If you've noticed your heating and cooling bills are on the rise, and you don't know why, there could be many explanations. In some cases, buying a new system may be your only solution, but there may be easy things you can do at home to boost efficiency. Check out these four easy ways to improve heating and air conditioning inside your home. 1. Install More Insulation in the Attic
- A toilet can use a lot of unnecessary water. Every flush can waste gallons of water, especially if you have an older toilet. You can do several things to help use less water. Here is a look at how. What You Shouldn't Do About Toilet Water Waste You may find some tips and tricks for helping you deal with toilet water waste. Don't believe everything you hear. Don't use bricks - One well-known solution is to place a brick in your toilet tank.
- During winter time, it's normal for your heat pump to acquire a layer of frost or ice over the coils. Heat pumps are designed to detect things like this and will normally automatically defrost themselves. However, if your appliance completely freezes over so that it's completely encased in thick layers of ice, it could be a sign it's not defrosting like it should. Here are three things that could be causing this particular malfunction.
- For many people, a fireplace is the epitome of comfort. The fire that blazes within it lets off the most delicious warmth, helping to cut through the chill that can so often linger in the air when it's cold outside. If you're building a new home and are in the process of picking out the features that will be in it, you might be on the fence about installing a fireplace.
- As you shop around for your next furnace, chances are you're thinking about the comfort and convenience features it should have. That's a good thing, but it's all too easy to forget about how energy efficient it should be. This is where the annual fuel utilization efficiency rating - or AFUE, for short - comes in handy. The following explains how AFUE works and what you can expect as you use AFUE ratings to select your home's next furnace.