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7 Smart Ways to Keep Warm in Winter—While Keeping Your Heating Bills Low
Winter is coming. We’re already feeling it here the Atlanta area. But before you fire up your furnace full blast, there are other ways to keep yourself warm—ways that can keep your energy bills low...
Don’t Fall for The Furnace Maintenance Scam
As summer ends and fall begins, heating companies are pushing for furnace maintenance. While we highly recommend heating maintenance to keep your bills down, there are a some companies that use furnace maintenance as a way to scam you. Here's how...
5 Ways to Cut Cooling Costs…That Take 5 Seconds Each!
Hey, we understand that you’re busy. But do you have a few seconds? What about 5 seconds? That’s all you need to start saving money this summer...
4 Common Reasons Why Your A/C Will Blow Hot Air This Summer
You turn on your air conditioner and, whoa, hot air? That's not good, especially during the summer. Watch out for these 4 things that cause your air conditioner to blow hot air.
Help Your Loved Ones Breathe Easy This Spring With This One Simple Installation
You vacuum your floors and dust your furniture, but are you forgetting to clean the most important thing of all: your air? This one simple installation can clean your entire home's air...
Fix-A-Leak Week: How to Stop Wasting Several Bathtubs Worth of Water
According to the Environmental Protection Agency(EPA), “Leaks can account for, on average, 10,000 gallons of water wasted in the home every year, which is enough to fill a backyard swimming pool.”
This waste has provoked the EPA to promote March 18-24 as “Fix-a-Leak Week” to remind Americans to check their household fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks.
Tax Credits Extended: Save Up To $500 On High Efficiency Purchases in 2012 and 2013
Thanks to recent legislation passed by Congress and signed by the President, you could save up to $500 on new water heating, air conditioning and heating purchases.
Help the Earth: Resolve to Go Green in 2013
This year, make one of your New Year’s resolutions to help ensure the earth’s resources are still around for your children. Here are a few ways you can go green in 2013...
Top 5 Plumbing Tips to Keep Your Holidays Clog-Free
Stuck. A sudden plumbing problem rears its ugly head, and you’re left dealing with it while you have guests over for the holidays. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could prevent this problem before it happens?
Common Causes of Unintentional Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (& How To Avoid Them)
With the heating season ramping up, the number of carbon monoxide poisoning incidents tend to increase as well. Here are the most common causes of unintentional carbon monoxide poisonings and how you can avoid them.
6 Reasons You Need an Annual Furnace Tune-Up
Regular furnace maintenance is an essential part of keeping your furnace running. Here are six of the top reasons you need to get an annual tune-up...
4 Ways Replacing Your Ducts Could Increase Comfort & Save Money
Before you blame your air conditioner or heater for your high energy bills, consider your ductwork...
Save Money On A/C Costs By Conquering Humidity
An air conditioner only cools your home. A furnace only heats your home. A heat pump can do both and can do both very efficiently...
How a Tankless Water Heater Solves Your Hot Water Problems
There are several problems with traditional water heaters. Here, we discuss three of them and describe how a tankless water heater solves them...
The Top 10 Ways to Reduce Your Atlanta Air Conditioning Bills
Stop worrying about how high your air conditiioning bills will be this summer. Use these tips to reduce your energy use...
How to Prevent and Clear a Clogged Drain
The clogged drain is one of the most common plumbing problems. Find out how you can prevent this common annoyance. Already have a clogged drain? We'll show you how to clear it...
5 Solutions For Your Home’s Poor Indoor Air Quality
Are you sneezing, coughing, sniveling, scratching or itching? Like millions of other Americans, your home is likely suffering from poor indoor air quality. Here are five ways you can breathe easier today...
The 5-Step Leaking Toilet Tank Test: Is Your Toilet Wasting Water?
Did you know that a leaking toilet can waste hundreds of gallons of water per day? And you may have a leaking toilet without even realizing it...
Save Money With a Programmable Thermostat
Did you know the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that a properly programmed thermostat can save you around $200 a year? Programmable thermostats reduce the amount of energy used by your home’s heating and cooling system by turning off or down your system when you aren’t home...
9 Easy Steps to Conserve Hot Water
You rely on your water heater everyday to provide hot water where and when you need it. You can help make sure it is there when you need it by easing its workload. These nine simple tips will lower your energy consumption and water usage while also easing the burden placed on your water heater...
One Size Does Not Fit All
When it comes to your home’s heating and cooling system, size matters. Many homes have comfort systems that are too large for their needs, leading to a multitude of problems during the life of the equipment....
Easy Holiday Energy Conservation Tips
You want your home to be toasty warm for guests and loved ones during the holiday season. But the holidays are already enough of a strain on many budgets; there’s no need to add high heating bills or even repair costs to the already high credit card bills that will arrive in January...
Not Another Cold Shower!
Sound familiar? Are you last in line for the shower every morning or maybe your water heater just isn’t keeping up with the demands anymore? If it’s time to get a new water heater make sure you know all of your options.
Heating System Safety + Efficiency = Maintenance Required
It’s hard to believe after the hot summer we’ve had, but the cold temps of winter will be here before we know it. It’s important to get your furnace ready for the inevitable heavy use this winter
The Dog Days of Summer
The dog days of summer have arrived, along with extreme hot temps. This extreme heat is not only uncomfortable and inconvenient it can also be dangerous. Take precautions and follow these helpful tips from Coolray and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
Take Care of Your Overworked Plumbing System this Summer
You may not realize it, but your plumbing system gets more of a workout during the summer (from sprinklers, pools and garden hoses) than any other time of year. Keeping your plumbing system in good shape will save you energy and money, too!
Save Money This Summer With Energy Smart Tips
According to the *EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) energy costs are predicted to rise this summer. With growing demand on our energy resources and resulting increases in the cost of electricity and natural gas, Americans are getting hit in the pocketbook at a time when few can afford the extra costs.
Do You Have the Low Water Pressure Blues?
Low water pressure can make even the simplest tasks difficult and inefficient, from taking a shower to washing the dishes to using your sprinkler system this summer. There are a number of causes that can lead to this frustrating problem.
Skipping Maintenance is Costly
Let’s face it, the more things you have the more things you have to take care of, which involves a lot of upkeep around your house. It just makes good sense to take care of the most expensive things you own first.
Create Your “Dream House” Within Your Current Home
Simple changes in your home can have an amazing impact on it's look and value without putting a serious dent in your pocketbook.
Cost-Cutting in a Tough Economy
With money tight these day, we’re all looking for ways to cut out extra costs in our budgets. Thanks to new technology in the heating, cooling and plumbing industries you won’t have to look any further than the inside of your home.
Important Holiday Household Tips
Holidays are a great to celebrate with friends and family however, holiday parties and overnight guests can mean a potential strain on your heating and plumbing systems.
Your Heating & Cooling System – A Balancing Act
Do you have one room that always seems too hot or too cold? A room or area of your home in which you’re never comfortable? Do you have problems with temperatures varying from one floor of your home to another? Balancing the air flow throughout your entire home is a key element to ensuring total home comfort.
A Little Change Will Do You Good!
Your homes heating, cooling & ventilating (HVAC) system works hard all year long to keep your comfortable. As long as it’s operating properly, you probably never give it a second thought – but you should!
Stay Cool This Summer Without Breaking The Bank
It’s been a hot summer! As a result air conditioning systems are getting a workout. Of course with this workout comes a high electric bill for many. Most of us are looking for ways to costs cuts and the hotter than usual summer has not helped.
Roots Get in the Way
Tree roots in sewer lines are one of the top plumbing problems homeowners experience, with devastating results. Tree roots will seek out moisture and large roots can tangle and breakdown pipes over time.
Why You Should Always Use a Licensed Plumber
At Mr. Plumber we often get calls to help repair damage caused by homeowners or unlicensed plumbers. We recently had a situation in which a homeowner, (we’ll just call him Bill to protect his identity) tried to fix a clogged drain by himself.
Maintenance – To do or not to do?
So you’ve spent a bunch of money on a new heating and cooling system or one came with your new home, you have no worries right? This system will provide you with comfortable temperatures in your home throughout the year and will always be efficient.
Changes in R-22 Refrigerant (Freon) and How This Affects You
For the past four decades, the refrigerant R-22, also known as Freon, a HCFC (hydrocholorofluorocarbon) has been the refrigerant of choice for residential heat pump and air conditioning systems. A recent Clean Air Act implemented by the EPA has established a schedule to phase-out HCFCs, including R-22, which contain ozone-destroying chlorine.
Make Your Home Energy Efficient Without Breaking The Bank
This is the era of the “green” home and everyone is looking for ways to be more energy efficient, save money and help the environment. There are simple ways to accomplish these goals by making small changes throughout your home that can add up to big energy savings.
The World’s Greenest Heating and Cooling System
If you are looking for an efficient, cost effective, and environmentally friendly heating and cooling system a geothermal heat pump is the greenest way to go!
A Look Inside Your Duct System
Well-installed and maintained ductwork enables your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system to run efficiently and maintain consistent temperatures ...
Total home comfort is a priority for most of us. When as much as half of your energy costs come from your heating and cooling system it makes sense to understand the basics of your system and by understanding your heating and cooling system you’ll become a better, smarter homeowner ...
Defend Your Home Against Water Damage
It is estimated that 90 to 95 percent of all basements will experience a problem at some time with water penetration that something as simple as a sump pump could have prevented. For every inch of rain the average roof sheds 1,000 gallons of water.
Buying the Right Size Heating & Cooling System
When replacing older inefficient heating and cooling systems it is very important to buy the right size for your home. The correct size of heating and cooling equipment in your home will improve your comfort and reduce costs, maintenance and energy use ...
Dangerous Mold In Your Home
Mold, although a naturally occurring part of our environment, when in your home can pose a serious threat to your health ...
Importance of Clean HVAC System: Save Energy & Cut Costs
Experts show how a clean HVAC system saves energy, cuts costs and increases system efficiencies ...
Your Home Air Quality and the H1N1 Virus
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) reports that indoor air can be up to one hundred times more polluted than the air outside and has named indoor air pollution as one of the top 5 environmental risks to public health. The air in your home can also cause of the spread of the H1N1 virus ...
Air Conditioning 101
We as a society are dependent upon our central air conditioning systems for comfort, but most do not know the basics of how these systems work.
Do I Need Maintenance for My Heating and Cooling System?
Yes, you absolutely need to maintain your heating and cooling system. According to Energy Star, a division...
Save Energy and Money with New Water Heating Technology
Next to heating and cooling, water heating is typically the largest energy user in our home...
2006 Energy Standards
As of January 2006 manufacturers can no longer produce residential central air conditioners with efficiencies less than 13 S.E.E.R
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