• The Most Popular Types of Heaters

    Setting up HVAC in your home or business can be a pretty complicated proposition, since there are so many different options to choose from. To help make your life a little easier, here is a breakdown of the most popular types of heaters: Central Heating The most common option for heating is often central heating, which is also the most heavily integrated heating system as well. This ultimately means that you need to have a dedicated ventilation system in order for central heating to work properly. [Read More]

  • 4 Good Air Conditioning Habits To Pick Up Today

    As a homeowner with air conditioning, you want to be sure that you are doing everything possible to keep it up and running efficiently and smoothly. This means that you are going to have to work to ensure that you are picking up some good habits. Here are four to pick up today: Checking the Air Filter Regularly: The first thing you want to be sure that you do is check the air filter regularly. [Read More]

  • Dealing With Pet Fur In Your HVAC System And How To Better Prevent It In The Future

    Whether you already have pets or are considering a furry addition to the family, it's important that you thoroughly understand the impact your fuzzy friends will have on your HVAC system. Below is an overview of how pet hair and dander are able to build up within the system, ways in which they can be harmful, and how these harms can be greatly reduced from the very start.   How Pet Hair Builds Up Over Time [Read More]

  • A/C Troubles? 5 Things To Do Before You Call In An Expert

    If you're having some trouble with keeping your home cool this summer, you may benefit from knowing a few things that you can check in your home yourself. No professional is needed to check these five things, but you may still need to call in an expert once the problem has been determined or if you cannot detect the exact issue:  1. Make Sure to Remove Debris from the A/C Condenser. [Read More]

  • Sewer Line Problems: The Signs & How A Plumber Can Help

    Has a foul odor suddenly taken over your home and you can't figure out why? The odor may be a sign that your main sewer line is in need of a repair, and it may even need to be replaced if there are cracks in it. Find out below about the signs of a sewer line problem, as well as how a plumber can repair the problem. What are Signs of an Issue with the Main Sewer Line? [Read More]

  • 7 Signs It's Time for a New Air Conditioner

    You probably don't want to purchase a new air conditioning unit before it is absolutely necessary. However, a replacement may be the only way to keep your home comfortable and your operating costs down. Here are seven indications that it is time for a new air conditioner: Your unit is not cooling your home properly. Sometimes, builders may install a unit that is too small to cool the square footage of your home. [Read More]

  • Three Ways To Stay Cool While Your Air Conditioning Is Broken

    A working air conditioner is easy to take for granted, but when this important appliance develops mechanical problems that require you to call a repair technician, it can be an agonizing few days of waiting in the heat. The answer, as much as it might seem tempting, isn't to book a hotel room and bask in its air conditioning while you wait. Instead, there are a variety of simple changes you can make to keep cool at home. [Read More]

  • Busting 3 Myths About Ductless Mini-Split Systems

    Mini-ductless air conditioners offer a great alternative to your space additions that need cooling even though ductwork is non-existent or simply not feasible. These AC units are easier to install than central conditioning, and offer more energy efficiency than central AC units. The zoning capability of mini-ductless air conditioning allows you to heat or cool different areas separately, because a number of different indoor air handling units can be controlled individually in various rooms. [Read More]

  • Sometimes You Need To Vent: Cleaning Ducts And Vents Does Have Its Place

    If you're a homeowner who has been thinking of getting the vents and ducts of your home's HVAC system cleaned out, you've no doubt found that duct cleaning is a somewhat controversial activity. While marketed as something that needs to be done regularly, studies such as those from the Environmental Protection Agency have found that regular duct cleaning might not be such a necessary thing -- in fact, if done incorrectly, the cleaning could make air quality worse in your home. [Read More]

  • Small Home Heating Oil Spill In Your Basement? How To Clean It Up And Remove The Odor

    If you have a home heating oil spill in your basement, you need to take the proper steps to get it cleaned up as soon as possible. Spilled home heating oil is a fire and environmental hazard. Small home heating oil spills happen if a few drops of the oil drops out of the pipes, filter, or tank. Larger oil spills happen when your basement storage tanks are filled too full, or the tank is accidentally turned over if you have a flood in your basement. [Read More]