We all know about air pollution and the risks from breathing contaminated air. But what about indoor air pollution? Do you know how the appliances in your home impact the air you and your family breath? Recently, the New Yorker published an article about the unknown dangers...

It’s spring cleaning season, which means, we may find some mold and mildew in our homes. From eye, throat and skin irritation to more severe symptoms like congestion, headaches and difficulty breathing, we should all have some concerns about mold exposure. So, do you how...

Did you know realize that those small and annoying leaky faucets, toilets, showerheads and more waste lots of water, but also money? Plus, we rely on many appliances that consume water. For example, washing machines and dishwashers all leverage your plumbing system. And, as summer...

As a homeowner, one of the most important things is enjoying your house. From pride in owning your own space to making lifelong memories, there are many benefits of homeownership. However, as a homeowner if you are constantly uncomfortable, then those memories will be about...

SolvIt believes in helping homeowners improve their home comfort and the environment one home at a time. As a result, we work with local and statewide organizations that help facilitate that mission. For example, SolvIt remains part of the  Energize Connecticut program. The Home Energy Solutions (HES)...

Why is backflow prevention important? It starts with understanding backflow and wanting clean water within your home! Backflow means a reversal in water or sewage direction occurred. Typically, backflow derives from a lack of pressure in the overall plumbing system. “When the pressure in a water system...

Is your water heater leaking? Do your showers run short of hot water? How is your water pressure? Many homeowners face these common problems and more. Plus, most homeowners never think about appliances, such as water heaters, until a problem occurs! However, as the Allstate Insurance Company concluded in a report...

Many of us realize the pivotal role insulation plays in home comfort. Although winter weather comes to mind, insulation also improves home comfort during the summer as well. However, most homes simply do not contain sufficient insulation (in particular, older homes). Plus, building codes require...

One of the most influential inventions in modern heating and electricity is a heating element. For example, electric heaters, toasters, showers, dryers and more rely on heating elements. But, what is a heating element and how does a heating element work? What is a heating element? A...

During the winter, we rely on our heating system for home comfort. Yes, the cold weather makes our heating system work hard. And yes, many heating systems make some noises. In particular, homeowners hear their heat pump making noise and wonder if a potential problem...