If you have ever removed dust bunnies from under your bed, you know how thickly dust and wads of hair can collect together in one place. What you may not know is that your home's ventilation system is coated in dust bunnies and their numerous "friends" (e.g., live bugs, dead bug corpses, tons of dead skin cells—both human and animal—etc.). The vents are more affectionately called the "burrows of dust bunnies"
In today's economy, people are moving around more than ever before. When just a few hours worth of driving can mean a huge difference in climate, people who are a new to an area may not understand that their climate control needs won't be the same as they were in the last home. Here's a guide to the different cooling systems available so you can pick the one that's best for your new home.
If you've been dealing with scorching summers lately, then you might be fed up with high air conditioning costs. Fortunately for you, there are a number of measures that you can take to dramatically reduce your utility bills during the summer. For example, you can do the following:
Close Your Blinds
It might surprise you, but one of the easiest ways to save money is simply to close the blinds during the day.
As temperatures began to drop this winter season, it's only natural to consider the heating system of your home. If your furnace is not operating properly, it can cause the climate inside your house to be quite uncomfortable. Still, there are usually warning signs that indicate a furnace needs to be repaired. Here are a few of them:
Is your furnace making unusual sounds?
If you notice odd noises, such as groanings or banging sounds, coming from your furnace, there may be a problem.
If you have been having problems with your ventilation lately, then there are a number of factors that might be responsible. To help you figure out exactly what is to blame, here are some of the most common causes of ventilation malfunctions:
First of all, your problem might be a blockage somewhere in your air ducts. This can range from a buildup of dust to the remains of a rodent that crawled into your ventilation and died.