How To Test The Heating Elements On An Electric Water Heater

Slow heating and an outright failure to heat are among the most common problems experienced with an electric water heater. Both of these issues often stem from a faulty heating element. The good news is that you can quickly determine if this is the case by means of an easy test. If you would like to learn more about this process, read on. This article will discuss how to assess the state of your electric water heater's heating element. Read More 

Are You Having Trouble With Leaky Ducts?

When you think about your HVAC system, which components come to mind? If you're like most people, you really only think about your furnace and air conditioner. But the ducts that carry the heated or cooled air through your home are also a vital component of your system. If they become leaky, you may experience an array of issues. Here's a look at common problems that may indicate your ducts are leaking -- and what you can do to address leaky ductwork. Read More 

How To Test Your Central AC Condensate Pump

If you have a central air conditioning system that seems to allow water to run all over your floor, then you likely have a problem with your air handler or evaporator unit. Fortunately, the issue is typically not a major one and likely involves part of the condensate drain system. This system handles the condensation that builds within the air conditioning unit and drops down from the evaporator coil. A collection pan holds the water and a small tube feeds it outdoors. Read More 

Optimize Your Home’s Energy Efficiency Using These Easy Methods

The energy efficiency of your home can have a significant impact on your monthly power costs throughout the year. If your home is not very energy efficient, your HVAC system will have to work harder to do its job, which may result in higher energy expenses, unnecessary wear and tear, and the need to make costly repairs. However, if you can efficiently protect your home from the outdoor elements, you should find that it's easy to maintain comfortable temperatures inside without wearing your HVAC system out. Read More 

5 Myths About Radiant Heating

Underfloor heating systems are becoming more popular in the United States. However, with popularity often comes myths that are misleading or simply incorrect. Below are five myths that you may have heard about underfloor radiant heating that are simply not true.  You Cannot Have Wood Flooring Above a Radiant Heat System Wood flooring is known for cupping and buckling when there are drastic heat and moisture changes in your home. This makes many people assume that wood is not a good choice for flooring if you want an underfloor radiant heat system. Read More