3 REASONS TO START YOUR SPRING CLEANING WITH HVAC MAINTENANCE

Spring cleaning can become an overwhelming chain of tasks, especially when you would rather be outside enjoying the beautiful weather. An early start is important. The first area to consider is one that is commonly neglected by homeowners. In fact, many don’t realize that HVAC maintenance should be an annual priority. However, there are three …

10 Things Never to Put Down Your Drains

It’s convenient to dispose of fish tank water, kitchen byproducts and other unwanted materials by flushing them down the toilet, running them through the garbage disposal unit, or pouring them down the basement drain. Unfortunately sending some common household materials down your drains can lead to serious plumbing issues. Below, we list 10 things you …

How Flipping a Switch Can Save You Money

It’s possible to gain an edge over your finances just by flipping a few switches in your home. A moment of mindfulness can help you keep more money in your pocket, protect the environment, and create a more sustainable world. At Bolton Construction & Service of WNC, Inc, we care about both the functionality of your …

Electrical Panel: Repair or Replace?

The electrical panel is one of the most important systems in your home. It is through this panel that the rest of your home receives electricity from the utility company, and in return, distributes electricity to your home. It is important to have an electrical inspection when purchasing a home, and every 5-10 years subsequently …

HVAC Check-List for Spring

Spring is just around the corner and the weather is starting to get warmer! While that doesn’t mean it’s time to crank up your air conditioning full blast just yet. You should take some time to make sure your unit is in good working condition and is prepared for the warmer weather ahead.  A properly …

What’s The Deal With Whole-House Backup Generators?

This last round of storms was a little tough on us. Lots of wind and freezing rains means downed tree limbs and probable house damage. Even a lack of electrical power to your home or business. And even with the power companies doing everything they could, some people were without power for days. In addition …

Things You Should Know About Tankless Water Heaters

  Is a Tankless Water Heater on Your Horizon? With the trend towards bigger homes and greater energy efficiency, the conversation around tankless water heating systems has gotten louder. What Are They? Unlike conventional water heaters, tankless (also called on-demand) systems do not store hot water in a central tank for future use. Instead, they …

Best Ways to Unclog a Drain

Several Things You Can Do on Your Own before Calling for a Professional Plumbing Company The draining system is one of the most important parts of your plumbing. There are many things that can go wrong with it; however, the most common one is clogging. Drains clog for various reasons, including poor maintenance and improper …

Don’t Let Pipes Freeze – and Steps to Take If They Do

What’s worse than a major home maintenance disaster? Try several major home maintenance disasters at once. When a house’s water pipes freeze, the situation is not as simple as calling a plumber. A 1/8-inch crack in a pipe can spew up to 250 gallons of water a day, causing flooding, serious structural damage, and the …

Choosing An HVAC Contractor: Don’t Get Taken for a Ride

As a property owner or a facilities manager, you probably feel at the mercy of the different contractors you call in to maintain your building or make repairs. One of the most important parts of facility management is making sure your building maintains a comfortable temperature and good air quality. Most building managers have many …