Summer weather in Dayton is warm and humid, no doubt about it. What’s more, in the dog days of summer, extreme heat waves do occur, causing us to run our air conditioners pretty much continuously.
If you’ve ever spent much time under your house, you’ll realize why crawl space safety is an important issue. About 14 percent of all residences constructed in the U.S. incorporate a crawl space beneath the structure. The cramped, dark zone may provide as little as two feet of vertical clearance—thus the “crawl” designation—and very often […]
Are you dreading turning on your air conditioner this year because you remember the odors it gave off last summer? Spring time is a good time to address that situation, before you have to run the A/C continuously and endure those ranks smells in your home. And by all means, do not ignore it. If […]
There was a time when smoke and carbon monoxide detectors were a rarity, but now, most newer homes come with them already installed, while owners of older homes commonly install them. But while most homeowners know you have to either replace batteries or check for loose connections and fraying with wired-in models, a good many […]
DIY tips for appliance spring cleaning, safety and maintenance tasks can really save you a lot of time, aggravation and money. While an A/C tune-up may take priority on your spring-cleaning list going into summer, your drains and pipes need attention, too — especially if you’re going to be entertaining guests and cooking more. Make […]
Gas leaks can occur in your home due to faulty, poorly fitted, or badly maintained appliances like boilers and cookers. They can cause carbon monoxide poisoning, explosions, and fires. While large leaks are easy to identify by smell, small ones can go undetected for long periods and harm you in the process. It’s highly important […]
Considering the fact a HVAC system accounts for nearly half of your home’s utility costs, you shouldn’t risk ignoring HVAC considerations when buying a house.
Living in a dusty house isn’t just untidy. It can also cause health issues, especially if you or someone in your family has asthma or other respiratory conditions. Having a dust problem in your Dayton home can also trigger allergic reactions to dust mites. Minimizing the amount of dust in your home helps prevent these […]
The attic in your Dayton home is an important part of your home’s thermal envelope, for better or for worse. During the summer, the sun shining on your roof can heat attic spaces, and that heat can radiate downwards into your home. In the winter, warm air rising from throughout your home can make it […]
It’s almost become a cliché, but it’s no less true: Your home has potential to be one of the most dangerous environments you’ll ever experience. Fortunately, home safety can be accomplished relatively easily, with some inexpensive and simple steps. Following are a few important home safety tips.