Have you been noticing a drafty breeze in your home lately? With cooling temperatures throughout the Hudson Valley, you’ll want to ensure that your home is in top shape for heating season. Autumn is an ideal time to caulk your windows to prepare for the winter ahead, as caulk adheres best to warmer temperatures (above … Continue reading DRAFTY HOME? TRY CAULKING YOUR WINDOWS.
With the fall season among us, the time has come to prepare your home for the winter ahead. While for some homeowners this means simply switching the thermostat from “cool” to “heat”, performing a few simple tasks will save you both energy and dollars. Additionally, taking the extra steps to ensure your A/C unit is … Continue reading SAVE ENERGY AND GREEN BY WINTERIZING YOUR A/C UNIT
Some common plumbing issues within your home might seem like a simple fix, and most homeowners are accustomed to handling occasional DIY repairs. Therefore, it can be tough to decide whether to give your plumber a call or to attempt to fix the problem on your own. By attempting to tackle a plumbing problem yourself, … Continue reading WHEN TO DO IT YOURSELF VS. WHEN TO CALL A PROFESSIONAL PLUMBER
Buying your first home is not only a milestone in your life, but also an investment in your future. With the excitement involved in shopping for a first home, it is easy to neglect important factors, such as the home’s heating and cooling system. Most renters are not familiar with HVAC issues, which are usually … Continue reading WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN AN HVAC SYSTEM WHEN BUYING YOUR FIRST HOME
A weak flushing toilet is quite an annoyance for homeowners and one that often leads to frequent clogs. Clogged toilets are not only disruptive but are also a health hazard to you and your family. Additionally, clogs are a big waste of water (Older toilets can use 3.5, 5, or even up to 7 gallons … Continue reading FIX A WEAK FLUSHING TOILET AND AVOID FUTURE CLOGS
The weather has begun to cool down and people across the Hudson Valley are gradually spending more time indoors. Fall brings with it not only crisp weather, but also an increase in seasonal allergens. For those of us that are sensitive to these allergens, bad indoor air quality can make for an uncomfortable experience. Maintaining … Continue reading BREATHE A LITTLE EASIER WITH ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
With autumn on its way, now is the perfect time to think about the ways that you can preserve energy during the cool months ahead. With a little TLC and at little to no expense, you can ensure maximum energy and financial savings for the fall season! Here are some handy, energy-saving tips: • Did … Continue reading ENERGY-SAVING TIPS FOR THE FALL SEASON
A cool shower may feel refreshing on a hot summer day – but with autumn approaching, you’ve got a big problem on your hands if your shower water isn’t warming up! Before you call a professional to resolve the issue, there are several steps you can take to find out why your shower water isn’t … Continue reading WHY ISN’T THE WATER IN MY SHOWER WARMING UP?
A recent piece by 6sqft describes New York prior to the invention of air conditioning – a time which ranged from very uncomfortable to even deadly. Practical New Yorkers have always found ways to cope with the summer heat despite a lack of A/C – from sleeping outdoors to swimming in bodies of water to … Continue reading GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR AIR CONDITIONING UNIT