3 Energy-Saving Thermostat Tips
Summertime in central Indiana can be brutal. With rising temperatures and high humidity, staying cool is a serious challenge. To sweat less—indoors, at least—it’s important to have a good relationship with your home’s thermostat. Why? It’s pretty simple: your thermostat tells your HVAC system what you want it to do. If your home’s too hot, […]
Look, we know that sometimes you may have that “not so fresh feeling” after using the bathroom. And sometimes things don’t go quite as one would hope in that area, especially with kids. Many have opted to use flushable wipes to combat their problems “down there.” What may seem like an answer to your bathroom […]
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.
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.
Gas vs. Electric: Which Home Heating System Should You Choose?
If your furnace has reached the end of its lifespan and you’re preparing to install a new heating system, you’re probably debating which home heating fuel to use. Should you go with a natural gas furnace or an electrical heating system? There many different factors to consider: installation costs, operating costs, efficiency and environmental impact. […]
“We can clean your ducts for $49!” “Mrs. Johnson, your house could burn down any second! This wiring is bad. You need us to fix it NOW!” “Yes, I have a license to do this work.” “Your HVAC equipment is 8 years old. You better start thinking about getting a new system.”
The Lowdown on Lightning
Thunder, feel the thunder Lightning and the thunder Listen to the wise music lyrics of the Imagine Dragons and be reminded it is spring and with spring we get storms. Did you know that lightning strikes somewhere on Earth every second? Pretend you are a fulminologist (one who studies lightning) and spout a few fun […]
5 Ways to Win the Fight Against Flu Season
It’s that season—flu and virus season. This year seems to be the year of all years. People are hanging on to viruses and unfortunately there have been (as of February 16th, 2018) 195 deaths due to the flu, and that’s in Indiana alone. Here are some ways that you can help create a healthier household […]