Steps to 20-Amp 250-Volt Receptacle Wiring

March 24, 2023 | Electrical

An air conditioner, washer, dryer, range, electric water heater, or other large appliance often requires a 250-volt plug. It must be inserted into a matching receptacle. If you don’t have a 20-amp 250-volt outlet, you’ll need to install the appropriate circuit and wiring before using the appliance. A standard 120-volt outlet cannot be converted directly […]

What Is the Cost to Move HVAC Ductwork?

March 17, 2023 | Air Conditioning

You might consider moving HVAC ductwork to improve efficiency or add living space. A simple ductwork modification can cost a few hundred dollars. However, you may spend thousands to replace ductwork and move it to a different location. The expenses of such a project depend on a few factors, so can vary significantly from one […]

How to Prevent a Tankless Water Heater from Freezing

March 10, 2023 | Water Heater

Tankless water heaters save space, conserve energy, and provide instant hot water. They afford many advantages for the average home. But in low temperatures, standing water in a unit can freeze; in doing so, it becomes a solid (blocking flow) and expands (potentially damaging internal components). Here’s how to prevent a tankless water heater from […]

How to Unblock a Furnace Intake Vent

March 3, 2023 | Heating

The furnace intake vent must be clean for your heater to work properly. A supply of fresh air delivers oxygen to the combustion chamber; without it, your furnace will malfunction or shut down. But as the vent is drawing in air, it can also attract dirt, lint, and other materials that can build up on […]