Types of Wall Anchors – How to Pick Right Wall Fastener

Types of Wall Anchors There’s a huge variety of wall fasteners available. Some are designed for solid walls, some for hollow walls. Choosing the right one will ensure that whatever you’re fastening stays there. Two things will decide which type of wall fastener you need; the first is the strength of hold you require — … Read moreTypes of Wall Anchors – How to Pick Right Wall Fastener

Fireplace Repair and Maintenance

Fireplace Repair and Chimney Maintenance Fireplaces and woodstoves can be an effective secondary heat source for your home if energy-efficient equipment is used. Although fireplaces were once considered a major source of heat for the home, they are now used mainly for decorative purposes and as supplementary heat sources. Unless your fireplace uses the latest energy-efficient … Read moreFireplace Repair and Maintenance

Construction Nails – How to Choose the Right One

Construction Nails – How to Choose the Right One Secure fastening involves the use of the right nail, screw or hinge. There’s a proper fastener to use for any fastening job. There are a number of nails, hinges and screws on the market. Many have a specific use. This chapter is a guide to help you … Read moreConstruction Nails – How to Choose the Right One

Screw Types Explained – How to Choose the Right Screw

Screw Types Screws provide heavy-duty fastening, are stronger than nails and have the added advantage of being removable. If the proper techniques are followed, wood screws are easy to assemble and will form a tight, permanent join. Although there are several different types of screws used for specific purposes, the most common wood screw types … Read moreScrew Types Explained – How to Choose the Right Screw

Attic Fan Installation & Maintenance

Attic Fan Installation & Maintenance Static and power ventilators provide air movement in the attic to eliminate condensation problems and extreme heat build-up. No matter how well insulated your home is, nothing will keep hot air from rising up through it. As the heat rises during the hot months, a well-insulated attic will trap the … Read moreAttic Fan Installation & Maintenance

Dehumidifier Repair & Humidifier Maintenance

Dehumidifier Repair & Humidifier Maintenance Regulate moisture content in household air to prevent condensation damage and to increase comfort. Humidifier As the temperature drops, the ability of the air to hold moisture decreases. Therefore, in winter months the air becomes drier. Coupled with the dry heat produced from forced-air furnaces, the air inside a house … Read moreDehumidifier Repair & Humidifier Maintenance

Heat Pump Maintanance & Electric Heating

A properly maintained heating system will ensure your comfort in the winter. Heat Pump Maintanance A heat pump maintains a constant, comfortable temperature in your home without the need for thermostat adjustment. The unit will draw heat from the warm air inside the house during the summer and exhaust the heat to the cooler air outside … Read moreHeat Pump Maintanance & Electric Heating

Air Conditioning Maintenance & Repair

Air Conditioning Maintenance There are two basic types of air-conditioning systems for the home — central air conditioning, which cools the entire house and is usually operated through the furnace ductwork; and room units, which cool only the room in which they’re located. If you’re planning on installing air conditioning, keep in mind that a … Read moreAir Conditioning Maintenance & Repair