Home Service Blog Articles by Tiger®

4 Reasons to Schedule an AC Tune-Up this Spring

When was the last time you changed the oil in your car? Probably when the manufacturer recommended, based on the mileage & time since the previous oil change. Your heating & air conditioning equipment should be no different.  No matter your system’s age, regular maintenance is a must. Here are 4 reasons why you should schedule an AC tune-up this...
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Why is My Natural Gas Bill So High?

Spring might be just around the corner, but furnace season is still in full swing. Because of the colder weather, you might have noticed an increase in your natural gas utility bills. Let’s take a look at why your natural gas bill can be so high this time of year, and some steps you can take to reduce this expense....
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Does Your Home Need an Electrical Update?

A home’s electrical use is something most people rarely think about…until there is a problem. By keeping up to date with maintenance and repairs, you can save thousands of dollars and serious headaches by taking care of potential hazards before they become a problem. Signs your home needs an electrical update There are several indicators that your home may need...
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Furnace Safety Tips

It is easy to take furnace safety for granted, especially if your unit is hidden in a room that you do not access very often. You do not normally need to think about it unless something goes wrong. While the main concern people have is the heat failing on cold days, there are other hidden dangers when it comes to...
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The Importance of Proper Air Distribution

When you think about HVAC system performance, the first thing that usually comes to mind is your furnace. While that is a critical feature of your home’s heating, it is not the only part. A perfect furnace is useless without proper air distribution. Here are five ways air distribution issues affect your home. Hot and cold spots The most obvious...
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Save Water with These Plumbing Upgrades

Saving water is just as important as saving energy. Whether you are concerned about your spending or just want to help the environment, reducing water consumption will go a long way to do both. Fortunately, you do not have to ration drinking water or use dry shampoo every week to save water. The right plumbing upgrades will reduce your water...
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Ways to Reduce Plumbing Energy Consumption

Most discussions about energy consumption and reduction center around HVAC systems and lighting. Water heating energy consumption tends to get neglected. You can address the energy consumed by your water heater, both by changing your habits and making modifications to your hot water plumbing system. Here are some tips for reducing your home’s plumbing energy consumption. Change habits Saving energy...
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5 Signs You Need to Replace Your AC

When it comes to replacing your home’s cooling equipment, you have two options: wait until it dies or take action before. Your best option is to replace your air conditioner before it fails. So how do you know when it is time for an AC replacement? Here are some guidelines. Your comfort level is decreasing If, despite proper maintenance, your...
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What the R22 Ban Means for Your System

Your air conditioner works hard to keep you cool, especially during the hot summer months. One aspect of your system you might not give much thought to is the type of refrigerant it uses. Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned R22 refrigerant. So what does that mean for you if your system uses R22? What is refrigerant...
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Choosing the Right Indoor Temperature

The temperature setting in our home is something we rarely give any thought to in the summer as long as our home is cool. According to professionals, the ideal summer indoor temperature ranges from 75-80.5°F. This may seem based on opinion, but there are some factors we must think about before choosing a temperature. Health When choosing an indoor temperature,...
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