Installing a new insulation material allows you to get a higher R-value of heat-loss prevention without making your walls and ceiling cavities any larger. However, don't forget to factor in the cost of removing the existing insulation and installing new spray foam or the cost of rigid foam boards, blown-in loose fill, or other advanced materials. It's often essential to clear out the old stuff first for at least one of these five reasons.
- If you've spent years washing your family's dishes by hand, you may be ecstatic at the thought of finally installing a dishwasher in your kitchen. While the prospect of tearing out a cabinet and sliding in a dishwasher may seem within reach, rerouting the electrical outlets necessary to support a high-powered appliance can be more daunting. Should you hire an electrician to perform this work or see if you can tackle it yourself?
- When a drain in your house gets clogged, the problem is typically easy to diagnose and fix; but, what about when all the drains in your house are moving really slowly? When every drain in a house is moving slowly, the problem is more serious than just one clogged drain. This issue could be caused by a number of issues, but a common reason all drains in a home move slowly is the result of bad water in a home.
- During the summer, you may depend upon your home's air conditioner, running day and night, to keep your home comfortable. It is important to keep your ac well-maintained and in good repair to help it work as efficiently as possible. Here are two easy maintenance tasks you can handle by yourself and help improve the efficiency of your air conditioner. Repair Bent Condenser Coil Fins The exterior of your outside air conditioner condenser unit is covered with a series of thin metal fins, set closely together, creating a grill-like pattern.
- A heat pump relies on a refrigerant and coil system to pull heat in from the environment. It condenses that heat and distributes it through your house. If you're new to using a heat pump in your home, it's important that you understand some of the things that set these heating systems apart from traditional furnaces. Here are a few of the things you should keep in mind. Their Heat Feels Different from Furnace Heat