Thursday, April 30, 2015
There’s definitely more interest in preserving vintage homes today. Many homeowners or prospective homeowners see the potential in the quaint properties of an old home and its historic architecture. With a few tweaks and refinishing, they can make the property sparkle as a unique home and shine as a reflection of their personality. Of course, some homes would need more extensive makeovers, and there are several important considerations as you remodel. You can perform restorations or simple fixes on the structures of the property like its walls, floor, and ceiling but not always on the other critical components. The electricity, plumbing, and ventilation systems, for instance, may need to be overhauled to update them to the present building codes and standards.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
HVAC systems are a prevalent source of fires, costing hundreds of millions in property damage. In 2010, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported more than 7,000 house fires related to fans, air conditioners, and other such appliances. Central and room HVAC systems were the most prone, having accounted for a third of the fires. Reports filed between 2006 and 2010 indicated that big fires were a result of small problems left unchecked. A third of the fires reported were caused by a sudden spark in the electrical system, which can be triggered by a stray leak. Denver heating and cooling experts can think of an ideal culprit: a clogged or overflowing drain line.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Home additions offer a different challenge in cooling and heating. By adding more space, you also add the area your Denver HVAC system has to cover for optimal cooling and heating. This often requires a major overhaul of the existing system to add more power for less energy, most likely extending the ductwork, which doesn’t come cheap.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Some leaks are just beyond an average homeowner’s capability to locate. It’s a good thing that a Denver plumbing professional from established companies like Total Plumbing, Inc. has the necessary tools and equipment to accurately detect leaks. They may use digital audio filters, high-sensitivity sensors, and high-quality headphones to find even the smallest leaks, not to mention that they bring experience and skills to the table. Once the location of a leak is confirmed, don’t wait. Call in and request a professional Denver plumber to patch up the nuisance as soon as possible. You’ll be glad you did so in a timely fashion.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
The unexpected rise in temperature probably prompted you to start using your air conditioning unit early. Unfortunately, after a few minutes of AC use, you observe something unusual happening—your AC breaker keeps tripping (turning off). Why is this so? More often than not, the reason behind a breaker tripping is that you have an electrical HVAC issue, which needs to be addressed by a Denver plumbing and HVAC professional. Some of these issues include refrigerant loss, an occasional power outage, or faulty wiring somewhere in the circuit. While you can certainly locate and fix the problem yourself, it may be best to call in a professional to do the repair right.