Many homes have some type of crawl space, many of which are completely unfinished. This can cause a lot of problems for the house, especially when it comes to moisture. The solution to older homes with unfinished crawl spaces is crawl space encapsulation, a process that completely seals the crawl space. There are a number of reasons to have your crawl space encapsulated, such as: Prevent Mold Growth Most people don't spend a lot of time in the crawl spaces in their home, but the moisture inside an unsealed crawl space can lead to rampant mold growth.
9 March 2017
The function of a HEPA air filter is to remove not just dust and debris from your HVAC system, but also much smaller irritants such as pollen, mold spores, and pet dander. That doesn't mean that installing a HEPA filter will solve all of your problems, however. If you are considering upgrading the air filter in your home's HVAC system, read on. This article will present two complicating factors that you should take into account first.
3 March 2017
Nothing feels better than walking into a toasty warm home after you have been out in the freezing cold for hours. However, running your heat all day can really burn your pocket book if you are not careful. To avoid crazy expensive energy bills during the winter, it is important to be mindful of how much heat you're actually using. Here is some helpful advice on how to keep your heating bills from breaking the bank:
4 October 2016
We can all be a little dependent on our air conditioners during the hot summers months. When the temperatures are scorching hot, you can't help but blast your air conditioning system all day. However, cooling off your home can get pretty expensive if you are not careful. If you don't want your cooling bills to cost hundreds of dollars a month, it's important to make some changes. Here are some helpful tips on how to keep your cooling costs under control during the summer:
4 October 2016
When one of your plumbing fixtures is clogged, it is usually easy to determine where the problem is, but when all your drains are clogged, it is a different story. When every drain in your home is backed up or running slowly, you most likely have a clog in your main sewer line. Fixing this can be a little more difficult, simply because you must figure out where the clog is at.
30 January 2016
If you own a home containing a window-mounted air conditioning unit, it is important to follow a comprehensive maintenance schedule to keep it running efficiently. In addition, regular maintenance also extends the operational lifespan of your unit, since it won't have to work as hard to keep you cool. Here is what you should know about your window unit and how to maintain it for a long, efficient lifetime of service:
28 January 2016
If you are a real estate investor or an entrepreneur, you may not have been able to resist that older apartment building that was being sold for a rock-bottom price. With that good price, the building likely came with a less than up-to-date heating system that you plan to replace soon. However, in the meantime, you need to know how to keep the old system working efficiently until you replace it, and it is especially important to learn how to keep the low winter temperatures from causing plumbing disasters.
27 January 2016