Friday, 28 August 2015

Dehumidifying Tips from Flame Furnace Detroit!

There are few feelings worse than that gross stickiness on your skin when the humidity is up—worse if your home is in a state of perpetual clamminess! Having high amounts of water in the air is quite uncomfortable, but it can also make breathing a chore and also promote the spread of mold. Fortunately, there are some highly effective ways to dehumidify your living space.

Improve ventilation

Nothing banishes clamminess like ample ventilation. If the weather’s nice, crack open a window (or two, or all of them) and let a breeze in. A ceiling fan can also work wonders in a pinch. Just get the air in your house moving!

Place desiccants around the house

Lots of substances naturally absorb moisture, such as charcoal, silica gel, chalk, uncooked rice, and baking soda. The trick is choosing the right places where they won’t disrupt your home’s ambience while they absorb as much moisture as they can.

Plug in a dehumidifier

If the DIY methods don’t cut it, it becomes all the more important to go out of your way to purchase a dehumidifier. Aprilaire dehumidifiers can pull a whopping 70 pints of moisture each day! Flame Furnace Detroit has partnered with Aprilaire to make your home even more comfortable.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Common Office Plumbing Issues that Affects Your Business and Employees

At the very least, home plumbing problems only create minor inconveniences for homeowners. For local businesses in Warren, MI, however, even the most minor of setbacks in plumbing can mean sales going down, employees getting sick, and reputations being placed at risk. This is why it’s highly important that any problem with plumbing is immediately reported to expert repairmen like those from Flame Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical, in order to prevent any backlash to your business’s performance.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Building a Home-Office? Make Sure You Only Hire Good Electricians

"Working from home is undoubtedly a great convenience; however this also raises the risks of having more problems in your work. For one, when you’re in the office, you have a ready team of IT experts that could address any problems right on the spot, however with home offices you only have yourself. Data back-up is also automatic for most offices, but at home, only you are in charge of this task. When a garbage truck hit a power pole in California back in April, for example, 900 customers lost their power. What if this happened while you were nearing the final pages of your report, or was in the middle of a video call with your boss? These types of accidents are not always acceptable reasons for not finishing the job; simply put: if you choose to work at home, you must be ready with a contingency plan. "

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Cost-Saving Tips: Start Preparing your Heating System Ahead of Time

Prepping your home for winter may be the last thing on your mind while summer is in full swing in Warren. However, planning ahead of time will help make sure that you are fully ready once the cold seasons start. It could be very tempting to turn on your heaters at full power during winter, but unless you want to freeze up when the bill comes, this is discouraged. You can win the potentially costly battle against the cold by starting your preparations early, and by following some pointers below.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Grid Inspection, Air Duct Cleaning to Ensure a HVAC’s Peak Performance

"When you’re hunkered down at home in the middle of summer, with the HVAC system in full operation, what more can you ask for? A simple problem in the ductwork, however, could ruin all that comfort. In fact, ductwork issues can’t be labeled as “simple” since they affect your entire HVAC. A situation like that often requires cleaning the entire grid, according to a HouseLogic article by Dave Toht. Grid Inspection A full inspection of the HVAC grid with an air duct cleaning company will help pinpoint affected sections of the ductwork. If the inspection reveals material, such as rodent droppings and molds, be alarmed, Toht says. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends replacing the ducts, as rodents and molds are signs that the ductwork insulation may have been compromised."

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Heating and Cooling Experts Offer Solutions for Thermostat Problems

"The thermostat in every heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system controls the system’s operations. It works by reading the temperature of the room and setting off the process of producing air with the desired temperature. Thermostat malfunctions can, therefore, cause major problems with the system’s output. Michigan usually packs moderately hot summers and drearily cold winters. Such situations may have an effect on the household’s utility bills if the thermostat is not able to read the actual room temperature the first time. If the problem with your system lies on the thermostat, entrust the solution to technicians who know heating and cooling in Warren, MI and other places in the state. "

Friday, 7 August 2015

Trust Top Plumbers in Michigan to Solve Persistent Sump Pump Noises

"In any home with a basement, a sump pump typically serves as the prime defense against flooding down below. Sump pumps operate at maximum power to churn the floodwater to an outside drain. Yet what if the sump pump keeps on running in the absence of flooding in the basement? The decision to install a new sump pump or replace an old one is something many Michigan residents will have to make, particularly those who had to endure heavy rainfall and flood alerts this summer. Dundee Village in Monroe County, for example, was at a standstill in late June 2015 when heavy rains caused the River Raisin to spill and flood the entire area for two days. When your sump pump has kept running after a wet episode, you can count on a Michigan plumbing contractor like FLAME Heating, Plumbing, Cooling and Electrical to fix or replace it for you. "