Author Archives: Mike Klebs

Preparing Your Home for Your Winter Vacation

Whether you’re a snowbird, escaping the winter to enjoy a warmer climate, or you’re just taking an extended trip for work, there is a lot to plan when you will be away from town more than just a few days! You’ve probably thought about what clothes you want to bring and whether or not you…

Preventing Frozen Pipes – A Few Simple Steps

In the cold winter months, you’re probably most concerned with keeping your family warm and comfortable. However, your home needs a little TLC too–to avoid serious damage from the cold. One of the most common problems homeowners face due to cold weather is frozen pipes. A frozen pipe can not only wreak havoc on your…

Pros and Cons of Tankless Water Heaters

One of the most popular upgrades in homes today is the tankless water heater. However, this upgrade, while convenient, is not a good choice for every home. We put together a list of some of the pros and cons of tankless water heaters to help you decide if it’s a good choice for you.  …

Tips for Purchasing a New Furnace

Your heating system is likely one of the most used appliances or systems in your home. When you think about how hard it works to keep your family comfortable all year round, plus the cost associated with replacement, it only makes sense to do your homework when it comes to researching this piece of machinery….

Winterizing Your HVAC System

Even when you live in part of the world where the air conditioner is seldom used, there is a change in seasons which leads to a change in HVAC usage. You may begin using the heater more than usual or it will need to work harder to maintain the temperature in your home. Because of…

Ways to Save on Energy Costs this Winter

During the winter months, you can usually count on at least two or three larger-than-average energy bills. Not only are you running the heat all the time to keep your home warm, but many utility companies do have a “winter rate”–charging more for the gas and electricity you use during these months. Because of this,…

Benefits of Forced Air Heating

If you have or are considering installing forced air heating in your home or office, you are in good company. After all, a forced air furnace is the most popular type of heating system in the United States. So, what is the reason for its continued popularity?

5 Ways to Keep your Drain Clog Free

One of the most frustrating plumbing issues you’ll have to face is a slow-moving or clogged drain. Read up on some simple home remedies to help keep your drain clog free!

Forced Air Furnaces Explained

We recently came accross this You Tube video about Forced Air Furnaces and how they work. Check it out and learn a little about what makes your heater heat!

Solar Thermal a HOT topic at this year’s Home Show!

The 2015 AHBA Home Show is in the books! It was great to get out and talk with people about their hopes and dreams for a new home or a better home. It is apparent based on what I saw over this past weekend that folks are interested in reducing their energy dependence – either…