Flooded Basement?

This past July, we were hit with heavy rain and thunderstorms in our region. This commonly leads to sewer backups and flooding, especially in basements. While most of us survived with a dry basement, some were not as lucky. So we’re here to give you tips and tricks on what to do if you ever experience a flooded basement!

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How clean is the air you are breathing?

Winter….ugh. Like me, you probably spend the majority of your time indoors, breathing air that is being recirculated throughout your home through your heating system. This air, containing particles that are potentially contaminated with who knows what, flying through every room in your house. Don’t worry, there are air quality products that filter out and protect against these particles and produce new, breathable, fresh air which is beneficial for you and your family’s health. These products can also help save money, prevent allergies and improve sleep. Want to learn more? Keep reading.

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Five Common Air Conditioning Myths

 As A/C season approaches we thought we would do a little myth busting. Enjoy!


Myth #1: A/C Unit Size Isn’t Important

The size of your AC unit definitely depends on the space it’s going to be cooling. A smaller air conditioning system will have to work harder to cool down your home, but a larger one will keep turning on and off again until it eventually breaks. Choosing the size of your AC unit is definitely a Goldilocks situation, the system needs to be just right for the size of your home.


Myth #2: Maintenance Doesn’t Matter

Just like with any system, you’ll want to make sure it’s up to date and functioning properly. What may seem like a small issue now may turn into a major issue later. Make sure you have your system serviced at least once a year (or maybe twice!) Otherwise, it could cost you- efficiency and money.


Myth #3: Turning the Temperature Down Cools Your Home Faster

This is a common one, you come home and find your home is too warm. Believe it or not, setting your thermostat to a lower temperature than you’d like won't help cool your house faster. Your air conditioner works just as hard if you turn the temperature down by one degree or by 10. Also, if you end up setting it at a lower temperature than it actually needs to go, you could forget about it. This will either cost you more money or freeze you out! So just set it right where you want it, and it’ll work it’s way there at an efficient pace!


Myth #4: Closing Vents in Rooms You Don’t Use

While closing the vents in rooms that don’t get used as often, it actually doesn’t help as much as you’d think. Closing those vents actually causes an uneven balance of air distribution through your home. When you close the vents, all it does is cool the inside of the air ducts more. So keep your vents open for even air flow through your home!


Myth #5: Air Conditioning Units Only Cool Air

Although the name of the system does imply that it cools the air in your home, that’s not all it does. Your air conditioning unit helps your home sit at a comfortable temperature, but it’s also removing humidity out of the air. Along with filtering the air, which is why changing out the air filters in your home is important! We can help with that. ;)


So there you have it, 5 Common Air Conditioning Myths. Be honest how many of those are you guilty of?

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7 indicators you might need a new water heater.

Hot water, could you imagine living without it? Did you know that an average household in America uses up to 30,000 gallons of water every year, most of which consists of hot water? And as the winter months turn colder and colder no one wants to have to be forced to take an ice-cold shower. In order to have hot water  people must use a water heater of some sort in their home. Nothing lasts forever, not even hot water heaters. So over time that water heater will eventually need to be replaced. There are a few indicators that it is time or at least soon will be, and you do not want to wait too long. For those of you with Hot water tanks, the last thing you want is to have one of them let their contents loose on your floor.  Not sure if you need your water heater replaced? Listed below are 7 indicators that you might just need a new water heater. 

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