House Call Company Blog: Archive for June, 2016

Building Science Tip: Seal Your Ductwork Against Air Leaks

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Back in March we blogged about how air sealing can benefit you and your home. As important as it obviously is to resolve existing and prevent future air leaks in your home’s thermal envelope, though, you must keep in mind the air systems that are within your home, as well. We are speaking specifically about the air ducts that you use to distribute both heated and cooled air throughout your home. If those ducts are leaking, then you are going to run into a number of different problems. Even if your ductwork is designed and installed according to building science best practices, leaks may develop over time.

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Common AC Misconceptions: Bigger Is Better

Monday, June 20th, 2016

When investing in a home cooling system, you may think  that you should go out and buy the biggest and baddest air conditioner that you can possibly afford. After all, you want to be able to cool your home swiftly and effectively, right? Well, as the title of this post suggests, you should not just assume that the biggest air conditioner is the right one for your living space. If you want to use your air conditioner with the best results possible, you need to have the right AC for your home in place. We’ll make sure that this is the case, so let us handle your air conditioning services

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Some Building Science Tips for a High Performance Home

Monday, June 13th, 2016

When you think of your home, you may fail to understand it as high-performance system. Well, hopefully it falls into the category of “high performance”. If not, you may be paying too much to live to uncomfortably in your house. Building science has come a long way over the years, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to build a brand new home in order to get a better performance from your residence. If you are planning on any remodeling services, there are some design tips that can help you to put better building science to work for you. There are also ways in which to make your existing space perform better too, though.

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Take Advantage of a Great Promotion and Protect Your Sump Pump!

Monday, June 6th, 2016

We cannot recommend strongly enough that you have a sump pump installed in your home, if it is not already equipped with one. Water damage from flooding is always one of the chief concerns among homeowners, and you really need to know that you’ll be able to pump water out of the lowest levels of your house as quickly as it can get in. If you do have a sump pump in place already, we’ve got a great offer coming up for you. For just $25, our plumbers will clean and tune-up your sump pump for you. That way, you can count on it being there for you when you need it most.

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