As cool temperatures set in, homeowners prepare to hunker down indoors until the spring thaw by stuffing outdoor equipment in storage, grabbing sweaters and cranking up the heating system. But winter marks more than a change in season. It’s also the time of year when Pennsylvania homeowners experience more plumbing emergencies as a result of dropping temperatures and increased home activity.
Have you ever walked outside on a hot summer afternoon and within moments, your sunglasses get fogged up? Or, you walk outside with the expectation that you’ll be blanketed in moisture, only to discover dry, almost crisp air? That’s humidity. And although you can’t control what’s going on outdoors, you can control the humidity inside your home.
Keep your air conditioner in good working order by keeping it properly maintained. A regular maintenance schedule will ensure it works well beyond its expected life and won’t break down in the heat of summer when you need it most.
In order to keep your AC running like it should, follow this guide to avoid making common air conditioning mistakes.
If you’ve heard the terms hard water or soft water and don’t understand what they mean, learning the difference can help you as a homeowner or if you’re looking to purchase a home.
Hard water contains dissolved minerals, such as calcium and magnesium. It can stain clothing, leave spots on your plates and dishes and stains on your shower or tub, affect the lifespan of your appliances and more. Because of these negative effects, many homeowners choose to treat their hard water with a water softener.
When you hear any kind of noise coming from your AC system, it’s normal to stop and listen for anything that sounds like expensive repairs may be on the horizon. However, you don’t have to panic when your AC system makes noises. Even when the system is off, it can still make sounds under normal circumstances. Read the rest of this entry »