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Why does my toilet rock back and forth?

Why does my toilet rock back and forth?

 

COVID and Indoor Air Quality

If you recall the earliest days of coronavirus awareness, you might remember worrying more about...

How To Avoid Student Loan Debt

 

Pursuing A Career in HVAC and Plumbing

 Since the pandemic began early this year, many...

How To Unclog A Toilet Without A Plunger

We've all dealt with a clogged toilet at one time or another.  Usually we reach for the plunger...

When Is It Time To Call A Plumber For A Clogged Toilet

When is it time to call a plumber for your clogged toilet?   When you've tried everything but...

How To Unclog A Toilet

It may sound like a simple task, but there is a right way to unclog a toilet.  Once you have...

Is my air conditioning making my allergies worse?

Is my HVAC system making my allergies worse?  That's the question many people ask in the spring...

My Home is Muggy

Why does my house feel muggy? 

The air doesn’t seem to come out of the register like it should….

Low air flow out of your HVAC ducts can be frustrating, especially if you are uncomfortably hot...

Why don't I have enough hot water?

Why don't I have enough hot water? 

Is that musty smell in my house unhealthy?

Will I get sick from a musty smell in my house?  It depends on what's causing the smell.Most...

Does heat or dry air cause nosebleeds?

Are nosebleeds caused by heat?  They can be.Unless there is an underlying health issue like high...

Does it make sense to insulate my furnace ducts?

Should I insulate my furnace ducts?  Yes, you should.  Insulating your furnace ducts will help...

What is that hissing sound coming from my toilet?

Why do I hear a hissing sound from my toilet?   It's because water or air is moving through your...

What is measured in a water quality test?

What is measured in a water quality test?  A lot of things.Water quality tests are important in...

Hard Water and Tankless Water Heaters

How important is water quality for tankless water heaters?  Very important when it comes to the...

Does water have a taste?

Does water have a taste?  The short answer is yes.Research done on the perception of taste in...

Who does water testing?

Who does water quality testing for my drinking water?  That depends on your water source. If you...

What Causes A Rotten Egg Smell In My Water?

What causes a rotten egg smell in my water? 

That is a chemical called hydrogen sulfide.  It's...

Why Is Water Hardness Important?

Why is water hardness important? 

The proper hardness level in water can control how long your...

Why Does My Washing Machine Smell?

 Why does my washing machine smell?

  Very likely, it's because of mold, mildew or both.  Here's...

How to clean bathtub stains

Cleaning your bathtub regularly helps to hold down stains that can develop over time.  But if...

How bad is the pollution from plastic bottles?

How bad is pollution from plastic bottles?  Pretty bad.

In the United States alone, 1000 plastic...

What is the best way to heat an attic?

What is the best way to heat an attic?  Many people who ask that question are looking to expand...

Ductless Heating

A ductless heating system could be a low cost and energy efficient system for your home that...

Ductless Air Conditioning

A ductless air conditioning system could be a low cost and energy efficient system for your home...

Are solar panels or a heat pump system better for your home?

Are solar panels or a heat pump system better for your home?  Answering that question depends on...

What Causes Pipes To Leak?

What causes pipes to leak? 

There are a number of causes that make water appear where it's not...

How to lower your electric bill

The average family spends about $2200 on energy every year, according to the U.S. Department of...

Why is Radon a problem

Radon is a cancer-causing colorless and odorless gas that is found in the ground all over the...

Prepare for a comfortable fall & winter season

The HVAC system is one of the most important and expensive parts of any home. As a result,...

R-22 Refrigerant: Yes you can still use it!

We are hearing from the field that some consumers are under the impression that R22 units cannot...

What makes my AC pipes freeze?

What makes my AC pipes freeze?

Should I leave my AC fan on?

Should I leave my AC fan on all the time?  The primary benefit to leaving your AC fan running...

What is the best water heater for residential use?

What is the best type of water heater for residential use?  It's an important question. The...

Are Gas Water Heaters Better Than Electric?

Are gas water heaters better than electric?  It depends on what features you are looking for.  

How much will a leaky faucet increase your water bill?

The short answer?

It depends on how much water is leaking down the drain. A typical drip is...

What causes smelly drains in the bathroom?

If you notice a foul odor coming from your bathroom, it's time to put on your detective hat and...

What Is The Difference Between SEER and STAR Ratings?

Unusual noises. High energy bills. Heat is on, but you’re shivering.

Does Humidity Cause Mold In A House?

Mold can eat or digest any surface it’s growing on; this can lead to damage to your house or any...

Do Maintenance Agreements Reduce Furnace Repairs?

Imagine being asked to pay up to $4,000 to get a new furnace today. This is a catastrophe for...

A Few Reasons Why Your Faucet Is Leaking and How To Fix It

A leaking faucet is a common issue that many people face. The constant drips leaking from a...

Repair or Replace. When Is It Time To Buy a New Furnace?

 
 
 
 
It’s okay to replace one piece of a furnace or air conditioning system at a...

Common Furnace Repairs

Common furnace repairs that may happen in the first 10 years

 
Not unlike any other home...

The Best Way to Heat a Garage in Winter

Garages are an underutilized space in the home. Garages create extra room for doing hobbies,...

Why is One Room in My House So Cold?

If you find that one room in your house is cooler than others (and not on purpose) you may have...

Clogged Drain? 9 Things You Should Never Put Down The Drain

Nobody wants to start off the holiday season with a clogged drain.

Here are some tips to avoid...

How Not To Break Your Home Renovation Budget

Home renovation is extremely popular these days. The TV show Fixer Upper has made Chip and...

What Is the Best Air Conditioner For An Attic?

One of the problems you face when looking to install air conditioning in your attic is the lack...

Why can’t I stop sneezing?

If you find yourself having frequent sneezing fits, especially if they’re accompanied by watery...

Why do I keep having nosebleeds?

The inside of your nose is lined with a sensitive mucus membrane fed by lots of blood vessels....

Why does my home have a musty smell?

It’s normal for a home to have its own unique smell. However, if you’ve been noticing an...

Allergies, Asthma & Indoor Air Quality

An allergy occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks a harmless foreign substance, known...

How to control household dust and fight dust mite allergens

Dust allergies are caused by a reaction to insects called dust mites, specifically their...

Why does my water taste funny?

If you start noticing a strange taste from the tap water at your home, or if you get...

Why did my water bill increase so much?

If your water bill increased sharply from one month to the next, the reasons can vary...

5 Easy Ways To Fix A Clogged Toilet

How do I fix a clogged toilet?  Sooner or later, we all have to seek the answer to that...

6 Ways To Keep Your Pipes from Freezing

Frozen pipes are one of the biggest cold weather frustrations.  When you go to turn on...

What is that smell when you turn the heat on?

It's that first cold day of the year.  You turn on the heat and suddenly you are hit with an...

4 ways to prevent mold in your home

Nobody likes mold.  It's bad enough when it's on your bread, but it's worse if it's in...

What You Need To Know About Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Reasons to have a Carbon Monoxide detector

Every year, almost 200 people die from carbon...

Is Your Water Pressure Too Low?

Is your water pressure too low?  Here are some ways you can increase the water pressure in...

What Do You Do If Your Water Heater Is Leaking?

What do you do if your water heater is leaking? 
The first thing to do is find out where...

What Is That Smell?

"What is that SMELL?"
Those are usually the first words that come to mind when you...

5 Ways to Reduce Dust

What is dust?

Do you think you have a leaking pipe in your home?

Do you think you have a leaking pipe in your home? 

 

Here are a few ways to find a leaking...

The Worst Way To Fix A Clogged Drain

The Worst Way To Fix A Clogged Drain

The worst way to fix a clogged drain is doing it...

Radon Testing and Radon Mitigation

Radon Testing and Radon MitigationRadon is the most common cause of lung cancer besides...

Do programmable thermostats save money?

Do programmable thermostats save money?  
According to Energy Star ...

How Often Should I Change My Air Conditioner Filter?

How often should I change my air conditioner filter?  Sooner or later, everyone ends up asking...

5 Pollutants That Cause Indoor Allergies (& What To Do About Them)

To prevent an allergy or asthma attack it would seem to make sense to stay indoors as much as...

What To Do When Your Sump Pump Has Stopped Working

It’s a fact. We get more thunderstorms storms and rainfall in Cincinnati and northern Kentucky...

8 Common Air Conditioner Problems - And How To Fix Them

8 Common Central Air Conditioner Problems – And How To Prevent Them

The Weather In Cincinnati...