Archives for Madison County

Tips to Alleviate Allergies in Your Home

Are allergies keeping you from enjoying the spring time? Don’t worry—you’re not alone! Approximately 50 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies dealing with symptoms of itchy eyes and a stuffy nose.  Although you cannot control your affects to the outdoors, you can keep your symptoms under control while in your home.  By following the 4 simple steps below associated with your HVAC system you can be on your way to alleviating your allergy symptoms! Clean outdoor unit: Sometimes debris, dirt and pollen can make its way onto your unit.  In order to make sure it does not cause difficulties to
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How To: Test Your Home’s Water Pressure

When it comes to the water pressure in your home there is a fine line you can walk! The water pressure in your home should be hard enough to take comfortable showers and fill cooking pots in a sensible time; however, if the water pressure is too high it can cause unwanted stress on your pipes.  There are a few methods to take in order to determine your specific home’s water pressure.  As always the BELOMAN is here to help! Testing Pressure: Pressure gauge: A pressure gauge is a tool that can easily be attached to your outside house faucet to determine the pressure in
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Is A Ductless System A Good Solution For Me?

Trying to cool or warm a room that is separate from your home or with no ductwork? Consider a ductless unit! These systems are designed to help make rooms that have been recently added more comfortable and to your liking. Is a ductless system right for your home?  Let us help you! When is it time to go ductless?? *New additions: If you have a home with a new addition, sun room or garage apartment that you are wanting to control the temperature of-a ductless system is a perfect solution! *Downsizing: If you have rooms not in use and don’t
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How To: Retrieve Lost Items That Wash Down The Drain

Have you ever been in the position when your precious valuable item suddenly disappears down the drain? Have you ever taken off your new flashy ring to do the dishes, placed a set of earrings near a bathroom sink and suddenly they’re gone?! Scary yes, but gone forever….probably not!  With a little luck and guidance you can easily retrieve them with no harm done. Follow the steps below and you’ll be on your way to retrieving your lost items! Turn the faucet off immediately. This will decrease the chance of whatever it was from getting carried all the way to
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How To: Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing This Winter

The freezing point for water? 32 degrees! Water left in pipes in an ill heated area can cause your pipes to freeze.  For this very reason it’s important for you to be educated on how to prevent your pipes from freezing in the first place.  Follow the 7 recommendations below to avoid a plumbing catastrophe! Insulate all water pipes: insulating all pipes is a good idea because it helps to slow down the transfer rate of heat to cold. It’s also a good idea to locate your main water shut off just in case. Use heater tape: heater tape works
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How To: Pest-Proof Your HVAC!

Yes, there are several strategies to protect areas of your home from pests; however there is one area that is often overlooked….your HVAC components! In order to further avoid overlooking this area and causing harm to your HVAC as well as disrupt the cleanliness of air in your home, it’s important to know how to tackle the issue! There are many reasons why pests are able to find their way into your home’s HVAC components. Although your home may be located in an area where pest infestations are common it’s still important to know why it’s important to pest-proof your
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How To: Save Water All Over the House!

  Anywhere you regularly use water, there’s a good chance there’s something you can do to reduce your use.  There are three areas of the home you can make changes with the most impact: the bathroom, the kitchen and the garden.  If you’re looking for small ways you can save money and help the environment, put these tips into practice and you’ll be on your way! IN THE BATHROOM: *Be a faucet aggressor: watch the faucet like a hawk and do not allow members of your family to run the water during times not in use.  Be careful not to step away from
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6 Indicators an HVAC System Should Be On Your Wish List

So, you’ve gone through the stages of the holiday season…started listening to Christmas music, thought about your baking schedule, and created your wish list, but have you asked yourself if an HVAC system should make an appearance on that list?  The big question is always whether to repair or to replace! Here are 6 signs that your HVAC system is nearing the end of the repair phase, entering into the replace phase, and should make its way onto your wish list this year: Your System Is Over A Decade Old: If properly maintained, an average system lasts 10-15 years.  If
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10 Mistakes Homeowners Often Make

Buying a home can come with a long checklist, so we want to make sure you aren’t feeling too overwhelmed that you end up making a mistake found on this list! In order to avoid bigger expenses in the future one should make sure that the following 10 mistakes are being stricken from their checklist. Skipping annual HVAC inspections: it’s a good rule of thumb to schedule a furnace check as well as an air conditioner check to ensure your systems are functioning properly. When you schedule this kind of inspection a technician can clean your system as well as diagnose any
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Take the Plunge!

Do you go into sudden panic mode and start waving the white flag due to a clogged toilet or drain? While it may feel like an instant emergency and some clogs do require a professional to clear, others are minor enough to clear yourself with a good ol’ plunger.  Although plungers are pretty straight forward there is actually some technique you can apply for the best results! The next time you need to utilize that odd shaped rubber thing on a stick keep these tips in mind to for the best results. Choose your weapon: believe it or not plungers
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