Dust, dirt and other airborne particulates are a constant annoyance for many Kansas City area homeowners. But because they are constantly introduced into your household, they aren’t something that can be completely eliminated. All is not lost, however; there are some things you can do to get a handle on the situation and clear the air in your home. Seal air leaks around windows and doors. Air leaks can allow dust to infiltrate the home. Use weatherstripping, caulk or spray foam to seal air … Continue reading
When you buy a water heater for our Kansas City area home, it’s important to choose the type of heating technology that’s best suited for your situation. For the best performance and energy-saving qualities, you’ll want to consider options that have been approved by the federal Energy Star program. Here are five Energy Star qualifying water-heating options: High-efficiency gas-fueled storage tank water heater: This is a good option if you’re replacing a regular gas-fueled storage water heater and are basically … Continue reading
A conventional tank type water heater can last upwards of 15 years if it’s taken care of properly. However, if you don’t perform regular maintenance and watch for corrosion, you could be cutting that lifespan in half. Both gas-fired and electric water heaters can suffer from corrosion of the steel exterior tank if the sacrificial anode is not maintained. The sacrificial anode is a piece of catalytic metal that is inserted in the center of the tank. Its mission is to … Continue reading
There are many ways homeowners can improve the comfort of their home and save money while doing it. One way is to add a zoning system to an existing forced-air cooling and heating set-up.
The humidity levels in your home are important for both air quality and comfort. The optimal humidity level during the cooling months is between 40 and 50 percent, depending on personal preference. If there is too much moisture in your home’s air and its humidity exceeds 50 percent, you could experience discomfort and other issues. To combat high humidity problems in your home, consider installing a whole-house dehumidifier.