House Call Company Blog: Archive for January, 2017

Potential Problems with Your Insulation

Monday, January 30th, 2017

batt-insulationWhile your air conditioner is only going to work during the hot summer months, and your heater will run throughout the winter season, there are certain items in your home that do an important job all year long. While your insulation in Virginia Beach, VA is not a mechanical system with moving parts that will need to be tuned up, it is vital that these materials function precisely as intended at all times. Otherwise, you may encounter a number of different problems.

Chief among these are inefficiency, trouble maintaining even temperatures throughout your home, and even reduced indoor air quality. But why might your insulation fail to live up to expectations to begin with? That is what we want to cover today. If you notice signs of subpar insulation in your home, be sure to call us right away.

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Problems Caused by Low Humidity

Monday, January 16th, 2017

During the summer, humidity outdoors can be oppressive. Running your air conditioner around the clock can actually dry out the air in your home too much, though. Your heater is not going to dry out the air in your living space the same way that your air conditioner might, but it is important to remember that there is less humidity in the air in the winter season to begin with.

It is for this reason that you may want to use a whole-house humidifier in Portsmouth, VA. Chances are that you’ve come across the small, portable humidifiers available to homeowners at some point. These have their uses, but they are not ideal for raising humidity throughout the house. 

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How Does the Size of My Heater Affect Its Performance?

Monday, January 9th, 2017

It may be a new year, but a new season is still quite a ways off. For the next couple of months, we are going to be dealing with winter weather. With that in mind, we’re hoping that your heater gives you the great, effective performance that you deserve.

Should you find that you need a new heater before the winter season is over, due to a breakdown, or if you’re just looking forward to replacing your heater when spring comes, keep the size of that heater in mind. This is one consideration that you cannot afford to overlook. Too large or too small, an improperly sized heater in Chesapeake, VA is always a big problem. 

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What Is the Difference Between Clearing and Cleaning a Sewer?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

The sewer line on your property does a very important job, but it is probably not something that you think about all too much. This is one case in which out of sight should definitely not lead to an out of mind mentality, though. If you don’t keep your sewer line clean, you can run into some pretty serious problems.

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