A Welder in the Office

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Effective Ways To Improve Your Home's Energy-Efficiency Rating

Gregory Walker

Keeping your home energy-efficient is critical, as this lets you save as much money as possible. Your home can stay energy-efficient thanks to these steps.   

Maintain Air Conditioner

When the air filter of your AC unit gets too dirty, your unit has to work harder in terms of moving cool air into your home. This can cause your cooling costs to rise gradually. All of this can be avoided simply by inspecting the air filter from time to time.

Take the filter out, and hold it up in the light. If it's covered in dust and it's reusable, you can clean it with a vacuum. Use the crevice part of the vacuum for this type of cleaning.

If the filter is not reusable, it will need to be replaced with a brand new one. Make sure to look on the side of the old filter, as this is where you can find the filter dimensions. There should be three digits separated by an x.

Set Up Energy-Efficient Curtains

During the winter months, warm air can actually seep out near your home's windows. You can stop this from happening, though, by setting up energy-efficient curtains. These curtains are dark, and they are made from extra thick materials. This helps your home retain heat better, giving you the chance to save some money each month on your heating bills. 

A good material to consider for these curtains is polyester. This material is thick and durable, so it can hold up over the years. It's also a good idea to look for curtains that have a double-pass foam-back construction. This design gives the curtains excellent insulating properties.

Replace Old Appliances

If you have lived in your home for a while, some of the appliances may be dated. You need to replace old appliances with ones that are new and energy-efficient. Try upgrading to a high-efficiency water heater that only fires when you ask for hot water. These water heaters don't burn fuel for very long, giving you the chance to save some money.

In terms of your bathroom, your toilet may use a lot of water. That's why it's a good idea to set up a low-flow toilet. Whenever you are looking for washers or dryers, try getting ones that are Energy Star qualified. This rating ensures the appliances are energy-efficient.

If you are looking to save money as a homeowner, you can take these steps. They will help your home stay as energy-efficient as possible throughout the months. For further information, contact a local air conditioning repair professional, such as one from Cleveland Plumbing & Heating Inc.


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A Welder in the Office

Hi, I'm Caroline. Welding has always been really fascinating to me. One day, when I was at work in my office, we had a leaky pipe in the ceiling. After calling a plumber, he called a welder who came to repair the large, open pipe. As we were all sitting there trying to work, the welder just came in and started repairing the pipe! I had never worked on a construction site before, and I probably never will. But I started thinking about what it would actually be like to work on a construction site, which led to me exploring construction themes and writing this blog!