5 Things You Need to Know About Maintaining Your Air Conditioner

When the temperatures rise and air conditioners come out, there are some important things you should know about your units. Here are 5 things to watch out for and techniques for increasing the life and efficiency of your air conditioners:

1. Change the filter often during the cooling season

While your air conditioner is cooling you off, it’s acting as an air purifier and prevents outside debris from blowing into your home. When was the last time you took a look at your unit’s air filter? Cleaning or changing it will increase efficiency, decrease your energy bill, and can potentially benefit your family’s health. Make a mental note to clean the filter at least once a month in the summer … Read more...

All the Gear You Need for Your First Dorm Room

We’re about a month away from the time of year when college students head to campus for the semester, and if it’s your first time living in a dorm room, you may not know how to prepare for the change. Whether you’re living in a single, double, triple, suite, or even an apartment, the difference between your college living situation and the one you’re used to at home is pretty significant. This is an exciting time to practice your independence and get the hang of living on your own!

A huge part of living in a dorm is how you choose to decorate it, but before we get to that, there are some essentials you need to make sure you … Read more...