How to Hang Christmas Lights

Christmas day is just two weeks away now! If you haven’t put up your lights for this year, then now is the time.  There’s much to do and many things to plan for.  Sometimes the excitement is so great that we forget to keep an eye out on mundane dangers (slips, falls,...

What Does BTU Stand For?

The short answer is that the British Thermal Unit (BTU) a standard of measurement for work done.  A single BTU is the amount of work required for raising the temperature of a pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit.  This is equal to roughly 1,055 joules.  Science...

Top 10 Boiler Problems

If you use a boiler to heat and cool your home, you probably don’t give it much thought throughout the year.  Your boiler heats both your home and your water, but the extra load for home heating in the winter is when it’s most likely to fail or develop problems.  If...

Why Does My AC Smell Bad?

Central heating and air has one very specific job:  Adjust the temperature of your home to a more comfortable level.  Unfortunately, HVAC systems do this by moving and regulating airflow throughout a home.  If any portion of that system develops a strong smell you’ll...