March 20th, 2019 was the official start of spring this year for those of us living in the northern hemisphere. While this magical time of year is sure to inspire everyone’s inner gardener and poet, it is also probably going to inspire your sinuses to start acting up with bad allergic reactions. Around Birmingham, the hometown of AUX Home Services, it is literally snowing pollen most days lately. White dogs are turning yellow, black cars are looking like bumblebees, and just about everyone has a brand new “styling product” dotting their hair whenever they step outside. Yes, the Pollen Monster is here, and it is right outside your door!
Are you planning on taking a vacation this summer? Many people are polishing their travel plans with schools set to let out soon and the weather starting to warm up. Whether you’re going on the trip of a lifetime out of the country or you’re just planning on seeing family in another state, it’s not uncommon to be worried about your home and your precious property inside. Especially when something could go wrong on a moment’s notice and you wouldn’t find out until you returned home unless you have someone keeping an eye on your home for you.
Your HVAC system is perhaps the most heavily-used appliance in your home, and like any other appliance, that means it will eventually grow old, wear out, and need to be replaced. However, you don’t want to replace your system too early, since that means you’ll essentially be wasting money by not taking advantage of some of the useful life of your system. Replacing too late can also be costly—not only will you spend more on getting your system repaired, but you’ll probably be spending a bundle on energy that you wouldn’t have needed with a new system.
February is upon us. While it’s the shortest month of the calendar year, February also holds another distinction: it’s our slowest month of the year here at AUX Home Services. This year, we’re hoping to change that. This year, February becomes FREE-bruary thanks to an abundance of special deals from our Birmingham home services team!
The drains in your home are a crucial part of the entire plumbing system and pipework. Not only do they play the important role of allowing water and small particulates to wash away, but they also serve as your early warning system that your home has a plumbing problem. When things start going wrong, you can usually notice it first at sink, bath, or toilet drain. Indeed, there are a few telltale signs that you need drain clearing services immediately, or close to it.
During the hot Alabama summers, you rely on your air conditioner to stay cool and comfortable. As your air conditioner ages, the components may become corroded, and your system may run inefficiently. If you notice that your air conditioner is making an unusual noises, that your home is warm and humid, or that the system has shut off completely, it is important to get it repaired in a timely manner.
How Can I Tell a Good Electrician, From a Bad One?
When you have an electrical problem, it’s always best to leave the repairs up to an experienced, trained electrician. But, with so many options to choose from, how can you be sure you’re receiving the very best electrical services in Birmingham? In fact, there are a few things you can look for when choosing an electrician to ensure that you’re receiving nothing but safe, reliable services.
If My Fan is Spinning a Certain Way, Is It More Efficient
At Aux Home Services, we know most people know that ceiling fans can dramatically cool down a room, but did you know that they can also be used to trap in heat? Proper use of your ceiling fan during the winter months can help you keep your home warmer and help you cut your energy costs. How? It’s as simple as switching the fan blade turning direction!
Here is How You Can Prepare For Winter
During the cold winter months, your plumbing system is at risk. Frozen pipes are more likely to burst and excessive rain storms can lead to rust and other issues. It’s important that you take the proper precautionary steps to avoid common winter-related plumbing problems, as this will help you avoid costly damage to your home or business.