If, as heating and sir professionals, we could persuade homeowners to avoid one major outcome, it would be this: take care of you home comfort system so you do not have to replace it earlier than necessary. Heating and cooling systems are sizable investments for any home, and they account for half of the energy consumption of your home each year. The measures homeowners take to preserve the life of their equipment can enable it to last years longer –…Continue Reading ››
How Often Does an Air Conditioner Need Service?
How often do air conditioning units need to be serviced by an HVAC professional? Angie's List co-founder Angie Hicks talks to experts and provides answers.
Air Conditioning Check Up 101
Any time is better than never, but spring is the ideal time to budget for an air conditioning tune-up. Early air conditioner maintenance can prevent many small problems from becoming more expensive repairs later on. Furthermore, if your air conditioner check up is scheduled for spring, you’ll also beat the long waits and higher prices...
10 top DIY no-nos found by electrical inspectors
Electrical inspectors cringe at DIY electricians, and most municipalities urge that wiring be done by professionals. But if you do it yourself, beware of these 10 common problems.
How to Clean Glass Windows and Doors
Clean tough glass stains and built-up mineral deposits from shower doors and other glass surfaces using mild household abrasives and an ordinary power drill
4 Common Heat Pump Repair Issues & How to Troubleshoot Them
A heat pump is an energy-efficient alternative to an air conditioner and furnace, providing warmth in the winter and coolness in the summer. Regular maintenance is
How to Repair Scratches on Leather Furniture
No matter how careful you are around your leather furniture, it's very common for leather furniture to get scratches due to normal use. This is especially the case if you live in a household with pets or small children: it's nearly...
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Surge Protector versus Power Strip: What's the Difference?
Did you know there is a difference between a surge protector and a power strip that you use to power you multitude of electronics?
What if I Run Out of Heating Oil?
There may come a day when your heating oil tank runs out, so it's good to know what measures to take when that day arrives.