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Heat Pump Problems in Cold Weather

When winter rears its frigid head, heating systems crank up. For about 11% of the country, that means heat pumps are put to work. The number of homes using heat pumps as the primary heating method is even higher in the Southeast. In Raleigh, Wilmington, and the rest of our region, more than one in…

Why Is My Toilet Overflowing?

Help! My Toilet Bowl Keeps Overflowing! If your toilet overflows when flushed, you need to find out what’s causing the problem so you can fix it immediately. If your toilet is about to overflow – or it keeps flooding your bathroom- there are a few likely culprits. Does it seem like your toilet is overflowing…

Is Your Furnace Rattling? 5 Warning Signs!

Is your furnace making funny sounds? Does the air smell a little strange? Are your power bills on the rise, or have you noticed cold spots in your home? These are all warning signs that your furnace might be on the fritz. If it hasn’t broken yet, you may want to call a technician to…

Promote Energy Conservation with an Energy Assessment

An energy efficient home costs less to heat and cool and is less susceptible to changes in the weather. Do you get a huge bill in the winter, but barely pay any money in the summer? That can make it hard to budget. Energy efficient homes are great at conserving energy, so your home retains…

How to Fix Toilet Leaks

Plumbing is essential in almost every room in your home, from the bathrooms to the kitchen to the laundry room. When your toilet leaks, you need to get it fixed before it causes damage to your floor and sub-floor. Toilet repair costs are fairly low (around $200, typically). But if  you let toilet leaks linger…

How Do I Control the Humidity in my North Carolina Home?

Here in North Carolina, humidity plays a major role in the air quality of your home. To understand the optimal humidity for a home, you first have to know what humidity actually is. Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air, and it can vary with the seasons and the weather. Humidity is…

A Guide to Air Filter Types

If you’re like most homeowners, you just go to the hardware store and pick whichever filter fits your air duct and your budget. But while this method saves you time in the store, it may not save you money or improve your health in the long run. Ill-fitting, overly restrictive, or inefficient filters can run…