How To Choose The Most Effective Furnace Filter

One of the most important steps in furnace maintenance also happens to be one of the easiest: changing your furnace filter. Experts recommend changing filters every 3 to 6 months, depending on the size of the filter and home, whether you have pets, and the amount of dust in the area you live. When it comes time to swap a used filter for a fresh one, how do you decide what to pick? Read More 

4 Things To Do When You Enter Your Home After A Fire

The first time you enter a home after a fire, there are a few things that you are going to want to do to help minimize further damage and wear to your home. Make sure that you wait to do these things until the fire captain has deemed your home safe to re-enter; you never want to put your own personal safety at risk. Wear Gloves & Be Careful What You Touch Read More 

How To Clean Your AC

Just because your AC is blowing hot air doesn't mean that there's something seriously wrong with it. Quite often, the cause of the problem is an accumulation of dirt in some part of the system. This means that every AC owner should know one or two things about cleaning their air conditioning system. There are certain types of cleaning that may require air conditioning services; however, there is plenty that you can still do before you pick up the phone. Read More 

External Masonry Chimney Maintenance Guide

Damage to the external brickwork, or masonry, of your chimney can have a major effect on its operation. On brick or clay-lined chimneys, masonry damage can extend eternally, leading to dangerous liner cracks that can result in a chimney fire. This threat isn't as severe for metal-lined chimneys, but you still don't want the external chimney to fall down around the liner. The following guide can help you prevent damage and assess current damage so you know when to schedule maintenance. Read More 

Renovation Tips For Your Co-Op That Avoid Major Remodeling Work

When it comes to renovating your co-op, you have a number of choices. There are some major changes you can make, but these will often create a huge bill. If you are looking to do some renovation, but don't feel like outlaying a huge amount of money, then you will probably look to avoid major remodeling work. While a total gut job is often one of the first things people consider when thinking about renovating their co-op, there are less invasive (and less expensive) options to consider. Read More