Cleaning the Refrigerator Coil

The  performance of your refrigerator and freezer are dependent on the ability of the coils to disperse the heat pulled out of the cooling compartments.   Over time dust builds up in the coils and it acts like insulation around the coil.  This holds the heat in the coil reducing the unit’s ability to cool.  The…

Sealing Air Ducts

The cooler weather is here and, we have talked about a lot of ways to save energy dollars all year so let’s talk about one that works both winter and summer. You could be losing money at the duct to vent connections.  The codes now require that all joints be wrapped with a duct tape…

Proper CFL Disposal

We frequently talk about the benefits of  CFL’s; Compact Fluorescent Bulbs.  CFL’s are an innovation in lighting that is widely accepted but CFL’s need proper attention at disposal time because they contain mercury.  While the amount of mercury in a bulb is pretty minimal it still merits proper handling.   Here’s the bottom line.  Do not…

Temperature difference between register and return

It’s the time of year to make sure that you have had your heating system checked out before the cold weather sets in.  We get a lot of questions about air conditioning and heat.  Lots of callers ask about situations where a room or rooms upstairs are hotter than the rest of the house and…