How good is your home heating system? Does it warm up the whole house on a cold day? Does it cost more than you think it should to get enough heat in the winter? Are you thinking about switching to an alternative heating system? Do you want to upgrade to a newer heating system? I started this blog to talk about the different alternatives for heating your home. Find out when it’s time to upgrade your heating unit and when you can make modifications or repairs to your old unit to improve its efficiency or keep it going a while longer. Also, check out the pros and cons of different alternative heating options from geothermal units to pellet stoves. Your home heating answers are here!
17 February 2015
One critical part of taking good care of your heating and air conditioning unit is to change the air filter regularly. It will help you keep your home at a more comfortable temperature, prevent excess wear and tear to your unit and help you maintain your warranty. If you don't know what size air filter you need for your heating and air system, however, it could be tricky to change it.
11 February 2015
Swimming pools have become a common luxury for many homes around the country, and while these devices can provide your family with ample opportunities for fun and relaxation during the summer, they are also expensive devices that must be properly maintained. Sadly, many new homeowners do not realize the amount of work that it takes to keep a swimming pool in pristine condition, and as a result, there are likely a couple of questions that you may need answered.
6 February 2015
If you want your home to be more efficient, make sure everything is working as it should. From your windows to your plumbing, learn about 4 maintenance upgrades you should perform on your home now. Windows Cracked windowpanes and drafty seals require window repair. This small maintenance can save you lots of money on your energy bill, since air escaping from older panes can cause your thermostat to work overtime in heating or cooling your home:
2 February 2015
Glass film is a way that some homeowners are giving their window treatments an updated look. The film is fairly inexpensive; depending on how many windows you are covering, and can give the look of custom glass. If your intention is to come out with the same look of custom glass, you could be very disappointed. Before you reach for the film instead of calling the glass company, consider the reasons you should choose custom glass instead of glass film.
28 January 2015
During the winter, nothing is prettier than icicles hanging from the eaves of a house. However, those icicles are a telltale sign that a roof leak may happen in the near future. When cold weather occurs and snow builds up on a roof, ice dams can form. Ice dams are solid chunks of ice that build up along the eaves of a house. When these dams occur, they can rip the gutters and shingles off a house and cause water to come streaming into the house.