Gas Furnace Repair Tips: Blower And Pilot

The average gas furnace costs the American homeowner over $3,500. You can expect this big investment to last over 15 years. You can also extend the life of your gas furnace by troubleshooting a couple common problems and also some advice about preventative measures you can take to keep your furnace running through even the coldest nights. Here's a quick guide to helping you repair three common gas furnace problems: blower and pilot. [Read More]

Stable Solutions: Ideas For Keeping Your Barn And Horses Cool

Barns have a unique design that allows for great storage and enough head room for even the most rambunctious of horses. However, that unique design can also lend itself to a pretty stuffy interior during the hot summer days. High temperatures can affect a horse's health just as badly as a human's, but running central AC through a barn is not cost effective. There are some other things you can try to beat the heat before it beats your horses. [Read More]

Renting Out Your Guest House For Summer? Here's How To Save On Energy Costs

Making your guest house available as a summer vacation rental is a great way to earn a passive income so you can spend less time working and more time enjoying the season with friends and family. But the extra energy costs associated with your guests' stay can gobble up some of your profits if you don't plan for the extra power consumption. Increasing your rental rates to make up for the extra energy costs can be helpful; however, you may find that this tactic makes it tougher to compete with other nearby rental options. [Read More]

How To Reduce Heater Wear And Tear And The Need For Repairs

Like most homeowners, you likely rely on your heater to keep temperatures comfortable inside throughout the winter months. But the use of your heater puts wear and tear on it, which tends to decrease performance quality and increase the need for repairs. However, this doesn't mean that you have to sit around and hope that this year doesn't bring the need for costly heating inspections and repairs. By taking steps to reduce the wear and tear that is put on your heater, you'll keep the system in good shape for years to come so it's less likely that you'll be faced with inconvenient breakdowns. [Read More]