Smart Home Automation: Enhancing Comfort and Peace of Mind

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Woman adjusts setting on her smart home system

In the era of advanced technology, smart home automation has revolutionized our lives. By harnessing the power of smart home automation, you can create a secure and comfortable living environment while gaining invaluable peace of mind even when you are away from home. HVAC Home Automation One of the key elements of smart home automation is HVAC monitoring and smart … Read More

Manufacturer (or Brand) of Air Conditioning and Heating Equipment Doesn’t Mean Much


Central air conditioning and heating systems are not “plug and play” appliances (like a window-mounted air conditioner). They must be sized and appropriately matched (outdoor unit, indoor cooling coil, indoor heating section with correct size blower and temperature controls), installed with the proper air-tight ductwork, natural gas piping, electrical wiring (24, 120, and 240 volts), leak-free refrigerant piping and condensate … Read More

What is an HVAC Zoning System?


You have 2 or more thermostats in your car, so why should you be content with only 1 thermostat in your home?  If you want it warmer in some areas of your home and cooler in others, then an HVAC zoning system is for you.  Or, if you have rooms that are always too hot or too cold compared to … Read More

6 Electrical Safety Tips for Homeowners!


May is National Electrical Safety Month, and it’s the perfect time to focus on residential electrical safety. Many electrical accidents happen in homes, but with knowledge and awareness, you can help prevent these incidents from occurring. Here are some tips to keep your home safe: In conclusion, residential electrical safety is an important issue that shouldn’t be ignored. By following … Read More

Protect Your Home During Severe Spring Weather


Tornadoes, thunderstorms, and flooding are all common during this time, which can cause significant damage to your home and property. Here are some tips to help you keep your home safe during severe weather outbreaks. Protect Your Plumbing During severe weather outbreaks, your plumbing can be at risk of damage due to flooding and power outages. Make sure your sump … Read More

Do Your Lungs A Favor and Clean Your Ducts!


Think of the ducts in your home as the “lungs” of your home.  Air passes thru some of the ducts in the form of positive pressure. These ducts are known as supply ducts. Some air passes thru different ducts in the form of negative pressure. These ducts are known as return ducts.  So, a duct system consists of both supply … Read More

5 Most Common Causes of Furnace Failure


Dirty or Clogged Filter Your furnace has a filter that keeps your furnace, ductwork, and air clean. Your filter impinges dirt, dust, allergens, pollutants, and other particles in the air. While most homeowners know about furnace filters, they don’t know how often to change them. Though it varies by filter type, you should replace most filters every month or two. Check your … Read More

Winter Garage Warmth


Homeowners with auto-ray infrared garage heaters comment that these heaters rank high among the best inventions of all time! They are that amazing. Your garage can now be a “Florida Room” with infrared rays (like the sun) warming your car, the floor, and all objects in the garage. Some older homes have a branch supply duct from the home’s main … Read More

It’s not the cold; it’s the lack of humidity


This should be a common wintertime saying, which is the inverse of the common summertime saying, “It’s not the heat; it’s the humidity.” What happens in our homes during winter months that makes us uncomfortable? Cold air enters the home when doors are opened, and normal leaks in the exterior.  This cold air is heated inside the home, and when … Read More

Everything you need to know about Garbage Disposals! 


Did you know garbage disposals originated with the name garbage disposer? The leading manufacturer of garbage disposers (InSinkErator) never used the term “disposal” in the past.  They were worried about what homeowners would put down there, so they stuck with disposer – the original term for this appliance.  Consumers and plumbers freely interchanged the two words, and now InSinkErator has switched to … Read More