What Causes an Air Conditioner to Ice Up?

Tuesday, November 6th 2018
  What Causes an Air Conditioner to Ice Up? The sight of ice on an air conditioner unit may appear strange, but in fact it points to a common problem with HVAC systems. It occurs when an element of the condenser is not getting enough hot air coming in to keep the proper temperature,...read more

Pros and Cons of Mini-Split Systems

Tuesday, November 6th 2018
  Pros and Cons of Mini-Split Systems With the baby boomer population nearing retirement age, many will consider remodeling their home to allow elderly parents or their children to move back in.  Ductless, mini-split air-conditioning systems are a great alternative to installing...read more

Why Is My AC Making a Loud Noise?

Tuesday, November 6th 2018
  Why Is My AC Making a Loud Noise? The last thing you want is to come home from a busy day and listen to your heating or air conditioning rattling through the ducts. A noisy AC system is a common problem for homeowners, especially those who live in smaller homes or in more urbanized...read more

How To Prevent Condensation On Windows

Tuesday, November 6th 2018
  How To Prevent Condensation On Windows When you notice condensation on your windows at home, it’s a sign of higher-than-normal moisture in the air. Most homeowners will not have cause for concern if this condensation appears only occasionally. However, if you find regular...read more

Why Is My Room So Hot?

Tuesday, November 6th 2018
  Why Is My Room So Hot? Is your room too hot? This common problem occurs because temperatures are out of sync with the settings. This results in the conditioned air being too hot (or too cold) for comfort. Because energy for the home is one of the largest household expenses,...read more

Do I Need a Generator?

Tuesday, November 6th 2018
  Do I Need a Generator? The recent hurricanes have brought about a lot of interest in backup generators for both homes and businesses. I have written about the advantages of a generators before but, by the time you realize you need one, it is too late. Many manufacturers run low on...read more

Types of Indoor Lighting Fixtures

Tuesday, November 6th 2018
  Types of Indoor Lighting Fixtures The types of  indoor lighting fixtures you use may end up having a big impact on the look and feel of different areas of your home. During your next home improvement project, here are seven light fixtures to consider. 1. Simple Ceiling...read more

5 Outdoor Landscape Lighting Techniques

Tuesday, November 6th 2018
  5 Outdoor Landscape Lighting Techniques The outdoor space in your home offers ample opportunities to entertain guests, unwind with family and rest and rejuvenate over the weekend. Comfortable seating, an outdoor kitchen, a deck overlooking the landscaping — these are all...read more