If you're concerned about the possibility of a natural disaster occurring in your area or if the threats that have been made against the United States recently have terrified you, you should know that the Center for Disease Control has specific recommendations in place as to the number and type of emergency supplies that each person should keep on hand at all times. However, even though you may have blankets at home to keep warm and your emergency preparedness kit is likely to include food that doesn't require cooking, a wood-burning fireplace can benefit you in many ways in the event of a disaster.
26 April 2017
Being able to turn on the heat in the winter is something that really is a comfort. Coming in from a cold day of play or work, and coming home to a nice warm home is something of real comfort. You want to make sure that your heating system is something that does not ever give you problems. There are specific things that you can do that will help your heating system stay working at peak performance.
25 April 2017
Although it feels incredible to walk into the house on a hot day and be greeted by a chilly blast of air from your cooling unit, the wonderful feelings can quickly diminish when you open up your energy bill. Keeping your house at an acceptable temperature during the summer months can sometimes be so expensive that you start thinking about cutting your air conditioning system off altogether. However, before you suffer in the heat, there are a few things you can do to change things.
24 April 2017
Are you prepared for the coming summer heat? Do you know what to do if your air conditioner suddenly gives out? While actually fixing your air conditioner is something that should only be performed by a qualified ac repair professional, not every issue is one that requires professional assistance. Sometimes, all you need to do is some minor maintenance. If your air conditioner is refusing to do its job correctly, here are some things to check on before calling your local repair company:
24 April 2017
The drain valve on a water heater is a great thing. It allows you to easily empty your tank in the event of trouble—excessive pressure, say—or as a periodic maintenance effort, such as when flushing built-up sediment. Yet the drain valve can also become a source of stress if it develops a leak. If you would like to improve your water heater troubleshooting skills, read on. This article will discuss how to evaluate—and hopefully repair—a leaky drain valve on your water heater.
20 April 2017
In many parts of Canada, flooding is a surprisingly common occurrence that often has a tremendous impact on livelihoods and property. In the aftermath of a flood, chances are you're focused on salvaging and even resurrecting certain appliances and equipment, including your central air conditioning unit. Here's some advice on how you can figure out whether your central A/C system can be repaired or if it requires replacement. Can It Be Repaired?
1 September 2015
Swamp coolers and central air conditioning are both potentially great ways to keep your home cool during the hottest months of the summer time. However, you shouldn't think that central air condition and swamp coolers are created equally. Just because they are both cooling solutions does not mean that they are in any way the same. In fact, they almost couldn't be more different from one another. What Both Central Air and Swamp Coolers Should Do
5 January 2015