A Winter Maintenance Guide for Your Home

A lot of people talk about spring cleaning and the importance of getting your house and appliances tuned up for the summer, but maintenance should be a year-round endeavor, and there are few times of the year when it matters more than in the winter....

What is a Dishwasher Air Gap and What Should You Do About It?

Whether you are a brand new homeowner, or you’ve lived in your own house for 40 years, there are always new things to learn about how to take care of your home. An important part of your kitchen’s sanitation and plumbing is the dishwasher air gap. This small piece of equipment can mean the difference between sparkling clean dishes and a stinky mess. Read on to learn what an air gap for dishwasher is, why you need one, and what to be aware of as far as maintenance and repair.

How Much Home Insurance Do I Need?

If you own a home and have a mortgage, you’ll likely be required to have homeowners insurance. Your home is where your family grows and plays together, so protecting it is a top priority. Understanding homeowners insurance can be difficult, as there are many elements...

Replacing Your HVAC System: How Much Does It Cost?

It’s an unfortunate fact that the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (or HVAC) system in your home is one of the most expensive components in your house. And because this system sees almost constant use year-round, it is also one of the most likely components...

Why Does My Breaker Keep Tripping?

Do you ever find yourself using a hair dryer, watching a show, or warming up by a space heater just to be met with a localized blackout? When your breaker keeps tripping, it can be annoying and sometimes impossible to complete your daily routine. If your breaker keeps tripping, read on to know what it means, what’s causing it, and how to fix the problem for good.

Why Does My GFCI Keep Tripping?

Why Does My GFCI Keep Tripping?

You may have noticed that some of the outlets in your kitchen, bathroom or garage look different from the other outlets in your house. These outlets are shaped differently and have two small buttons in the center. Those special outlets are called ground-fault circuit...

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Is Homeowners Insurance Tax Deductible?

Is Homeowners Insurance Tax Deductible?

Buying a home is often a complicated process, and by the time you get the keys in your hand, you’ve likely spent months thinking about things like mortgages, interest rates, and closing costs; you’ve lost count of how many hours you’ve spent reading and filling out...

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How Much Does a New Furnace Cost?

How Much Does a New Furnace Cost?

Exactly how much does a new furnace cost? What types of furnaces are there? And how much do they cost to install? These are common questions that may come to your mind when you’re considering a new furnace. Furnace Replacement Cost: How Much Does a New Furnace Cost?...

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How Long do Water Heaters Last?

How Long do Water Heaters Last?

As with all appliances, despite the inconvenience, water heaters are susceptible to wear and tear over time. How long they last, though, varies a fair amount due to a couple of significant factors, mainly relating to some specific factors. In the case of a water...

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