Five Things You Should Know About Geothermal Heat Pumps

If you've been thinking about the heating options for your property, you might be looking for something that's less traditional than the typical fuel-burning furnace system. Geothermal heat pumps are a great investment for things like this, but many homeowners dismiss them due to a lack of familiarity and some common misconceptions. Here are a few things you should know about geothermal heat pumps before you decide. Geothermal heat pumps don't always require a lot of space. Read More 

How To Prevent Cigarette Butts From Accumulating In Your Parking Lot

As you already know, your parking lot is the first thing that people see when they arrive at your place of business. This means that you want to make a good impression when people first pull in, which can be tough to do if your parking lot is dirty. Unfortunately, you might deal with litter that can make your parking lot look less than fresh, clean and professional, including cigarette butts. Read More 

The Nitty Gritty On Soapstone Countertops

Many homeowners immediately go with granite when it comes to countertop material. Granite certainly is a beautiful and durable countertop choice. However, soapstone is an equally beautiful but less common countertop selection. As you plan your kitchen remodel – or brand new kitchen – consider the unique beauty that soapstone offers. Beauty of Soapstone Soapstone is quarried in Brazil, Finland and China in the same manner of granite. Its main components are mineral talc, magnesium and dolomite. Read More 

It’s Those Little Things: Details That Can Keep Your Home Cool And Your Electric Bill Low

If you have just moved to an area where air conditioning is a necessity during summer, you're no doubt discovering that finding that right balance between staying comfortable and keeping your bills low is not the easiest task in the world. The recent southwestern heat wave made it clear that you can't always try to tough it out on hot days -- sometimes it's just too hot -- but that doesn't mean you're doomed to a life of huge power bills. Read More 

How To Replace A Leaking Pressure Relief Valve In An Electric Water Heater

The pressure relief valve on a water heater is an important safety sensor that ensures the heating water doesn't become overly pressurized. The excess pressure could cause the heater to crack or even explode so you shouldn't take the problem lightly. If you see water dripping from the valve itself, the part needs replaced. Replacing the part is important and an easy enough task to perform on your own with some caution. Read More