Carbon monoxide poisoning is something that very few people worry about, simply because preventing it in your home seems very simple — just make sure that your home heating systems and home cooling systems are working properly, and make sure to install a carbon monoxide detector in addition to a smoke alarm, and you’re all
When it comes to home comfort, not everyone living in the same house wants the same thing. Some people want their rooms to be warmer while others want them cooler. If your home comes with an HVAC system that is centralized, all of your rooms will be the same temperature. In all likelihood, selected rooms
If you notice that members of your family are suddenly developing respiratory ailments or detect a musty odor in your home, you might have a mold problem. There are many places where molds can grow, and one place where molds can grow unchecked is in your air ducts. While you can get rid of mold with
When you are ready to install a new cooling system for your home, it is natural for you to think about air-conditioning. It is, after all, the go-to system for most homeowners. What some people may not understand is that there is a cost-effective, energy-efficient alternative to air conditioning when it comes to cooling your home.
The humidity level in your home has a direct impact on how comfortable it is. Too little or too much humidity can make your home unbearably warm and sticky or uncomfortably dry. To improve the indoor comfort of your home, you need to take charge of how humid it is. How can you control the
During the warm summer months, it is natural for you to want to keep cool by turning on your AC. The need to keep your home comfortable may even prompt you to lower your thermostat and raise your energy bills. This does not have to be the case since you can actually keep your home
Consuming less electricity will significantly increase your energy savings so you do everything you can to control the energy usage at home. But even if you’ve installed energy-efficient appliances and use them sparingly, it’s possible to see a spike in your monthly utility bills. There are several reasons that can cause this problem, and locating
During the warm summer months, it is a blessing to have an air-conditioning unit to lower the temperature inside your home. Sometimes, however, it is not the heat of the sun that causes a person to feel sticky and warm. This can be caused by humidity. Can an air-conditioning unit help when humidity causes your
When we think about improving the quality of air inside our home, we usually think about using protective screens or closing our windows to keep smoke, smog, dust and other outside contaminants from getting inside. While these steps will help, they are not enough. We also have to consider what’s going on inside our homes.
Having a plumbing emergency can be one of the most stressful and expensive things that can happen to any homeowner or commercial property owner. Not only will you have to deal with the cause of the plumbing catastrophe, you’ll also have to get the water damage repaired and restored. Otherwise, your property could end up