Keeping Your Home Cool during the Sweltering, Summer Months

  • 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.

  • The Summer Melting Blues: 3 Tips To Get By Without Cooling During An Extremely Hot Heatwave

    17 July 2017

    The summer heat waves seem to be getting more extreme and hotter every year. When the weather is at its hottest and you do not have AC, waiting for repairs can make you wish you had your own personal snow-cloud. Keeping cool can be a challenge while waiting for air conditioner repairs, so here are a few tips to help get you through the heat without melting: 1. Fans, Fans, and More Fans to Keep You Cool

  • Recover A Wedding Band That Went Down A Kitchen Sink's Drain

    29 June 2017

    If your wedding band slid off your finger while you were washing dishes and went down the drain, you may be worried that you lost the symbolic piece of jewelry for good. Luckily, you can salvage the band by completing the steps below. After you recover the ring, take the time to clean the interior of the pipe that adjoins to the sink's drain to ensure that water continues to flow evenly through the plumbing while using your kitchen sink.

  • 4 Distinct Advantages Of Heating Your Home With Propane

    14 June 2017

    When it comes to home heating, most people are familiar with such energy sources as electricity, oil, and natural gas. Yet fewer people are aware that propane can also be used to heat a home. If you would like to learn more about this often overlooked energy source, read on. This article will outline four distinct advantages of using propane to heat your home. High Energy Heat Source When it comes to energy sources, propane is especially packed with heating power.

  • Two Ways Your Geothermal Heat Pump Can Reduce Your Home's Negative Effects On The Local Environment

    30 May 2017

    Geothermal heat pumps are generally accepted as being more eco-friendly than many other types of heating systems, such as oil furnaces. However, you may find yourself wondering how your heating system's eco-friendliness will affect where you actually live. Here are two ways that a geothermal heat pump can reduce your negative impact on your immediately surrounding environment. 1. Doesn't change the air temperature Although the effect is not so great that you would probably notice it much in your own backyard, it is nevertheless the case that a normal, regular heat pump pulls heat from the surrounding air in the winter.

  • AC Overheats And Shuts Off? Clean The Condenser Coil Fins

    17 April 2017

    If your air conditioning system repeatedly overheats and shuts off before it reaches the temperature on your thermostat, clean the fins on your outdoor unit's coil. Condenser coils rely on fins to release heat from the system during operation. If the fins clog up with debris, heat can back up into the system and damage the compressor over time. As the heart of your cooling system, it's critical that you keep your compressor in excellent working order throughout the summer and for years to come.

  • Consider A Geothermal System

    5 April 2017

    There are many possible ways to heat and cool your home. There is always electricity which is mostly produced by coal. One of the main problems with coal is that it lets of a great deal of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. That carbon dioxide is one of the main concerns in the heated debates behind global warming. Whether you believe in global warming or not, it is important to reduce pollution.

  • Install A Fireplace

    24 March 2017

    There are many ways to make your home feel a little bit more unique, add character, and at the same time add warmth. The way that you can accomplish all of this is by adding a custom fireplace to your home. There are many reasons that you should seriously consider putting a fireplace in your home. Here are just three of the best reasons that you should consider installing a fireplace.

  • Five Easy Ways To Preserve The Life Of Your Heating System

    13 March 2017

    Your home's heating system is one of the most expensive components in your entire home. The average furnace in the United States costs more than $4,000 including installation. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to help your heating system last as long as possible. 1. Don't forget that annual HVAC service call. Make sure to have your local HVAC technician come out and service your heating system before the cold winter season begins.

  • 3 Steps To Prepare Your AC For Summer

    6 March 2017

    Waiting until it's already hot outside to turn on your air conditioning system is a bad idea, because if any repairs or maintenance are needed it will already be too late. A better approach is to take a bit of time this spring to perform routine maintenance and prepare your air conditioner for summer, ensuring that when it's time to blast the AC it will cool your home well and efficiently.