Home Renovation Tips

How To Inspect And Clean Your Solar Inverter To Keep It Functioning Properly

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 A solar electrical generation system in residential settings is fairly low-maintenance, and most homeowners don’t need to do much in the way of upkeep. However, one integral component, the solar inverter, requires regular cleaning to prevent failure. The solar inverter transforms the often-irregular direct current flowing from solar cells and storage batteries into usable alternating current. If it becomes clogged with dust, cobwebs or other debris, it can overheat and burn up its internal components. Read More»

Do Landlords Really Need To Provide Air Conditioning?

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Nearly everyone knows that a landlord must provide for basic necessities such as heat, electricity and running water. This is referred to as the warranty of habitability and is designed to protect the rights of tenants. Although the landlord does not need to foot the bill (unless it is stated in your lease), he must provide you with access to services deemed necessary to maintain relative comfort. Many assume the warranty of habitability applies to air conditioning as well and are surprised to learn that it isn’t always true. Read More»

3 Reasons To Hire A Professional To Install The Gutters On Your Home

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When you look at your home, you probably never notice the gutters on it because gutters usually just blend in, but despite the lack of attention they may get, they are there for a very important reason. Gutters keep rain water out of your home, and when the time comes to replace your worn-out gutters, you should consider hiring a professional to complete this job for these three reasons. Quality Materials Read More»

Understanding The Basics Of HVAC Filters Used In Residential Systems

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HVAC filters are your first line of defense against dust, pollens and other allergens. The following touches on how dirty filters can impact your HVAC system, how the MERV rating system works and the basic types of filters used in residential settings. The Perils of Dirty Filters HVAC systems are designed to cycle on and off. A clogged air filter restricts airflow, eventually forcing the HVAC system to run almost continuously. Read More»

Ways To Save With Windows

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Windows are an important part of any home, but they come with some downsides. Windows can often be drafting, causing money to practically float out of the house with the air. Windows are also expensive to replace and can fall apart quickly if not well maintained. However, as a homeowner you will find there are some ways windows can save you money. Here are a few.  Fix Stripping and Sealing Problems Read More»