Combination Boiler System 101

Boilers are definitely not the most common heating source for water or HVAC systems. Most modern homes have a separate water heater, and then a furnace for heating the air. Furnaces are connected to a duct system that is encased in the walls (which is usually drywall on modern construction). But, boilers can still be a very efficient alternative for many properties. The practicality of installing a boiler partly depends on how your home is built. [Read More]

How To Keep Your Air Conditioner From Failing On The Hottest Days

Your air conditioner won't last forever; it will eventually need to be replaced. What you want to make sure of, however, is that you can replace it when it is still working, rather than after it fails and leaves you without AC on the hottest day of the year. If you have an older air conditioner, how do you make sure it keeps running well through a heat wave? Start by following these tips. [Read More]

4 Ways To Be Proactive About Your Plumbing This Spring

This spring, make sure that you are proactive about the plumbing around your home. With a little care and attention, you can continue to ensure that all the plumbing in your home runs as effectively as with as little issue as possible. Here are four spring maintenance tasks to help take care of your plumbing system. Work Out Your Water Supply Valves Under each of your sinks and for each of your toilets is a water supply valve. [Read More]

How To Keep Your Furnace Productive

During the winter, a large part of you your utility bills are going to go towards powering your furnace. Of course, you want to make sure that you program your furnace so it is only running when most necessary, and always be sure to power it off when you are away from home. Regardless of how smart your programming is, your bills can still be quite substantial if you live in your home and rely on your furnace on a daily basis. [Read More]