Category: Helpful Hints

Is your Fireplace & Furnace Ready?

Have your fireplace cleaned and checked out by a professional every year prior to using it for the first time,  it could save your home.   We have the a chimney cleaner we use on our website under other contractors. Have your furnace cleaned and checked out to make sure it is working properly and efficiently … Read more »

Save Money with a Time of Use Program

Another thing you can do if your power bill is extraordinarily high ($200-$300 +). You can get with the Power Company and at no charge to you have them put you on the “time of use” program. I’m on the schedule 1S: that’s the best. Read up on it but if you switch you need… Read more »

Windows Matter

There are a lot of things that you can do in your home to save power (ENERGY). Your windows are the biggest place where energy gets wasted, so you have so you need to work on them first. You can put a plastic film on them (just like some people do with cars) and block the… Read more »

Caulk Those Cracks Now

Grout cracks in your shower tile should be repaired immediately so it doesn’t erode the mortar behind the tile.

What’s the Right AC Filter to Use?

CAUTION ! Do not use the small 1″ thick pleated filters in your system.  They do not allow much air flow. You want to have as much air flow as possible.  Use the 4″ thick pleated or an Electronic filter is the best or even the old green or blue mesh ones.  For more information… Read more »

Extend Your AC

Loose AC but your unit is still running? It could be that your unit is low on freon. Turn your AC unit off at the thermostat and turn the fan to *on* (this will melt the ice temporarily). Let it run until the evening then turn AC back to *on*. You may at least have AC long enough to… Read more »

Recharge Your Dishwasher

If your dishwasher isn’t cleaning as well as it used to there is a product called Dishwasher Magic and can be purchased at Home Depot. Follow the directions on the container and remember to start rinsing your dishes prior to placing them in the dishwasher.

Wobbly Fan?

A wobbling fan could be just loose blades throwing the blades off balance.

Is Your Light Out?

Change your light bulbs before you call me to fix the light!

Foggy Windshield?

Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car. When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!