Category: How-To Guides

How To Tell If Your Thermostat Is Broken

how to tell if a thermostat is broken

To see if the thermostat is communicating with the furnace, set the temperature five degrees higher than your normal temperature and see if the heat kicks on — that should help you determine whether the device is prompting the furnace to engage. Obviously, if the system is set to “cool” and you want heat, switch the setting.

Can You Run Your Furnace Without A Filter?

Can you run a furnace without a filter

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.

How to Fix a Toilet That Randomly Runs

toilet filling randomly because toilet filling valve broken

No one has used the bathroom for awhile, yet the toilet suddenly starts filling up like it was recently flushed. If your toilet fills randomly, you likely have a water level issue in the toilet tank. Follow these tips to adjust the toilet filling valve and fix this common plumbing issue.

How to Fix Recessed Lights That Won’t Stay Up

Recessed Lights

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.

How To Winterize Plumbing In Your Home

How To Winterize Your Plumbing

Make sure that your home’s plumbing is properly winterized and maintained to prevent any possible disasters from happening down the road. Not only will this save you money in the long run, it will also help to keep your family safe while you are all enjoying the chilly season in the comfort of your residence. Here are a few ways to make sure that your home's plumbing has been properly winterized.

Why Is My Water Heater Overheating?

Water heater overheating

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.