Estimating Air Conditioning Costs

Estimating Air Conditioning Costs: A Guide

Many homeowners wish they could know just how much money running their air conditioner costs them. Calculating the exact amount running an air conditioner costs depends on many factors, including your home’s size and the efficiency of your unit. There is, however, a simple method for estimating cost. Key Terms for Estimating A/C Costs To

Home Insulation Tips

Inexpensive Ways to Insulate Your Home

Keeping an older home warm can be a challenge. Houses built before about 1940 rarely were insulated. If they were, the products likely were organic (such as cotton and wool) and have deteriorated over time. In many cases, the only good solution is to replace the insulation. It can be a bit of an expense

Commercial HVAC Problems

The Top Commercial HVAC Problems: Solved

Studies have shown that your employees’ productivity, work satisfaction, and mood while at work can be affected by the temperature in your building. Even further, your health and the health of your employees is impacted by the air you breathe all day and that air is impacted by your commercial HVAC system. We encourage all

Drain Cleaner

Why You Should Avoid Store-bought Drain Cleaners

The alarm goes off. Time for a nice, refreshing shower before work! You turn on the water – no issues, your water pressure is fine. However, before you can finish cleaning your body, lathering & rinsing your hair, and singing your rendition of your favorite song – you notice it. Again. Your shower is becoming

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Is There Asbestos in My Home?

In the 20th century, asbestos was a popular material for home builders. It has excellent insulating properties, and it’s naturally fire retardant. Unfortunately, it’s also rather dangerous. So much so that it’s been banned in more than 50 countries around the world. For homeowners, it can be pretty stressful to consider. So how do you

Home Heating Boiler Guide

The majority of homes within the United States are heated by either a furnace, a boiler or a heat pump. Furnaces generate hot air to distribute via ductwork throughout the house. Boilers generate steam or hot water to be used in either steam radiators or baseboard and in-floor radiators. Heat pumps work by transferring the

A Quick Guide to Purchasing Water Heaters

In the Market for a New Water Heater? Water heaters have a finite lifespan and will need to be replaced when they have outlived their efficiency and proper functioning. There are some new options you have that might not have been available the last time that you chose a water heater. The new models also

Important Information About Water Heaters

Have you ever tried to imagine living without a water heater? It probably gives you the cold chills just to think about it. But if you’re planning to purchase a new water heater soon, you shouldn’t just buy the cheapest unit you can find. Nor should you automatically purchase a duplicate of your existing water

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Stop Mold Growth in Your Business HVAC System

The family of fungi known as mold can seriously damage the quality of indoor air if they establish a foothold and start multiplying. Regrettably, commercial buildings, with their complex HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems, can easily provide near-ideal conditions for the growth and spread of mold. If you own or manage a business,

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Is Your Home’s Water Safe for Drinking?

Drinking water contamination in the United States is thankfully not that common. But as recent headlines make clear it can and does happen, and that makes it a legitimate cause for concern. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency tests all municipal drinking water at its source for a wide range of toxic chemicals and disease-causing microbes.