How to Fix Sitting Water in a Dishwasher

After you finish washing a load of dishes, you may notice a pool of water sitting in the bottom of your dishwasher. In some cases, this situation points to incomplete draining of the unit. However, it may also point to seepage of water back into your dishwasher after the draining cycle ends. In either case,…

Find and Repair Those Hidden Plumbing Leaks

Leaks in your household plumbing can lead to a broad range of costly problems, including floor damage, mold or mildew buildup, wall damage, ceiling stains and damaged paint or wallpaper. While you can easily detect many types of leaks, some leaks are harder to locate and may produce damage slowly over time. With just a…

Is Cleaning Your Air Ducts Really Worth It?

Having your air ducts cleaned is probably not the first thing that jumps to mind when you think of important home maintenance tasks. But it’s a possibility you should consider, and strongly. Before you go looking for a company that can do the job, however, you should be prepared for a bit of sticker shock.…

Do HVAC Systems Emit Greenhouse Gases?

Many scientists believe that greenhouse gases deplete the ozone layer and all HVAC systems release these harmful chemicals into the atmosphere. This is true whether they are central cooling systems, portable air conditioners or window-mounted ACs. The ozone layer is responsible for protecting the Earth’s surface from harmful UV radiation in sunlight. As the ozone…

The Best Mobile Apps To Track Your Energy Usage

Of all your household bills, we reckon that the one which causes the most consternation is probably the energy bill. Not only is it galling that the price keeps going up, when the oil price goes down, but despite appliances claiming to be more efficient, for some reason your consumption stays more or less at…

How To Install A Window Air Conditioner

It can be hard to beat the heat in the summertime, and for those who want to install a portable air conditioner in their home, you will need directions on how to install a window air conditioner, a few simple tools and supplies, and the ability to follow a few directions. You should do just…