What are some things I should look for in a good contractor?

Here is a list of things to check out when looking for a good contractor: Make sure they are licensed and insured. Make sure they use name brands. Verify that their technicians are certified. Make sure that they file city permits for all ...

Should I be concerned if my toilet is running?

You bet. Not only is it annoying to listen to, it’s a waste of water and money. Leaky toilets can add up on your water bills. If the toilet continues to run after the toilet is flushed, it indicates that some part of the internal ...

What should I do in case of an emergency like water dripping from my ceiling?

The first thing you should remember is that safety comes first. If there are any electrical appliances nearby, turn the electricity off at the main breaker. Then, turn off your main water shut off valve. It’s a must to know where this is! (Did ...

What are the benefits of replacing my existing air conditioning system?

If your system is old and inefficient, or the repairs are starting to increase in cost and frequency, you’ll probably want to consider replacement.  Today, systems are as much as 60% more efficient than those systems manufactured as ...

Why does my water heater run out of water quicker than it used to?

Over time storage tank water heaters accumulate sediment and lime deposits. If these deposits are not removed periodically they will displace space in the tank and decrease the amount of water that can enter the tank when it refills. It’s ...

Why do I need to clean my filter regularly?

Regular filter replacement helps your heating and cooling system operate at peak levels and improves indoor air quality.  It is important to change filters regularly to ensure proper air flow and to keep your home free from dust, allergens ...

Why is the upstairs of my house always hotter in the summer & cooler in the winter?

Heat rises, thus the reason it’s hotter in the summer. Assuming the system was sized and installed correctly, you should consider installing a zone system if possible. Sometimes the addition of return air ductwork will help improve air movement ...

I think my toilet is leaking, is there any way to tell before I call a plumber?

Definitely, in fact you should check your toilets for leaks periodically just to be safe. Just place a few drops of food coloring in the tank (NOT the bowl). You can also use a few tablespoons of instant coffee or Kool-Aid. In thirty minutes ...

Is a chemical-based drain cleaner safe to use?

Most chemical drain cleaners are very toxic in nature. They’re not only harmful to the environment, but also especially dangerous to keep around the home if you have children or pets. Chemical drain cleaning products are very harmful to ...

What is a good temperature to set my thermostat?

ime, the best thermostat setting is that temperature at which you feel most comfortable.  However, when extremely high summertime temperatures set in, the best temperature setting is going to be 15 to 16 degrees below the outside ...

My plumbing and drain pipes rattle all of the time. What causes this and what can I do?

This is usually caused by the water lines not being properly secured. This can be fixed easily but only if your water lines are easily accessible. It means that there are one or more places your water lines come in contact with the wood of your ...

What are the advantages of a Tankless Water Heater vs. a Traditional Water Heater?

A tankless water heater heats water directly without the use of a storage tank, making it more efficient by avoiding standby heat losses associated with storage water heaters. Tankless water heaters are also able to supply an endless supply of ...