Home Electrical Safety Tips

Everyone wants to keep their families safe. Your home should be your family’s safe haven, so be sure to check that your electrical systems and appliances are functioning properly. Keep the following points in mind to ensure safety in your home: Cords and Plugs If you have extension cords in your home, do not use […]

Energy Saving Tips

The way you operate heating system controls and maintain your equipment can largely affect your heating bills. Maintenance should be performed regularly, about once a year. What can you do to save energy and lower your heating bills? Check the Thermostat Turn down the thermostat when heat is not needed. This goes for all heating […]

Ducted vs. Ductless Air Conditioning

Choosing a new air conditioning system may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it is important to get it right. Depending on your type of home, the climate you live in, and your home’s layout, you may want to invest in either ducted or ductless air conditioning. Both will cool your home, but they […]

All About Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide, or CO, is an odorless, colorless gas found in fumes produced any time you burn fuel in cars, trucks, small engines, grills, fireplaces, stoves, furnaces, or gas ranges. It can build up indoors, poisoning anyone who breathes it in, and can even result in death. Signs/Symptoms of CO Poisoning The most common symptoms […]

Primary Causes of Indoor Air Problems

Indoor Air Quality refers to the quality of air within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Understanding and controlling common pollutants can help reduce your risk of indoor health concerns. Primary Causes The primary cause of indoor air quality problems is indoor pollution sources […]

Why Is My Toilet Running?

Many households experience the common issue of a running toilet. You may think of it as a small inconvenience, but it can actually cost you hundreds of dollars in just a short time. There are a few reasons your toilet may be running: Flapper Seal/Flush Valve A failing flapper seal or flush valve is typically […]

How Water Heaters Work

Your water heater is the reason you have water warm enough to take hot showers and baths as well as using your dishwasher or washing machine. You may recognize your water heater as the big metal cylinder hidden in your laundry room or basement. Although they may look simple and boring, they actually have an […]

When to Replace Your Hot Water Heater

At some point in time, any appliance you own will reach its last leg. Water heaters break down over time and will need replacing. Waiting too long can lead to larger problems like leaks and water damage to your home. How do you know when it’s time to replace your water heater? Age Tank-style water […]

Propane vs. Natural Gas

Trying to decide which fuel source is best for your home? Natural gas is found underground, containing several different gases including butane, propane, and methane. It can be a liquid or a compressed or uncompressed gas. Propane is also known as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and is stored as a liquid after being separated from […]

The Importance of Cleaning Your Furnace

If you have a furnace in your home, it should be a part of your regular maintenance routine. Cleaning your furnace is important at all times of the year, but especially before winter. If you fail to keep your furnace clean, you are actually letting harmful debris spread throughout your house as dirt, dust, and […]