Tips to Help Maintain Your A/C Unit This Summer

Warmer days are around the corner, which means more air conditioning usage. To get the most enjoyment and value out of your cooling system, it is necessary to properly maintain it. Without a doubt, it’s far cheaper to maintain this appliance on a regular basis than it is to repair or replace it. Proper maintenance […]

Prevent Drain Clogs Before They Occur

Dealing with a clogged drain can be a huge pain, and clogs often occur at the worst of times. Not only are they inconvenient, but they are bad for your plumbing system. You don’t have to spend a wad of cash to prevent drain clogs. In fact, you don’t have to spend money at all, […]

Solve Humidity Issues in Your Home

Controlling the humidity levels in your home is a large part of maximizing your comfort and minimizing your energy consumption. The recommended humidity levels within a home are between 30-50%. Too much or too little humidity can cause difficulties for homeowners. Not only that, but we also need humidity for our health. Relative humidity is […]

GFCI Outlets

Grounding became required for laundry room outlets by the National Electrical Code (NEC) in 1947, and for all branch circuits in a building by 1962. Grounding a circuit gives electricity a path to earth so it will not pass through a human’s body or flammable building materials. It reduces the chances of shocks, but the […]

Electrical Ground Faults

Your electrical system is a complicated system, made up of circuits connected by wires and regulated by circuit breakers. Since it is such a complicated system, problems can arise in a number of ways and it all comes down to which circuit is experiencing trouble and where. The symptoms of electrical trouble also depend on […]

Electrical Safety in Your Home

Electricity plays a huge rule in our lives, powering our homes, lights, appliances, electronics, and more. It is a luxury that we often do not realize can be potentially dangerous. Electricity-related accidents can result in the loss of properties, limbs, and even lives. While these cases are typically accidental, they can sometimes be the result […]

Is It Time to Replace Your Furnace?

Your furnace is one of the most important pieces of equipment in your home. If your oil or gas furnace is 12 years old or younger and has been properly maintained, don’t worry about replacing it just yet. The average life expectancy of a furnace is 16-20 years. Focus on the energy efficiency of other […]

Top Reasons to Invest in a Generator

Are you unsure of whether you should buy a standby generator or a portable generator, or if you should buy a generator at all? For starters, a standby generator will help keep your household up and running during the toughest of weather conditions. Still not convinced? Keep reading: Shelter & Protection Standby generators are permanently […]

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Did you know that indoor air pollution can be a bigger problem for your health than outdoor air pollution? It is usually caused by a buildup of dust, dirt, mold, humidity, and other allergens. Sealing our homes for energy efficiency can also lead to a build-up of fumes and other biological irritants. Here are some […]

Useful Plumbing Tips

Have you ever wondered what to do when minor plumbing issues arise? There are ways to fix these minor problems before they evolve into something much more serious, requiring the help of a professional.    Replace Parts If you try taking apart pipes under your sink or shower on your own, it could potentially lead […]