5 Tips to Find the Right Electrician

Are you in need of help with electrical repairs, a remodeling project, or upgrading your home with the latest technology? Knowing how to find the right electrician can be tricky. These five tips can help you find a trustworthy electrician that will get the job done right. 1. Check to be certain that they’re licensed, …

Canadian manufacturer to invest $19.6M, create 160 jobs at former American Enka site

ENKA — Haakon Industries, a Canada-based custom HVAC manufacturer, said Friday it plans to invest $19.6 million to build a new manufacturing plant at the longtime American Enka property. The company said its investment comes with 160 new jobs in the first five years of operation ranging from assembly and production staffers to engineers to …

TOP 5 HOME PREPS TO TACKLE BEFORE FALL TEMPS DROP

Ahhhh, fall – the air turns crisp and cool, yellow patches of leaves appear to take over the treetops and you’re prepped for sweater weather. But, is your home ready for the season? Whether you do the dirty work yourself or hire out, here is a checklist to help you tackle fall home preps that …

It Came From the Drain! Be afraid. Be very afraid.

There is nothing more terrifying than watching as a bowl full of (dirty) toilet water threatens to rise up, flow out of the bowl, and cascade onto your bathroom floor. At first sight, you think, “Oh, I hope it stops,” and then the real panic sets in: “Oh, no — it’s definitely not stopping.” But …

3-D print your house in under a day? How is this possible?

In the near future, building a new home may be as easy as printing out an airline boarding pass. New Story (a charity that works to build houses for people in developing nations) and Icon (a robotics construction company in Austin, Texas) unveiled what is believed to be the first 3D-printed house that is fully …

Thank You…

2017 was a great year at Bolton. We are thankful for the great relationships with our fellow construction companies, vendors, code officials, businesses, and residential customers. We are fortunate to have amazing employees working throughout the company; the office staff, service departments, construction departments, warehouse, fleet maintenance, sheet-metal – all over. We could not do what we …

PLANTS THAT GLOW

Imagine if you could read in the dark by using the light of a glowing plant. MIT engineers have taken the first steps toward making that vision a reality. They have done this by embedding specialized nanoparticles into the leaves of a watercress plant; they induced the plants to give off dim light for nearly …

Winter Weather Is Coming – Protect Your Pipes From Freezing

Winter weather can lead to freezing pipes that can possibly burst, which can cause flooding and costly water damage to your home. What causes the pipes to burst? Water expands as it freezes, which puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter how strong the pipes, expanding water …

Phone Battery Dying? No Electricity? No Problem!

We are now so reliant on cellphones for communication, that when a power outage happens, the first thing we think of is, “what if my cellphone battery dies!?”. We lose power for many reasons (rain, snow, downed power line) and when that happens, we start to worry about being able to communicate if our cellphone …

Keeping Yourself and Your Cell Phone Battery Cool

How “Cool” is that? Imagine having a Mini AC in your pocket. Your phone wouldn’t overheat, you would stay cool at outdoor events and you could stay cooler in the office without freezing everyone else to death. The materials used in this tiny device could potentially be used to build quieter, more energy-efficient and environmentally …