December 4th, 2017
So, you’re sitting at home, watching TV and thankful that you’re not out in the weather, when suddenly all the heat seems to dissipate from the room like you just read some Latin from that old book you found in the basement. What the heck is going on? Well, it sounds like you might have a problem with your furnace. Loss of furnace output is a common issue, and tends to happen during this time of year. This is when the most demand is placed on the average heating system, after all. If your furnace isn’t heating properly, and you want to find out why, read on.
November 22nd, 2017
Most people tend to focus on getting their heating systems in shape before the weather gets too cold. This is certainly an important thing to consider, but it’s not the only thing you need to do as far as preparing for winter goes. Indoor air quality is another important part of your home that you need to preserve during the winter. Poor indoor air quality will not only make you less comfortable, but will affect your health negatively, as well. Have a look below at some of the ways that you can improve your indoor air quality this winter.
November 20th, 2017
Now is the time to have a heating system you can rely on installed in your home, if you haven’t already. Unless you want to wrap yourself in about twenty layers just to sit on the couch and watch TV, that is. The kind of heating system you install in your home will have a major effect on how comfortable your home is this winter, so you should take care that you have the best one for your situation installed. Let’s go over a few of the more popular options available on the market today.
November 6th, 2017
The days are getting colder, which means you’re probably relying on your furnace more often to keep your home warm. That’s all well and good, but you should remember that the more you use your furnace, the more likely it’s going to be to develop issues from the strain. The faster you can catch any problems that may develop in your furnace, the faster you can get them repaired and the less damage they will be able to inflict on the system. Have a look at some of the more common furnace problems below, and how you can recognize them quickly if they start happening.
October 25th, 2017
For some homeowners, now is the time of year when it’s a good idea to replace their heating system with a new one. Either the current system is old, or just doesn’t fit the home that well. Maybe they’re moving into a brand new home that doesn’t even have a heating system yet. No matter what the reason, if you’re one of those people who needs a new heating system, you should consider the benefits of installing a boiler.
October 23rd, 2017
Whether you get your water from a well, or from the city in which you live, your water line is an important part of your plumbing system. All water that enters your home’s plumbing system does so by way of your water line. If the water line is in good condition, the rest of your home’s plumbing will operate more smoothly. A problem in the water line, though, will have widespread negative impacts on the rest of the system. That’s why it’s so important that you take steps to keep your water line in good condition.
One of the best ways to do that is to make sure you can recognize that your water line is in trouble. If you can identify signs that your water line is in trouble, you can have it repaired more quickly and prevent more damage. Have a look at some common water line issues, and some of the symptoms that serve as warnings of them.
October 9th, 2017
The weather will be getting colder soon, despite the current heat. That means that you’re going to be switching your heat pump from cooling to heating pretty soon, without letting up on the amount of demand. Before the weather gets too cold, now would be a good time to evaluate your heat pump to see if it can get you through another winter. If not, you should probably replace it now rather than wait for the weather to get much colder. The longer you wait, the more problems you create for the system, up to and including a sudden breakdown. Have a look at some of the signs that it’s time to install a new heat pump.
September 27th, 2017
Flooding has been a big topic in the news lately, for obvious reasons. While we may not have to worry too much about hurricanes in this area, the possibility of water damage from flooding still exists. If you want to make sure that the more vulnerable parts of your home are as protected as possible with regard to plumbing, it’s a good idea to install a sump pump. Let’s go over how sump pumps work, and why you might want to install one in your home.
September 25th, 2017
There are a number of issues that you should be aware of when it comes to your home’s plumbing system. One of the most common, and most problematic, is hard water. Millions of homeowners have to deal with hard water issues, even though many of them aren’t even aware that they have a problem. You need to know about hard water and its symptoms, if you want to keep your plumbing system in the best possible condition. Read on for more information.
September 11th, 2017
We still have a couple more months of hot weather in front of us, and then it’ll be time to start cranking the heating system. If you’re not sure whether or not your current heating system is up to the task of keeping your home warm through the next heating season, it might be a good idea to replace it now. You have a lot of options to choose from, each of which have their own advantages and disadvantages. Have a look at some of the reasons why you might want to have a ductless system installed in your home.