Did you remember to start your garden this spring? In our long, cold spring, it was easy to forget to plant the seeds that will blossom this summer. In fact, June is typically peak garden season and experienced gardeners are enjoying those spring efforts and watching...

If your appliances suddenly stop working, or you find yourself in the dark unexpectedly, it’s a likely possibility that you have a tripped circuit breaker. Don’t fret -- there is an incredibly simple fix to this problem that any homeowner can do themselves. How Does a...

As spring continues and summer approaches, we tend to have more home entertainment needs. To help with the last minute rush, or simply help with our busy lives, there are plenty of home hacks that make the most out of everyday household items. Have you ever...

Is your heat pump making loud, discomforting sounds? If your heat pump has suddenly become noisy, you may suspect that it's about to have a breakdown. Noisy heat pumps are more common in the winter. However, the loud noises are often due to the valves...

While a large number of American homes have switched their electrical panels over to a breaker box, a great number still have fuse boxes that use fuses in order to prevent power overloads and short circuits. The result may be a blown fuse. To help,...

Winter is no longer coming. Winter is here and the weather proves it. In Connecticut, we get to enjoy the snow, but also deal with bitter cold. Fortunately, our homes provide shelter and comfort for our families. However, heating problems do occur throughout the winter. Does...

Ground fault circuit interrupters (or GFCI) are electrical safety devices that trip electrical circuits when they detect ground faults or leakage currents. Since their incorporation into the National Electrical Code in 1971, GFCIs have saved thousands of lives and reduced home electrocutions by 50%! Undoubtedly, GFCIs...

AC not working? As the summer heats up, the AC unit gets a lot of work. Afterall, on those hazy, hot and humid summer days, not having a fully functioning air conditioning system could make your home unbearably. So, how do you know if your AC unit...

There are some common plumbing problems that all homeowners experience. For example: What happens in your house when the faucet starts leaking or the toilet starts running? How about when the kitchen sink clogs or pipe drips? For many people, common household issues mean calls to...