Archive for April, 2016

The Benefits of Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Riverside, TX has its share of big properties, and with our hot summers and cool winters, everyone is looking at the bottom line as far as heating and cools bills go. You may not be aware of the fact that your property can actively help you save money on energy costs, with the benefits of geothermal heating and cooling. This innovative system makes use of the infinitely renewable energy from the earth itself, and as such can provide a number of advantages. Here’s how it all works. (more…)

How to Make the Best Use of Your Thermostat

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Trinity, TX gets its share of hot summers, and that means your air conditioner should be the focus of your attention in the next few months. But you shouldn’t overlook the role that a good thermostat plays in the process. Thermostats act as the control panel for your system: the point at which you exercise complete control over when the air conditioner is used and, as a consequence, how much its use will cost you. Everyone wants a cool, comfortable home in the summer months, but no one wants to pay any more than is necessary for it. The thermostat is one of the best ways to do that. Here’s a few tips that demonstrate how. (more…)

Foods You Should Never Throw Down Your Garbage Disposal Drain

Monday, April 11th, 2016

A garbage disposal is one of the most common items in your home, and you likely use it every day. Clogs or back-ups with your garbage disposal rank among the most common problems we need to solve, and while Riverside, TX has plumbers that can solve the issue, we’d prefer to help you avoid trouble in the first place. That means watching what you toss down the drain very carefully. Garbage disposals aren’t meant to grind up certain foods, and the wrong ones can result in clogs or even damage to the disposal itself. Take a look at the following list and find some other way of disposing of these foods. (more…)

Efficiency and Savings with Your Air Conditioner

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Spring is here, and with it comes the prospect of trading your old air conditioner up for a new one. Or perhaps you’re just looking for ways to improve your existing system’s efficiency and save some money when summer hits Madison County, TX like a brick. The key determining factor in an air conditioner’s efficiency is the SEER rating, which stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The higher the rating, the more cooling output your air conditioner produces for the fuel it consumes. High SEER ratings are definitely preferred to low ones, but that’s not the same as automatically saving you money. Cutting down on that bill means understanding how efficiency works. (more…)