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 …

5 Heating Tips for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us and so is the cold weather. By now you’ve probably fired up your heating systems and are getting ready to host your holiday parties. But before you entertain guests, here are a few holiday heating tips to help ensure you and yours don’t end up in the cold. Get …

Christmas Light Tips From An Electrician

Tis the season of fallen leaves, dropping temperatures, and the mad rush to put up Christmas lights before the snow falls. While you’re shaking out the strings of tangled twinkle lights, consider these Christmas lighting tips from a Master Electrician on how to safely deck your halls, roofs and trees for the holiday. How Many …

5 Ways to Avoid Holiday Plumbing Disasters

This holiday season you may have multiple guests over for dinner, a large Christmas party, or out of town family and friends who come to stay for an extended period of time. The last thing you need is a holiday plumbing disaster like a clogged drain, a cold shower, or non-functioning bathroom facilities. You want …

Electric Problems in Old Homes: What to Look Out For

There’s nothing like the craftsmanship seen in old homes. You may find features such as gorgeous hardwood floors, richly stained crown molding and the charming design styles of yesteryear. Unfortunately, you may also have some issues to contend with, such as electric problems that pose a risk to the safety of your beautiful home. The …

Common Weatherizing Myths – Busted!

(StatePoint) Weatherizing your home for each season can make it more comfortable – but how to do it can be confusing. Here are four common weatherizing myths – busted! – to help get your home ready for cooler weather to come. Myth 1: It doesn’t matter where your thermostat is placed. Truth: Location, location, location! …