Prepping Your AC Condenser For The Coming Season

If you're like most homeowners, you already know certain basics of maintaining your household air conditioning units. For instance, you're probably already aware that keeping your air conditioner's filter clean and changing it on a regular basis is an essential part of ensuring that your unit remains as trouble-free as possible. Here's what you need to know about prepping your unit's condenser at the start of the season.  Your system will be more efficient and run cooler if you keep the coils clean, lubricate the fan if necessary, and keep the area outside of the condenser clean and free of weeds. Read More 

Getting The Most From Batt Insulation

Batt insulation remains one of the least expensive and most popular choices for preventing home energy loss. This type of insulation comes in the form of large rolls, which are cut down to size in order to fit between the joists and beams in your attic. If you would like to learn more about how to ensure you get the most insulating power from your batt insulation, read on. This article will discuss two key tips for optimizing the efficiency of your batt insulation. Read More 

Water, Water Everywhere: What To Do If Water Leaks From Your A/C System

Water leaks are something you usually associate with your home's plumbing. However, water can also leak from your air conditioning system under the right circumstances. If you're tired of seeing large puddles of water around your air conditioner, then you'll definitely want to read on. Possible Water Leak Sources Unless you're somehow running an industrial HVAC system that relies on chilled water, chances are your A/C system doesn't rely on water in the cooling process. Read More 

5 Ways To Avoid Drain Clogs

Drain clogs are a common plumbing problem and often occur at the most inconvenient times. When you have a house full of guests, the last thing you want to be dealing with is a drain clog. Luckily, there are things you can do to minimize these clogs. Here are five effective ways to avoid drain clogs: Don't Dump Grease Down the Drain When you have leftover cooking grease, you might think it's a good idea to pour it down the drain. Read More 

4 Ways Your Basement Can Tell You That You Have A Plumbing Problem

Not all plumbing problems are as obvious as a slow-moving drain or a leaky faucet. Sometimes you really have to 'listen' to what your home is telling you to identify plumbing problems. Here are 4 ways your basement can reveal the need for plumbing services. Damp walls Moisture accumulating in your basement will often present itself by dampening your concrete walls. You will notice the walls feeling cooler than usual as well as see dark spots, water stains, and you may even notice a damp, soil-like smell. Read More