Taking care of your HVAC Systems All-Important Condenser Unit

If you have lived in your home for more than a few years you are probably familiar with just about every inch of your property inside and out. That means if you heat and cool your home with a convenient HVAC system you realize by now that you have a large component of it in your basement that controls the heat and another large part of it outside that helps cool your home. Many people know that it’s good to get a tune up every once in a while on the inside furnace but fail to do any type of routine maintenance on the outside air conditioning condenser unit. Here are some things you should do to keep your condenser unit running well.

Before starting you are going to need a few things to get the work done. You will either own these things already, have to purchase them or have to borrow them from a neighbor. They are … read full article

How to Open a Clogged Sink drain

Many people love to cook, so much so that they often times don’t pay attention to what ends up going down the drain in the kitchen. Grease dumped out of frying pans, vegetable trimmings going into the plumbing and discarded food scraps seem to constantly try to work their way through the sink strainer. If they get through then you will end up with a clogged sink drain. So what is the best way to remedy that situation? You can try the following steps to unclog the drain.

1. Extremely Hot Water (Not Boiling)

Very hot water may just do the trick if the problem is grease clogging the line (A very slow draining time is indicative of a grease buildup in the pipes. Make sure the water is not boiling because it may cause the seals between the fittings or the drain to weaken or fail. It may take a few minutes for the water to work its way … read full article