Got A Squeaky Furnace? Find Out Why And How To Fix The Problem

If your furnace begins to squeak or squeal, it is telling you that something is amiss and it needs to be repaired. If you fail to take action and correct this problem, your entire unit could stop working. However, if money is tight or if you are fairly handy, you may be hesitant to call in a furnace repair company. Luckily, a squeaky furnace is typically something you can repair yourself. [Read More]

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. [Read More]

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. [Read More]

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: [Read More]