Category: Pipe Fixing

1. Dripping Faucet While in most cases you may be able to easily tighten a leaky faucet, not all faucets are quick fixes. A small leak may not seem like a big deal, but a leaky faucet dripping at the rate of one drop per second can waste up to 3,000 gallons in one year—the […]

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Outdoor unit The outdoor unit of your central air conditioning system, usually located at the side or back of your house, contains the compressor, condenser coil, a fan and various electrical components. The heated refrigerant vapor from inside your house moves through the compressor, which heats the refrigerant to an even higher temperature. The higher […]

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Filtered air One of the many benefits of a central air system is the air pushed through the ducts is filtered. The air quality of your home will improve, which means fewer allergens and potentially harmful gases. However, this benefit requires maintaining and changing the filter regularly. Modern units have filter indicators that’ll tell you […]

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  1) LEMON PEELS WILL MAKE MY SINK SMELL GOOD. This is true, but we don’t recommend it unless you have a very powerful garbage disposal. We recommend a homemade mixture of vinegar and a bit of baking soda, completely dissolved, being poured down the drain to keep it fresh smelling.   2) FLUSHABLE WIPES […]

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How Can You Protect Yourself Against AC Air Pollution? Check the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning or changing your unit’s air filters. Open the windows as much as you can. Allow fresh air to circulate in your home and flush out pollutants. Have a Green Apple HVAC technician perform annual maintenance checks. Turn the temperature up, […]

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 Do-It-Yourself 1. Bathroom sinks and tubs usually become clogged and slow for different reasons than kitchen sinks, so you have to deal with them in different ways. For cleaning bathroom drains, ordinary table salt can be a very effective ingredient in your toolbox. Pour at least one tablespoon of salt into your bathroom drain followed […]

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For your air conditioning to work efficiently, it must be able to transfer heat from inside your home to the outside effectively. A coating of dirt, dust and other debris on the A/C coils can prevent this, by insulating the coils from the surrounding air and reducing the efficiency of the heat transfer process. To […]

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1. The chemicals found in the cleaners can actually damage your pipes. The hydrochloric acid and other acidic ingredients in the cleaner can “eat away” at your pipes as it sits in your drain. In fact, older pipes are more susceptible to this kind of erosion. Even if you think your safe with copper pipes, […]

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Increase Shade Indoors and Outdoors Shading your home and your central air unit lowers your electric bill by reducing how much and how hard the unit has to work. Plant shade trees near the condenser to keep it out of direct sunlight, as well as along the east and west of your property, keeping your […]

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2. A Pipe Is Leaking A Little Bit Leaky pipes are also annoyances that many people just accept, especially if the leak is small. After all, if the water leaking is small in its volume, it doesn’t seem like it should be that big of a cause for concern. However, any leaky pipe poses a […]

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