Understanding Home HVAC

6 Mistakes To Avoid When Working With A Construction Contractor

Having a good relationship with your contractor is important to ensure that work proceeds as desired. It's good for you to know a few things about working with contractors going into your project to avoid issues and inconveniences during construction. The following are six mistakes to avoid when working with a construction contractor to make your building project as worry-free as possible: 1. Being difficult to contact Communication is essential. If your contractor is not able to contact you regarding an important question, the project could be delayed.   Read More...

Has The Time Come For Fall House Cleaning?

Maybe in the spring you thoroughly cleaned your house, knowing that the summer months would be so busy that you wouldn't have time to pay attention to deep house cleaning. Now that fall has arrived, perhaps you've decided to have fall cleaning, just like you had traditional spring cleaning. Doing house cleaning chores now will just mean that your house will be ready for the holidays.  From huge jobs like fireplace and chimney inspections and the cleaning that accompanies those, to smaller chores like cleaning porcelain figurines, here are some ideas that might help you.   Read More...

Is A Pool Enclosure A Beneficial Upgrade For You?

Most in-ground swimming pools have some type of fencing installed around them, but did you know that there is another type of enclosure that will protect your pool from intruders, keep the inside of the structure clean, and even allow year-round swimming? A flat, low-profile, or standing enclosure provides varying levels of privacy and access to your pool. A Flat Enclosure If you use a standard cover to protect your pool, you probably have no intention of swimming until the following summer.   Read More...

Chimney Issues? Problems That Homeowners Should Have Repaired

A chimney that is properly constructed for safe, efficient operation can add real value to a home and the life of the family who occupies it. In addition to exhausting the fumes and smoke from a wood stove or fireplace, a chimney can be used to vent gas fireplaces and logs, as well as adding to the balanced appearance of the home's structure. If the chimney is not properly constructed or has suffered damage, it can elevate the risk of a house fire, allow dangerous gases to gather inside the home, and fail to assist in the efficient burning of wood in a heating stove or fireplace.   Read More...

Asbestos Removal: Dos And Don'ts

Gaining traction in the 60s, asbestos was once a popular material in the construction industry. Since that time, it has been associated with a wealth of health issues like respiratory issue and even cancer. As a result, to preserve the health of all members of the household, it must be completely removed from the dwelling. However, prior to the removal of asbestos, there are a few measures that should be taken since particles can become airborne, putting everyone at risk.   Read More...