Mother Nature remains unbeatable. Of course, this means winter is on the way and cold, chilly temperatures will follow throughout New England. Naturally, as homeowners, we worry about our home heat (or HVAC system) problems as cold temperatures rapidly approach. Fortunately, heating experts share HVAC...

What is an electrical inspection? An electrical inspection provides a comprehensive review and checkup of the electrical connections and wiring installed in a home. Additionally, electrical inspections help prevent fire damage, which cause many deaths, injuries and property damage every year. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation...

GFCI outlets protect people from severe or fatal electric shocks. A GFCI constantly monitors the current flowing through a circuit by measuring the current flowing into the circuit compared to the returning current. As a result, homeowners should know how to replace a GFCI or...

What is a smart home? A smart home offers homeowners with control over their internal home systems thru technology. For example, home automation or a smart home controls the lighting, climate and entertainment systems, along with connected appliances. Additionally, home security, which includes doorbells and alarms help...

Did you know that home automation helps homeowners save around $1,300 per year? How? Home automation helps control everyday essentials, such as the HVAC system, lights and security. As a result, smart home devices continue increasing in popularity. Plus, smart home devices provide convenience by allowing...

What is a programmable thermostat? First, what is a thermostat. “A thermostat is a component which senses the temperature of a physical system and performs actions so that the system's temperature is maintained near a desired setpoint.” A thermostat simply measures and controls the temperature within your home...

Every homeowner understands issues occur. For some home-related issues, such as a clogged toilet, DIY options exist. However, for other issues, such as electrical problems, generally professional technicians need to address issues. Why do electrical problems require more professional assistance? The simple answer is danger. After...

Did you know that clogged dryer vents cause roughly 80% of dryer-related fires? In fact, the U.S. Fire Administration reports nearly 3,000 home fires are due to dryers. Home electrical mishaps can happen at any time. However, during the summer, as we wash and dry...

It’s summertime and everyone wants the living to be easy! The dog days of August means lots of family vacations. But, August also means plenty of hot and humid days. For homeowners looking to balance family fun with responsible spending, vacation time can be difficult...

Every spring and summer, many homeowners rely on a critical appliance for their home comfort. Yes, many people rely on air conditioning for home cooling. However, what happens if an AC issue occurs? Do you know how air conditioners work? Understanding basic home maintenance, which includes...