Any time you notice something odd about your heating system, it can be a stressful situation. When you turn up the heat for the first time in the year, you might hear some noises, find some problems, and occasionally, smell a strange odor. When those strange smells crop up, it’s important to quickly identify it and put a stop to it.
If you have a wood stove or fireplace, it can be tempting to think of it as a free booster to warm the house. You may even be considering about having one installed. There are several factors to examine when looking at wood burning for heat as an option.
Nothing is better than being able to enjoy the cozy warmth of your home during the harsh winter months. What you might not realize however, is how much of your heat is being lost to the outdoors. Lost heat can cost you big time as the temperatures drop.
As the deep winter months settle in, pipes freeze. Pressure can build up and burst pipes, causing all of the unfrozen water to pour into your walls, basement, or wherever the break happens. Preventative Steps The most effective way to deal with this problem is addressing it before the problem arises. Inspecting exposed pipes and…
If you have a forced water heating (radiator) system in your home, you’ve likely heard noises coming from the pipes when the boiler kicks on for the first time of the season. These noises usually consist of bubbling and humming, but can be more jarring like a clang.
Older homes accumulate projects and present unique challenges. The wear and tear of years of use is especially important in regards to plumbing. Decades can pass between professional inspections, and when most of the plumbing in a home is hidden within walls or under floors, problems can exist without homeowners knowing they’re even there.