As we head into the cooler months, most Arizonans begin to see dramatic decreases in their electrical bill. Once the air conditioner is turned off, the savings can be in the hundreds of dollars each month. Of course, this is a welcome relief. Yet, wouldn’t it be even better if the monthly bills were consistently low all year long? Continue reading
Did you know your thermostat is one of the most valuable items in your home? Most programmable thermostats will work with any kind of residential heating and cooling system. This is a convenient feature because their universal appeal makes them more adaptable to many kinds of heating and cooling systems. Continue reading
In Phoenix, plumbers often recommend water softeners to their customers for a variety of reasons. Arizona water is rich in magnesium and calcium that can cause a lot of problems for homeowners and their plumbing systems.
If you’re like most homeowners, you use your garbage disposal every day. Yet, you probably don’t think too much about this kitchen workhorse until it breaks. On today’s blog post, as your Phoenix plumber, we wanted to share with you a little background information about this essential piece of machinery and how you can keep it running as long as possible. Continue reading
Some homeowners have their own unique ideas when it comes to how to operate their air conditioners. Not all of these are the most efficient in terms of energy efficiency or maintenance. And, some can actually be damaging. We wanted to share some of the most common air conditioner fallacies and dispel them.
Fallacy: It’s more efficient to turn your air conditioner off when you’re not at home than to turn the temperature up.
Fact: When the summer temperatures hit, it can climb well into the high 80s or low 90s inside of a home that is not being cooled by an air conditioner. The most energy efficient solution is to turn your programmable thermostat to 80 to 83 degrees during the hours you’ll be away.
Fallacy: Opening registers in every room is more efficient in terms of air circulation.
Fact: Closing doors and vents in unused rooms is the most efficient way to run your air conditioner. By its design, an air conditioner will blow cold air where there is heat. By closing unused rooms off, you can more efficient cool the areas that you are using.
Fallacy: To cool off your house, you should turn the thermostat 5 to 10 degrees below the desired temperature until it is cool.
Fact: Lowering the temperature on your thermostat below your desired temperature does not enable your air conditioner to work any faster. It just extends the amount of time that your air conditioner is working.
If your air conditioner works ok now, it doesn’t need a tune up.
A seasonal maintenance check on your system is the best way to prevent any problem from occurring. You don’t want to wait until a problem arises to make that call.
Air conditioning is vital during hot Arizona summers. Call the experts at Cool Blew, Inc. to ensure you and your family are cool all summer-long.
Have you ever thought about the insulation in your home? If not, you’re not alone. Most homeowners in Arizona rarely think about insulation – until they get a sky high utility bill. At Cool Blew, we get many questions about insulation, so we thought we’d provide some answers here on our blog. Continue reading
Putting Cash Back In Your Pocket
A new HVAC unit is a major investment in your home. In fact, it’s one of the biggest purchases you’ll make. But, there are ways to reduce the cost that you’ll definitely want to take advantage of when you’re ready to make this important purchase.
Considering Solar Energy?
More and more homeowners are choosing to go solar to be both more environmentally-friendly and to save on their monthly utility bills. In the last several years, solar technology has advanced substantially, and the costs for solar installations has dropped significantly. Continue reading
It has been cold these last few weeks, and, of course, that translates into a lower bill. When money is already tight since we just got over the dreadful summer heat and cost, we all could benefit from a few cost-saving strategies for keeping our homes warm without cranking up the heat. The following ideas are easy to implement and when combined can save you significantly on your heating bill.
There’s nothing like a nice warm shower on a cold winter morning. And, there’s nothing quite like the shock of experiencing a water heater failure on a cold winter morning! If you have an aging water heater that has seen better days, there has never been a better time to upgrade to one of the new, energy efficient models that can save you some serious money on your home energy bill each month.
Both solar water heaters and tankless water heaters are becoming increasingly popular because they are so much more efficient than the older models that typically accounted for 14 to 18 percent of your home’s energy bill. At Cool Blew, we install both solar and tankless water heaters, as well as the traditional electric and gas tanks, and can help you choose the right model for your specific needs. The following provides a brief overview of these two options for heating water for cooking, cleaning, and bathing.