Dodging Drafts In Your Home? Helpful Tips To Find & Eliminate Cold Air Infiltration Problems

Winter weather may be heralded in by the holiday season, but the blasts of snow, ice and bone-chilling cold that accompany it are seldom considered reasons to celebrate. For many families, the ever-increasing cost of gas, fuel oil and electricity make winter a daily struggle to keep their homes and families warm without wrecking the budget. Those that live in older or poorly insulated homes face an even tougher battle and may not have the funds needed to remodel the home or even increase the amount of insulation required to make it warmer. Read More 

6 Ways To Tell If Your AC Unit Is Leaking Refrigerant

An air conditioner that is leaking refrigerant will not only function improperly, leaving home temperatures much higher than they should be, but it will also cause home utility bills to soar along with the temperature. Many homeowners are completely unaware of how to tell if their AC units are leaking refrigerant until the system completely ceases to work and they are forced to call a professional for assistance. By the time this happens, repair bills will be significantly higher than if the problem were nipped in the bud. Read More 

Destructive Emerald Ash Borer Beetles: Identification And Signs Of Infestation

Emerald ash borer beetles (EAB) are costing cities, companies and property owners millions of dollars because of damage caused by their invasion of ash trees. Unless these infestations are stopped, the economic impact will continue to worsen for industries that rely on this type of lumber. Because of the continual spread of EAB infestations, learning to identify EABs and the signs of infestation are critical so they can be stopped. Read More 

2 Things To Think About Before Choosing A Patio Cover

That gorgeous patio might have been a huge selling point for you when you bought your home, but if the area is hot and bright during the summer, you might not be able to use the space as often as you would like. However, you can add a dose of shade and shelter to your outdoor space by installing a patio cover. Here are two things to think about before choosing a cover, so that you don't run into problems later. Read More 

Don’t Let The Holiday Season Wreak Havoc On Your Heating System And Energy-Saving Efforts

Keeping your furnace in good working order and conserving energy often go hand-in-hand. In order to keep your furnace working efficiently, you need to take good care of it, and by making an effort to save energy, you're making your furnace's workload smaller, thereby extending its lifespan. It's easy to stick to energy-saving routines when life is calm and you're home alone, but when the holidays bring stress and a host of extended family members into your home, your efforts may become compromised. Read More