How To Replace An Old Toilet

Toilets break or stain, or are simply outdated and use too much water. The good news is that that old or broken toilet can be replaced fairly easily, even if you are a novice homeowner. See below for instructions on how to replace an old toilet with a new one. Here's What You'll Need: New toilet Pipe wrench New water line Flange Wax ring Level Caulk/caulk gun Razor blade Bucket Rags Instructions:

Four Common Air Conditioning Questions... Answered Concisely

Air conditioning is complicated. That should be no secret, being that HVAC technicians need to spend several years learning and training before becoming fully licensed to install and repair systems. As a homeowner, it is not uncommon for you to have questions about air conditioning. But the answers you find in guides written for HVAC experts may be tough to understand, leaving your head spinning. You're not an HVAC expert, and you don't strive to be -- but you do deserve answers that you understand.

How To Improve Your AC Air Quality

The quality of the air in your home largely depends on how well you maintain your AC system. That is, if you AC and air filters are not regularly cleaned or changed, you could end up with dusty air. Allergens like dust mites, dander and pollen can get recirculated into your home if you AC system is not doing its job. The air conditioner is responsible for much more than just blowing cold air into your rooms.

Adding AC To Your Home Offers More Benefits That You Might Imagine

Why do people add air conditioning to their homes? The first answer that comes to your mind is probably "to stay cool." But while the primary function of air conditioning is to lower the temperature of your indoor air, cooler air is not the only benefit you'll experience when you elect to add an AC unit to your HVAC system. Here's a look at some of the lesser-known benefits of air conditioning.

Mold And Your HVAC Unit: Everything You Need To Know

In most cases, when you need an AC repair, your HVAC system will show some signs of disrepair. For instance, it may not cycle on and off correctly, it may not turn on at all, or it may have other functional issues. However, there is one huge issue that may not affect the functioning of your AC at all—that's mold. Wondering about the dangers of mold, how to diagnose mold and what to do if it appears?

Five Reasons Your Furnace Is Blowing Cold Air

If you turned your furnace on this winter, you may have noticed that your furnace is blowing cold air. Obviously, this is a problem because you want the furnace on to make your home more comfortable in the chill of winter, especially at night. Here are five reasons your furnace might be blowing cold air instead: The Thermostat is Set to On: If you notice cold air coming from the vents, it might simply be because your thermostat is set to on instead of auto.

Tips For Preparing Your Furnace For The Summer

Many homeowners are familiar with the importance of having their furnace tuned up and serviced before the winter months, but they may overlook the need to prepare the furnace for the idleness of the summer months. Failing to prepare your furnace for these periods of time can result in the system experiences performance issues when you first activate it.   Have Your Furnace Cleaned After a long winter of heavy use, it is likely that a sizeable amount of residue has gathered in the furnace.

What You Can Do To Keep Your Drains Running Free And Clear

If you've ever had the displeasure of dealing with a clogged drain before, you know how it can turn your plans on their head.  You might already be late for work, only to go to turn on the sink and find it full of standing water.  Although it seems like these kinds of occurrences come up out of nowhere, they often had been building up for quite some time before you saw the result.

Air Conditioning Tips For Homeowners

Your air conditioning system is responsible for preventing the interior of your house from becoming uncomfortable during the spring and summer. Being a responsible homeowner will involve being relatively informed about the steps that are needed to avoid air conditioning problems and common performance issues. Appreciate The Importance Of Air Circulation Preventing the air in your home from becoming stagnant is important for minimizing the amount of energy that the home will need to power these systems.

Hot Water Heater Troubleshooting: Sudden Drop In Hot Water Temperature

It is frustrating when your hot water heater suddenly starts to produce less hot water. While this is sometimes a symptom of expensive-to-repair hot water heater defects such as a leaking tank, it is a problem that can be easily solved. The following are tips that will come in handy in helping you not only detect the source of your hot water heater problem, but also fix it. Increase in heat loss