How Combustion Appliances Complicate Crawl Space Encapsulation

Encapsulating your home's crawl space can reduce moisture problems, keep your home warmer in the winter, and prevent mold from settling in. However, many homeowners also use their crawl spaces for storing their gas powered furnaces and other similar combustion-producing appliances. If your crawl space has a furnace or gas water heater sitting in it, you'll need to plan the encapsulation carefully to avoid serious hazards. An Airtight Seal Crawl space encapsulation is a process that leaves the area as air tight as possible. [Read More]

Pros And Cons Of The Common Types Of Roof Vents

Designing the optimal heating and cooling system for your home has one often overlooked aspect: roof vents. Ventilation in the upper area of your home is important to push rising hot air out of your home so that your attic or upper room don't become stifling and stuffy. There are several types of vents available and each has its own pros and cons. Discuss your vent options with your heating and air conditioning installation company during your next appointment. [Read More]

What Can You Do To Keep Your Water Heater Working Well With Guests This Holiday Season?

The holidays are quickly approaching. If you're expecting house guests in the next couple of months, you'll want to be sure that your water heater continues to run all winter long. You can help this happen by making your water heater's job easier. The following tasks will help you prepare your water heater and prevent it from breaking down. Drain the Sediment If you have hard water in your home (as almost 90% of the homes in the United States do), your water heater will collect mineral deposits at the bottom of the tank, where the heating elements are. [Read More]

Can You Flush Wipes Down The Toilet If They Say They're Flushable?

In recent years, some companies have started to market wet wipes to adults. These adult wipes are basically the same product that gets marketed for use with babies. Adult wipes are made from a soft but tough woven product used to clean adults when they use the toilet. Some of these products have been marketed by their companies as "flushable." However, many adults question whether or not these products are actually safe for their pipes. [Read More]