80 Gemat Cir, Rifle, CO 81650 | 970.989.9973

Pacific Sheet Metal Blog

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.

Read More

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.

 

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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

Should I Install a Zoned HVAC System in My Home?

Posted by Joey Haack on Sep 14, 2021 1:15:00 PM

A properly functioning HVAC system is probably a high priority for your home, but do you know what type is best? A zoned HVAC system may be one to consider for your home. We’ll break down the pros and cons that you need to know.

Read More

Topics: heating and cooling, maintenance, home improvements

Air Conditioning 101: Single-Stage, Two-Stage, and Variable Speed Air Conditioning Units

Posted by Joey Haack on Aug 10, 2021 2:15:00 PM

Quality air conditioning is a non-negotiable for your home. There are many features and components to consider when it comes to choosing an air conditioning unit, including the various speed options.

Read More

Topics: maintenance, home improvements

Why is My AC Blowing Warm Air?

Posted by Joey Haack on Jul 27, 2021 11:15:00 AM

When summer brings the heat, a malfunctioning air conditioner can be a big problem. Often, an AC breakdown causes a unit to blow warm air. There are a few reasons this can happen, some of them easy to fix and others more involved.

Read More

Topics: maintenance, home improvements

What Type of Water Heater is Right for Your Home

Posted by Joey Haack on Jun 30, 2021 11:15:00 AM

Your water heater is the second highest consumer of energy in the home, so you want a water heater that’s energy efficient, cost effective, and dependable. If you’re considering replacing your water heater, there are many factors to weigh, including the type of heater you’ll purchase and what features it should include.

Read More

Topics: maintenance, home improvements

Tips from a Pro: 8 DIY Home Maintenance Repairs

Posted by Joey Haack on Dec 7, 2020 1:25:00 PM

Are you looking for some easy ways to fix up your home without burning a hole in your wallet? Here are several DIY home maintenance tasks and repair recommendations to help make your home safer and more comfortable. 

Read More

Topics: maintenance, home improvements