Home Service Blog Articles by Tiger®

What Indoor Temperature is Best for Summer?

Everyone seems to have an opinion on how low the indoor temperature should be when running the air conditioning in the summer. You want your home to remain comfortable while also keeping energy bills under control. Here are a few factors to consider when deciding on your home’s temperature settings for the summer. Choose a comfortable base temperature setting As...
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Reduce Your Water Bill With These Tricks

Have you noticed a climbing water bill each month? High water bills, while frustrating, are normally very easy to correct. Here are 5 tips to help lower your water bill and conserve water each month. Turn off faucets Do you let the faucet water run as you wash dishes or brush your teeth? Your bathroom faucet runs at about two...
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HVAC Problems You Can Prevent

Your heating and cooling system is not made up of “set it and forget it” equipment. HVAC equipment requires regular inspections and maintenance, and as the weather starts to warm up, things can go wrong if problems are not addressed. Exactly how wrong things go, however, depends on how proactive you are at preventing or fixing smaller issues. Here are...
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Reduce Allergy Symptoms with HVAC Upgrades

Your home’s HVAC system affects the air you breathe and therefore your health. There is no debating the connection between your home’s HVAC system and allergy season symptom intensity and frequency. Not all systems are equipped to handle allergy season, but with the right upgrades, you can reduce allergy symptoms and breathe easier. HEPA Filters Regular filters have a limited...
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5 Harsh HVAC Lessons You Want to Avoid

Some lessons in life are best learned the hard way. Others, however, turn out to be too costly and painful, like lessons in HVAC maintenance. Here are five such things you should keep in mind or address now to avoid dealing with future headaches. Ductwork needs to be cleaned If someone in your family has respiratory issues, the buildup of...
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Reduce Allergens with Duct Cleaning

For people with allergies, the outdoors can be a minefield of different allergens that trigger sneezing, sniffles, or congestion. Unfortunately, these same allergens are often present indoors. By keeping up on HVAC maintenance, especially duct cleaning, you can minimize your chance of spending spring and early summer in misery due to allergens. Do you know what is lurking inside your...
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Tips for Reducing AC Usage

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about switching off your furnace and turning on your air conditioner. As the temperature starts to rise, you might be concerned that your energy usage is about to climb as well. There are lots of simple ways to stay cool without breaking the bank. Here are some tips to...
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Tips for Preventing Sewage Leaks

A sewage leak into your house or onto your property is one of the worst plumbing disasters you could face as a homeowner. Besides the damage to your home, the bacteria present in sewage can make you and your family sick. There are two ways you can experience sewage leakage – backups and pipe breakage. While terrible, both are preventable....
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Boost Your Luck With an AC Tune-Up

It is about that time of the year the temperature starts climbing and we can look forward to saying goodbye to yet another winter. An AC tune-up at this point, while you are still using your furnace, does not make sense. Or does it? Here are four reasons to stop pushing your luck each summer and get your AC tuned...
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Your Home’s Silent Killer: Carbon Monoxide

You can’t see it. You can’t smell it. You can’t touch it. Carbon monoxide (CO) is called a ‘silent killer’ because the highly poisonous gas is odorless and colorless. It mixes with air and if breathed in can cause serious health issues or even death. The most common cause of a carbon monoxide outbreak in homes is an older furnace...
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