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.…

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…

Hybrid Heating Systems Explained

Though a simple fan could work in place of a more elaborate solution, such a device only pushes indoor air around. This doesn’t offer much of a choice in terms of heating and cooling. When looking for cost-effective and energy efficient ways of heating and cooling a home, one could consider hybrid heating systems. Typical…

The Pros And Cons Of Ammonia Refrigerants

An ideal refrigerant should be non-toxic, stable (inside the refrigeration system), non-flammable, environmentally friendly, and readily available. It should also be self lubricating, low cost, easy to handle and detect in case of any leakage, compatible with various materials that is used service and fabricate the refrigeration system, and shouldn’t require extreme pressures—high or low.…