Coupling Pipes: How To Overcome Size Differences

Some people who think they are excellent DIYers are sadly mistaken. Take plumbing, for example. Unless you absolutely know what you are doing, you should not do your own plumbing. Too many times you have pipes that do not work with the sinks and other fixtures in your home. As a result, you end up with lots of leaks, and plumbing repairs that require a complete re-do of the plumbing. One major issue is overcoming pipe size differences when you are coupling pipes together. [Read More]

When One Room Is Much Warmer Than Others When The Air Conditioning Is On

If you have been using your air conditioning lately because of a late-winter heat wave, such as those you get in the southwestern regions of the country, and you've noticed that one room in your home seems to be a lot warmer than the others, you may have been checking the usual suspects. Weatherstripping, exposure to direct sunlight, and more can all affect one part of your home. But if those don't seem to be at work, you might be baffled as to why one room is not cooling like the others. [Read More]

Four Air Conditioner Maintenance Tasks To Complete Before Winter

Your air conditioner may be one of the last things you think about when the cold wind is howling and winter's on its way in. But the way you care for your unit now will make a big impact on how long it lasts and how well it performs once spring comes. Here are four air conditioner maintenance tasks to tackle before the brunt of winter come. Turn off the power. [Read More]

Keys For Improving The Efficiency Of Your AC System

While technology can do a lot for reigning in your AC costs, the latest technology is not always the answer. Does this mean you should not buy a thermostat that links with your home and allows you to control the temperature of your home from far away? No. Should you buy the latest, greatest most efficient AC system you can? Yes. Acquiring the right technology will help you to reign in your AC costs, but if you really want to get things under control, you need to look to low-tech options like installing reflective window film and planting trees. [Read More]