If your run a furnace without a filter, it can be bad for your health and indoor air quality. Keeping a clean filter in your furnace ensures the unit operates efficiently and can keep dirt, dander, and debris from circulating back through your home. Learn the importance of an HVAC air filter and how to change your air filter.
If you notice your hot water hotter than normal, it could be a warning that your water heater is overheating. It’s important to take note if your water heater is suddenly hot because this problem could injure your family or cause a water heater explosion. In order to keep your hot water heater healthy, you need to ensure your water heater doesn’t get hotter than normal.
Before you choose a heating system for your home, you should understand how a heat pump works. Air-to-air or geothermal heating can help improve heat pump efficiency during winter months. Read John C. Flood's guide on how to prep for winter and heat your home efficiently so your family stays warm during chilly months.
To properly understand how to improve furnace airflow, it’s imperative to understand the main causes of low airflow in a home. Read about these proactive steps you can take to improve airflow in your home during winter, such as installing a booster fan.
It’s important to conduct a lead water test if you’re unsure whether or not you have lead pipes. John C. Flood can repair or replace interior and exterior pipes and install water purification systems to keep your family safe from lead in water. Consuming lead in water has been linked to cardiovascular disease, constipation, nausea, and depression. Read about the importance of lead pipe replacement.
If cold air is flowing from your vents when the heat is turned on, that can be a huge concern during the colder months. To figure out why your furnace is blowing out cold air, read John C. Flood's guide to troubleshooting why cold air is flowing from your vents when your gas furnace is on.
What types of heat systems work best for your home? In comparing and contrasting a boiler vs. furnace, it’s necessary to assess which heating system offers the most warmth for your home while simultaneously cutting down on energy costs. Read more as John C. Flood explains boiler vs. furnace heating.
Your home’s safety and comfort are our top priority — and that goes beyond the HVAC and plumbing systems. This fall checklist for homeowners will help you prep the interior and exterior of your home for autumn and winter. Follow these preventative tips for this transition season and check out our other fall-specific tips on the blog.
Fall is here, which means winter is right around the corner! John C. Flood put together some fall plumbing tips to make sure your home is ready for freezing temperatures. These house plumbing basics include preventative measures to winterize the interior and exterior of your home before winter hits in full force.
The HVAC, plumbing and electrical components of your home are just that — components that help get the job done. […]
Are you thinking of taking on a DIY small kitchen remodeling? Whether you live in a cramped city apartment or a little cottage in the countryside, John C. Flood has the best hacks for maximizing and beautifying your kitchen space. These ideas will help you cook up the most palatable strategy for how to remodel a small kitchen.
Recessed lighting is one of the most popular lighting options for homeowners because of its variety and reasonable pricing. Over time, your recessed lighting can appear to sag from the ceiling as the springs holding it in place wear down and stretch out. If you ignore fixing recessed lighting, it can cause the fixture to be exposed, permit drafts into your home, and eventually become a fire hazard. In a few steps, John C Flood explains how to fix recessed lights depending on the type of trim your fixture has.
Ever attempt to blow dry your hair or toast your bread and find that your electrical outlet isn’t working? A faulty outlet might be frustrating, but it’s not the end of the world. Read more to see John C. Flood’s step-by-step instructions on troubleshooting an electrical outlet not working, so you can save yourself money and a headache.
Many homeowners wonder what do surge protectors do. Whether you live in an area with frequent thunderstorms or simply use a hair dryer every day, you need surge protectors to safeguard your electronic devices from harmful power surges. A small purchase can save you from thousands of dollars in damage to your in-home electronics. John C. Flood explains what surge protectors do and what devices in your home need surge protectors.
Are you fed up with your kitchen sink being an echo chamber? You’re not alone. Kitchen sink noise is one of the most common household frustrations people have, especially with stainless steel sinks. However, not many people know how quick and easy it is to fix this problem. Expanding foam can make your sink more quiet. Read more to see how John C. Flood offers step by step instructions on how to fix a noisy sink.