September 25th, 2023
Any time a major appliance starts to act up, a homeowner starts to worry. Is this an urgent problem? Do I need to schedule an appointment right away? Is it something that can be repaired? Or will I have to replace the whole thing?
When it comes to water heaters, you’ll have the same questions when something goes wrong. The good news is that many water heater issues are often repairable. Here are some pointers on when you need repair and when it’s time to think about replacement.
September 11th, 2023
Is it time to evaluate the lighting in your business or commercial property? People can become very accustomed to whatever lighting they are used to experiencing day in and day out. But being accustomed to something doesn’t mean there aren’t problems associated with it. It can be absolutely remarkable how much of a positive impact better lighting can have! There are two categories of problems with poor commercial lighting: technical issues and human resources issues. Here’s what we mean by that.
August 28th, 2023
Commercial buildings widely rely on rooftop HVAC units. This is because they are truly ideal for a long list of reasons: they’re effective, they’re quiet, they have excellent air circulation, they’re out of the way, and more.
But no system is flawless. Every complex system requires maintenance and there’s always a chance that something will go wrong. What can go wrong with rooftop HVAC units? Here are some of the repair needs that are most likely to come up.
August 14th, 2023
Ductless systems—whether just for air conditioning or with a heat pump for home heating as well—are impressive feats of engineering. Benefits include very high efficiency, zone control both for customizable comfort and for reducing energy use, and their ability to be used in homes without ducts that would otherwise not have access to whole-home air conditioning.
But because of their unique configurations, they do experience some unique problems. While major repair needs are rare, they do happen, and if you know the signs and can catch them early, you can minimize their impact. Here are four of the things about ductless systems which differ from central AC systems, and where problems can occur.
July 17th, 2023
You may be surprised to hear all the things a qualified professional electrician’s job can include. If you’re a new homeowner or a homeowner with a new reason to consider your electrical systems, it can help to know exactly what services electricians offer. Take a look at this list and when you have projects or concerns that may overlap with these services, it’s time to consult an electrician.
July 3rd, 2023
What kind of air conditioning system do you have? A traditional central air conditioner? Window units? While these are quite common and useful, sometimes people are inclined to just use what they’re familiar with rather than try something new.
But a different option might actually be so much better! With a little information, you might find that you do want to try something new, and that something might be a ductless mini split. Here’s why.
June 19th, 2023
You probably know that routine annual maintenance is strongly recommended for air conditioners and heating systems, and in fact required in order to keep those systems in compliance with warranty requirements. But you might not have thought about the electrical system in your home. Perhaps it only crosses your mind when you have an electrical problem, like an outlet that doesn’t work, lights that flicker, or a tripped circuit breaker. Maintenance is important for the electrical work in your home and can prevent serious problems. We urge you to consider an electrical service plan.
June 5th, 2023
Heating and cooling a home uses a lot of energy. In fact, according to the EPA, 53% of the energy usage of the average American single-family home is due to heating and cooling!
That means that keeping your climate control more efficient can save you a ton of money. And the best way to heat and cool more effectively is to weatherize your home, sealing up every draft and crack, right?
But if you seal your home up tight, humidity, contaminants, and allergens will be trapped inside. How can you get fresh air without wasting energy? An energy recovery ventilator might be exactly what you need to improve your indoor air quality while maintaining your efficiency.
May 22nd, 2023
Congratulations on your decision to get a hot tub! What a wonderful addition that will be to your home. But first, you need to make some more important decisions. Who will install your hot tub? Can you do it yourself? For many reasons, this is a job for a qualified electrician. Here’s why.