When you are renting an apartment, one of the major appliances that is probably contributing to your heating bill is your water heater. Water heaters, whether run on gas or electricity, are one of the bigger energy users in a home. When you are renting a home, you most likely cannot upgrade or modify the water heater or your faucets to reduce energy use associated with your water heater. However, there are still a few things that you should be able to do as a renter that will lower your water heater energy related costs.
If you have a mold problem in your home, it could also be in your air ducts. This is why it is very important that you have your air ducts cleaned so you can be sure. If not, mold spores will easily get into your home each time your HVAC unit is running. The mold spores will continue to grow and then you would have an even bigger problem. Below is some information about cleaning your air ducts that you should find helpful.
Old houses often don't have air conditioning installed, which can be a problem when the summers are hot and uncomfortable. You may decide that the answer is to install air conditioning. In this case, you have three options – central AC, ductless or mini-split systems, or a window unit. The following guide can help you decide.
This is the most expensive option, since it may require the installation of duct work along with the air conditioner.
The warm and wonderful days of summer are not far away. That means it's time to make sure your air conditioning system is ready for the challenge of cooling your home. Here are four things you need to do to prepare your AC system for summer.
Make sure all of the vents are open and unblocked.
If any of the vents are closed or blocked by furniture, your home won't cool evenly.
Has your gas furnace stopped working? Or has the efficiency slowed down to the point that a system shutdown seems inevitable? There are several potential causes for a malfunctioning gas furnace, but the pressure switch is always a good place to check.
The pressure switch is a safety feature that works a little differently than something like a limit switch. When the pressure switch closes, electrical current is allowed through to start the igniter and the heating process.