Tips to Ensure Furnace Safety

September 20, 2021

Your heater is an essential component in keeping you and your family warm and comfortable during the cold Kentucky winter months. In addition to heating your living space, your heater needs to meet the highest safety standards so that it does not pose a health or accident risk in your home. There are several potential hazards related to the heating system, including accidental fire and carbon monoxide poisoning. The latest data from the National Fire Protection Association shows that, from 2014 to 2018, there was an average of nearly 48,000 home heating system fires per year, around 500 deaths, more...

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7 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Plumber

August 18, 2021

There’s never a good time for a plumbing emergency, but it’s crucial to know what to ask when hiring a contractor. By asking these seven questions and carefully considering the answers you receive, you’ll find it easier to set realistic expectations and to plan the next few steps in the process. Here are a few things to ask when hiring a plumber in Somerset, Kentucky. 1. Are You Licensed by the State? Before beginning work in the Bluegrass State, plumbers must become licensed. This license is the state’s seal of approval, proving that the contractor has earned the qualifications necessary...

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How to Set Your AC for Vacation

July 28, 2021

When the hot summer months come back around, many of us are headed to a new vacation destination to explore. While your mind is likely on all the things that you’re going to do when you’re on vacation, you need to get your house prepared to handle the time without you. One important task to complete before you leave is properly setting your air conditioning system. Why Not Turn It Off? When it comes to your home air conditioning system, you may just want to turn it off. It makes sense to turn it off when you won’t be home...

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How To Clean Air Conditioning Unit

June 12, 2021

Your air conditioner needs some extra care every once in a while if you want it to run well for years to come. For instance, cleaning the inside and outside units is one of the best types of investments that you can make for the overall functioning of your air conditioner. If it’s time to put some effort into cleaning your air conditioner, take a look at this step-by-step list of instructions. Safety First When you’re going to work on your air conditioner, making sure that you’re safe throughout the entire process should be your top concern. To ensure that...

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What Are Air Conditioning BTU’s?

May 14, 2021

Air conditioners can be complex appliances, but what we can all appreciate is how good they are at cooling our homes. If you’ve been wondering what type of AC would be most appropriate for your space, it’s important that you learn about a term called BTUs. What Exactly Is a BTU? BTUs, or British Thermal Units, are a measure of energy in the form of heat. Several hundred years ago (in Britain as you’d expect from the name of the unit), scientists determined that one BTU is the amount of energy it takes to raise the temperature of one pound...

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Should I Turn Off My Gas Furnace in the Summer?

April 14, 2021

Winter has finally come to a close, and with the warmer weather coming, it’s time to put the furnace to bed. Most people consider changing their furnace filters and flipping the switch at the thermostat. However, if you truly want to turn your furnace off, it goes beyond flipping this switch. Find out what all is involved and if it is worth it for your home. Does Your Furnace Have a Pilot Light? Before looking at what is involved in turning your furnace off, look for what style of furnace you have. Specifically, you are interested in understanding if your...

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What to Do About Frozen Pipes

March 17, 2021

Nobody wants to come home to or wake up to frozen pipes. Once you realize that your Science Hill, KY, home has a frozen pipe, it’s important to take prompt action in order to prevent serious damage to your home and belongings. The first step is to call a plumber to inspect the pipes and repair them. While you wait for the plumber, here are some things to do. Know the Signs of a Frozen Pipe There are a few signs you should be aware of when it comes to frozen pipes. When you turn on a faucet, only a...

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What Are The Most Common Plumbing Problems?

February 4, 2021

When it comes to plumbing problems, there are some problems that can be completely unusual and unexpected. For the most part, though, the plumbers at have seen pretty much everything that you can see. In particular, there are certain plumbing problems that they see over and over. If you understand these problems, it’s much more likely that you’ll be prepared to work to prevent these problems from happening in your Somerset home. Clogged Drain Clogged drains, whether it’s a toilet drain, a sink drain, or a tub drain, tend to have just a few causes. When dealing with a clogged...

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The best plants for indoor air quality

January 20, 2021

Any home has air contaminants caused by everyday activities or even your furniture. Fumes from our gas stove, cleaners or even fragrances can contribute to indoor air pollution. Even if no one smokes inside your home, the lingering particles can be tracked in with the smoker when they come in. And of course, there’s pollen, animal dander and the like. These pollutants are unavoidable but there are ways to improve the air quality in our homes. One way is with plants. The best plants for indoor air quality help to remove toxins from the air while also converting carbon dioxide,...

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How Often Should You Replace A Furnace Filter?

December 18, 2020

As mild autumn weather gives way to cold wintertime temperatures, it’s time to get your Somerset, KY, furnace ready. One of the most important things you can do to maintain your furnace throughout the winter months of the year is to check the filter every month. It’s fast and easy to change the filter, and our reliable technicians can show you how to do this during your annual maintenance visit. Here’s what you need to know about how often to replace the filter in your furnace. Check the Filter Monthly Check the air filter in your furnace once a month....

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