What Does Discolored Hot Water Indicate?

Seeing discolored hot water coming from one of your home’s faucets can be distressing. However, you don’t need to assume that it means your water heater is on its way out: there are several different reasons that you may be getting discoloration in your hot water. Discolored water can occur as the result of a temporary disturbance in the public water supply. If this is the case, you’ll see the discoloration whether you have the hot or cold water on.…

Remember to Change Your Air Filter with These Tips

If you’re like a lot of homeowners, you have good intentions when it comes to taking care of your home’s heating and cooling system. Yet, you’re living a busy life, and it’s not easy to remember simple but essential maintenance tasks. One of the easiest to forget is checking the air filter in your furnace, A/C or heat pump system. Yet, allowing the filter to clogged with dust can reap negative consequences in wasted energy, eroded comfort, and reduced indoor…

Ways to Conserve Water in Your Home

Those of us in California who have experienced the severe drought of recent years know firsthand how important it is to conserve water. Saving water in the kitchen, the laundry room, the bathroom and outdoors not only helps mitigate the effects of the drought for our community and our state, but also saves you money on utility bills. Following are some easy ways for you and your family to save water. Kitchen Wash dishes in the dishwasher. Dishwashers are much…

Have You Completed This Home Safety Checklist?

No matter how good your insurance is, staying on top of home safety gives you peace of mind knowing you’ve done all you can to keep your family secure. The preventive measures included in this checklist reduce the risk of hazardous situations from developing indoors and out. Indoor Safety If you use power strips or surge protectors to supply power several devices, check it periodically to make sure it’s not overloaded. If it feels warm to the touch, it could…