Why Summer Drain Cleaning is Essential

Why Summer Drain Cleaning is Essential

Your plumbing system sees an increase in use over the summer months, so it's important to keep everything working properly by maintaining the drain lines. Scheduling professional drain cleaning this time of year is an effective and hassle-free way to keep wastewater flowing and avoid potential … [Read more...]

Items That Affect Your HVAC Costs

Items That Affect Your HVAC Costs

If you’re a homeowner, it’s good practice to be familiar with factors that can drive up HVAC costs. That way, of course, you’ll be better equipped to adjust those factors to reduce the costs for you and your family. Some of the most common factors or circumstances that can increase your HVAC costs … [Read more...]

Don’t Make These Common Mistakes When Buying HVAC Equipment

Don't Make These Common Mistakes When Buying HVAC Equipment

Replacing your old HVAC system with a new model can be daunting. You want to get the best equipment for the least amount of money you can manage, which of course can be challenging. How do you know what the best equipment is? Is it determined by price? Efficiency rating? Bells and … [Read more...]

Household Objects That Affect Your Energy Bills

Household Objects That Affect Your Energy Bills

Lowering energy bills doesn’t have to mean sacrificing indoor comfort or scaling back home activities. Sometimes energy consumption sneaks up slowly because the appliances that you rely on start to wear out. These appliances can start using more energy before breaking down … [Read more...]

Proper Garbage Disposal Use

Proper Garbage Disposal Use

Your garbage disposal is a marvelous invention, designed to allow you to conveniently dispose of certain kitchen wastes. But don't let the word "disposal" fool you. It doesn't mean "dispose-all." In fact, there are many things that should not go into your appliance and if you want to keep it working … [Read more...]

What Should You Consider When Buying a Portable Air Conditioner?

What Should You Consider When Buying a Portable Air Conditioner?

A portable air conditioner (PAC) offers an ideal way to cool a single room, the flexibility to cool a different room when necessary, and the ability to cool a seldom-used space or one where a window unit isn't feasible. If you're thinking of buying a PAC, here are some factors worth … [Read more...]

Here’s One Fire Hazard You’ve Probably Never Considered

Here's One Fire Hazard You've Probably Never Considered

You may have a household fire hazard that you’re not even aware of. Every year, about 3,000 house fires originate in the clothes dryer. Property damage from these fires exceeds $35 million. The culprit in most cases is actually lint. This tiny fibrous material is an inevitable byproduct of drying … [Read more...]

How Can You Prepare Your Home’s HVAC for Your Summer Vacation?

How Can You Prepare Your Home's HVAC for Your Summer Vacation?

Getting away for summer vacation is a great way to unwind, but sometimes the preparations can be as stressful as the work and obligations we're hoping to leave behind. Here's some helpful information on how to prepare your home for your departure, with special focus on the HVAC system. HVAC … [Read more...]

Wi-Fi Thermostats Benefit Your Home in These Way

Wi-Fi Thermostats Benefit Your Home in These Way

How can Wi-Fi thermostats benefit homeowners? Let us count the ways. As smart technology continues to enhance how we live and work, it just makes sense that we'd be using it extensively for controlling home comfort. Now that summer vacation time is arriving, it's no surprise that homeowners not only … [Read more...]

Why is Your AC Unit Tripping the Breaker?

Why is Your AC Unit Tripping the Breaker?

Do you suspect your air conditioner is tripping the breaker? If the power shuts off from the breaker just one time, and doesn't do it again, it may just have been due to a surge. But if it happens more than once, you need to address the situation and correct it. The breaker is a safety mechanism … [Read more...]