Weather Affecting Your Bill

If you’re not on a fixed monthly electricity bill, do you sometimes have trouble figuring out the rhyme and reason behind the payment you’re making? The weather definitely plays a factor in your billing fluctuation.

During the warmth of the summer cooling your house can account for up to 50% of your electricity bill. Lowering your thermostat to keep cool and comfortable causes your AC unit to run longer thus increasing the electricity use. Turning your thermostat up a few degrees or on ‘Auto’ can help save a few dollars throughout the summer months.

If you find that cool air is escaping through your home, it might be best to have your house inspected. The colder air can be escaping through old windows, doors, your chimney and even surprisingly enough your electrical outlets!

You may also find that if your home was built around or before the 1980s that your attic lacks any type of proper insulation. This can pose a problem due to the fact that both your cool and warm air (depending on the season) can easily be escaping through the lack of insulation. This issue can be remedied with additional insulation added to your attic area.

If you’re in the need of some HVAC assistance, call the experts at Poorman’s Heating and Air Conditioning (260.422.3534). Emergency services are available 24/7. You won’t be disappointed with Poorman’s quick response and affordable, outstanding service. Don’t forget to check out Poorman’s Facebook page! “Like” us!

Leaky Faucet Problems

It’s interesting to read in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette about the arguments arising from area residents up in arms about a rate hike in their water bills.  Those using 5,200 gallons of water a month are now paying a little over $17 a month for water, by 2015 they will be paying approximately $24.  What some residents don’t realize is that they can cut back on several gallons of water each day if they take care of a few plumbing issues around the house.  Poorman’s Heating and Air Conditioning found in Fort Wayne, Indiana takes care of several plumbing issues on a daily  basis, but many problems can be fixed by the home owners themselves.  The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has a page on the website devoted to water saving tips for home owners.  Check out the website and see for yourself how easy it is to save a few dollars by just taking care of your leaky toilets and sinks.  If however, the plumbing problem far exceeds your mechanical work, call Poorman’s (260-422-3534) or check out their Facebook page for their plumbing expertise. Poorman’s also provides heating system, AC unit, geothermal and indoor air quality services. You won’t be disappointed!

EPA’s ‘Fix A Leak Week’ Link