Get Ahead with Energy-Saving Tips for Spring & Summer

March 17, 2021

When the heat of the summer comes around, you will likely want to use every option in an effort to keep cool. This usually means cranking up your AC and blasting fans on the highest mode ― and then breaking into a cold sweat when you receive the energy bill. It can be hard to sacrifice the appliances used for avoiding the sweltering heat; however, there are certain appliances and habits you can implement into your day-to-day that will both help you stay cool and save on those monthly bills. Upgrade Your Air Conditioning Unit Older AC models

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Which Appliances Hog the Most Energy?

March 3, 2021

Nowadays, most people rely on at least half a dozen appliances to fulfill everyday responsibilities, and even more are typically used due to their convenience. Because each and every appliance depends on energy to operate, you could be using much more energy than you are aware of, or more than you intended. Below, we’ve listed the most common appliances that use up your home’s energy so that people are more aware of how and when they can cut back on energy levels and, furthermore, save on monthly bills. Biggest Energy Hogs HVAC Unit Unsurprisingly, your heating and

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When Should I Replace my Furnace?

October 10, 2020

With its ability to keep you toasty warm throughout winter, the furnace is one of the most essential systems in your home. Though they last quite a while, every good furnace will eventually reach the end of its lifespan. Knowing the right time to replace your furnace will help you avoid the stress of an emergency furnace problem. Here are some signs that you need to start thinking about getting a new furnace. 1. Your Furnace Is Getting Old One of the first things to do is to check the age of your furnace. If you bought it

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AMPs, Watts, and Volts: A Guide to Measuring Power

September 19, 2020

You are probably reading this article from an electronic device. By definition, that means you are using electricity to view it. It could be electrical power from the grid or just a rechargeable battery connected to your computer or phone. If you are using power from the grid, the electricity gets to your device in alternating current, commonly referred to as AC. However, if it comes from a rechargeable battery, then your device is getting power in the form of direct current or DC. While you have probably come across these terms in your daily power usage, most people don’t

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5 Tips For Generator Maintenance

August 2, 2020

Like most types of heavy-duty equipment, a generator is expensive and requires regular maintenance. If you take care of it, it can serve you reliably for many years to come. However, it can be costly to run and even unsafe if you neglect it. Here are some top tips for maintaining your engine’s performance. 1. Service the Cooling System The cooling system ensures that the engine is operating within safe heat limits. If the coolant and other components are not functioning, your generator could overwork and will eventually breakdown. If you are using a heavy-duty

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What is Super Cooling?

July 11, 2020

As the temperatures rise, energy bills start to soar. There are all sorts of ways to cut costs and save energy, and an increasingly popular option is supercooling your home. Supercooling is known to help lower utility costs without making you suffer in the heat, but does it really work? Here’s what you need to know. What Is Supercooling? Supercooling is meant to help your home stay cool without requiring you to spend a lot of money running your air conditioner. This technique involves making your home extremely cold at certain times. For most people, their supercooling period

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7 Ways to Stay Cool While Waiting For Air Conditioner Repairs

June 12, 2020

Whether AC repair is ongoing or on the way, the bottom line is, your unit isn’t working. It’s not keeping your house cool, and the temperature is rising in the meantime. There are few things worse than suffering in unbearable, stifling heat for the entire summer while you work things out with your AC. Let’s take a look at seven ways to stay cool while awaiting air conditioner repair. 1. Ceiling Fans Using ceiling fans is an effective way to stay cool in the summertime. Place a fan in each room of your home and switch it between

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What are the Types of Smart Thermostats?

May 9, 2020

The thermostat is an important component of an HVAC system. Its job is to regulate the temperature of the heating, cooling and ventilation system in your home. For many decades, the thermostat was an analog control. In 2007, the first smart thermostat was invented. Its claim to fame is that it connected to Wi-Fi. At Wenbrooke Services in Frederick, MD, we help customers decide if a smart thermostat is right for them. To gain a better understanding, here is some information about smart thermostats, including the types to consider. Learning Algorithms In 2017, it was determined that there are

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Tips for Improving Indoor Air Quality in the Spring

April 14, 2020

This spring, a lot of us will be indoors more often than usual due to the recent health crisis. This means we will be spending a lot of time breathing the air in our homes. Indoor air quality contributes to our respiratory health. Here are some easy tips for making the air in your Frederick, MD, home cleaner. 1. Dust and Vacuum Dust will inevitably accumulate on furniture and knick-knacks in your home throughout time. Similarly, people and animals will get dirt, hair, and fur on your carpet. These dust and hair particles can end up getting into

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Is it Possible to Power a Household Entirely by Solar Power?

March 20, 2020

Solar panels are a popular high-tech roofing option. The panels use the energy they collect from the sun to help power your home and all of the electronics in it. Can you live exclusively on solar power, though? We are here to answer the question if it is possible to power a household entirely on solar power. Benefits of Solar Technology 1. Attractive One of the things that most people tend to forget when it comes to solar panels is that they look really great on your house. They come in either blue or black. Both options

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