PLAINVILLE - Eighteen con­tractors from across the state were recognized by the Con­necticut Green Bank for their contributions to creat­ing energy efficient homes for over 300 families. SolvIt Home Services, a town business, was among the honorees. According to a press release, the energy efficiency pro­jects utilized...

Few things are worse than a malfunctioning air conditioning system in the sweltering summer heat. There are a few ways to troubleshoot your HVAC system if your AC is not blowing cold air. Of course, it's always wise to contact an HVAC professional for service...

As a homeowner, you understand the work and projects never stop. From routine cleaning to a never-ending “to-do” list, the projects continue every season. Fortunately, not every project requires a huge budget and lengthy timeline. Additionally, industry and real estate experts love to share home...

According to the U.S. EPA’s WaterSense program, water consumption in the average home spikes up to 1,000 gallons per day in the summer. Conversely, the average home only consumes roughly 260 gallons per day in the winter. We all know the reason behind additional usage....

Many of us love cooking. In particular, homey meals like bacon, potatoes and more that kick off lots of fats, oils and grease! Although our families and friends love these meals, our plumbing systems hate these substances. As a result, some of our favorite meals...

Summer brings lots of fun in the sun. However, lots of sun means increasing temperatures throughout the Northeast and all over the state of Connecticut. In addition to rising cooling costs, hot temps mean uncomfortable homes. As a result, hot (and humid) temperatures put lots...

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...