Water is one of the world’s most precious resources and is necessary for human life. Though many people assume that the water in their taps is safe, the truth is that some water supplies carry more contaminants than others. In a series of water quality tests conducted from 2003 through 2007, researchers found 18 chemicals in large amounts in Houston’s water—well above the national average of four. Investing in a home water filtration system as part of your overall plumbing plan is the smart way to ensure that the water you and your family use is clean and safe. Check out this infographic from Abacus Plumbing & Air Conditioning, a Houston plumbing service, to learn more about home water filtration systems and the benefits they provide. Please share this valuable information with your friends and family!
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Whether it’s summer or winter, the extra demand on your cooling and heating system will be sure to increase your energy costs. The last thing you should want, then, is for the cool air or heat produced by your HVAC system escaping from your home. In addition to making your home less comfortable, these leaks can also drive your energy costs up even higher due to lost efficiency. Here are some common places where cool air can escape from your home.
One of the most common sources of air leaks is the attic. Without proper insulation, cool air can escape from the many tiny cracks in your attic. In addition, hot air from the outdoors can enter into your home, increasing the temperature. As a result, a poorly insulated attic can reduce your air conditioner’s efficiency and increase your cooling costs.
Windows and Doors
Window and door frames are also common sources of air leaks. Over time, frames can decay and warp due to poor maintenance, water damage, and a variety of other factors. Left unattended, damaged frames can actually lead to significant air leakage. If the damage is minor, you can stop the leaks through caulking or other minor repairs. In some cases, however, the windows and doors must be replaced altogether. Although this may seem like a major investment, the benefits you will see in regards to your energy costs make the project worth it.
Although the areas described above are certainly two of the most common sources of air leaks, leaks truly can occur anywhere in your home. Being vigilant of the signs and sources of leaks can help you identify them and make the necessary repairs before your energy bills get too high. If you want to learn more about the common places where cool air can escape your home, call Abacus Plumbing & Air Conditioning of Houston at (877) 746-6509.
Your air conditioner’s filters play an integral role in promoting efficiency and keeping your home’s indoor air clean. For this reason it is important to replace your filters regularly. Not all filters are created equal, however. In recent years, for example, electrostatic air conditioning filters have become increasingly popular among homeowners. The AccuClean air filtration system, for example, has proven to be many times more effective than conventional air filters. AccuClean air filtration removes 99.98% of allergens from your home’s air by using an electronic charge that attracts contaminants to its collection cells.
In addition to performance, one of the most compelling benefits of using an electrostatic filter like the AccuClean air filtration system is that you do not have to replace it. Unlike conventional filters, all you have to do is clean the electrostatic air filtration system and place it back in the vent. If you want to learn more about electrostatic air conditioning filters, call Abacus Plumbing & Air Conditioning of Houston at (877) 746-6509. You can also visit our website to learn more about our air conditioning maintenance and repair services.