Home Improvement Category

Everything You Need To Know About Tankless Water Heaters

If you enjoy taking hot showers or doing the dishes and laundry, you are probably grateful for your hot water heater. These devices are an essential part of the modern home, but they are often unsung heroes. Fortunately, energy specialists did not forget about the water heater. In fact, as with all great inventions, the modern water has been greatly [...]

Preventing Ice Dams and Frozen Water Pipes

Seasonal maintenance is always important, but even more so as we head into February, when temperatures really begin dropping off. Luckily, through taking certain precautions, homeowners can guard against the worst of winter's ravages. Taking the right steps now can help you prevent two of the most common — as well as serious and expensive — risks to [...]

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Shopping For A Furnace

In a recent article, we discussed seven signs that your furnace may need to be replaced. Once you have made that decision, it’s time to start shopping for a new furnace. To make the buying process go successfully, make sure to avoid the following five pitfalls: 1 - Waiting too long. Don’t make the mistake of waiting too long to replace your furnace. [...]

7 Signs You May Need to Replace Your Oil Furnace

Although it is some of the most important equipment in your home, your heating system is often overlooked or forgotten about - out of sight, out of mind. It isn't until it stops working that most people pay attention to it, which is the most costly and inconvenient time to replace it. So how do you know if it's time to replace your oil-burning furnace? Here [...]

Your Guide to Home Energy When Renovating

Your Guide to Home Energy When Renovating
Considering a home renovation? You are in good company. In 2015, homeowners in the U.S. spent around $340 billion on home renovation projects. There are many reasons why you might renovate your home, among them, are a desire to improve the energy efficiency of your property and save money on heating and cooling. Learn more about the benefits of [...]

3 Summer Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips

No matter where you live across the country, there is one universal truth we all face time and time again — summer weather can be unbearably hot. What this means is that you will want a fully functional air conditioner that will be able to keep you and your family cool over throughout the summer months. This also means minimizing any [...]

Clean The Air In Your Home With These House Plants

One part of the home that is often overlooked is the air itself. While you likely clean your floors and your furniture, are are you doing anything to clean the air? Stagnant air can cause people to develop ailments like dizzy spells, nausea, headaches and other irritations when household pollutants accumulate over a long period of time. This is know as [...]

Staying Safe During A Power Outage

There are steps you can take to storm-proof your home HVAC equipment.
With the warm weather of early summer comes more frequent thunderstorms and severe weather that can increase the risks of power outages. To help you stay safe when you lose power, we've created a list of a few supplies that will help keep you and your family safe when you lose power: 1. Flashlights and Batteries The last thing you want to do during a [...]

Spring Home Maintenance Tasks to Tackle This Season

Scheduling HVAC maintenance every spring can help your air conditioner last longer.
  Now that spring is here, homeowners everywhere are taking stock of their properties and identifying areas to fix up before summer. Spring cleaning can be a big undertaking, so we've put together a simple spring home maintenance checklist to get you started. 1. Change Your AC Filter As the mercury continues to creep up, you'll soon want to turn [...]

How a Mini-Split Can Make Your Home Addition More Comfortable

More families are living with multiple generations under one roof.
  Multigenerational households are becoming more popular in the U.S. As of 2014, nearly 1 in 5 households had more than one generation living under one roof, the highest percentage since the 1950s, according to Pew Research Center. The multigenerational household looks different for each family. Sometimes a grandparent lives with an adult [...]
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