Now that we’ve put winter behind us it’s time to start thinking about warmer weather. In fact, we’re dreaming about the days when it gets so hot that sweat starts beading up on our brows the second we step outside. The days when heat waves shimmer above blacktops and our cars become saunas. Sure, the […]
How to Light a Pilot Light on a Furnace
Older gas furnaces rely on a standing pilot light to ignite their fuel and heat your home or business. Newer furnaces often feature intermittent pilots with electric ignitions that automatically light when needed. But if your furnace includes a standing pilot light and it goes out, you won’t have heat until you relight it. And […]
When Was Indoor Plumbing Invented?
We take plumbing for granted these days. Virtually every home has numerous faucets that spout hot or cold water on demand. And while the world of plumbing has a long and (believe it or not) fascinating history, plumbing as we know is a relatively new development. But the first flush toilets actually date back to […]
Mosquitos? No problem!
Don’t let mosquitos crash your party this summer! We may be in third winter right now, but warmer weather is right around the corner! That means backyard barbecues, graduation parties, late night fires, and enjoying your coffee out on your deck every morning. But what do all of these activities have in common? One very […]
How Noisy is Your Air Conditioner?
You’ve just settled into your hammock with a cold drink and a good book. You hear the birds chirping, leaves rustling…. And then you hear your air conditioner kick on. Is a noisy air conditioner impacting the peace and quiet you’re looking for in your backyard? We all understand that our air conditioners must make […]
Keep Your A/C Going Strong
Make sure your A/C is working at maximum capability. With some of the hottest Memorial Day temps recorded in history, your air conditioner probably worked overtime this summer. Make sure you’re doing what you can to keep your A/C working efficiently. Dirty Filters – Depending on the type of air conditioner in your home, your unit will either […]
What is a Ductless Split System?
Introducing Mitsubishi’s Electric Ductless Split system What exactly makes a split system different than the regular system you have in your home right now? The ductless system is a standalone wall mounted system that doesn’t require any hook up using ductwork. These systems are more efficient and held to a higher standard than the standard […]
There’s a lot of buzz about bees these days (pun intended). What most of us don’t know, however, is that there are more than 20,000 species of bees in existence. Living on every continent except Antarctica, there’s a lot to know about bees. In Illinois alone, there are approximately 400 to 500 species of native […]
Repairing Outdoor Faucets
Prevent cracked spigots by installing a frost-proof outdoor faucet Spring is in the air and we’re all getting a little antsy for some fresh air! It’s time to get outside and clean up the yard, pick up sticks, and search for the first little signs of green popping up from the ground. It’s always a […]
Sump Pump Maintenance
Protect Your Basement from Spring Flooding We just set the clocks forward and we’re ready to jump into spring! We’re counting down the days until the dirty snow has melted away for good and the daffodils and crocuses begin to make their long awaited reappearances. As much as we’re looking forward to saying goodbye to […]