of problems that can also affect performance, particularly with commercial systems. With that in mind, here are just a few common problems you may experience with your commercial HVAC system and how to most easily solve them.

Clogged Filters

Many people seem to think that this is only an issue in residential properties, but that’s not the case. According to Energystar.gov, most HVAC system filters need to be changed every one to three months, and this includes commercial systems in particular since they’re typically more heavily used. Proper commercial furnace maintenance absolutely requires frequent filter changes. Depending on your system, you may be able to perform this task yourself, but it’s often best to consult a professional for maximum efficiency.

Malfunctioning Thermostat

This is a tricky problem to solve, simply because it can be a difficult problem to recognize and identify the thermostat itself as the issue. If you’re experiencing frequent or intermittent temperature changes, it’s likely to be the thermostat as opposed to the system itself. Consider getting a professional tune-up or even investing in a programmable thermostat, which could save you up to 10% on your heating bills. When considering commercial furnace maintenance, you can’t neglect thermostat maintenance itself.

Imbalanced Dampers

Due to the typically larger size of commercial spaces, it’s not uncommon for there to be an improper balance of air because of the distance it has to travel before it comes out of the ducts. Aside from the fact that duct leakage can sap 20% to 40% of the energy out of even a well-operating air conditioner, the imbalance itself can cause some rooms or areas to heat and cool faster than others. Solve this by consulting a professional and getting your system’s dampers evaluated.

Now that you’re aware of these common problems, you may be able to prevent them altogether. For more information about commercial HVAC maintenance, contact us.

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Moving Checklist: Everything You Need To Have Done For Your Local Move

Everyone who has ever had to pack up their things and move to a new apartment or household agrees: moving is stressful, and decidedly not fun. However, preparation can always ease the burden! Local moves are much easier to handle due to their very nature: you’re not going very far, so the most important things can usually be done within six weeks of the actual move. Here’s everything you should be focusing on in the six weeks leading up to your local move, whether it’s across the street or the county!

 

  • Week Six: Organization is key. Since you’ve got to plan everything out so far, creating a “Move Information” file or folder to keep all your moving-related documents in can really help — if you ever have a question, you’ll know right where to look. The six-week mark is also a great time to update all of your insurance information, transferring and adjusting you fire, auto, and property insurance. Additionally, you’ll want to complete a change of address form with the local post office and DMV. Most importantly, do research on local movers in your area to figure out which would be the best fit for your needs and budget.

 

  • Weeks Four and Five: Time to start sorting through all that stuff! Keep in mind that the more you need to move, the more it will cost; try to purge all unnecessary or unused items (if you haven’t touched it in a year, do you really need it?) ahead of time and you’ll be grateful you have so much less to unpack. Make a list of what the moving services will handle, what you will be taking, and what you’ll be donating to simplify the process. Start collecting packing materials — contact your local liquor store, employers, and neighbors for any empty boxes they may have.

 

  • Week Three: Notify your movers if there have been any changes in plans or timeline, and be sure to clear your schedule for the day of the move so you can concentrate exclusively on getting everything sorted. Get any manual tools (rakes, shovels, hoses, etc.) gathered together — they can be easy to forget!

 

  • Week Two: Clean your home in its entirety, including closets, basements, and attics. Give it a few thorough run-throughs to ensure you haven’t left anything behind, and do the same to your fridge! Plan meals to use up your food so you don’t need to throw it out or worry about bringing it along. Let your local movers know if you’re moving your appliances as they may be able to help you schedule disconnections and preparations.

 

  • Week One: Check your planner to make sure you haven’t missed anything. Be sure to arrange to have your utilities disconnected the day AFTER your scheduled move-out, and call ahead to have them connected in your new home (either the day before or day of). Make sure your movers have your contact information in case they need to get a hold of you for any reason.

Around 62% of movers last year stayed in their original county after their move; hopefully, they worked through this checklist in the same manner you did and had a stress-free moving experience!

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Do You KNow Who to Call When You Are Facing a Plumbing Problem?

Professional sewer repair is often a pretty messy business, but when the early October weather is rainy and cold as it is this fall, the problem can be even more challenging. The fact of the matter is, however, most plumbing emergencies do not happen when it is convenient. They occur when you have a house full of company or when you are heading out of town on a vacation. Fortunately, there are a number of companies that provide professional sewer repair and can help you get through any emergency, no matter the time of the day or night.
Finding the right plumber can help you make sure that the work you have completed can be trusted and that it will last. From serious underslab repair caused by damage from a slow sewer leak to backyard sewer repair needed when tree roots grow into old lines, it is important to make sure that you are working with professionals who provide the Continue reading

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