Keeping Your Home Cool during the Sweltering, Summer Months

  • Forget An Open-Door Policy -- Your Office Needs An Open-Window Policy

    13 March 2018

    Most new-build commercial buildings have windows that do not open at all; these are meant to help regulate the temperature inside the buildings. By not having open windows, you don't risk "air-conditioning the outdoors," as your parents might have said. But if you're in an older building that does have windows that open, you need to set up a building-wide policy about when those windows can be open. It can't be too strict, of course, as everyone's comfort level varies.

  • You Need To Clean Your Furnace

    25 January 2018

    Most homeowners invest in HVAC maintenance only when they are forced to. That is, they just leave their system alone until something happens that actually affects the functionality or efficiency of their heating and cooling. However, there are some easy DIY jobs that homeowners can do during their free time without spending any money at all. This article explains two jobs that you could even do right now. These simple projects can ultimately increase the efficiency of both your heating and cooling operations.

  • Duct Work And Your Residential AC System: What You Need To Know

    8 December 2017

    If you have a residential AC system or HVAC, you have a system of ducts and vents installed behind your walls. However, while most homeowners know they are there, they don't fully comprehend why they are there, what they do and the importance of having them inspected and cleaned. Here is everything that you should know about duct work and your residential AC system.  What Your Ducts Do After your air conditioning unit or HVAC heats or cools air, the fans in the unit blow the air into the ducts.

  • Uneven Heat In Your House? 3 Things You Can Do

    30 October 2017

    Do you feel like the rooms in your house are a different temperature when the furnace is turned on? Uneven heating can definitely make a home not feel very comfortable. Know that there are some things you could do to improve how it feels throughout your home. Replace Bad Ductwork Does your home have an addition that always feels colder than the rest of the home? It could be due to the way the ductwork was extended to the new addition.

  • Benefits Of Upgrading Your Heating System

    30 September 2017

    Upgrading your home's heating system can be an excellent way of investing money into your home. Sadly, there are many homeowners that will not be fully aware of the various ways that replacing their heating systems can benefit their properties. Improve The Safety Of The System It is an unfortunate reality that individuals that have old heating systems may be at a much higher risk of experiencing a number of potentially hazardous problems.

  • The Purpose Of Return Air Vents And Why You Need To Keep Them Clean

    11 September 2017

    If you have a forced air furnace and central air conditioning system, you will have air ducts hidden in your walls. These ducts are connected from the HVAC system to the rooms in your home through register vents. In addition, your rooms should have return air vents in them. The return air vents are vital for your HVAC system, and here are several things you should know about them. The Purpose of Return Air Vents

  • Bathroom Rejuventation On A Budget

    29 August 2017

    Your best friends when it comes to redecorating on a budget are the dollar store, found materials, and budget-chic retail stores.  You would be surprised at how well a new shade of paint or a few key elements can turn a bathroom around. Florals Whether you've succumbed to the winter blues or spring has sprung, floral patterns can really brighten up a bathroom.  Sometimes a new shower curtain and rug can make all of the difference.

  • How To Troubleshoot Baseboard Heaters

    17 August 2017

    A baseboard heater makes an inexpensive alternative to furnaces. Baseboard heating vents heat cooler air by passing it through the heated pipes. Like any other system, they need maintenance, and they can fail to work for many reasons. You should be able to diagnose and fix simple issues without calling a repair service. This guide will help you troubleshoot some common baseboard heater problems. Adjust Thermostat If the unit isn't heating or not starting, check the thermostat settings.

  • 3 Keys To Maintaining Your Home Heating System

    8 August 2017

    If you want to do your best to care for your home heating, there are some principles you'll want to follow. By taking the time to learn more about your home heating system and how to take care of it, you are providing incredible value for your household. With this in mind, read below and use these guidelines for the betterment of your home heating system.  #1: Bring a home heating pro in for an inspection

  • Understanding Fire Extinguisher Ratings

    27 July 2017

    One key component of home fire safety is the fire extinguisher. Not all fire extinguishers are created equal in that they come in different sizes and can be designed to combat different kinds of fires. Thus, to choose an extinguisher for your home, you need to make sure that you understand how to read the label, and specifically the ratings on the label.  Fire Extinguisher Ratings: The Letters The first thing to understand about a fire extinguisher label is the meaning of the letters on the label.