There is something special about watching yellow-orange flames dance in your fireplace. It becomes even more enjoyable when the weather is cold. Are you wondering about the best types of wood to burn in your fireplace throughout the Winter season? When it comes to the wood you burn in your fireplace, there are differences that … Continue reading The Best Wood to Burn in Your Fireplace
If you pull off the vent of any of your HVAC registers and see large amounts of dust throughout your ductwork, we recommend scheduling a professional air duct cleaning appointment. You might also begin to wonder what will happen if you breathe in some of that nasty stuff. How often should you clean your air … Continue reading How Often Should You Clean Your Air Ducts?
With cold weather upon us, it’s time to break out the sweaters, socks and hot cocoa. It’s also a time to consider performing a DIY insulation project to keep your family comfortable.The Winter season can be bitter and may cause your heating bill to rise exponentially. But did you know there are cheap ways to insulate … Continue reading 5 Cheap DIY Insulation Methods to Keep Your Home Warm
If you are the average homeowner, there is a high chance that you have never heard of PEX plumbing. PEX, short for cross-linked polyethylene, is a new type of pipe that can be found in homes. Some plumbers have even referred to it as the best thing since the flushable toilet. Now that you have … Continue reading What Are the Advantages of PEX Plumbing?
Adding a new gas or wood burning fireplace to your home will help boost your resale value. When you’re searching for a new furnace, there are many specifications you will want to keep your eye on. One of the most important fireplace specifications is efficiency. High efficiency fireplaces are popular among consumers because they produce … Continue reading Gas vs Wood Fireplaces: The Benefits & Drawbacks
The average lifespan for a furnace is dependent on the model, manufacturer, surrounding climate, and fuel source. The average gas furnace features a lifespan of 10 – 15 years while an electric furnace includes a lifespan of 20 – 30 years. A furnace is composed of a large variety of parts that are designed to … Continue reading How Long Does a Furnace Last?
Electrical fires are directly caused by faulty wires, electrical hardware, circuit breakers, and malfunctioning outlets in the home. To ensure an electrical fire doesn’t start in your home, it’s important to regularly check the electrical panel to ensure the circuits are not overloaded. If you are not sure how to conduct a thorough audit of … Continue reading What Causes Electrical Fires in Homes?
Winterizing a house prior to the cold season will help lower your utility bills and prevent emergency plumbing repair issues such as pipe bursts and cracked water lines. From pipe insulation, storm windows, chimney inspections, to window coverings, there are plenty of ways to winterize your home and keep your family warm during the Winter … Continue reading How to Winterize a House For the Cold Season
Have you ever thought of going with a ductless heating unit for that cold spot in your home? Ductless heat pumps are designed to control the temperature in large open enclosures or small rooms in the home. Ductless heating and cooling systems feature 4 components, including an expansion valve, evaporator, compressor, and condenser. If there … Continue reading The Benefits of Ductless Heating and Cooling Systems
If your furnace pilot light keeps going out in your gas furnace, there may be various culprits behind this issue. This type of issue may be inconvenient when you’re getting ready for work or entertaining guests on the weekend. Are you getting sick of constantly relighting the pilot light? Lets get to the source of … Continue reading Why Does My Furnace Pilot Light Keep Going Out?