The Problem With Dirty Dryer Vents

Monday, June 23rd 2014
Homeowners in Marietta aren’t immune to problems from dirty dryer vents. In fact, across the country, over 2,900 fires are started by dryers each year, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Most homeowners use their dryers a lot. Over time, dryer lint builds up inside more

Ground Fault Breakers: A Must for Home Safety

Monday, June 23rd 2014
You may think your Sandy Springs home is very safe, but if you don’t have ground fault breakers installed in your home in the right places, you could be at risk. There’s good news, though. Ground fault breakers (GFB) — also called a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) or more

Why Dehumidifiers in Your Basement May Be Essential

Thursday, June 12th 2014
It’s difficult to maintain proper moisture levels in an Atlanta home throughout the year. Between winter storms and summer heat waves, HVAC equipment may be overmatched if it doesn’t have the tools to combat rising humidity. In addition, air leaks have a tendency to bring more

Reliable and NARI: A Quality Team

Thursday, June 12th 2014
Reliable Heating & Air, the top seller and installer of Trane HVAC systems in the country, is a proud member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Reliable’s membership gives our customers the comfort and knowledge that the work we do for them is up to more

Important Care and Maintenance for Your Condensate Pump

Thursday, June 12th 2014
A condensate pump is an important part of your HVAC system. During the cooling process, an HVAC system produces condensation. Most systems depend on both gravity and a 3/4-inch drain line to direct the water to the home’s exterior. However, some installations require pumping the more

Do I Need a Vapor Barrier?

Thursday, June 12th 2014
Every homeowner faces challenges in controlling moisture. Humid conditions from Alpharetta to Buckhead can contribute to the growth of mold and mildew when water vapor seeps into a home over the years. These conditions can compromise both indoor air quality and the integrity of your home’ more

What If a House Is Too Tight With Insulation?

Thursday, June 12th 2014
When home improvement experts find there is an excess amount of insulation in a home, they will say your house is too tight. This condition means there isn’t enough natural air entering the building. Because the health of your family depends on proper ventilation to supply fresh air, more

Home Efficiency: 6 Ways to Improve Home Efficiency

Tuesday, April 29th 2014
Home Efficiency: 6 Ways to Improve Home Efficiency Measuring a home's efficiency can be a confusing task for most homeowners. Even if you understand the importance of efficiency, you may still be unsure how to measure it. In fact, the process of examining any building’ more