October 8th, 2018
Hurricane season is coming up, which means you probably have a lot on your plate right now in terms of making sure your home is ready for the storms. If you haven’t already got one installed on your property, now would be a very good time to consider installing a new generator system for your home. Generators are a key part of ensuring that a home stays comfortable and secure during a power outage, which is all the more likely to happen during hurricane season. Read on to find out why it’s best to have a generator ready by the time hurricane season arrives this year.
September 24th, 2018
Generators are among that class of systems that absolutely have to work when needed. They are only activated in serious situations, often emergencies, which means that if they don’t work when needed all sorts of dire consequences can result. If you have a generator installed on your property, you should make sure that you take whatever steps necessary to ensure the system remains in good condition. The following are just a few tips to ensure that your generator is healthy enough to be there for you when you need it.
September 10th, 2018
How often do you think about the plumbing in your home and what’s best for it? Probably not often since plumbing is designed to remain mostly out of sight (the pipes, at least) and working away without you needing to give much thought to it.
But taking a few care and maintenance steps for your plumbing can go a long way. As we move into fall and start to transition into the colder months, it’s beneficial to give some thought to how you can enjoy great plumbing for a full year to come. Below are some of our tips for better plumbing.
August 27th, 2018
Generators are the kind of home system most people don’t need. For those who do need it, however, they really need it. Our power infrastructure in this country is wearing down faster than we can fix it, and it means in some areas the threat of extended power outages is a common thing. Having a generator in those situations is a matter not only of convenience, but safety.
Read on for some more reasons why you might want to have a generator installed in your home this season.
August 13th, 2018
The water line is the part of your plumbing system through which all water flows before it gets to your home. It’s a vital part, and if it suffers then your entire plumbing system will also suffer. For that reason, it’s a good idea to make sure that you know all you need to know about how to keep your water line safe, starting with signs that it’s in trouble. If you can recognize when your water line is in need of repairs, you can have it dealt with quickly before any more damage can be done. The following are a few of the more common ways that water line problems manifest themselves.
July 30th, 2018
You’re going to be using your air conditioner quite a bit over the next few months, if you aren’t already. All that added usage increases the strain on the system, making it more likely for problems to develop. It also means you’re going to be paying a lot more in terms of energy costs from month to month, unless you take certain steps to increase your air conditioner efficiency. Follow our steps below to make sure that your air conditioner is as healthy and efficient as possible this summer.
July 16th, 2018
Plumbing problems are numerous and obnoxious, as you probably already know if you’ve been a homeowner long enough. Some are rarer than others, of course, and you likely won’t ever have to deal with a few of them. However, there are some that you will very likely have to cope with more than once throughout your life. These also happen to be among the more damaging plumbing issues, depending on how quickly they are found and repaired. Have a look at the following common plumbing problems and their symptoms, so that you can call for repairs as soon as you notice one in your own home.
July 2nd, 2018
If your air conditioner is old and worn out, you might not be doing yourself any favors by trying to use it through one more summer. The summer season is extremely stressful for air conditioning systems, considering the demand placed on them on a daily basis. If you put your current air conditioner under that amount of stress for an extended period of time, you may not be too happy about what happens. You don’t want your system to break down on you in the middle of the hottest month of the year, after all. Probably the best thing to do, if your air conditioner is getting close to the end of its life, is to replace it as soon as possible. Consider replacing your air conditioner if it fits the following list:
June 18th, 2018
Summer is the time of year when air conditioners are most likely to develop problems of various kinds. Hopefully, you’ve already made sure that your air conditioner is as healthy as possible by scheduling preventive maintenance within the last couple months. Even if you have, however, you still need to keep an eye out for signs that your air conditioner is beginning to buckle under the pressure of keeping the home cool on a daily basis. The faster you can determine if there is a problem, the faster you can have it dealt with. One of the first signs that homeowners often notice when their air conditioner is malfunctioning is the presence of strange noises.
June 4th, 2018
Water heaters might be built to last, but no water heater will last forever. Even if you take perfect care of your water heater, you will eventually need to replace it with a new one. The earlier you can identify that your water heater is getting towards the end of its service life, the earlier you can have it replaced with a new system. Waiting around for the old system to die entirely before replacing it will probably mean more money spent on repairs and more downtime while you are looking for a new system. You don’t want to deal with that if you can avoid it. Have a look at some of the signs that your water heater is getting close to the end of its lifespan, and that it’s time for a new one.