Insulating Windows for Summer: Complete Guide Summer is here, and it has brought heatwaves and a lot of sweat. Unfortunately, the heat not only makes you sweat physically, but mentally as you are trying to battle that awful electric or gas bill that keeps your home livable. But there is good news, there are a few options you can do for Insulating Windows for Summer and battling that bill. Those options are as follows: Weatherstrip your Windows Apply Bubble Wrap Install Insulating Shutters Install Cellular Shades Add Reflective Window Film Lay Down Draft Snakes Invest in Energy Efficient Windows and Use...

10 Reasons AC Units Break The summer is here, and it has brought its ugly friend, the heat. But you are prepared, you run over to your thermostat, turn on the AC, but nothing happens. How could your Air Conditioning unit betray you and leave you victim to the heat? Well, there are 10 Reasons AC Units Break, and they are as following: Your Thermostat Batteries are Dead The Indoor Disconnect Switch is Off The Outdoor Disconnect Switch is Off You Have a Tripped Circuit Breaker A Fuse Has Been Blown You Have a Blown Transformer The Starting Components are on...

How to Fix a Leaking AC Unit: A Step-By-Step Guide In the mid-west, especially in the summer, the last thing you want is a leaking air conditioning unit. But, do not worry yourself too much. There are steps that you can take to help fix the problem, or at least slow it down until a professional can arrive to fix the leak. There are three main causes for a leaking air conditioning unit. Steps to fix these three problems are as following: Identify the Cause of the Leak (Cracked or Missing Pan, Clogged Drain Line or Clogged Air Filter)   If Cracked...

There’s nothing like sitting around your fireplace in the winter, feeling warm and cozy.  To get the most out of your fireplace, the chimney needs to be cleaned out periodically. Here is a guide to help you know if and when you need to clean out your chimney. The things to look for when inspecting your chimney are black, oily spots on the walls of your fireplace, poorly burning fires, odors coming from the fireplace, and animals making noise inside the walls of your chimney. Now that you know the signs to look for, let’s examine each one in greater depth.   Signs...

How Often Should my HVAC be Serviced? Every year, as the seasons change, one should start to wonder if it is time to have their HVAC serviced. According to most HVAC manufactures, they suggest that you have both the heating and air conditioning portion of your HVAC system serviced once a year. However, they suggest they these two portions be done at two separate times. It is good practice for a homeowner to have the air conditioning serviced in the spring and the heater in the fall. What do Technicians Service? In this article we're going to dig a little deeper into what...