by Nick Gromicko, CMI® from InterNACHI A building’s central air-conditioning system must be periodically inspected and maintained in order to function properly. While an annual inspection… Read More »Residential Air-Conditioning System Inspection
An automatic garage door operator is great. But when the power goes out, and the overhead door is down, your car is trapped inside. How… Read More »Power Out? How To Free Your Car from the Garage
Light bulbs in exterior fixtures and damp locations like bathrooms are notorious for sticking in the socket. Turning the dead bulb to replace it, you… Read More »Tricks for Replacing a Broken Light Bulb
We all work hard at tightening up our homes to save energy and money. In fact, most energy improvements are good for the environment and… Read More »What’s Your Home’s Largest Energy-Waster?
You have heard about how dangerous high-voltage electrical wires can be: never touch a downed wire…storms can damage wires and so on. But what about… Read More »Get Smart About Exterior Electrical Safety
Ever noticed that some electrical outlets have a red and a black button in the middle? You’re looking at a GFCI — a Ground Fault… Read More »Tell Me More About GFCI Outlets in My Home
Many homeowners who are unfamiliar with construction and wiring are timid when it comes to electrical work. It makes perfect sense to have a healthy… Read More »Electricity 101: Understanding the Service Panel