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May 20, 2016

Flooded basements, malfunctioning bathrooms, and useless kitchens: these are some of the hallmarks of plumbing problems. Your pipes can morph from a modern convenience to something out of a horror novel almost overnight— or so it seems to the homeowner. In fact, pipes fail over time, but to replace your pipes– that’s a big job. Understanding this process will help you avoid a home improvement disaster. Warning Signs Although pipes sometimes fail dramatically all at once, they more often take years to completely give out. The good news is that there are several ways to tell that your pipes are […]

May 18, 2016

Most people picture a traditional central air conditioning system when they think of A/C. However, you don’t have to have ducts running through the house to enjoy efficient cooling. Ductless  AC systems are a great approach for homes that don’t have ducts, as well as those that need a little supplemental cooling in a particular area. If you’re interested in going ductless, this guide will give you a quick primer to everything you need to know. How Ductless Works Ductless air conditioners feature an outdoor condensing unit and indoor evaporator unit. The two are connected via wiring and refrigerant lines […]

February 17, 2016

Are you experiencing low water pressure in your home? Perhaps we can help you. With these simple pointers, we hope we can help you effectively diagnose the issue and deal with the problem. Low water is a very common hitch in households. From the earliest days of the technology’s discovery to today’s modern living, this problem has distressed many homeowners. After all, everyday home convenience will be bothered without ample running water. With low water pressure, it can be very frustrating and can impede activities around the house. The most probable cause of low water pressure is having an out-of-date […]

February 14, 2016

When it comes to water heating for your home, you have two choices: traditional tank heaters and tankless heaters. Tank or tankless, each comes with its pros and cons when you consider costs, longevity, and performance. Traditional Tank Water Heaters More common in older homes, traditional tank heaters come in a range of sizes, usually holding between 30 and 60 gallons of hot water. These heaters rely on a perpetual heating source that is gas or electric-powered to keep the stored water at a specified temperature throughout the day and night. This way, hot water is always ready to use […]

February 10, 2016

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is one of those subjects you probably never think about until it goes sour. Filthy air conditioning filters, pet hair and dander, and high relative humidity can all contribute to this invisible yet unpleasant problem. Poor IAQ is known to trigger allergies and asthmatic responses and cause dizziness, headaches, fatigue, and general malaise. The good news is you can improve indoor air quality in your home by following these tips. Clean and Upgrade Your Air Filter Whether you have a central air unit or stand-alone furnace, the air filter is important in controlling IAQ. Always check […]

February 5, 2016

Losing power can lead to an uncomfortable home in any season, but power loss can be especially dangerous in the winter months. Know what to do when your power goes out by following this guide. Check the Circuit Breakers   [su_row] [su_column size=”1/5″] [/su_column] [su_column size=”4/5″] When you notice a power outage, the first thing you should do is check your home’s circuit breakers. If you notice one or more breakers switched off, move them back into the on position. If that doesn’t have an effect, turn the main breaker off and then back on. Keep in mind that mapping […]

February 2, 2016

When temperatures drop during the winter season, frozen pipes can rupture and cause serious damage to your property. Winterize your home to protect your pipes from freezing; follow these six steps: Insulate Your Pipes In many cases, you don’t have to wait until a problem arises to prepare your pipes. Before the temperature dips too low, add insulation to protect plumbing from cold air. At your local home improvement store, look for pipe insulation material, and wrap it around all exposed pipes. This will keep pipes dry and protect them from cold air, but keep in mind that insulation simply […]

January 31, 2016

Winter weather means much more than just snow and ice. When the temperature drops, and you do your best to stay warm, your heating bill tends to rise. Even if you keep your home’s temperature relatively low, the cost of heating can remain high. In fact, the cost of heating and cooling makes up nearly 50 percent of the utility bill in most homes. Worried about the rising costs of heating? Learn how better insulation can help you can save money on your energy bill. Seal Drafty Areas Before tackling major insulation projects, start small by identifying and addressing drafty […]

October 21, 2015

Does your furnace work poorly? Before you pick up that phone and call for a Salt Lake City furnace repair technician, perhaps these tips can guide you in troubleshooting the issue. With little do-it-yourself willingness and experience in tinkering with typical mechanical problems, you can fix your furnace easily. Gas Leak Are you experiencing gas leaks with your furnace? While the latest models are quite reliable, should a gas leak occur, it is imperative that you deal with this issue immediately. Gas leaks are perceptible as odors near or sourcing from the furnace. Should you smell something that resembles a […]

October 14, 2015

Are your energy costs sharply increasing? Do you want to improve the energy efficiency in your home? Perhaps it is time to invest in a cost-saving solution. Insulation! It is the quickest and most effective solution for better home comfort and greater energy savings. By targeting the areas such as the walls, floor, and ceiling, insulation stops the heat from escaping from your home. It is the most practical method of keeping your home warm during the winter months. In the same way, insulation helps keep the house cool during summer. Did you know insulation could help you save as […]