Keeping Your Home Cool during the Sweltering, Summer Months

  • 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.

  • How To Spot Heat Exchanger Problems With Your Gas-Powered Furnace

    24 January 2017

    The heat exchanger plays a critical role in the operation of your gas-powered furnace. Unfortunately, it can also be your furnace's Achilles heel, especially if your furnace hasn't been maintained properly. The following explains some of the issues you can run into when it comes to your heat exchanger. You'll also learn how to spot heat exchanger problems and what you can do to have these issues cleared up promptly.

  • Converting An Old Factory Into A Sports Facility? What Are Your Best HVAC Options?

    3 October 2016

    If you've recently purchased a defunct or outdated factory building with the intent of converting it to a public sporting facility or small convention center, you may be overwhelmed at the amount of decisions that await you as you attempt to renovate and retrofit this building to fit its new purpose. Choosing the right (or wrong) replacement windows, HVAC system, and even flooring can impact the efficiency of your new building, affecting the amount you'll need to charge vendors and renters to make a profit.