• Temperature/Pressure Relief Valve Installation Mistakes And Increased Risks Of Water Heater Explosions

    If you intend to heat your home with a water heater, it is important to be mindful of the Temperature/Pressure Relief (TPR) valve. This is because this valve plays the important role of protecting a water heater from explosions. It does this by preventing the unnecessary buildup of pressure that usually occurs as a result of thermal expansion. Installation mistakes can cripple the functioning of this valve. And when this happens, it exposes a the tank to risks of explosion. [Read More]

  • Busting 3 Urban Myths On Home Heating

    Today more than ever, many homeowners are looking for ways to make their HVAC units more energy efficient. Unfortunately, there are many myths and urban legends on how to cut costs on heating. Most of these fallacies could actually result in energy wastage instead of cutting down utility costs. This article seeks to set the record straight on energy efficiency in your home by busting 3 popular myths on heating and air conditioning. [Read More]

  • 2 Reasons to Consider a Radiant Heating System

    One of the best choices that you can make when installing a new heating system in your home is to choose a radiant heating system, mostly because of the wide range of benefits and advantages that it can provide over a traditional furnace-based heating system. A radiant heating system functions a bit differently than a traditional system as the heating element is provided by water pipes or electrical panels that are located inside of your walls and floors. [Read More]

  • Preventative Maintenance For A Central Air Conditioner

    Do you constantly have to spend money on repairs to keep your central air conditioning system working in a satisfactory manner? If you are ready to go longer periods without the need for the system being repaired, investing in professional maintenance on occasion might resolve the problem. Unless you simply have an old system that is about to go out altogether, preventative maintenance is a wise investment. This article will give you an idea about the most important types of maintenance that should be done for better operation from the air conditioning system. [Read More]

  • Three Reasons To Have A Professional Conduct An Annual AC Checkup

    Although some homeowners with limited home maintenance budgets feel that preventative maintenance is a waste of time, it's actually essential for many parts of your home, such as your AC system. If your AC system fails in the middle of the summer, it can create an uncomfortable or even dangerous situation that could easily have been avoided for much less money than you'll probably need to spend on emergency repairs. Here are three reasons that it's really the wisest choice to have a professional checkup each year before summer starts. [Read More]

  • 3 Common Signs That Your Air Conditioner Needs To Be Repaired

    An air conditioner is one of the most expensive appliances in a home, and if you live in a hot climate you probably use your AC on a regular basis. If you don't want to pay a ton of money to replace your air conditioning system, it is important to know when your unit has problems and needs repairs. Small issues that are caught early can typically be fixed, but if you ignore air conditioner problems, your unit is more likely to fail. [Read More]

  • Understanding Backflow Prevention: The When And The Why

    Many plumbing systems benefit from the addition of a component called a backflow prevention device. It's name is appropriate as it prevents contaminated water from running back up the pipes into the clean water source. In some states, it's necessary for every commercial property to have one of these devices. If you are in an area where these devices aren't actually required, it's in your best interest to understand where they're beneficial anyway. [Read More]

  • Trees, Evapotranspiration, And Reducing AC Costs

    You do not necessarily have to have the latest, most energy-efficient equipment in order to have the most cost-effective AC system. To be clear, keeping your house cool starts with buying a highly efficient AC system, but you can boost the function of your air conditioner by planting trees, This is a low-tech solution because trees are nature's air conditioner.  Shade Is Only the Beginning The sun's UV rays will heat up objects. [Read More]

  • What Guarantees Do You Want From An HVAC Contractor?

    Selecting an HVAC contractor is one of the most difficult decision a consumer has to make. Most of the time, you need expensive work done now, but you have no idea who the local HVAC contractors are let alone how reliable they are. One of the best ways to make sure you're making the right choice is to find out what guarantees and contractor makes and how they back them. Here are a few of the guarantees you consider non-negotiable. [Read More]

  • Two Tricks For Improving Your Furnace Function

    Furnace efficiency does not stay consistent over time. Thus, if you buy a high-efficiency furnace, you can't pat yourself on the back with the assurance that you have done everything in your power to lower your fuel usage and heating costs. Instead, you need to take steps to ensure the continued optimal functioning of your furnace unit. Among other things, you need to inspect for and repair any leaks in your ductwork. [Read More]