Where Does Your Energy Go?

Do you have a very large energy bill every month? Apart from heating and air conditioning, it is not always easy to know where the power draw lies, and having an appliance that is malfunctioning is not always easy to spot. One way to figure out what is causing your...

An Alternative To A Traditional Water Heater

How long do you have to wait from the moment you turn on the hot water faucet before you have hot water coming to the tap? Depending on how far the water has to travel from your water heater to your tap, this could be a wait of a few seconds or much more. This is just...

The Invisible Killer

While most of us don’t burn things indoors as much in the summertime as we do in the winter, there are still chilly evenings where a fire in the fireplace might be tempting. No matter the reason you would burn fuel indoors, there is always one risk that you should...

Dealing with Bats

So you're up in the attic, just casually putting storage away, then all of a sudden, you turn on your light, and wings come out of nowhere, flying around the attic, and you’re in complete shock because you had no idea bats were in your attic! But what are you going to...

Caring For Your Roof

What is the most expensive part of your home? Most likely, it is your roof. Replacing roofing could cost between 1 and 9 dollars per square foot, which can grow to a large sum really quickly. This alone should motivate you to take good care of your roof, not to...

Cleaning Out Your Ducts

One of the downsides with a forced air system for heating your home is that you have to deal with ductwork. All the air from your HVAC unit needs to travel through ducts to get to all the rooms of your home, and this can lead to problems with air quality. Over time,...

Current

Remember getting yelled at by mom when you unplugged the vacuum while it was still on? Why did we do it? Partly because we’re lazy, partly because we wanted to see that “spark”. That “spark” was actually an arc, electricity going through the air to from something...

Just “Knock Out Gas”?

Remember in old spy movies when they needed to “kidnap” someone? All they did was dose a handkerchief and put it over the mark's face. In a few seconds they were out. Formaldehyde. Of course, as with most chemicals, it’s use goes way beyond “knock out gas”. It is used...

Hot, Cold, or Just Right.

Sometimes, when you’re a teenage boy, you flush a toilet while your sister is in the shower and then wait to hear her scream. At that age, you probably don’t know why flushing the cold water in the toilet makes the water in the shower crazy hot. You just know it...

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