Arizona is hot. Sometimes unbearably so. It almost makes one wonder why people stopped here when pulling their wagons west. Well, they had some ways of beating the heat that have fallen out of common usage, for one. Secondly, it’s beautiful here. But we’re here to talk about the heat today, not the beauty, and how to be cool in it.
Let’s go over the ways you can stay cool, without ever needing to adjust the thermostat.
Homeowners everywhere are looking for effective ways to save money. One of the biggest line items in any household budget is the energy required to run major home appliances, including the heating and cooling system.
Following these energy efficiency tips will not only save you money on your monthly gas and electric bills but also extend the life expectancy of your system and all its components. Continue reading →
Many homes use hydrocarbons in cooking, powering furnaces, central heating and space heaters among other things. Burning of these fuels produces carbon monoxide, which is very dangerous if it leaks and finds its way into the home. It is hard to notice the presence of this gas because of its odorless and colorless characteristics.
The presence of carbon monoxide in poorly ventilated homes may cause carbon monoxide poisoning, or at worst death. Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs when the gas enters the bloodstream and displaces oxygen.
Therefore, homeowners should learn how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Continue reading →
Many people are under the impression that an AC unit can only be installed during the warm months of spring and summer. This is not the case. In fact, having your new unit installed in the colder months has a number of benefits.
If you are considering having a new AC installed this year, learn the benefits of scheduling your AC installation during the colder months.
Your home’s electrical system has many components. When all are working properly, electricity seamlessly is distributed throughout your home. However, when a problem arises with just one component, it can cause a variety of issues that could potentially cause a fire or a serious electrical shock to you or a loved one. The following are five problems that you should definitely not ignore. If you’re experiencing any of these, it’s time to call an experienced, skilled Phoenix electrician who can identify what’s wrong and make repairs. Continue reading →
Security lighting is an essential part of keeping your home safe , whether it’s your primary residence or a part-time retreat. By adequately lighting areas that would otherwise be dark, you can substantially reduce your chances of a burglar targeting your home. Continue reading →
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 →