WaterFurnace Geothermal Heating and Cooling

heat_transferDid you know that there is an abundant source of free, renewable energy that could be used to heat your house in the winter, cool it in the summer, and provide hot water all year round? You may be thinking of solar panels, but the energy being used in this instance is called “Geothermal”.

A Geothermal heat pump system taps into the renewable solar energy stored within the ground; thus providing savings of up to 70% on utility bills for the home owner.

It operates similarly to a standard heat pump; however, instead of exchanging heat from the outside air, a geothermal heat pump exchanges heat from ground temperatures. Read More

My basement is wet; now what?

Water HeaterFew things can cause more damage to a home than water. Leaks and flooding can cause various structural insufficiencies and may lead to unsafe conditions in a home. Panic often sets in when water enters a home.

Some homeowners live in areas where a high water table inevitably forces groundwater up and into subterranean living spaces. Others may live close to coastal areas or rivers and streams that can overflow and cause home flooding. Still others who may not have had a water problem before learn that a heavy rainfall, and perhaps inadequate drainage outdoors, can cause water damage to a home. Read More