Tips to Improve Indoor Air Flow

When you’re at home, you want to breathe easy. Whether you’ve had a rough day at work, or are coming back to the house after a long trip, you want to be able to settle down and relax in your favorite chair and let the comfortable environment dissolve the stress of the day. When your… Read more »

Do You Need a Power Generator?

Recently cities along the Mid-Atlantic experienced bad storms that resulted in days without power and phone for thousands of people. As we have family in a remote area, we were naturally concerned for their welfare. As it turned out, our fears were put to rest when we were informed that they had an emergency generator… Read more »

Questions to Ask Your Plumber

We don’t usually call a plumber until there is an emergency. When your toilet is overflowing, you don’t have time to find the best plumber, you call the first number you can find. Do you get the best service? Not necessarily. The best way to ensure that your plumbing is in good hands is to… Read more »

Choosing a Faucet for Your Kitchen

There are numerous kinds of faucets available in the stores. They differ in styles, sizes, options and add-ons. Buying and installing one used to be so easy, but now you may need to do a little research to find the perfect faucet for you kitchen. Single-handle faucets – Single-handle faucets are very convenient. The water… Read more »

Commercial HVAC Performance Contracting

Building managers face many challenges in order to ensure quality performance and reduced energy waste. For every day a problem is fixed in the workplace heating and cooling system, two more issues may arrive soon afterward that need attention from the physical plant. If you outsource the more serious work to a reputable commercial HVAC… Read more »

AC Stopped Working? Troubleshooting Tips

We all depend on our AC units to keep a cool and comfortable temperature in our homes. It is always great to walk into a cool air-conditioned room on a hot summer day. But what if your AC doesn’t perform as good as it used to? What to do if your air conditioning unit runs… Read more »

What Are Heat Pumps?

A heat pump is a device that transfers thermal energy from one location, called the “source,” with a lower temperature, to another location called the “sink”, that has a higher temperature. The heat pump basically uses a small amount of energy to move heat from one location to another. The way heat pumps operate is… Read more »

Choosing a Commercial HVAC Provider Committed to LEED Standards

A business manager charged with the task of improving an office heating and cooling system may be familiar with the acronym LEED. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design was developed over a decade ago by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) as a way to improve residential and commercial environments to make them more… Read more »

How to Head Off Plumbing Problems

With summertime on the way, the last thing you want to think about is your plumbing. This is especially true if you plan to spend more than a few nights a week lounging in the Jacuzzi tub, or swimming in your pool. Summer typically means the showers run more than a few times a day,… Read more »

Commercial HVAC Inspection Checklist – What to Look For

Whether your business has a maintenance staff in place or outsources a company to handle your building’s HVAC, it is important to schedule regular inspections that guarantee the health and safety of your employees and clientele. Keeping on schedule ensures preventative maintenance helps keep your air systems and ventilation operating at optimal levels throughout the… Read more »