Installing A New Heating System In An Older Home

Heating an older home can sometimes come along with challenges that are not necessarily present in newer homes. As a result, it should come as no surprise that choosing a heating system to install in an older home can sometimes be a task. Fortunately, there are a handful of guidelines you can follow to simplify the process and ensure the home's heating needs are met. House Assessment Yes, the heating system is primarily responsible for delivering heat to a home, but the system itself is not the only thing you want to think about when it comes to installing a new system. [Read More]

5 Things To Know Before Having A Wood-Burning Fireplace Installed In Your Home

Perhaps it is the gentle flickering light provided by warm flames or the nostalgic charm of a log burning in the hearth that makes a fireplace such an attractive addition to a home. While you can get fireplaces installed in your home that operate with the help of gas or electricity, most homeowners do want the more traditional woodburning fireplace. Take a look at a few things to consider before having a wood-burning fireplace installed in your home by a professional. [Read More]

Key Maintenance Steps That Can Prolong The Life Of Your AC Unit

The AC unit is perhaps the most important appliance in a home. If you're looking to get as much use out of it as possible and cut down on repairs, you'll want to take these maintenance steps on a regular basis. Swap Out Dirty Air Filter The air filter is supposed to stop dirt and debris from entering your AC system. It can only work great if it's clean, though. It's important to get in the habit of changing it every couple of months for a new filter so that your AC unit can perform optimally. [Read More]

Building a New Structure? Long-Term Tips to Discourage Termite Activity

Termite damage is always a major concern for those who have older homes or structures, especially if the wood used in their construction is decaying or there are moist conditions that favor termite survival and reproduction. Unfortunately, new and more recently constructed buildings are not immune to the threat of this voracious pest.  Therefore, those who are planning to build a new construction home, garage, or other structure should always include steps to discourage termite colonies from forming on their property. [Read More]