Garage Door Repair 101: Automatic Eye Replacement

Automatic openers are one of the most popular convenience features on the typical garage door. To ensure the safety of pets, young children and the unwary, most automatic openers use photoelectric sensors to detect obstacles in the doorway. This prevents the door from closing if something or someone is in the way. After years of service, these photoelectric sensors may need replacement due to wear and tear. Fortunately, the process is much easier than you'd expect and it only requires a few tools and just a bit of your time. Read More 

2 Plumbing Mistakes That Can Cause Big Problems Later

Nothing is worse than being forced to deal with a plumbing emergency. A flooded basement or an uncooperative plumbing fixture can destroy your entire weekend in an instant. Fortunately, you might be able to avoid rescheduling events by making the right decisions beforehand. Here are two plumbing repair mistakes that can cause big problems later, and what you should do instead. 1: Not Winterizing Your Outdoor Plumbing If you are like most people, you probably remember watching your dad spend an entire Saturday getting the outdoor plumbing ready for the winter. Read More 

Get Solar Power Without A Traditional System

While the roof is the logical place to install solar panels, it isn't an option for everyone. Maybe your roof is at a bad angle, maybe your homeowner's association is blocking the installation, or maybe you don't own your home and don't have the authority to install the panels. However, there are still ways you can make use of this extremely valuable resource. Pole Mounted Panels If you have yard space but not roof space, you do have another great option for mounting traditional solar panels. Read More 

Get An Upper Hand On Old Man Winter: Make Your Heat Pump More Efficient

Winter seems to be arriving earlier each year and with an earlier arrival, the cost of heating goes up sooner. Did you know you probably have a few bad heating related habits costing your money? While you may not be able to control how soon old man winter chooses to make an appearance, changing a few of your bad habits can help you save a significant amount of money off the cost of your heating. Read More 

3 Issues That Can Damage Your Sewer Line

As a homeowner, you have the responsibility of ensuring that all your home systems are working properly—including your plumbing. Although your home plumbing has operated flawlessly for the past several years, you're now noticing symptoms of a cracked sewer line, such as foul odors, clogging, or sunken areas throughout your lawn. However, before you can arrange for repairs, you must determine the cause of the damage. Here are the three main issues that will cause severe damage to your sewer line: Read More