What to Ask About a Home’s HVAC Systems

If you’re looking to buy someone else’s home (vs. building your own), there’s a lot to consider. That, of course, includes the home’s heating and cooling systems. And unless you bring in your own HVAC contractor to inspect them, you’re going to have to take the word of the seller and the person selected for […]

Is Your AC System Making You Sick?

Every AC season, people from all over the country rush to their primary care physician or nearest walk-in medical clinic complaining that their AC system is making them sick.  Even if they’re right, they’re wrong. Say what? By itself, your AC system literally does nothing more than remove hot air from your home, thus providing […]

Is Spring the Best Time for an AC Tune-up?

If you subscribe to the belief that there’s a season and reason for everything, then here’s another perfect example:  while there’s almost no bad time for air conditioning preventative maintenance, spring is the best time.  By far! What makes that so?  Several good and practical reasons: Heating and cooling companies have their busy and slow […]

House Plants Help Clean Your Indoor Air

In one small way, you actually might be better off in an older, draft house vs. one that’s tightly sealed, just like a modern office building. That’s because air tight buildings typically have little if any fresh air circulation which, in turns, gives indoor air pollutants no means of escaping outdoors.  Hence, the now all-too-familiar […]

The Advantages of a Ductless Air System

If you still think a central AC system is your only option for whole-house comfort during the summer months, we have some terrific news for you, especially if you’re in the market for a new or replacement home cooling system. Central air, for all its advantages, isn’t for everyone. Perhaps your house can’t support air […]

8 Handy Uses for Chalk

When you think of chalk, you probably think of math problems on elementary school black boards and sidewalk drawings on a warm summer day. Well, in addition to being a teacher’s helper and childhood favorite, chalk has a host of surprising uses all over the home. From helping out with home improvement tasks to stopping […]

How to Ensure Furnace Safety

If your furnace has a pilot light, that’s kind of like having a pet – something else other than your kids that requires regular, if not constant, monitoring.  Not just for the fun of it, mind you, but for the safety of your home and family. Pilot lights – which have been replaced by electronic […]