Will Your A/C Make It Through Summer? Some Advice

With summer fast approaching, it’s time to get ready for outdoor activities — and for keeping cool indoors. If your home is more than 10 years old, you might be wondering if your air conditioning system will make it through another season. But should you replace it now or hold out? Air conditioners, like any other mechanical systems, last only …

Proven Energy Savings With Duct Sealing

One of the places the average family can find savings is in their monthly energy bill. Sealing your HVAC ducts throughout your home  is a good place to start. Many things can happen to cause leaks in your ducts; from parts that just don’t come together quite well to damage caused by moving heavy boxes, especially in the attic and …

Bring In A Plumbing Expert Early If You’re Planning A Bathroom Or Kitchen Remodel This Summer

A home remodel is an exciting prospect, but also a big investment. To be certain you get the right kitchen or bathroom plumbing system installed correctly, within budget and on time, consider consulting a plumbing contractor early in the planning stage. Professional guidance can be invaluable as part of such a complex undertaking, warding off money- and time-wasting errors down …

Looking For A Water Saver? Aerating Showers Have Benefits

By installing an aerating shower head, you can cut the water used during your family’s showers by as much as half. An aerating shower head, one type of low-flow shower head, controls the size and direction of the water droplets that pass through as it injects air into the stream of water. The resulting spray is gentler than the jets …

Smaller Space, More Efficiency: Tankless Water Heaters

Are tankless water heaters really all that great? To find out, let’s first look at how tankless units work. When the hot water tap is turned on, cold water is pumped into the heating unit, where an electric element or gas burner quickly heats the water. The fact is, homeowners here in northern Indiana and southwest Wisconsin can reduce their water heating bills substantially …

Extended Tax Credits Make 2011 Another Good Year For HVAC Upgrades

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Energy Star program encourages homeowners like you to use energy saving equipment for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC).  Such equipment saves energy resources because it is highly efficient.  Therefore, you should look for the Energy Star label on HVAC units when deciding on upgrades to your present home systems. Combining efforts with the …

Springtime Indoor Air Quality Survival Tips

Improving the air quality in your home can keep those upcoming springtime allergies at bay. A quality air purifier will help to keep your indoor air clean and fresh. For example,  a  HEPA,  High Efficiency Particle Air,  purifier captures and eliminates almost all visible and invisible pollutants that could trigger an allergy attack or compromise your family’s health in other …