Lighting then relighting the pilot light on your furnace is a nuisance. Here are common reasons why it could be going out and steps you can take when it happens.
What is a Pilot Light
The pilot light is a small flame inside the combustion chamber of a gas-fueled furnace. When operating correctly, it stays lit thanks to a constant flow of gas from the gas valve. It ignites the burners when the thermostat… Read more »
Air vent placement isn’t something homeowners think about unless there’s an issue or they’re building or remodeling. But where the vents are located affects how well your home heats and cools.
Let’s discuss the types of air vents in your home, pros and cons of their placement location, and whether it does matter in the scheme of things.
Air Supply Register and Return Grill Basics
Every HVAC system… Read more »
Pets and indoor plants indeed go together when you bring any of these plant-friendly varieties home.
This tiny but magnificent plant is great for areas with indirect light, such as a kitchen table. But take care to keep it away from air vents and other drafty areas. The African violet needs regular indoor temperatures and humidity levels, plus regular fertilizer to bloom year-round.
Baby’s… Read more »
Now that spring is here, it's time to switch off the heat during the day and turn the air-conditioning back on. But it's not unusual to notice a few strange HVAC smells when you turn it back on after the winter.
Not sure what's causing the smell? Let's look at some of the most common reasons for those strange odors drifting through your home.
The heating and air conditioning systems… Read more »
No home is complete without reliable plumbing. And for many years, copper piping has been the go-to solution for plumbing lines in homes. However, PEX piping continues to gain in popularity.
How do you know if PEX pipes are the right choice for your home or business? Let's find out the pros and cons of working with PEX.
What is PEX piping?
PEX piping is made from cross-linked polyethylene (PEX).… Read more »
Did you know that the air quality in your home can impact your health? Indoor air pollution is a significant environmental health risk, and it's one that's often overlooked. According to the EPA, indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air.
That's why understanding the MERV rating on your HVAC unit is so important. MERV ratings help determine how effectively an air filter will… Read more »
Struggling with high energy bills and wondering how to lower your energy expenses? You're not alone. As energy prices continue to climb, more and more people are looking for ways to save.
Here are some easy ways to help you lower your energy bills without having to reduce your usage.
Get an Energy Audit
Energy audits are a great way to learn how much energy you're using and where you can save money.… Read more »
Fall is the time of year for yard maintenance, including cleaning around your outdoor condenser unit. Keeping it free from rotting leaves will ensure it doesn't clog up and break down. But before throwing those pesky leaves straight in the trash, look at some of these environmentally friendly ideas.
Let's Get Raking
Raking leaves is one of the least exciting fall chores. It's a dirty job, and it's… Read more »
Ever looked at the price tag and wondered why furnaces cost so much? Don’t worry, I think we all have, especially if it’s your first time buying one. Furnace costs mostly boil down to: it varies depending on what type of furnace you’re installing, along with many other things, including:
1. Fuel Source
The fuel source of a furnace determines much more than just how it heats your home. It’s one of… Read more »
Have you ever had a leaky faucet in your home and been unable to fix it? It's a relatively simple job, but it can be frustrating and time-consuming if you don't have the right tools to hand. Be prepared for those plumbing disasters by having the following tools in your home DIY plumbing kit.
Plungers are your best friend when it comes to unclogging drains. They're also great for cleaning… Read more »