How To Check Electrical Wiring In Your Home?

May 5, 2021

Making sure your wiring is in good shape is an important task. If your wiring is old, your home is at greater risk for electrical fires. You should have your home’s wiring inspected regularly by a qualified electrician at least every three years. You may notice problems in between those inspections. Here is how to do a check and decide if you need to call out an electrician immediately. Signs to Watch For You should check your electrical panel and circuit breaker at least once a year. Look for signs of wear or damage to the wire. You shouldn’t see...

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Are Modern Air Conditioners More Energy Efficient?

April 14, 2021

If you’re looking to save on your energy bill during the summer, you may be wondering if upgrading your air conditioner will help. The answer is yes. Thanks to new standards, replacing even a 10-year-old system can help you save up to 50% on your energy bill this summer. Why Are New Air Conditioners Better? In 2015, standards were changed to ensure that air conditioners produced were more efficient. This means that most new air conditioning systems are more efficient than an older system. If you have an older system that is failing, you can save a lot of money...

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How to Prepare for a Power Outage

March 9, 2021

Natural forces, such as ice, high winds, heavy snow, and bitter cold, can compromise power grids in De Soto, MO. Also, power outages can be caused by cyberattacks. In addition, aging power grids can make power outages more common now than in the past. Here are some tips you can use to survive a power outage in your neighborhood. Fill the Tub The city water supply might also go down after your power grid does the same. Therefore, it’s wise to have enough water to take you through the power outage period. Therefore, fill up your buckets, tub, and bottles...

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Can Humidity Cause Electrical Problems Inside Homes?

February 8, 2021

Moisture can cause a lot of problems in your home. Keeping humidity under control is an important way to maintain the value of your real estate investment. What Is Humidity? Humidity levels are an indication of the amount of moisture in the air. Although a dehumidifier can help reduce the indoor moisture in your home, your electrical system may not be protected. Electrical systems are hidden in walls and attics, which may be exposed to the outside air. Moisture in the air can contain minerals, contaminants, and other substances that can cause damage to your electrical equipment. What Kind of...

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Does a Whole House Generator Add Value to Your Home?

January 5, 2021

Installing a whole-house generator increases your home’s resale value by as much as 5%. If power outages or storms occur frequently where you live, a whole-house generator becomes even more desirable. Additional benefits of installing a standby generator include improving your safety and maintaining convenience. Improves Your Safety Unexpected events and situations occur, and having a standby generator installed will give you more peace of mind that you’ll have access to hot water and food during a power outage. Someone in your household could have a medical emergency during a power outage, and having no electricity can make it more...

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Three Sure Signs That Your Furnace Should Be Replaced

December 3, 2020

On average, a quality furnace lasts 18-20 years when it receives proper maintenance; those with spotty maintenance might only last 10-12 years. There are clues that your furnace needs to be replaced. Here are the three most common ones. 1. Frequent Repairs As furnaces reach the end of their natural lifespans, they break down more often. One part breaking often leads to other parts suffering the same fate. If having a repair will cost more than 50% of having a new one installed, this is a sign you should get it replaced. in De Soto, MO, can assist you with...

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Electrical Safety Tips to Follow in Winter

November 16, 2020

Average household energy use goes up during winter. It’s an important time to not let your guard down with electrical safety. If you don’t act safely when dealing with electricity, it can cause the loss of property and life. Be Careful With the Space Heater If you use space heaters, never use an extension cord with them or plug them into a power strip. These aren’t designed to handle the high wattage that space heaters need. You can cause the cord or power strip to melt or catch fire. You should always keep space heaters on the ground. You never...

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Learn How Common Heating Systems Work

October 20, 2020

Cooler temperatures have arrived in DeSoto, MO, and frigid winter weather is on the way. Now is the time to make sure you have a heating system that’s ready to keep your home warm. Read on to learn how heating systems work so that you can make an informed choice about the best one for your comfort and budget needs. Gas Furnace Gas furnaces burn natural gas, the gas enters the combustion chamber and the pilot light ignites it. A heat exchanger passes the warm air through the air handler, where it’s filtered and pushed into the ducts. The waste...

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Does the Cleanliness of Your AC System Matter?

September 23, 2020

If you’re wondering whether the cleanliness of your AC system really matters, the short answer is “yes.” A dirty system can’t operate efficiently and will have a shorter lifespan. Change the Filter The easiest and least expensive way to keep your AC system clean is to regularly change the filter. While the filter helps your indoor air quality, its true purpose is to keep dust, dirt and other debris away from your heating and cooling equipment. You should change the air filter every one to three months. You should change it more often if you have pets or a smoker...

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How To Prevent Cold Spots in Your Home

August 16, 2020

It’s unpleasant to have a home where one room is perfectly comfortable while another is frigid. There are a few reasons this can happen. If you’re experiencing cold spots in your home, take a closer look at some of the causes of this phenomenon. Your Ductwork Wasn’t Installed Correctly If ductwork isn’t installed correctly, it can lead to inconsistent temperatures and cold spots in your home. Correctly installed ductwork will evenly spread conditioned air throughout your interior spaces. You can solve this by having a skilled HVAC technician fix your ductwork. Blocked Vents If a room has a blocked vent,...

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