At first glance, you may not see much of a difference between granite and quartz countertops. In fact, granite itself contains a certain percentage of quartz by definition, distinguished only by the fact that it is made up of other types of stone as well. These minor chemical variations, however, can have a major impact on the performance of your countertop, and they tend to favor pure quartz over granite. These are four scientific benefits of choosing quartz instead of granite while counter shopping. [Read More]
How To Service Your Furnace Filter And Motor
Did you know that your furnace actually affects the functionality of both your heating and air conditioning systems? If you want to have the most energy efficient HVAC system, you need to constantly maintain your furnace. It is particularly important that you ensure that the furnace filter and motor are clean at all times. This article explains how you can replace your furnace filter and clean the motor at the same time. [Read More]
Rewiring Your Entire House For Ceiling Lights: What To Expect
If you have bought an old house and it does not have any ceiling lights in most of the rooms, this can make your lighting situation complicated, especially if you do not have enough space for lamps everywhere. If you decide to hire an electrician to install several ceiling lights in your older home, you may also have to hire a construction contractor. Here is what to expect when you begin this project. [Read More]
If You Can Smell Sewer Gas In Your Vacation Home, Does That Mean There's A Backup?
It's disturbing to walk in the door of your home and detect a foul odor--and it can be even worse when you're walking in the door of your vacation home, where you expect to have fun and to relax. While many homeowners may fear the worst when they smell sewer gas, there could be a very simple explanation for the problem. This FAQ will explore a likely cause, and what you can do about it. [Read More]