When to Call for a HVAC Maintenance
With so many responsibilities as a homeowner, it can be easy to forget about HVAC maintenance. However, annual HVAC maintenance is crucial for keeping your system running and preventing expensive breakdowns. Keeping up with annual maintenance and small repairs will save money by preventing larger, more costly issues in the future. Preventative maintenance also reduces […]
Zones of Comfort
This time of year our minds are on getting through the holidays and the wintery weather without too many issues. With family coming to visit for the holidays, you have to figure out where everyone will sleep and how they will sleep comfortably. Your basement is always too cold this time of year and if […]
What is a Mini-Split?
Maybe you’ve head the terms mini-split or ductless system thrown around. Maybe you’ve actually seen one, but haven’t taken the time to see what they are all about. Here is a Reader’s Digest version giving you a brief description of what exactly they are. What is a mini-split? A mini-split is a ductless heating and […]
HVAC Problem Areas
Raise your hand if you have a room or area of the house that is never the right temperature? This is a common problem people run into with their HVAC systems. If a house isn’t properly ducted, doesn’t have the right system or your heating/cooling zone is rather large, you are going to run into […]
The 411 on GFCI Outlets
What is a GFCI? A GFI or GFCI Outlet stands for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter. GFCI is integrated in the outlet. It is like a breaker within the outlet. For example, when you plug in an appliance, like a hair dryer, the GFCI outlet monitors the amount of power going to the blow dryer. If you […]
Can a GFCI outlet go bad?
Absolutely. A typical GFCI outlet is known to last an average of about 10 years. In areas prone to storms and outages (hello, Indiana) the lifespan of your GFCI outlet can be 5 years or fewer. So what are the symptoms of a failing GFCI outlet? Read on, my friend.
Waste Not, Want Not
It’s hot out and you’ve noticed from your bill that your water usage has gone up. You owe it to thirsty people, watering gardens, more showers due to sweaty bodies and more toilet flushing due to more people around. (Well, that is if your kids and their friends actually flush the toilet regularly). It is […]
The Advantages of Switching to a Wi-Fi Thermostat
By now, you’ve probably heard of Wi-Fi thermostats. If you haven’t, Wi-Fi thermostats communicate with your home’s HVAC system, maintaining precise temperatures and allowing you to adjust your home’s temperature from anywhere with an Internet connection. These gadgets have been around for awhile, but their capabilities have increased dramatically over the past few years.
Summer Plumbing Problems
School is out for summer! Pool time, grilling out, catching lightning bugs and evenings on the deck with neighbors all sound amazing. And they are! But summer also can bring some common plumbing problems.
Finding an ‘Electrician Near Me’
While some home projects are a great opportunity to try out DIY skills, electrical repairs are not. Attempting to complete electrical work without the proper experience or tools is a hazard for your home and your health. Incorrect repairs may cause permanent damage or severely injure those involved. If you are experiencing electrical problems or […]