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

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

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

Why is One Room Hotter Than the Other?

Why is One Room Hotter Than the Other? Experiencing cold and hot spots in your house and high AC bills? There may be a problem with your air ducts that is creating air flow issues. There are a few reasons this annoyance could be occurring to your home, and luckily there are a few simple solutions. The first step is to determine the problem. Problems in the air duct One room may have a hot spot because of a blockage, tear or poor design with your air ducts. Cool air travels through air ducts to reach the rooms in your … Continued

Burning Up? No Need for Air Conditioning Here!

Coldest Cities in the United States Although it may be hard to believe, there are people who love to freeze, and they would choose a cabin buried in snow over a beach house on palm tree-lined street any day. Barrow, Alaska has an average annual temperature of 11.7° F, making it the coldest city in the United States. Barrow has polar nights, during which the sun doesn’t rise beyond the horizon, for over 60 days from November to January. Its coldest day was -56° F. Living in a place that’s frozen more often than not is difficult in ways that … Continued

Is it Time for a New Thermostat?

Is My Thermostat Working? Living in Texas, we know the importance of air conditioning – but we often overlook a key component of the air conditioning unit: the thermostat. As the summer months roll in, we need to ask ourselves two important questions: Does my thermostat display a different temperature than it is set to? And is my thermostat programmable? If you answered no to either of these questions, you may want to consider updating to a new thermostat to save you money and energy! There are a variety of reasons why your thermostat could stop working. Those reasons include: … Continued

How to Help Your Home Stay Cooler

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When the temperature climbs, the urge to lower your AC does, too. But there’s a problem: You don’t want your electricity bill to go up with it. When you’re trying to beat the heat, remember these tips and tricks to stay cool and keep your electricity bill down at the same time. First: Curtains. Yes, curtains. A nice set of curtains can be pulled shut on a hot or sunny day to block the heat from coming in through the windows and unnecessarily heating up your house. It puts less of a strain on your air conditioner, which will have … Continued

Summer Tips for Pet Safety

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Let’s face it. Texas is very hot in the summer (and can be year round). Just walking to the mailbox in the summer heat can make you drenched with sweat. We all love spending the long, summer days outdoors with our furry companions, but if our pets are out in hot weather for a long amount of time they could suffer from dehydration, heat stroke and sunburns. Being exposed to excessive heat can be dangerous and potentially deadly on those summer days approaching 100 degrees. Summer in Texas won’t start until June 20, but now is the time to start … Continued