Spring Plumbing Maintenance For Your Outdoor Pond In Colder Climates

If you live in a colder climate and have an outdoor pond as part of your landscaping, it's time to do a little spring maintenance. You need to check out the pond's plumbing to make sure that the winter freeze hasn't damaged anything. Here's a quick guide to help you catch problems with your pond's plumbing.  Turn On The Pumps And Filters Once the temperature outside seems to stabilize at 450F or above, it's time to switch your pond's pumps and filters back on. Read More 

The Importance Of Proper Installation: Is Your Heat Pump Delivering Maximum Efficiency?

Does it matter if your heat pump is not installed perfectly? According to a recent study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), you could be losing as much as 30 percent of your energy efficiency and not seeing the best possible reduction in your heating bills if your heat pump is improperly installed. So if you purchase a heat pump that is guaranteed to deliver a certain level of energy efficiency, you may not be achieving that -- through no fault of the appliance. Read More