Cleaning Your Gas Furnace's Pilot Light When It Keeps Going Out

When the pilot light on your gas furnace keeps going out, the orifice could be partially clogged up. This could be preventing the gas from reaching the flame enough to keep it burning. If you feel this could be the problem, use the method below to clean the tip of the pilot light. What You Will Need Before you begin, gather the following items. Small piece of 1,000-grit sandpaper Firm bristle toothbrush Lint-free cloth Small bowl or bucket of water Thin piece of wire The 1,000-grit sandpaper will remove any rust or burnt-on grime. [Read More]

Do You Really Need To Replace Your Electric Hot Water Heater With A Gas One?

When you purchase a home with an electric water heater, your home inspector, along with your friends, may recommend that you replace it with a gas water heater. Gas water heaters, it is often said, are more efficient; making the change will save you money. While this is true for many people, it's not true for everyone. Make sure you consider the factors below to decide whether replacing that electric hot water heater is actually a wise choice for you. [Read More]

Issues You May Have With Radiant Floor Heating

Radiant floor heating is a great type of system to have if you have hard floors in your home, because it heats from the ground up. With this type of system, your feet will always feel warm, and the heat will rise as it's produced. If you turn on your system and cannot get any heat from it, your system could have a problem, and you may need to hire a heating company to come to your home to diagnose and fix the issue. [Read More]

Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready For Summer

Unless you live in an area where the weather is warm year-round, you likely don't use your air conditioning all year. When it sits unused for a few months, you need to do a few things to get it ready for summer use, to make sure that it is going to keep you cool when you really need it. Generally, it is a good idea to start preparing your air conditioner for the summer in the spring, so you have plenty of time to take care of any repairs if necessary. [Read More]