Energy Bill Increasing? Your Windows May be to Blame

Maintaining Your Pool And Pool Deck Area For Years Of Enjoyment

Swimming pools are a lot of fun for the whole family and a great way to entertain friends during the warm summer months. Cooling off on a hot summer day, hanging out with friends and playing some pool games, or having a pool party can be great but if the pool is not maintained properly, people may not want to swim in it. Take the time to maintain it properly and you will be able to enjoy it for years to come.

Visual Inspections Of The Pool Area

Take the time to look at the pool and area around it from time to time. If you see any damage to the tiles, the concrete deck, or other parts of the pool, it is better to deal with them early on. The deck of most inground pools is concrete and over time it can crack. If the concrete starts to show signs of cracking, getting it repaired or replaced quickly can stop the cracks from getting worse. In some cases, the cracks can be filled the surface patched but if the cracks are bad and there are a lot of them, it would be an indication of erosion or other damage under the deck. Calling a pool repair service to assess the damage is your best option here.

Damaged Plumbing

Inground pools have filtration systems that are installed in a pump house above the ground but the lines that circulate the water run under the deck. If there is a problem with the lines, the deck may have to be removed to get to the plumbing below. If the pool filter and pump are not operating properly, it may be an indication of a problem with the plumbing. Hire a pool repair service to come and inspect the plumbing, pump, and filter system to determine where the problem and how to best fix it.

Pump Replacement

If you determine that there is a problem with the pump that circulates the water through the pool and filter system, installing a new one requires some electrical, plumbing, and mechanical skills to do properly. You can do the job yourself if you have the tools and knowledge of the pump system but if you are not sure about any part of it, calling a repair service, such as Heritage Pool Plastering, Inc., to help you deal with the pump replacement might be the best solution. Talk to them about sourcing the new pump as well. They may be able to get you the best price and they will know what replacement pump will work best for your system.

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Energy Bill Increasing? Your Windows May be to Blame

I noticed my energy bill was slowly creeping up higher and higher. The first thing I thought could be the cause of the problem, was my air conditioning and heating system. After a thorough inspection, the repair company said that was in great condition. So I did some research online and found that old windows could be the cause of energy bills increasing. I had no idea that as your windows age and lose efficiency, your energy bill begins to go up. In fact, that is one of the earliest signs that your windows may need to be replaced in the near future. If I didn't know this information, I am sure others didn't as well, so I created this site to educate others. This site includes many signs that indicate your windows need to be replaced, including an increasing energy bill.