Upgrading your HVAC system can ultimately have a major impact on how much it costs to heat and cool your home. There are some basic repairs and upgrades that will make your system more efficient during both the winter and summer months. That is, you can reduce your utility bills throughout the year if you make smart, simple repairs. Replacing your air filter is easy work, but many people do it incorrectly. [Read More]
Should You Shut Off Your Furnace's Pilot Light During The Off-Season?
With the advent of the electronic igniter, the old-fashioned pilot light has fallen by the wayside as a feature on modern furnaces. If your furnace still relies on this tried-and-true method of ignition, you may be wondering if you should extinguish your pilot light during the warm weather months or let it burn all year long. The following offers a few detailed benefits and caveats of each choice. Your Pilot Light Could Cost You Extra Money [Read More]
Tips To Help You Avoid Plumbing Problems
Caring for your plumbing system can be important for reducing the risk of complications or other problems arising that could severely disrupt life in your home. Yet, it is a common situation for a homeowner to find themselves ill-prepared to address or otherwise prevent these issues from striking their plumbing. Flush Your Drains On A Regular Schedule The drains of your home can be subjected to some of the more intense forms of wear that may make them likely to suffer clogs. [Read More]
Five Tips For A Warmer Christmas Day
Generally, the Christmas season brings on colder weather. While it's quite cozy, you want to ensure that your home stays warm enough to keep everyone at the perfect comfort level this Christmas. Here are five tips to help you accomplish this: Check the Windows and Doors: Be sure to replace worn out weather strips underneath the doors to your home, as well as the garage door to ensure that heat stays better trapped. [Read More]