Proper ventilation is important for the bathroom, and not just to keep bad odors out. Because of long, hot showers, there’s a lot of warm, moist air that accumulates in the smaller room, and it needs somewhere to go. That place is your walls, where it can condense and start to grow mold and mildew. Products are available that might be able to kill the spores and clean the stains they leave behind, but the best defense is prevention.More
While it is hard to imagine surviving a Texas summer without the luxury of modern air conditioning, indoor a/c, as we know and love it today, is a relatively new luxury.
So, in honor of our favorite home appliance, the air conditioner, we’ve put together a list of a few facts you probably didn’t know about air conditioning from Salvatore Basile’s new book, “Cool: How Air Conditioning Changed Everything.”More
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating and cooling costs make up 48% of your energy bill.
You may already be taking steps to lower your energy but we think now is a great time to try a few more.More
Everyone knows mistakes happen- but no one wants to make one. This is especially true when the mistake costs you more than just a few embarrassing minutes of shame. Some mistakes will cost you more than others, and you will see the impact immediately.
Others, like the heating mistakes below, add up over time. We rarely notice these kinds of mistakes unless someone points them out to us.
Chances are this very second your home is leaking air and costing you money.
But before you go rushing out to the hardware store for weatherstripping, just sealing the obvious drafts around your windows and under your doors won’t save you nearly as much as you think.More
Did you know that the air inside of your home could be up to 100 times more polluted than the air outside?
If you've ever questioned your indoor air quality, or if someone in your home suffers from allergies or respiratory issues, you may benefit from hiring an Indoor Air Quality Professional.More
Five Signs You Need to Replace Your Air Conditioner Before Next Summer
When your old air conditioner costs you more in dollars, sense, time or even your health, it may be in your best interest to go ahead and replace it now. If you're like most people, you want to squeeze the most life out of the major equipment in your home, like your refrigerator, air conditioner or furnace before you replace it with a newer model. Often this would seem the most practical approach, unless older equipment costs you more to run. Sometimes you can even get a better price at the end of the summer season. Read on to find out if you can afford to wait.More