October 15th, 2018
You need to upgrade your HVAC system and, after some research, you come across heat pumps. Your first thought is probably, “What in the world is a heat pump?” Heat-pump technology has been around for decades and is used by homeowners across the country in all climates to keep their home cool in the summer and warm in the water.
September 12th, 2018
The average American spends 87 percent of their lives indoors. If you spend this much time indoors, you want to ensure that the air you and your family breathes is as clean and pure as possible. For many families, purchasing an air purifier is the best solution.
August 29th, 2018
If you grew up with hard water, you might be used to the squeaky-clean feeling you experience when all of that soap has been rinsed away. Unfortunately, hard water, which is naturally filled with suspended minerals like calcium and magnesium, can be incredibly hard on your house components. Here are four ways hard water can damage your home and why you should consider getting a water softener.
July 31st, 2018
The heat index is a very real weather phenomenon, capable of making the air inside and outside of your home feel much warmer than it actually is. In fact, a temperature of 82°F with 85% humidity feels like 90°F, which is why it pays to do everything you can to lower your indoor relative humidity. Here are four easy ways to reduce the humidity levels inside your home so you can stay cool and comfortable.
June 19th, 2018
If your restaurant has a plumbing emergency, expect the world to know about it as soon as your customers or your employees start posting pictures and comments. Take the following five steps to both prevent and prepare for a plumbing crisis.
April 19th, 2018
A frosted-over air conditioner is a strange sight for many homeowners to see, especially on extremely hot days. As it turns out, frost formation is a strange but normal occurrence for any air conditioning unit. The culprit lies with the refrigeration process itself — as your air conditioner extracts heat from indoor air, the surrounding moisture condenses and a small portion of it freezes on the coils.
March 26th, 2018
How cost-effective is proper cooling in your server rooms and closets? Consider that an IT outage at your data center can cost upward of $7,900 per minute while your response team works to get you back online. If you fail to protect your server room or computer rooms from overheating, the costs to your business add up fast.
There are key ways to lower risks of overheating in your server and computer rooms. Here are three strategies to protect your company’s IT infrastructure.
February 22nd, 2018
Many people associate carbon monoxide with automobiles, but the reality is carbon monoxide can be a threat inside your home. Carbon monoxide is something that should not be taken lightly, and it is important to recognize that this lethal gas can affect you and members of your household without even setting foot inside a vehicle.
Below is more information about carbon monoxide poisoning, including how you can prevent it from occurring, and what should be done if you believe you have been exposed to it.
January 22nd, 2018
Once upon a time, a thermostat was an analog device that helped to control the temperature of the home. The homeowner would set the dial to the preferred temperature while the thermostat would measure the temperature of the room. When the room became too hot or too cold, the thermostat would turn on the proper heating or cooling device.
Times have changed. Analog thermostats were replaced by digital thermostats, and now those digital thermostats are being replaced as well. Smart thermostats are among the newest HVAC inventions to help homeowners optimize comfort indoors and save money on heating and cooling.
December 19th, 2017
A sudden boiler failure often comes as a shock to homeowners, especially when it happens during the middle of winter. Unfortunately, homeowners often fail to notice the signs of impending boiler failure before it actually happens. By recognizing the following red flags, you’ll be able to take proactive steps towards maintaining or replacing your boiler before it breaks down.
A quality boiler can last for a long time, but boilers aren’t meant to last forever. With the proper care and maintenance, a traditional gas boiler is designed to offer anywhere from 10 to 15 years of reliable service. Some boilers are able to last for 20 years or more through a combination of excellent maintenance and high-quality components.