Replace those old aluminum frame or old wood frame windows with Vinyl replacement windows. Many vinyl windows are affordable and energy efficient. They can retain your home’s heat better in the winter and retain cool air during the hot summer months, thus cutting your energy bills in the long run.
Avoid overheating a room- raising the temperature on a thermostat by just 1 degree can increase your costs by 3%.
Is a clogged shower head causing a problem in your home today? If it sprays unevenly or if there is decrease pressure, there could be a mineral deposit build up. Fill a plastic freezer bag with vinegar and tie it around the shower head overnight. Vinegar works to dissolve mineral deposits and is not a toxic solution.
FAUCET CAUTION: The price variances in faucets reflect both internal and external differences. Choose a faucet with replaceable internal parts so you won’t need to replace the entire faucet if it breaks.
Installing a new toilet can help save money on your water bill. New toilets are made to flush with 1.6 gallons of water of less. Older models use 3.5gallons or even 5 gallons of water with each flush.
Clean the condenser and evaporator coil at the beginning of each season. Tall grass and debris can restrict air flow and cause service problems.
Cleaning/replacing your air filter regularly will improve your indoor air quality and help insure a proper working system.
High water bills can be an indication of a leak in your plumbing system. Check your meter while all fixtures are closed tightly, if the dial is still moving, then call a professional for advice.
Some galvanized water pipes can cause on-going problems such as leaks, poor water pressure and can even lower the resale value of a home. In these cases, repiping is the best option.