Is Your Fireplace Sending Smoke Signals?

I enjoy sitting in front of the fireplace on a blustery winter eve. It’s comfy,romantic…and the rest of the house is freezing! This happens when the fireplace chimney sucks up more heat than it makes. And while it’s become a major sales feature, let’s be realistic – a fireplace is just another heating system. Anytime […]

Get The Lead Out – Lead In Older Homes

What was once believed to be true may be a lie.  New evidence shows that lead in older homes is more dangerous than originally thought. And while lead is (almost) dead in modern homes, it’s still a risk to children and pregnant women in older abodes. In fact, U.S. home buyers get a warning pamphlet […]

Don’t Treat Your Furnace Like It Wants To Borrow Money

Don’t ignore your furnace.  Furnace maintenance is necessary every year before it gets cold outside. Gas and oil furnaces are not only expensive to operate, but a health hazard if don’t keep it up. And it’s not only furnaces but all gas appliances – water heaters, space heaters, and fireplaces. Furnace Maintenance There’s more to […]