15 of The Best Pet Friendly Plants

You’ve added a pet or two to your home, but what about plants? Pets and plants go together perfectly when you choose any of these 15 best pet friendly plants! 1. African Violet The African violet lights up any space with its deep purple pedals. They can be a smidge…

The Furnace Pilot Light Keeps Going Out

Constantly relighting your furnace pilot light can be an annoyance. But, we’ll go over what it is, reasons it could be going out, and how to relight it so your home has ample heat from the furnace. What is a Pilot Light? It’s a small, blue flame that ignites the…

Do New Windows Increase Home Value?

New windows are something every homeowner thinks of at one time or another. But, between the cost and time involved, many put off installing new windows until it’s an absolute necessity. Here we’ll go over four signs it’s time to replace your windows, popular window styles, and answer the important…

Is It Safe to Drink Hard Water?

Nearly 85% of the U.S. population lives in a hard water region. Since water is crucial to living, many people wonder if it’s safe to drink this water. We’re here to say that yes, it’s safe. We’ll discuss how hard water forms, why it’s seen as a problem, the health…

My Water Heater is Getting too Hot

Water that’s too hot isn’t an urban legend. It’s a situation that may lead to injury and higher electric bills as the water heater uses more energy to warm the water. Here we’ll discuss five common reasons for the excessive hot water, why the thermostat needs to be set within…

Should Air Vents be High or Low?

Whether you’re a first-time homeowner or you’ve lived in several homes during your life, we’ll bet you’ve rarely thought about the air vent placement. As long as the home is warm or cool depending on the weather, it usually doesn’t matter. But, the builder likely had a reason or two…

How to Measure for Replacement Windows

Replacing your windows can provide your home you with greater security while also lowering your energy costs. And, of course, they also dramatically update your home’s look and feel. But before you jump into buying replacement windows, there are a few key details you need to know about measurements. After…

How Long Do PEX Pipes Last?

  We’re all looking to keep costs down. So, if you need plumbing repairs, PEX piping is a great option. But how long does it last, and is it better than traditional piping like copper? There are lots to think about when choosing the best piping. So, let’s explore whether…

What is a MERV Rating and Why Does it Matter?

If you book HVAC tune-ups or are in the market for a new HVAC system, you may have heard of MERV ratings. Identifying the MERV rating of an air filter plays a vital role in ensuring a healthy indoor environment and keeping your home or workplace comfortable all year round….

Unusual HVAC Smells and What They Mean

When you turn your air conditioner back on after a break in use, you may notice some funny smells coming from the HVAC system. What in the heck is that? There are several common causes to be aware of – and some may require immediate attention or for a service…