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Diamond in the Rough

Oftentimes, we get calls from customers who have dropped something valuable down the drain: a ring, an earring, charm, etc. In most cases, the item isn’t able to be retrieved because the water isn’t shut off soon enough (pushing the object further and further down into the waste system, making it nearly impossible to ever … Continue reading

Staying Cool in the Summer Heat

Despite the smoldering summer heat, there are several ways to ensure that you stay cool. Here are some of the best ways to maximize the effectiveness of your air conditioner: • Switch to energy efficient lighting: CFLs and LEDs reduce your need for constantly-on air conditioning. Traditional incandescent bulbs emit approximately 90% of their energy … Continue reading

How to Get the Most Out of Your HVAC System

Most people will visit their primary doctor for an annual check-up each year to ensure that they are healthy. Did you know, just as we care for our bodies by taking preventative measures, our home’s systems also need regular care to ensure they are operating in top shape? Unfortunately, many homeowners have lengthy to-do lists … Continue reading

Three Easy (and Cost-effective!) Ways to Go Green at Home

Want to make the world a better place and enjoy monthly savings? Implementing green practices at home can help improve the environment, which in turn will enhance your quality of life and reduce energy consumption. The best part? The following green initiatives are both simple and inexpensive: 1. Conduct a Home Energy Assessment – Did … Continue reading

Furnace Safety Tips for the Winter Season

In the midst of the cold winter months, our furnaces do an excellent job of keeping us warm and cozy. However, just like any appliance, there are some safety precautions that should be followed to avoid a hazardous situation or a costly repair. 1. Schedule an annual check-up. An annual inspection by a trusted professional … Continue reading

Why Does My Shower Keep Clogging?

Clogged shower drains are both a burden to homeowners and, unfortunately, one of the most common plumbing problems. The good news is that the expense and inconvenience of clogged shower drains can be avoided with proper drain maintenance. One of the most effective ways to prevent clogged shower drains is to keep them clean and … Continue reading

SAVE ENERGY AND GREEN BY WINTERIZING YOUR A/C UNIT

With the fall season among us, the time has come to prepare your home for the winter ahead. While for some homeowners this means simply switching the thermostat from “cool” to “heat”, performing a few simple tasks will save you both energy and dollars. Additionally, taking the extra steps to ensure your A/C unit is … Continue reading

WHY ISN’T THE WATER IN MY SHOWER WARMING UP?

A cool shower may feel refreshing on a hot summer day – but with autumn approaching, you’ve got a big problem on your hands if your shower water isn’t warming up! Before you call a professional to resolve the issue, there are several steps you can take to find out why your shower water isn’t … Continue reading

GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR AIR CONDITIONING UNIT

A recent piece by 6sqft describes New York prior to the invention of air conditioning – a time which ranged from very uncomfortable to even deadly. Practical New Yorkers have always found ways to cope with the summer heat despite a lack of A/C – from sleeping outdoors to swimming in bodies of water to … Continue reading

END OF SUMMER HVAC CHECKLIST

It’s hard to believe that it is already mid-August! Parents are getting their children ready for back to school, with some preparing to leave home for the first time. Now is the perfect time to prepare your HVAC system for the fall. Our end of summer maintenance checklist will keep your home in top shape! … Continue reading