Why Does My Furnace Smell?

Wednesday, January 16th 2019
  Why Does My Furnace Smell? Your furnace is a very important part of your home, but not something you even think about unless there is a problem. I've written previously about telltale signs that it is time for a new furnace. What most people don’t know is your furnace runs...read more

Should I Replace Knob and Tube Wiring?

Tuesday, December 11th 2018
Should I Replace Knob and Tube Wiring? Used in homes until the middle of the 20th century, knob and tube wiring gets its name from the fixtures that support, insulate and shield the wires that run through the wood frame of a house: literally ceramic knobs and tubes. The wiring is run along...read more

6 Tricks For Reducing Electricity Bill

Friday, December 7th 2018
6 Tricks For Reducing Your Electricity Bill Electricity costs only seem to be going up, but the combined forces of government agencies, power companies, and environmental groups have been trying to show homeowners ways of reducing the cost of their monthly bills. It takes some adjustments,...read more

How to Cut Electric Bill in Half

Friday, December 7th 2018
How to Cut Electric Bill in Half Summer brings intense heat and humidity to the South. It’s no surprise that energy bills rise as homeowners use their cooling system to stay comfortable. In fact, everything from cooking to lighting your home can increase the electricity you use....read more

How to Replace a Light Fixture

Friday, December 7th 2018
How to Replace a Light Fixture   Replacing an old light fixture provides an easy way to update a room or add ambiance to your home. Learning how to replace or install a light fixture yourself not only saves you money by eliminating installation costs, but it also helps to...read more

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