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Siding Products That Increase Your Curb Appeal

The old siding on my home had finally reached the end of its lifespan. This meant it was time to re-side my home. After doing some research, I knew what features I wanted for my new siding. One of the features that was most important to me was the appearance of the siding and how it would increase the curb appeal of my home. Siding wraps around your entire home and can make it look old and dated, or new and modern. With this website, I hope to discuss different siding products and discuss what sort of appeal and look it can bring to your home. This can help you select the siding type that will impact the overall appearance of your home for the better.


Siding Products That Increase Your Curb Appeal

Three Ways An AC Tune-Up Saves You Money

by Kent George

Don't put off having your air conditioning system serviced. It will only cost you more money in the long run. Many homeowners wait too long to have their AC system serviced, while other homeowners don't have it serviced at all, waiting until their system breaks down and needs repair. The smart choice is to have your unit tuned-up once a year. The following are three ways this will save you money.

Your electric bill is kept to a minimum.

There are several things an AC technician will do that saves you money on electricity. Your freon level will be replenished if it is running low. Inadequate levels of freon will result in a lower temperature of air. When this happens, an air conditioner will be kept running longer to get your home cool. In some cases, a homeowner may never turn off the AC, because it simply will not cool down the home adequately. This leads to a higher than normal electric bill.

Repair costs are minimized.

Although it is possible that your AC system will break down with proper maintenance, the chances of your system needing a larger repair are greatly reduced. A technician will inspect all of the key components and electrical connections. Key components can be replaced before they break down. Equally important is cleaning essential elements of the system such as a fan, coil and condenser. Moving parts that require lubrication are serviced as well. Over time, dirt and dust are often the cause of an AC unit breaking down.

Your AC unit will have a longer lifespan

No AC unit lasts forever, and at some time in the future it will have to be replaced. But just like any other mechanical and electrical system, proper and timely maintenance will extend the life of the unit. Allowing your AC unit to degrade will not only lead to repair costs, but a neglected AC system will degrade faster than one that is properly maintained. Eventually, this will lead to a shorter lifespan for the air conditioning system. Every year your AC operates efficiently is one more year you can delay the purchase of a new unit.

It is best to have your AC unit serviced before the heat of summer begins. If your system breaks down when the temperatures are hot, you may find yourself paying higher bills for emergency repairs, and even without an emergency, AC technicians are often backed-up with customer orders and cannot get to your home quickly. Make an appointment with an air conditioning repair company, like C B Lucas Heating & Air Conditioning, while your system is still working.