Remodeling your home, whether it is a basement, attic, or garage, is one of best home improvement decisions you could make. Well-planned additions and remodels consistently rank in the top 10 ROI home improvements when it comes to recouping costs at time of sale. Whether it’s playroom for the kids or a full in-law suite,
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Archive for January, 2018
Starting this week, Service Champions is teaming up with ServiceTitan to provide better service and convenience to our customers and our team. Now you can track your technician on a map like Uber. GPS Tracking and Fleet Management Benefits Live ETAs Have you ever waited around all day for a service technician? Unfortunately, it’s a
Hydronic boilers, coming from the word “hydro” meaning water, comprise central boilers and water heaters. The hot water or steam that is produced runs through pipes into radiators, which releases heat energy into the room. Once the water or steam loses its heat, it gets sent back to the boiler to be reheated. An electric-powered
The best way to avoid offgassing in the home is to avoid products that emit VOCs and dangerous gasses in the first place. Many building materials and household products are treated with chemicals that are slow to release dangerous gasses. In addition to avoiding certain products, it’s important to have the proper amount of ventilation
The thermostat is a device familiar to every homeowner. And when it stops working, everyone in the household notices. If the heating or cooling suddenly turns off, one of the first things you should check is the thermostat. First, make sure it is set to “heat” if you want warm air and “cool” if you
Furnaces are remarkable pieces of equipment. If you want heat, you simply set the thermostat to “heat,” push the dial to the desired temperature, and voila! There’s warm air flowing throughout the home. When you set the thermostat to heat, an electric signal is sent to your furnace’s control circuit, which turns on the ignition
Winter is typically the time of year when we start to pay more attention to indoor air quality. This is because we spend more time indoors and try to save money and energy by sealing off our homes to the cold air outdoors (aka winterization). While energy efficiency is something we encourage, there are real
Yuck! Something smells like rotten eggs! Gas can often give off an unpleasant odor, often described as rotten eggs or sulfur. While natural gas is normally odorless, gas manufacturers are required to add a chemical called mercaptan, which gives it that distinctive smell. Smelling gas is a dangerous situation that you should respond to immediately.
If your furnace or heater won’t turn on, there are a couple of things you should check first before calling the pros: Thermostat setting and batteries Clean air filter and closed access panel Pilot light and gas valve Furnace switch and electrical panel (circuit breaker/fuse box) Even though your furnace runs on fuel, such as natural