In an effort to save money and keep their home at the perfect temperature no matter what the season, many homeowners go to great lengths to seal every nook, cranny, and crack throughout their home. While making your home air tight is a great way to stay toasty warm during the winter and nice and cool during the summer, a lack of ventilation and air flow can have a serious impact on your health.
5 January 2017
If you have been looking at updating your old air conditioning system to a much newer model, then this is a great way to increase the efficiency of your cooling system. Increased efficiency is not the only reason why an upgrade to a newer AC system is a good idea. This is also ideal if you want to get away from using old refrigerants like R-22. There are many reasons why this is a good idea.
4 October 2016
Without the help of a reliable heater, it can get pretty chilly indoors during the winter. Because your heater works hard all winter to keep you warm, it's likely faced with continual wear and tear as it is used, which can result in the need for extra maintenance efforts and unnecessary repairs. The good news is that with just a little legwork, you should be able to keep your heater in optimal working condition while minimizing the need for repairs.
8 February 2016
Today's wood stoves are a far cry from the fireplace-style stoves of yesteryear. Capable of heating a small home cleanly and efficiently, a modern wood stove can serve as a primary heating source–providing you don't live in a mansion in the arctic. Many people are attracted to wood stoves because instead of burning non-renewable resources like oil or gas, they burn wood: a renewable resource. Yet, there are some drawbacks to wood stove heating, too.
27 January 2016
When a central air unit is first installed in your home, it's hard to predict what types of problems will occur in the future. Instead of dealing with problems associated with a unit location, you can work with HVAC repair professionals to relocate the whole unit. Browse through the following five reasons you should relocate your unit and see how it can improve your system as a whole. Play Areas
27 January 2016
If you live in an older home with plumbing pipes that were installed before the 1960s, then you should think about having the steel pipes replaced with either copper or PVC varieties. Not only can the steel pipes release lead into your drinking water, but corrosion can build and cause the pipes to leak. If you are thinking about having the pipes replaced next spring or at some other point throughout the year, then make sure you can make it through the winter without a flood building in your basement.
27 January 2016
Perhaps you've heard of pellet stoves and wondered if this eco-friendly heating option is the right choice for you. While pellet stoves offer a number of benefits, they do require a little more hands-on operation and maintenance than gas and electric heating systems. Read on to learn the basics of how pellet stoves work and are operated, and make a more informed decision as to whether one is right for your home.
26 January 2016
The problem of lead in the drinking water has come to the forefront of public consciousness lately, thanks to the crisis of lead-contaminated drinking water in the town of Flint, Michigan. Chances are that the news has you thinking about your own drinking water and whether or not it's safe from similar contamination. Take a look at some of the things that you should know about lead contamination and how to avoid it.
25 January 2016
Taking a hot or warm shower or soothing bath can alleviate many health problems, such as neck pain and stiff muscles. But if your home's water doesn't get hot enough to soothe your body pain, it's time to clean your water heater. Sometimes, water heaters fill up with minerals that make the water hard. The minerals or sediments can also form a thick blanket over the bottom of the water heater that prevents the water inside it from absorbing heat.
22 January 2016
Considered upgrading your current HVAC system? Depending on your home's heating and cooling needs, you may be able to benefit from a ductless heat pump. Like traditional heat pumps, ductless heat pumps offer energy-efficient heating in mild climates and effective cooling under the toughest heat. The following explains why installing a ductless heat pump is a good idea for your home, especially if your home wasn't designed with ductwork in mind.
30 March 2015