Installing a sink is a project you might be tempted to tackle after watching a few YouTube videos – or one of those great makeover TV shows.
But like any home improvement work, installing a sink (or any other plumbing fixture) is much more complicated in the real world – where pipes are old and corroded, walls are rarely plumb, and you don’t get a chance for a retake – than in the world of a neatly edited DIY video.
Having high-efficiency heating equipment professionally installed and properly maintained will go a long way to keeping your fall and winter energy bills as low as possible in your Long Island home.
But keeping the hot air in and the cold air out of your house matters, too.
Despite the unseasonably warm temperatures we’ve been seeing here in Suffolk County recently, we all know heating season – and heating bills – are coming. Here are some cost effective ways to keep those bills low in the cooler days and nights to come:
Like it or not, fall is upon us – and with it, of course, comes home heating season.
Now is a great time to get a jump on tasks that will bring you peace of mind in the months ahead. Here are three easy things you can do right now to prepare for the cool weather to come:
Predictability can be a good thing – especially when it comes to bill paying.
That’s why we offer our EasyPay Budget Plan for our Suffolk County neighbors. With EasyPay, you’ll know exactly what your monthly heating bill will be every month– great for financial planning in the heating season ahead.
An indirect-fired water heater is one of the most energy-efficient options for heating water on the market today: if you’re looking for a smart way to lower energy bills in your Suffolk County home, it could be a great option to consider.
You use about 60 gallons of hot water every day to wash your clothes, your dishes, and yourself – so it shouldn’t be any surprise that water heating can account for anywhere from one-quarter to one-third of your monthly energy bill.
Did you know that the amount of air that leaks from an average American home is about equal to having a four-foot hole in an exterior wall?
Properly insulating and weatherizing to minimize air leaks in the “envelope” of your house are two of the best dollar-for-dollar investments you can make for your home. Here are five key benefits of weatherizing and insulating:
Spring’s here, which means it’s a great time to give your whole home a once over — including your plumbing.
Here are seven easy ways to give your plumbing systems a quick checkup:
- Check for toilet leaks — Put a few drops of food coloring in your toilet tank; if you have a leak, you’ll see the color in the bowl within an hour.
If your water faucet has slowed to a trickle, you might think there’s a problem with the faucet itself, or with the water pressure behind it – and that may in fact be true.
But it could also be a simpler issue to fix: a clogged aerator.