Posts made in October, 2015

3 Heat Pump Problems That Can Be Avoided With Preventive Maintenance

»Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Heat Pump Problems That Can Be Avoided With Preventive Maintenance

As with any utility system and appliance in your home, it’s important to keep your heat pump running properly with good maintenance. Not only can maintenance prevent your heat pump from breaking down, it can improve the air quality in your home and make the heat pump run more efficiently. In fact, a severely neglected heat pump can use 10-25% more energy than one that is properly maintained, which is important considering that nearly half of the energy your home uses is attributed to heating and cooling. It’s important to understand that there’s a bit more to maintaining a heat pump than changing or cleaning the filters regularly. Here are three problems that can be prevented with maintenance.  Clogged Vents  The vents located on...

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Diseases Raw Sewage Carries And How To Clean And Disinfect Your Home After A Sewer Backup

»Posted by on Oct 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Diseases Raw Sewage Carries And How To Clean And Disinfect Your Home After A Sewer Backup

If you experience sewage coming up from your drains or hear a gurgling noise in your plumbing, you might have a blockage somewhere in your home’s plumbing. A blocked sewer line can be smelly and can also cause dangerous sewage to flow into your home, so it is important to have it repaired as soon as possible. Here are some diseases that can come from raw sewage, the health problems they cause, and how to properly clean up after a sewage back-up in your home. Giardiasis Giardia is a microscopic parasite present in sewage and causes an infection in your intestines after you have ingested it. Symptoms from giardia will begin one to two weeks after you have been exposed. Some of the symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloating,...

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Simple Tips To Protect Your HVAC Unit During A Severe Thunderstorm

»Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Simple Tips To Protect Your HVAC Unit During A Severe Thunderstorm

From making sure your outdoor plants are protected to insisting the kids pick up all their outdoor toys, chances are there are a number of precautionary steps you take when a nasty storm is approaching. However, while performing all the usual steps to ensure your home’s exterior and interior is prepared, you might be overlooking another crucial aspect: your HVAC system. Don’t allow your HVAC system to suffer needless damage. Here are a few ways protect it from the rain and wind: Protecting the Exterior HVAC Unit Making sure that your exterior HVAC unit is protected is vital and begins when you first purchase and install the system. Here are a few tips that you can utilize to ensure your HVAC unit is ready to go once the clouds have passed: While the...

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Solving The Hot Water Problem In Tiny Houses

»Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Solving The Hot Water Problem In Tiny Houses

Tiny houses are increasing in popularity. Not only are they more affordable than the gigantic McMansions, they can easily be moved to other locations. One thing that may concern you if you are considering living in a tiny house is the availability of hot water to meet all your needs. Fortunately, there are several appliances that provide hot water without the need of having a hot water tank taking up space in a tiny house. Here are a few options to consider.  Tankless water heater Tankless water heaters heat water when it is needed instead of heating a large amount of water and storing it in a tank. Tankless water heaters can use electric or gas to heat the water you need on demand. Another feature of tankless water heaters is that you can adjust the...

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