Archive for August, 2018

8 Tips For Keeping Your AC Running Efficiently

Your air conditioner keeps you cool and comfortable, but if you’re like most of us you might not think a lot about your air conditioner until it stops working efficiently. How can you get the most out of your air conditioning and avoid as much air conditioning repair as possible?

Don’t Neglect Those Inspections

One of the most common reasons for AC repair is inspection and maintenance neglect. Any air conditioning company can tell you that you should have your unit inspected twice a year. Your HVAC system will run most efficiently if you ask an air conditioning company to look at it before the hot season begins and again once it’s over. There’s a bonus to regular maintenance, too. People who always call in an AC company and get routine maintenance can expect their unit to last 40% longer than the average.

Use Vents Strategically

If you have an HVAC unit, you can help it work more strategically by

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What To Do With Squirrels In The Attic

Dealing with rodents is no fun but it is a serious problem that many Americans have to deal with every single year. Now, it is important to take a moment about where you live in relation to rodent problems. Anyone that lives in a more urban area is going to deal with rats. However, anyone living in a more rural area will have problems with squirrels in the attic.

A squirrel infestation may seem harmless but they can do real damage to the food in someone’s home. Plus, squirrels are still a member of the rodent family. Rat-related animal nuisance calls have risen sharply in recent years. In Chicago, rodent-related calls increased by 61%. They increased by 129% in New York City and 174% in San Francisco.

Rats thrive in urban environments thanks to the abundance of hiding places and trash. The three most rat filled cities in America are, in order of rattiest, are Chicago, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Anyone that thinks they need help removing squirrels in the attic should

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How Can Using Pipe Alignment Clamps Improve Operator Safety?

More welding companies are choosing to use pipe alignment clamps over traditional methods. Why make the switch? Because it has been found that many companies are losing money in the form of extra labor costs when these old-fashioned methods are used. The pipe alignment clamps on the market today are able to specifically address issues across different products. Here’s a brief description of which clamp might is right for which job, and what to consider before selection.

How Exactly Can Pipe Alignment Clamps Save Companies Money Over Old-Fashioned Techniques?

Two out of every three welding jobs is in manufacturing. Efficiency is a highly desired practice. The plate clamps traditionally used in welding work well in a variety of applications. However, it is specialized alignment tools that are proving to assist workers do their job more eas

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Save Money on Your Heating Bill With Proper HVAC Maintenance

Whether you crank up the air conditioning in the dog days or summer or turn up the heat in the bitter cold of winter, everyone loves the ability to control their home heating and cooling system.

Air conditioning is used in the United States more than all other nations combined. Eighty four percent of all homes in the United States have some sort of air conditioning. When it comes to energy use, heating and cooling account for 48 percent of the energy use in a typical home.

But blasting the cold air on a hot day to cool your home usually comes with a cost. The U.S. Department of Energy says that anywhere from 25 to 40 percent of the energy used in the heating and cooling of a home is wasted. The energy is wasted do in part to contaminants in the HVAC system, causing it to work harder.

The Heating, Venting and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system is one that combines all three functions or buildings and homes. Air pollutants and contaminants like dust and dander and chemicals a

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