One of the most forgotten and unseen systems in your home is the plumbing. Most people are unaware of the condition of their plumbing until there is a leak, minor or major, no hot water, or something is clogged. Your property’s plumbing is a vital aspect of a building’s functionality and health. You should get it inspected annually to keep ensuring the health of your home.
Both humidifiers and dehumidifiers can make your home more comfortable. However, you must know the differences and benefits to determine the best choice for your home and health. Find out how to choose between a dehumidifier and a humidifier and when you would need to use either.
Are your heating and cooling bills more expensive than you’d prefer? The average American household spends about $1,500 on utilities every year. There are a few different ways to cut those prices so that you can save money. A zoned heating system could be an effective option to help you maintain a temperature-regulated home year-round.
You may want to consider what this process entails so you can see if it’s beneficial for you.
Is your furnace making strange sounds? Do you have a sneaking suspicion that something’s wrong or seems to be “off” with your HVAC equipment? In general, it’s wise to trust your senses and call an HVAC technician at the first bump in the night that comes from your heater.
What are the most commonly reported weird furnace noises, and what do they indicate? See if yours is on our list below. Sometimes, you can troubleshoot issues without the help of a technician. Other times, you may want to contact a service provider right away.
Summer and fall may seem to last forever, but they’ll give way to colder months before you know it. To make sure your family stays toasty and comfortable from October through the spring, take time to prepare your furnace for winter.
Spending a little energy now will ensure that your heating equipment will be ready to go when the first frost hits Lancaster County and the rest of southcentral Pennsylvania. Here’s a look at what your getting-my-house-ready-for-winter checklist should contain. Read the rest of this entry »