• Don't Be Left in the Cold: Why You Shouldn't Postpone Heating Repairs

    If you're having problems with your residential heater, you need to have it repaired as soon as possible. You may think that you can postpone the repairs for a bit longer, but that might not be the case. Problems with your heater should be taken seriously, especially now that winter is just around the corner. Here are some signs that your heater is in immediate need of attention.  You Keep Adjusting the Thermostat [Read More]

  • How To Get Your Furnace Ready For Winter

    Whether you live in California or somewhere back east, winter can get pretty cold. Even if your version of cold is in the 50's, it can still be cold enough that you need to turn on your heater during the winter. To make sure your heater is as ready as possible for the warm weather, there are a few things that you can do as a homeowner. From having your air ducts cleaned to making sure your thermostat is programmed, this article will take a closer look at three things that you can do. [Read More]

  • Four Reasons Your Furnace Isn't Working

    During the long, cold winters days, a reliable furnace is the best way to keep your home nice and warm. It's important to provide regular maintenance checks on the appliance. This keeps the furnace functioning properly and can extend the life expectancy. However, even the best-serviced furnace can stop working due to a number of reasons. Some of them you can troubleshoot, while other causes lead to replacing the entire unit. [Read More]

  • Tasks To Complete Before The Experts Install Your Heater

    There are many reasons why it is a smart idea to invest in a new heating system before the cold weather sets in. And, while your HVAC professional will take care of all of the setup, there are a few things that you may want to do beforehand. Keep reading to learn about a few of them.  Duct Leak Testing The installation of a new heating system is the perfect time to make sure that your ductwork is free of leaks and other openings. [Read More]

  • Understanding Indoor Air Quality And What It Means To Your Health

    Your home is — or at least should be — your haven. It is a place where you go to relax at the end of a long day. Your home also serves as a place to spend time with family or entertain guests. However, what if someone told you that your home is not a haven after all? What if you found out that the air you're breathing inside your home can make you sick? [Read More]

  • Understanding The Many Types Of AC Filters

    Think that all air conditioning filters are the same? Think again! You are hopefully aware that your HVAC system needs to have its filter changed on a regular basis, but you may not be aware that the filter that you choose can have a number of effects on your home's air quality and even the efficiency of your entire HVAC system. Leaving old, dirty filters in place can cause your system to run inefficiently and cost you money over the long run, but choosing the wrong filter can have negative effects on your home's climate as well. [Read More]

  • 4 Ways To Keep Your Air Conditioner Pest-Free

    You rely on your air conditioner to keep your home cool, but insects and small rodents rely on it for a different reason – A/C units are a common pathway for invasive pests. If you want to keep your home cool without losing your cool over pests, take note of the following tips. 1. Keep Your Indoor and Outdoor Units Clean Clutter not only conceals pests, but it also gives them a base from which they can gather food and nesting materials. [Read More]

  • Finding Slab Leaks In Residential Homes

    If your last water bill was much higher then expected, then it's possible your home has a plumbing leak inside of its concrete slab foundation. While a slab leak is generally a problem requiring repair by a licensed plumbing contractor, there are many things you can do to determine if a slab leak is causing the increase in your utility bill, including: Look Around the Exterior of Your House for Puddles or Signs of Moisture [Read More]

  • Preparing Your Home's Exterior For Winter

    You want to make sure your home is prepared for those cold and harsh winter months. Preparing your home for winter includes taking care of your home's yard and exterior. This article can serve as a short guide to winter preparation for the exterior and yard of your house. Tend to your trees Make sure that your trees are ready for winter. Look at the branches and cut back any that look as if they may not hold up well to high winds or the weight of snow on them. [Read More]

  • Things To Discuss With Your Furnace Installer

    If your furnace has had multiple repair bills and it still isn't working as well as it should, then it's time to think about having a new furnace installed. Getting a new furnace gives you the chance to buy one that is much more energy-efficient and better suited for your home. Here are some things you may want to discuss with the installation technician when you get your new furnace. [Read More]