If you’re like many people, you believe that it’s a foregone conclusion that as an allergy sufferer you’ll experience the most severe symptoms while outdoors. That’s a mistaken conclusion, however. Experts say that the allergens that can sicken you are very often more commonly found in your house. There are several types of allergens that
Most homes in the United States are heated with either furnaces or boilers. The primary difference between the two is that furnaces heat air while boilers heat water. Furnaces are limited to heating air that is then distributed through the home using air ducts. The heated water that boilers produce can be delivered through radiators,
Clogged toilets can become a big problem, especially if the clog is gradual and you don’t realize there is one until you suddenly have a flood. Depending on the severity and cause of the clog, your toilet can overflow, you can have flooding and, in what’s probably the worst case scenario, your entire septic system
An often overlooked component of keeping a comfortable and well maintained home is the humidity level. Many times you may only notice the humidity level if it is considerably higher or lower than normal, but even small, seemingly insignificant changes in the humidity level in your home can affect your health and cost you money.
The key to preventing basement flooding is to keep water away from the home, especially during periods of heavy rain. Check for any water pooling in the yard during heavy rains and take some steps to take that water away from your home. A few easy but effective steps can help to keep your basement
Water is one of the most precious commodities on Earth, and saving even a few gallons around your home can have a substantial impact on not only your bills, but the environment as a whole. If you’d like to reduce your waste and fine-tune your plumbing at the same time, here are 8 easy tips
The furnace can be the most expensive appliance you will ever buy and with so many different options and price points it can be one the most confusing purchases you will make. It is important to understand all your decision points. Decision Point #1) Do I need a new furnace? There are only 3 reasons
Insulate Exposed Plumbing Pipes Check your garage, crawl spaces and any other areas with exposed piping. To do this, you can apply heat tape and/or heat cables that are thermostat controlled around pipes that are prone to freezing and potentially cracking. This will save you from a serious headache. Check Hoses In the spring and