Buying an older home was the best idea you ever had for meeting your home buying budget and living in that up-and-coming neighborhood that gets you close to work. However, you knew that there would be a few quirks coming in, and everybody knows that old houses make noise when they settle. Lately though, those sounds seem to be happening only during the cold snap when your heater kicks on, and the thought of something going wrong when the temperatures are seriously low is unsettling.
3 March 2017
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