Lower Your Energy Costs And Improve HVAC Performance

If you're like most homeowners, you likely rely on your HVAC system throughout the year to keep temperatures comfortable inside. But with regular use, your HVAC system is put through a lot of wear and tear that can inhibit proper performance and increase your energy costs. Here are a few things you can do to ensure optimal HVAC performance year-round and decrease your overall energy expenses: Replace Your Thermostat Installing a programmable thermostat in your home that's compatible with your current HVAC system is sure to help decrease your monthly power bills by up to 15 percent and will enable you to manage indoor temperatures whether or not you're home. Read More 

Dealing With Fire Alarm Panels During VoIP Migration

As private branch exchange (PBX) systems give way to the latest in Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology, there are plenty of unexpected challenges that can pop up. One such challenge involves integrating existing devices, such as your fire alarm control panel, into your new VoIP network. Getting these devices to play nice with your VoIP system may take time and effort, but it can be done. If you're planning to switch your business over to VoIP and have concerns about your fire alarm system, then you'll want to read on. Read More 

Building Custom Homes: 3 Ways To Add More Storage Space In Your Home

The average American doesn't necessarily want a big home. In fact, most Americans would appreciate a home between 1,401 and 2,600 square feet. That's not very large. But when designing and building your dream home, you most definitely need to make sure that you have incorporated sufficient storage space within the architectural styling of the home so you have enough living space and storage space. This will help keep your home nice and organized without having to rely heavily on furniture. Read More 

Hot Water Tank Drain Valve Problems – How To Resolve Them

After some time, the drain valve that is located on the lower end of your hot water heater can begin to leak or get clogged. If you are having one or both of these problems, don't worry, you can fix it. Won't Drain If you are trying to drain your water heater for your yearly flush and the water just won't come out, the valve is likely clogged with sediment or debris. Read More 

What Are the Best Ways to Open Up Your Small Kitchen?

If your kitchen feels so small, cramped, or closed off from the rest of your home that you find yourself reluctant to spend much time cooking and eat most of your meals in front of the television, you may be investigating your remodeling options. Opening up a small kitchen can be a challenge and may sometimes require you to revamp your entire kitchen "footprint" by moving water and gas lines. However, this change can improve the feel and function of your entire home, increasing both your resale value and your enjoyment of your home. Read More