7 Innovative Ways to Unclog a Toilet

April 3, 2023 | Plumbing

Toilet clogs seem to occur at the worst possible moments. But when is there a good time for one? It’s among the most disruptive issues that can occur at home. And what if you don’t have a plunger handy? Fortunately, there are innovative ways to unclog a toilet, whether it happens when you have guests, […]

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 […]

Do I Need Separate Heating and Cooling Systems?

February 24, 2023 | Air ConditioningHeat PumpHeating

In the United States, most people use a furnace to heat their homes. Central air conditioners are pretty much standard when it comes to cooling them. But are separate heating and cooling systems always necessary? Depending on where you live, you may use only one system for half of the year, yet have to pay […]

How to Replace Air Ducts in the Attic

February 17, 2023 | Air Conditioning

Most people rarely spend time in the attic so don’t think about the ductwork up there. Nonetheless, the design and condition of attic ducts can impact comfort, efficiency, and air quality throughout your home. A contractor should install, inspect, and replace them. But many homeowners we speak to want to know more about the process. […]

How Much Does Metal Ductwork Cost?

February 10, 2023 | Air Conditioning

As of the summer of 2022, HVAC ductwork cost $10 to $25 per linear foot on average, according to HomeAdvisor. The average total cost of installing ductwork alone ranged up to $2,065. This is changing as prices have continued to rise. Nonetheless, the material type is one of many factors affecting the cost of installing […]

Can I Install a New Heat Exchanger Without Replacing the Furnace?

February 3, 2023 | Heating

A cracked heat exchanger is an extremely serious problem. Replacing it without installing a new furnace is possible, but expensive. Contact a professional quickly to weigh your options, as this is a dangerous situation involving the release of carbon monoxide and other toxic gases, which can result in severe illness and even death. What Is […]

Tips for Installing Ductwork in an Old House

January 27, 2023 | Air ConditioningHeating

Old homes can be charming but often lack the comfort and convenience of modern heating and cooling systems. Updating your HVAC unit usually requires installing bulky air ducts. While the property may not have been designed for ductwork, there are options for you to reap the benefits of a fully conditioned space. Installing ductwork in […]