Nevada Public Radio Listen Live

"Weekend Edition"
Facebook Twitter Follow Nevada Public Radio

Support Nevada Public Radio
KNPR's State of Nevada About SON Archives Participate Specials
UPCOMING
Mark Kleiman Talks Marijuana Laws
Gut Feeling: What We Learned From The Hazda About Digestion
Missing Out On A High School Diploma
RECENT
Council Votes For Horse-Drawn Carriages
Utah Keeps 'Utes' As Mascot
The Progressive Bluegrass Sounds Of The Infamous Stringdusters
Why Don't We Know Who's Behind the Kelly Cheating Scandal?
The Good Foods Of Lent
Castro And Patrick Spar Over Immigration
Boycott Las Vegas Say Social Conservatives
How Safe Is Your Food?
Robert Coover And The Return Of The Brunists
Behind The Bundy Ranch Standoff
Can 'Serious' Reading Happen Online?
BASE Jumping: The Allure And The Danger
Lynne Jasames On Why 'It's Okay To Cry'
Tax Advice For The Alternative Economy
The Secret History Of Las Vegas
Anti-Government Protesters Win Round Against BLM
Deal Reached Between North Las Vegas And Labor Unions
Bryan Ferry (Of Roxy Music) Brings His Orchestra To Vegas
Is Tipping Obsolete?
Being Oscar
The Life Cycle Of A Mall

Tips From the Fix-It Show
Tips From the Fix-It Show

Listen
AIR DATE: August 10, 2012

It’s too late to call in to our latest fix-it show with a question, but you can listen to the audio, or check out handy tips below.

For your pool:

  1. Regularly skim leaves and debris. This saves wear and tear on the filter.
  2. Clean the lint baskets.
  3. Add adequate chlorine, and chemicals for ph, hardness, and alkalinity.
  4. Keep the water circulating and appropriately treated.

For your air conditioning:

  1. If there’s something wrong with your air conditioner, there’s a 50/50 chance it’s your condenser fan motor.
  2. Number one reason for an AC mishap? Failure to regularly change the filters.
  3. To save money on AC use – keep the temp as high as you can stand it – this is costs less than turning off the air conditioning when you’re not home.
  4. If you have an outdoor AC unit, clean off the condenser coil with a garden hose in the spring time.
  5. Wall units can be as effective as central air, and generally are more efficient to operate.
 
EXPERTS
Chris Bingaman, assistant service manager, Quality Mechanical
Billy Haas, licensed handyman, Amazing Creations
Bruce Abbott, Courtesy Plumbing

 


LINKS
comments powered by Disqus
COMMENTS:
I am thoroughly enjoying your informative show today re: air conditioning, etc.
Beverly J MitchellAug 9, 2012 10:53:26 AM
© 2013 NEVADA PUBLIC RADIO   
Web hosting facilities provided by Switch.