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Benefits of Working as an HVAC Technician

Posted by Joey Haack on Feb 3, 2023 2:00:00 PM

When you are out of heat on a cold, winter day, or your air conditioner stops working in 90-degree weather, a trusted HVAC technician is most likely your first call. These skilled professionals install, maintain, and repair systems that make our lives much more comfortable. If you’re thinking about beginning a new career, HVAC work has many advantages. Not only are you tangibly helping people every day, but the work also offers variety and ample room for growth and professional advancement.

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Topics: heating and cooling, maintenance

What Causes Condensation on My Ceiling in the Winter?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jan 25, 2023 2:15:00 PM

If water is dripping from your ceiling during the winter, and it’s not due to a roof leak or ice dam problem, condensation is the most likely culprit. Regardless of the source, excess moisture is one of the home’s worst enemies. It can lead to poor indoor air quality, mold and mildew, rot, and deterioration. Attic condensation is a common problem for many homeowners during the colder months. Today, we’ll explain why it forms and what you can do to fight it. 

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Topics: roofing

Why is My Furnace Leaking Water?

Posted by Joey Haack on Aug 9, 2022 10:45:00 AM


Water damage can be detrimental to a house, and unfortunately, many homeowners like yourself have experience with this. Water leaks, like those from a furnace, can be a major headache and lead to high repair costs, mold growth, and if left unchecked, a complete furnace replacement.

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Topics: heating and cooling

How To Prepare for Your New Roof Installation

Posted by Joey Haack on Jul 29, 2022 3:30:00 AM

Your home depends on a stable roof that is in good condition. Regular maintenance and inspections can help keep it in shape, but the time will come to replace the roof. While the actual labor is left to the professionals, (This is definitely not a DIY project for the average homeowner!) there are some things you can do to prepare for a roof replacement.

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Topics: roofing, home improvements

Everything You Need to Know About Drone Roof Inspections

Posted by Joey Haack on May 15, 2022 4:30:00 PM

Keeping your roof in good shape year around is important to protect your home and your family. If your roof starts to leak, it can quickly get out of control and cause extensive damage. If you don’t address it promptly, you could end up needing to replace part of your ceiling as well as the damaged roof. To avoid this stressful situation, it is important to have your roof routinely inspected and maintained. When you call your local roofing contractor to set up a visit, consider the benefits of a drone roof inspection.

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How is the Supply Chain Affecting Project Prices?

Posted by Joey Haack on Apr 28, 2022 9:38:57 AM


Building material costs have been unstable since the beginning of the pandemic two years ago. As lumber prices are increasing again, many are asking why, especially since most of the country is taking off masks and reverting to something like pre-COVID normalcy. According to the Labor Department, the price of softwood lumber increased by an unprecedented 25.4 percent in January 2022 alone. Many people are asking whether these costs will ever stabilize or go back to pre-COVID levels and what this means for their impending home improvement projects and repairs.

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Topics: maintenance, home improvements

6 Quick Steps to Unclog Your AC Drain Line

Posted by Joey Haack on Feb 9, 2022 11:13:05 AM


Your air conditioner is an important part of your home. Not only does it keep your house and family cool and comfortable in the hot summer months, but it also helps maintain indoor air quality and regulate your home’s humidity level. The air conditioning unit does this by collecting water vapor from the air throughout your home and sending it outside through an attached drain line.


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Topics: heating and cooling, plumbing, maintenance

Radiant Heating: Is it Affordable?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jan 7, 2022 10:07:05 AM


As the cold winter, it is critical that your home has the right heating system in place to keep you warm throughout these bitter cold months. If you’re building a new home or if it is time for an upgrade, consider radiant floor heating. This type of heating system is extremely energy efficient and requires very little maintenance. You can choose to have it installed in just your basement or bathrooms or throughout your entire house for all-over warmth.

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Topics: heating and cooling, indoor air quality, maintenance, home improvements

How to Repair Water Damage From a Roof Leak

Posted by Joey Haack on Nov 9, 2021 1:30:00 PM

For most of us, purchasing a home is one of the biggest investments we will make in our lives, both financially and emotionally. We spend years collecting memories and possessions within those walls, and we trust our homes to keep us safe from harm. It’s crucial to take care of your home to protect your investment and your family.

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Topics: heating and cooling, indoor air quality, maintenance, home improvements

What You Should Know About Home Humidifiers

Posted by Joey Haack on Oct 12, 2021 11:02:00 AM

A humidifier helps you manage your home’s moisture levels. Keeping indoor humidity within a comfortable range helps prevent dry skin, irritation, and cold symptoms that affect many people during the winter. Appropriate humidity levels also help you preserve your home’s finishes and furnishings and use less energy during heating season. It’s important, however, to know how to properly use a humidifier to maintain its longevity and avoid creating moisture-related problems in your home.

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Topics: heating and cooling, indoor air quality, maintenance, home improvements