Electrical Safety Tips For Homeowners

Residential electrical circuits are generally fairly safe, but that doesn't mean that they aren't without some degree of safety risks. With nearly 30,000 electrocution accidents every year, this is a very real concern. Understanding what those safety risks are will help you to protect your home as well as your family. Put Covers On Every Outlet The surface plates that cover your light switches, outlets and other electrical fixtures are far more than just superficial. Read More 

Comparing Vented And Ventless Natural Gas Fireplaces

Natural gas fireplaces provide a number of benefits over traditional wooden fireplaces, including the ability to start a fire at the push of a button and reduced overall maintenance. However, there are two main types of natural gas fireplaces – vented and ventless. Like their names would suggest, the main difference between these two types of fireplaces is the presence or lack of vents, but that difference results in a distinct set of advantages and disadvantages for each type of fireplace. Read More 

Answering Common Water-Damage Questions

Water damage can be a devastating problem for a homeowner to have to address, but this is an issue that many first-time homeowners may not have the experience needed to address. To help you be better prepared to protect your home against this threat, you will need to be informed about the answers to some of the more frequently asked questions concerning residential water damage.   What Is Causing Water to Collect in the Basement? Read More 

Can A Central Air Conditioning System Be Installed In An Older Home?

If you have an older home, then you may think that it would be too much hassle to install a central air conditioning system. Most newer homes with central air conditioning have a variety of ducts and registers that your older home probably wasn't designed for. However, just because your home wasn't originally built with central air conditioning doesn't mean that you have to just sweat it out. There are ways to install a system without tearing up your home or making a lot of sacrifices. Read More 

3 Signs Your Air Conditioning Unit Is In Need Of Repairs

When you rely on your air conditioner on a daily basis during the summer, the last thing you want is for it to fail completely and leave you roasting at home on a hot day. Luckily, there are usually signs that your air conditioner has a problem, which gives you time to have repairs made and helps you avoid an issue causing your A/C to completely shut down or even need to be replaced. Read More