If you notice a foul odor coming from your bathroom, it's time to put on your detective hat and find out exactly where the smell is coming from.
Unusual noises. High energy bills. Heat is on, but you’re shivering.
Mold can eat or digest any surface it’s growing on; this can lead to damage to your house or any furnishings in your house. Humidity and dampness in the air of your home can generate an environment that promotes mold growth. According to the EPA, indoor relative humidity (RH), should be kept under 60%, ideally between 30-50%. This will keep your house from being an environment that is friendly to mold because it is not humid enough for their growth. Having functioning, effective humidifier and dehumidifier units in your house will hinder mold growth.
Imagine being asked to pay up to $4,000 to get a new furnace today. This is a catastrophe for most families because the average American can’t cover a $500 emergency. Paying for a new furnace or repairing a current one will likely cost thousands of dollars that you are not able to pay today. With your furnace being one of the most important units in your house, it is important to maintain it and fix it as issues arise to prevent a big payment for an issue to your furnace. One way of maintaining the health of your furnace is by having a maintenance agreement with your furnace provider.
A leaking faucet is a common issue that many people face. The constant drips leaking from a faucet can result in an increased water bill in addition to constant annoyance. There are several reasons why your faucet could be leaking. A few reasons why a faucet could be leaking include damage or malfunction of the faucet valves, the washers or the O-rings. These parts of a faucet are vital in maintaining proper function of the faucet and preventing leakages along the pipeline. Although there are many types of faucets, the repair mechanism for most is generally the following: disassemble the faucet and reassemble the faucet, while stopping any leaks during the process. There are several tools needed to disassemble and reassemble the faucet; they include a basin wrench and a few other common tools like a screwdriver and replacement parts depending on the type of faucet.
Common furnace repairs that may happen in the first 10 years
Garages are an underutilized space in the home. Garages create extra room for doing hobbies, playing games, and entertaining.
If you find that one room in your house is cooler than others (and not on purpose) you may have an air duct balancing issue. There are some things you can do on your own to investigate the source of the issue.
First, make sure all your vents are fully open and your furnace filter isn’t dirty.
Second, make sure the windows are completely closed.
Once you’ve eliminated your filter, vents, and windows as the problem, then it’s time to call a professional to look at your HVAC system.
You may have an outdated HVAC and it’s time to replace your unit.