Boost Your Indoor Air Quality With These Five House Plants

June 5, 2019

Outside, trees and plants generate oxygen and absorb toxic odors, gases, and particulates. Their leaves trap these pollutants and filter them out of the air, performing a natural clean-up service that keeps the environment in check. However, you probably spend most of your time indoors, especially when you’re at home. And even with proper ventilation and filtration systems in place, your household items and habits generate plenty of airborne contaminants, from pollen and bacteria to formaldehyde, xylene, and other compounds associated with home furnishings and appliances. Fortunately, the naturally purifying power of plants can make a big difference inside too.

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Summer Plumbing Tips

May 22, 2019

Summer is the time for vacations and family get-togethers. Plumbing is likely the last thing on your mind during this time of year when it should be at the top. Winter is harsh on our plumbing systems and you don’t want to go away for vacation only to come back to a mess. Here are some tips that can help your plumbing system in the summer. Turn Down Your Water Heater When You’re Away If you’re going on vacation, turn down your water heater. This will help you save energy, which saves you money. It

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How to Inspect an HVAC Unit When Buying a Home

March 27, 2019

It’s a seller’s market here in Columbus, Ohio, and spring is the time when a swarm of homes goes on the market. With some homes selling within 12 hours of being listed, it’s difficult to truly evaluate the finer details of the sale before you put in an offer on one you love. One of the things to be very careful with is the HVAC unit. HVAC units can be hard to inspect on your own, and expensive to replace when they are in poor condition. Here are some great ways to ensure your unit is in great shape before

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Trendy High Tech Products in Heating & Cooling

February 25, 2019

When you think of the items used to heat and cool your home, the words trendy or high tech don’t typically come to mind. However, technology is ever-changing, and as it changes, so do the devices used to heat and cool your home. Here are a few of the trendiest high tech products in the heating and cooling industry. Smart Thermostats Smart thermostats are one of the hottest high tech products used in the industry right now. Nest thermostats are among the most popular thermostat choices. Smart thermostats are popular because they can be easily

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Why You Should Be Wary of Third-Party Energy Suppliers

January 17, 2019

In states that have legalized energy deregulation, you may have third-party energy suppliers. These individuals often go door to door, hoping you will sign up for your service. They may make you many promises that often turn out to not be true. If someone comes to your door and is wanting you to switch to their third-party energy company, you should be wary. Here is a bit of information you need to know about third-party energy suppliers and why you should beware of them. What is a Third-Party Energy Supplier? A third-party energy supplier is

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Items You Should Never Put Down Your Drain

January 3, 2019

When you send something down your drain, it immediately goes into your pipes and plumbing system. While some items travel through the pipes and into the sewer line, other items are not able to do this. They are not designed to travel through your plumbing system and can get stuck, causing clogs or even damaging your pipes. As such, it is important to know what items you should never place down your drain to minimize problems with your plumbing system. Here are three items you should never place down your drains and the reasons why. Kitty Litter

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Top Reasons Why Your Basement Is Cold

November 20, 2018

Spending time in your basement during the winter months can be downright chilly. Most homes, even those with finished basements, are significantly cooler than other areas. This can make using your basement during the colder months overly expensive to keep warm. There are three main reasons for this. Reason 1: Moisture Basements tend to be damper than other places in your house. This is often caused by water seeping through the concrete foundation, rising from a dirt floor or simply because of poor ventilation. This higher level of moisture in the air will end up

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How to Assess an HVAC Unit When Buying a Home

July 26, 2018

It’s a seller’s market here in Columbus, and this is the time of the year when you see a lot of homes go on the market. With some homes selling within 12 hours of being listed, it’s hard to truly evaluate the finer details of the sale before you put in that offer. One of the things that you really have to be careful with is the HVAC unit. Here are a few of the ways to make sure your unit is in great shape before you sign off on the house. Perform a Visual Inspection

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Tips for Your HVAC System

July 12, 2018

When the weather changes and begins to heat up, you expect your air conditioning unit to kick into high gear and work to cool your home. However, if you do not take the right actions before summer gets here, your unit may not run as efficiently as it can. Here are some great ways to ensure that your system is running properly this spring. Remove Debris from Around the Unit After the winter months, debris and obstructions can gather around your unit. This includes items you may have stored behind the unit in the winter, or

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Heating and Cooling Technology Upgrades for Your Home

April 11, 2018

Heating and cooling technology have come a long way since it was first created. As companies continue to improve their products, you may not always hear about or see the latest updates. Read on to learn about two pieces of heating and cooling technology that you’ll want to have installed in your home. Programmable Thermostats Digital thermostats have been around for a while, but the technologically advanced ones connect to your Wi-Fi for mobile app control, smart home integration, and super easy programming. One of our favorites is the Nest. Programming the Nest is as easy

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