What Are All the Parts of a Furnace and How do They Work?

For most of our Sacramento and East Bay homeowners, the furnace is just a system that keeps working until it doesn’t. There’s actually a lot more going on in that metal box than one would think. That’s why we put together this handy guide answering the questions what are the…

What Happens When Someone Puts Dish Soap in the Dishwasher?

There comes a time in every homeowner’s when they just don’t want to make that trip store. We’ve all been there, no shame. The issue may come when it’s time to start the dishwasher. Dish soap and dish detergent, they’re the same, right? Unfortunately, they perform the same task, but…

Signs There’s Something Wrong with Your Tap Water

We should trust the water that comes into our homes. Tap water should be healthy and above all safe to drink and use in your home. Despite this, there are parts of California where we need to be wary of the water flowing from our taps. While an immense amount…

Replacement Windows Should Only Be Measured by Professionals

With the hype of shows like Fixer Upper and This Old House it seems as though a number of our Sacramento homeowners have been bit by the DIY bug. Doing projects on your own at home is a great way to personalize your home and add some life to an…

How Rain Affects Your Outdoor Condenser

When we look at weather patterns across the U.S, we’re truly lucky to live in Sacramento. While the temperature may dip from time to time, we don’t see extreme rain, winds, or cold. That being said, our summers can get extremely hot an air conditioner can be the difference between…

How Long do HEPA Filters Last?

There are major differences between different types of air filters. The differences range in price, material, effectiveness, and length of use. No two filters are made equally, so it’s hard to apply the same care and keeping rules to all air filters. Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve received…

The Consequences of Not Changing Your Air Filter

If there’s one piece of advice we wish every homeowner would listen to, it’s “change your air filter.” Your air filter is the first line of defense between you and indoor air contaminates. According to the EPA, your indoor air can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor…

That’s Not a Ghost In Your House

When you hear a bump in the night or some other strange, unexplained sound, it can make your mind wander. Fall is the time to celebrate the supernatural, whether that means joining a virtual ghost hunting tour or looking into your own home for signs and sounds of the paranormal….

How to Deal with an Overflowing Toilet

There is nothing scarier than flushing a toilet and watching the water rise, and not fall. We’ve all been there, standing over the toilet in a panic, plunger in hand and phone in the other, staring down at an overflow of water. Everyone knows the feeling of dread as they…

Pets and HVAC: How to Have a Harmonious Relationship

It’s a common fact, pets are more than companion animals, often times they become part of the family. The joy of pet ownership knows no bounds, until you think about your HVAC system. As great as they are, pets require a lot of maintenance. Between feeding, grooming, walking, and quality…