When you first move into a house, it is common to need a little help learning how to keep everything maintained. Your HVAC system is one of the most important features of your house that plays a role in keeping your environment at a comfortable temperature while also helping with moisture control. For this reason, it is important to know how to talk to your HVAC contractor about what you should be doing to keep your system in top condition between service calls. [Read More]
Is PEX The Right Plumbing Material For Your New Home?
You might hear it called "PEX," or perhaps your plumber uses its real name: crosslinked polyethylene. In either case, this new plumbing material is becoming increasingly common in modern homes, and if you are having a house built, there is a good chance that your plumber will offer it to you as an option. Before you just agree to PEX, it's important that you understand what this plumbing material is, its benefits, and its drawbacks. [Read More]
Dealing With A Frosty HVAC System? Here's What You Should Know
The sight of your HVAC system encased in thick sheets of ice might seem unusual, especially on the hottest day of the summer season. However, it's a surprisingly common problem that many homeowners grapple with throughout the summer. With your HVAC system on ice, you won't be able to enjoy the cooling comfort you'd normally expect. So what can you do about ice buildup on your HVAC system? To find out, here's an in-depth guide on the causes of ice buildup, as well as a few removal and prevention tips you can use. [Read More]
Headed for Vacation? Don't Forget These HVAC Care Tips
Your HVAC system might not need a babysitter while you're away on your dream vacation, but it does need a bit of prep work to keep it in great shape in your absence. Whether you're spending a few days, a few weeks or even a couple of months on vacation, you should have your HVAC system properly prepared for the time you and your loved ones will spend away from home. [Read More]