If you have recently moved into a home with a heating and air conditioning system that uses heating oil, then you may not understand exactly how to perform maintenance on the boiler. This is understandable, and it is wise to speak with an HVAC professional who can walk you through some of the most basic tasks. While this is true, there are some things that you need to be aware of so you can identify issues before they become problematic. [Read More]
Comparing Plumbing Snakes And Hydro Jetting
Plumbing snakes and hydro jetting are two common methods of cleaning out clogs within your home's plumbing. However, they seek to achieve the same result through different methods, which means both drain snakes and hydro jets have specific advantages and disadvantages associated with them. Understanding the differences between each method of drain clearing can help you choose the best method for your home's plumbing needs. Plumbing Snakes Plumbing snakes consist of a single metal cable, usually with some type of augur attached to one end. [Read More]
Three Types Of Heating Systems For A Home Without Ducts
When you think of a heating system, you probably picture a furnace, ducts, and registers through which heat flows. But while this style of heating system, known as a forced air heating system, is rather common, it is not the only type of heating system that exists. If you would prefer not to accommodate ducts into your walls, you may want to opt for one of these types of ductless heating systems instead. [Read More]
Tired Of Struggling To Keep Your Home Comfortable During Summer? Could An Evaporative Cooler Be The Answer?
If you find yourself dreading the end of spring because of the dramatic spike May, June, July, and August bring to your energy bills, you may be considering converting to a more energy-efficient system. While the market is saturated with traditional compressor units, ductless mini-splits, window and portable air conditioners, and even pricey geothermal heating and cooling systems, the simple evaporative cooler (often termed a "swamp cooler") can provide an ultra-efficient way to reduce interior temperatures by utilizing water's natural cooling properties. [Read More]