Day: April 13, 2016

How to Work with Drain Snakes

It’s inevitable to experience clogged drains in your home. And when you encounter one, you can attempt to fix the plumbing problem yourself. The common solutions are pouring hot water into the drain, using a plunger, pouring in a mixture of baking soda and vinegar, or pouring chemicals. However, tough clogged drains may call for a professional to get it fixed especially when plungers and mixture of baking soda and vinegar do not work. But a do-it-yourselfer can go as far as using a drain snake. Why not? Having a plumber fix the drain can cost you hundreds of dollars … read more

How to Fix your Own Air Conditioner

Did you know that minor air conditioner repair can cost from $80 to $100? And by minor, we mean repairs that you could actually do yourself. So to prevent you from paying a repairman for repairs that you could actually do, here are some common problems and the simple steps that you can do to have your cooling unit working again:

Indoor fan is not running. First thing to check is the thermostat. Make sure it’s receiving power. You’ll know that the digital thermostat has no power if it’s blank. If it’s blank or if it has batteries, go to … read more

How Split Air Conditioner Works

Air conditioning is indeed a necessity today in most homes in North America. Air conditioners regulate both high temperatures and humidity.  A split air conditioner is a type of air conditioner that works by blowing cold air from units mounted on your wall.

A split air conditioner has two separate parts which gives it its name. It has an outdoor unit and an indoor unit. The outdoor unit consists of the compressor and the condenser coils while the indoor unit has the blower and the evaporator coils. This is most popular central air conditioning unit. One reason why it’s split … read more