Summer is a time of barbecues, backyard parties, and potlucks with relatives. With all that food being served to your guests and relatives, your garbage disposal will see a lot of heavy use. That's why it's important to make sure that your garbage disposal is clog free and ready to work hard. These tips will help you get your garbage disposal ready for summer.
Clear the Drain
A slow moving drain indicates that there's a clog in the pipes beneath the garbage disposal.
Air conditioning has become a normal part of life for many people. They can't even imagine what it would be like to live in a home without an AC system. However, people used to do it all the time and still there are ways to cool yourself down without the use of your AC. If your AC is dead, you might be wondering how you can survive the summer. Here are a couple tips for staying cool in the summer without the use of air conditioning.
The traditional way to cool a building is to use special chemicals called refrigerants. The problem is that these refrigerants often contain agents that are harmful to the environment and cause damage to the atmosphere. Nowadays, however, there are techniques being developed that will allow you to cool down your building without using traditional refrigerants at all.
While it's true that using an air conditioner is often an effective way to keep your building cool, you don't necessarily need to use a mechanical device at all.
Keeping an exhaust system clean not only helps to move grease vapors and smoke out of a commercial kitchen, but it also reduces the chance of having a grease fire develop in the system. Grease builds up over time and can become very thick in the duct work of an exhaust system. When the grease gets over-heated, a fire can result. The fire can burn for awhile before anyone even notices it and it can easily spread to other parts of the building.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a programmable thermostat can save you up to 15 percent off of your annual heating and cooling bills. The nice thing about a programmable thermostat is that you can set once at the beginning of each season and leave it alone. Replacing an old-style thermostat that you have to manually control with a new programmable one is not that difficult – even a novice do-it-yourselfer should be able to do it by themselves.