Maintaining a laundry room involves more than folding up your clean clothes. Proper maintenance should also include a few simple, yet effective plumbing tasks. Here are just a few of the plumbing tips every homeowner should be applying in their laundry room.
Inspect Drain Hoses
Don't forget to inspect the hoses that run between the water supply valve and your washing machine. Simply from normal use, hoses can fray, get punctured or sustain other damage.
If you are thinking about getting a new air conditioning system set up, then there are a lot of different options to choose from. Some options are going to be better in certain environments, some may offer varying levels of efficiency and coverage, and some are better suited to residential or commercial usage. To help you navigate your way through the vast world of air conditioners, here is a comparison of through-the-wall and PTAC units, the former of which is great for homes, while the latter of which is better for commercial uses.
Two components in your air conditioning system generate heat as they operate. The blower motor and the compressor motor both can get quite hot. Keeping the air flowing around these components is important to dissipating the heat. If allowed to over heat, these motors can fail, resulting in an expensive HVAC repair bill. Here is what you can do to keep your air conditioning system cooler this summer.
Changing the Air Filter
Air conditioning is a lifesaver when temperatures rise in the summer. But if you want your AC system to keep working well all summer, you need to do a few simple maintenance tasks before you turn it on for the year.
Clean the outdoor unit.
The outdoor condenser unit has been sitting unused for some time, so chances are, it has accumulated some dirt and perhaps even some larger debris like leaves and twigs.
In most homes, ducts connect the heating and cooling systems to the registers in the individual living spaces. However, over time, these conduits can get filled with a lot more than conditioned air. Everything from pet hair to food particles to coins can end up in your heating and cooling ducts. Having your ducts cleaned is not something you have to do every season. HVAC professionals recommend having this done every three to five years.