Christmas decorations are a sight to see. With colorful lights and decorations adorn to many homes, it is important to follow these safe procedures while decorating. Homes have a higher risk of fire damage during the holiday season. Structure fires have been known to start from poorly hung Christmas lights and trees that were too dry.
Did you know you could protect your home from electrical surges? By replacing old outlets with ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI). For 46 years, GFCI has been saving lives from accidental electrical shock. GFCI outlets can detect ground faults and leakage of current. If this happens while using an outlet you run the risk of shock or even electrocution.
Turning your heater on for the first time can be depressing, but receiving your first heating bill is even worse! Now is the perfect time to winterize your home for the cold days ahead. Here are some tips for you to do around the house that will keep your home warm and the bills lower this winter.
Getting your furnace checked every year may sound mundane. Many people think, “My furnace worked last year, it will be fine this year too!” That isn’t always the case. TUDI Home Services and ENERGY STAR both recommend having your heating system checked annually.
When your sewer lines become clogged frequently, it’s time to call a professional plumber. One of the biggest reasons our drains don’t seem to drain properly is due to what’s in our yard, rather than what’s inside the house.
The summer is nearing an end but our air conditioning units are still working hard. When was the last time you have had your air conditioning unit inspected? Your central air conditioning units should be inspected, cleaned and tuned by a licensed HVAC professional at least once a year. Our TUDI technicians are fully trained in the installation, maintenance, repair, and replacement of every brand of air conditioning unit. Read a few of our tips below to continue to have your AC running smoothly and as efficient as possible.
It is no secret that winter can wreak havoc on our total energy usage, leaving expensive bills and out of budget expenses in its wake. However, the winter seasons doesn’t have to leave your finances suffering. Here are some simple and inexpensive ideas that can help you save energy and reduce costs on your energy bills all winter long.
As summer turns to fall and the weather grows cooler, a lot of us are likely to be spending some more time indoors. Are you sure your home is ready for you to be spending more time in it?
Homeowners sometimes take electricity for granted. We have so many electric devices in our homes today that having an electrical overload might come as a surprise. Unfortunately, overloads can and do happen, and while there are precautions such as circuit breakers and fuses to keep overloads from starting an electrical fire, there are still some things you can do to prevent overloads from happening in the first place.
The best way to take care of repairs around your home is always to call professional repairmen, but sometimes it's easier and cheaper to fix a problem yourself - provided you know what you're doing, of course. Depending on the tools you have on hand and your expertise, there might be several things you can do around the house that don't involve calling a professional, but these are five basic home repairs that every homeowner should know.