As a homeowner or you are currently renting, it should come as no surprise that bills are part of our regular lives. Advances in technology have led to more efficient HVAC systems, a fancy acronym for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, but without repairs and proper maintenance they will eventually succumb to entropy. So what can you do?

First off, that old air conditioner you have had since the 90’s? It is time to toss that out. There is a common misconception that “old technology used to be more reliable.” While you might be able to make an argument with other technology but when it comes to air conditioners, they have only improved since 1990. In fact, since 1990, air conditioners use 50 percent less energy than their 1990 counterparts.

Regardless of what year your air conditioner hails from, what has not changed is how often your HVAC systems are repaired and or maintained. You should absolutely get your HVAC systems inspected and maintained twice a year. This allows for plenty of opportunity to nip any issues in the bud before they become a problem down the road. For example, if you have an air conditioner coupled with a duct system, if that duct is not properly installed or sealed you could be losing 20 percent to 40 percent of your energy right into the ether. You are not cooling the outside, right?

The same can be said about water and plumbing. It is time to call a few of those plumbing contractors. From 1950 to 2000, the United States has seen water usage skyrocket by 200 percent. With more homes built leads to more chances for improper installed water pipers. Accidents happen, even by trained professionals. What professionals can’t foresee is the occasional leak. What is a tiny little leak going to do? Ask the 90 gallons of water wasted every day what a tiny leak can do. This issue occurs in the plumbing of about 10 percent of American homes. As you can imagine, 90 gallons is a lot of water and will do nothing for you except nickel and dime your wallet. It will only add insult to injury when you realize the average home in the United States expects to spend an upwards of $500 in just water and sewer annually. Plumbing contractors can fix that right up!

Whether you need HVAC maintenance, HVAC repair, or you are in need of plumbing contractors, home improvement is never a bad idea.

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