Home warranties sound like some hokey business concocted by a master con. A lot of homeowners are wary of such products, believing that their homeowner's insurance already covers repair issues with major home systems. Sadly, that is not the case unless a tornado or fire destroys your heating, cooling, ventilation, and plumbing systems. However, if you buy a home warranty, and you have read the fine print, you will see exactly what is covered. [Read More]
Can Your Geothermal Heat Pump Stand Up Against Old Man Winter?
Making the switch from a conventional heating and cooling system to geothermal climate control is a big deal for many homeowners. So it's not surprising for some homeowners to wonder how their brand-new geothermal system will stand up under harsh winter conditions. Some may even worry that their heating system's performance will fall flat under extreme cold. The following helps dispel a pervasive myth surrounding geothermal heat pumps and their wintertime performance. [Read More]
Beyond Constant Repairs Or Too Many Window Units: Does Your Home Need Retrofitting For Central Air?
Your home's air conditioning system may be so antiquated that it's costing you a fortune to run and repair. Or you may not have a central system; instead, you might have an AC unit in every other window, which is also costly and inconvenient. What's a homeowner to do? Should you continue with your old system to avoid the expense and trouble of a replacement? Should you stick with those bulky window units you really can't stand? [Read More]
Tips for Maintaining Your Central Air Conditioning
When the weather outside starts getting hot, one home appliance you depend on is the air conditioner. However, you may be in for a shock when you get your first energy bill for the season and see how much you are paying for it. There are things you can do to maintain your home's air conditioner that will help reduce how much energy it uses. Here are some tips you should follow to help avoid an unexpected bill. [Read More]