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Talking About Preventative Plumbing Services

Hey there, my name is Russell Tyson. I am going to use this site to educate my readers about services offered by plumbing professionals. When I first started my company, I was unaware of all the necessary plumbing procedures needed to keep the toilets from backing up. My clients often failed to notify me when a toilet started to fail, likely due to embarrassment or a lack of time. Luckily, I was clued into the value of hiring plumbers to perform regular maintenance and repairs on the toilets to keep them in fine shape. I hope to detail those services on this site to inspire others to embrace preventative plumbing procedures.


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Keeping Your Cool While Keeping Air Conditioning Costs Down

by Charlie Clarke

If you've just moved to a part of the country that enjoys warm weather during the summer season, you're probably looking forward to soaking up the sun and otherwise enjoying life in your new location. However, summers seem to be getting longer and hotter every year, and if you're like most people, the thought of enduring several months of hot weather without air conditioning is out of the question. If you aren't used to living in a home with air conditioning, you may be in for a surprise when you receive your first bill. Here's how to keep your cool this summer without becoming overheated when you catch sight of your utility bill.

Keep it Clean

The air filter, that is. Your cooling system will work harder than it has to if it's busy making up for an air filter that clogged with dust or debris. Check your filter monthly and clean it with a damp cloth or sponge. With normal use, air filters should be changed about once every three months.

Keep it Serviced

Having your air conditioning unit serviced on an annual basis will keep it running smoothly. Scheduling service for the spring before things heat up makes sense because it gets systems  in gear for the long months ahead. Many people new to using air conditioners wait until they malfunction, but this only ensures costly repair bills and a possible long wait for service. Air conditioning units that haven't been properly maintained tend to break down during the first prolonged heat wave of the season, and this means that repair companies are often overbooked to the point where customers may have to wait several days for an appointment.

Keep it Smart

Smart technology allows homeowners to program their air conditioning units to meet their individual needs and preferences. If you and your family are gone during the day, for instance, you can program your system to turn the temperature up for those hours so it's not wasting energy keeping an empty home cool.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides products that meet strict energy-saving guidelines with the ENERGY STAR designation, and this translates to serious saving on utility bills. Depending on where you live, you may even qualify for a tax credit if you opt to have an ENERGY STAR unit installed. As an added bonus, products with the ENERGY STAR designation are environmentally friendly.

Please feel free to reach out to your local HVAC company at your convenience for more information about cooling services and keeping utility costs minimal without sacrificing the health and comfort of your family.