Category Home Maintenance Tips

Cutting Cooling costs

 

The ability to control temperature with the help of technology has made it possible and easier for man to survive in any living conditions irrespective of weather and climate. The initially used ones were the means to generate heat for warmth using fire. And later people used bamboo sticks, leaves and vessels filling them with water and through some means created chillness using them. However, it was after technological inventions came up, people were able to come up with heating systems and cooling systems. The most popular cooling systems are the Air conditioners and next to it are Fans and Air coolers. Keep you place cool and save money on air conditioning too.

Reduce the time that your air conditioner runs. Check your system is with good maintenance and service to run properly. Adjust the thermostat setting either automatically or manually. You can also use low cost cooling methods like ceiling fans which cuts the costs significantly.

With the services of a great HVAC company people can maintain and repair their Air conditioners in time and also can ensure smooth functioning of it which can also help to cut down on cooling costs.

The following are the best ways to cut down the costs and improve your cooling system,

1. Set the AC thermostat high so that there is not much difference in temperature between indoor and outdoor, when you are not in home during day time. Keep your house warmer.
2. A programmable thermostat saves your money by turning it off when you are away.
3. Clean your system coils and filters periodically.
4. Install fluorescent lamps in the fixtures which improve energy savings.
5. To prevent leaking of the cool air, close the holes and gaps through which pipes and wiring enter the house.
6. Let your attic be insulated to its maximum.
7. Use the ventilation fans in the kitchen and bath only when you need. Within an hour they can pull out the cool air filled in the house.
8. Install blinds, shades, sun screens or window films in the windows exposed to the sunny light.
9. Use fan to circulate air whenever room temperature is good enough to not use AC.
10. Keep the outside ac unit out of obstructions from the shrubs and trees and provides good air flow.
11. Service your system at least once in a year.
12. Energy efficient equipment will support in energy savings.

 

An increasing need to use Ecofriendly Cleaning products in Homes

 

After facing an increasing temperature and its impact as Global warming, people across the world have began to understand the need for eco-friendly products for all purposes. There is a demand for sustainable development and use of environment friendly substances. When we say eco-friendly the substance should be free of any kind of harmful chemicals and should also be bio-degradable after we use of dispose them. Most of the cleaning products we use in our homes are made up of harmful chemicals and toxins and when they are used they would both cause damage to the surfaces and spaces of home where they are used and also to children and people while using them.

Initially it was felt that only when we use strong chemicals they can clean tough stains and dirt in places like bathroom, toilet, kitchen sinks, flooring, walls and as such, now it is found that they can cause health issues and there are concerns about using them. Also, at the same time there is brought into usage several cleaning products that are chemical free, made up of recycled substance, and are completely safe with no toxic materials in them.

Now, when there are eco friendly cleaning products available in the market then why still prefer to use harmful chemical containing cleaning products. When people especially home owners who look forward to keep their houses clean for its longevity and maintenance, if they can think about the same about earth then they would naturally tend to use cleaning products that are disposable and would cause no harm to earth and environment. Not just cleaning products even accessories that support them should also be environmentally safe such as paper and personal products in bathroom and toilets.

 

How to Lower the Cost of Home Renovation

 

Home renovation seems to be all about bleeding out your bank account. But there are techniques for slowing down the haemorrhaging.

Prepare a budget:

Preparing for budget is very much important in all our expenses. If we fail to prepare a budget or estimation we could not get an idea about the estimation of the expense or a plan. If you are ready with the budget you can judge the cost expenses and make the whole process planned and finish it in an effective manner. For Home renovation also it is highly applicable and without the proper plan we could not complete the work properly.

Analyze the worth of investments:

In the Home Renovation process, as the cost increases we should analyze the invested material’s worth. If you invest a heavy amount in a material first make some enquires about the material whether the given cost is worth for the material how the life of the material, whether we should put the money in this or go for some other material and so on. So that we can proceed with the correct quotation.

Buy Imitations:

If you’re buying new materials, look for imitations or knock-offs – they’re cheaper.