Top Energy-Efficient Decorations

Decorating for the holidays is a tradition for many families. However, it can be difficult to find lights that are long-lasting and easy on the electric bill. Buying more energy-efficient decorations will keep your home festive and your wallet happy. Here are a few things to consider. Buy LED and Energy-Efficient Lights There are a multitude of options when it comes to holiday lights, and it can seem ridiculous to attempt to differentiate between the all. However, purchasing quality lights will ensure that they’ll last for years, have a lower risk of fire hazard and be more energy efficient. LED … Continued

How Room Temperature Affects Your Brain While Studying

How Room Temperature Affects Studying

Finals can be stressful. Some take studying pretty serious and are willing to try anything for the possibility of a few extra points. You might have heard about a few different tips and tricks to try while studying. For example, chewing gum while studying and chewing the same flavor while taking the exam can supposedly help you remember material you covered. Or listening to classical music while studying can help you retain information and focus better than without. No matter what you may have tried or what your current study habits may be, perhaps there is another factor you can … Continued

What Does SEER Mean and Why is it Important?

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When first looking at investing in a new air conditioning system, it can be overwhelming at how much there is to assess. One of the most important things to consider is the SEER rating. Understanding what a SEER rating stands for and why it is important can be beneficial to you in becoming more energy efficient. What exactly does SEER mean? SEER is an acronym for seasonal energy efficiency ratio. The Department of Energy set standards that HVAC equipment manufacturers must meet. The efficiency of air conditioners is rated by SEER, which measures the air conditioning and heat pump cooling … Continued

Why Does My Heater Smell?

Why does my heater have a burning smell?

Sweater weather is approaching! It will soon be getting colder, meaning it’s time to turn your heaters on and get them running again. Most people will notice a funny smell when they finally turn them on for the first time this season. Sometimes this is referred to as the “dirty socks syndrome.” Here are a few reasons why your heater may smell– but don’t fret because this is completely normal. After heaters have been turned off for a long period of time, they collect dust and lint. This dust can collect on the heat exchanger and air ducts – so … Continued

The Importance of Attic Insulation

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When installing a new air conditioning unit, it is important to make sure that your attic is sufficiently insulated. Uneven or poor attic insulation can lead to hot and cold spots in your house and a higher AC bill. A well-insulated attic is the best way to increase your home’s energy efficiency. Here are a couple reasons why. Less heat can escape Attic insulation adds effective resistance against hot or cold air trying to escape your home. An attic that is poorly insulated allows for more hot or cold air to escape. This will result in your home not being … Continued

Top Paying Skilled Labor Jobs

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You may be surprised to learn the average income from these skilled labor jobs! With the completion of technical school training, you have the opportunity to work in these top fields. These are some high-paying skilled labor jobs in 2017. Aviation Maintenance US average hourly wage – $28 US average annual salary – $58,000 Job Description: Aviation maintenance includes the repair and maintenance of aircrafts. They perform inspections required by the Federal Aviation Administration. HVAC Technician US average hourly wage – $23 High-end hourly wage – more than $35 Job Description: HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. An … Continued

Breathe Easier with UV Lighting

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When it comes to your home, you want to do everything you can to make it safe and comfortable for you and your family. One of the things that threaten this comfortability is indoor air pollution, but there is a way to fix (or avoid) this problem! Did you know that making the switch to UV lighting systems can rid your home of some of these pollutants? Here’s how UV lighting can improve air quality in your home. How it works The way UV – or ultraviolet light – systems work is by attacking the bacteria and other contaminants in … Continued

Should I get Ductless AC in my Home?

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Is Ductless AC Right For My Home? As the summer months fade away, we all know warm weather isn’t going anywhere. Living in Texas, we’re used to running the air conditioning year round. We’re always thankful for our air conditioning units, but which unit is best suited for you and your home? Should you consider using a ductless AC system? Advantages of Ductless AC The main advantage of installing and using a ductless AC system is the efficiency of it. It allows you to directly cool down (or heat up) a specific room, whereas a typical air conditioning system might … Continued

Seal Your Home for Energy Efficiency

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When it comes to energy efficiency, you can never be too careful. Parts of your home that you wouldn’t think to check can be costing you efficiency and taking money right out of your pocket. Here is how to seal your home for energy efficiency. Doors and Windows For obvious reasons, you cannot completely eliminate air escaping from your doors and windows – you have to open them sometimes! However, there are ways to ensure that air is not escaping continuously. To prevent air from leaking out your doors and windows, you can purchase door seals and weather-stripping from your … Continued

If Your AC Uses R-22, It’s Time to Update Your System

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An air conditioning unit cools your home, we all know that. But do you know what actually makes these systems tick? AC units convert chemicals from gas to liquid and back again, which circulates the hot air from inside of the home to outside the home. This process cools your home by simply removing the unwanted hot air. There are two main types of AC refrigerant chemicals that are used in the process: R-22 and R-410A. R-22 The first chemical is R-22, known by its chemical name as hydro-chlorofluorocarbon (HCFC). People commonly know R-22 AC units as units that use … Continued