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Why Won’t My Furnace Pilot Light Stay Lit?

Posted On: November 13, 2017

Gas furnaces are equipped with a small gas flame called a pilot light, used to ignite the gas released from the main burner. In older furnaces, there is a standing pilot light where the flame is lit at all times. More modern appliances utilize electronic ignition, and the flame on the pilot light is only lit …

My Heating System Smells Like Gas: Should I Be Worried?

Posted On: October 24, 2017

Natural gas is an affordable, abundant fuel source for heating American homes. According to statistics compiled by the American Gas Association, almost 62 million American homes (or 56 percent of all U.S. homes) use natural gas-powered furnaces as their primary heating source. Although natural gas is a popular heating option, there’s a small chance you …

Fall Maintenance Checklist

Posted On: September 28, 2017

Fall is in the air in Kansas City. With the kids back to school and weekends geared toward watching football instead of relaxing by the pool, it’s time to take advantage of these last warm days to get your home in tip-top shape for the coming winter. The following checklist outlines steps you can take …

Are Ceiling Fans Worth It?

Posted On: August 14, 2017

What if one appliance could make your room more comfortable, lower your heating and cooling bill, produce useful lighting, and add a splash of decorating style all at once? Would you be interested? Many people would be surprised to learn that the appliance is an affordable, time-tested ceiling fan. Invented in the late 1880s, the …

Why Does My Light Switch Smell Like It’s Burning?

Posted On: July 26, 2017

We turn light switches on and off several times a day without a second thought. The biggest complication from this normally mundane task is occasionally changing a burned out light bulb. However, if you notice a light switch is hot to the touch or smells like it’s burning, don’t ignore it. Call a professional electrician …

Why Won’t My Electrical Outlets Work?

Posted On: June 27, 2017

When you plug in the vacuum, hair dryer, or toaster, you expect it to zoom into action to accomplish the task at hand. If it doesn’t work, your first instinct is probably to blame the appliance. Although some household appliances don’t have the greatest track record for longevity, sometimes a faulty electrical outlet is to …

Can I Install Air Conditioning Without Ductwork?

Posted On: April 26, 2017

Are you dreading enduring another hot and humid Kansas City summer in a home with an old air conditioner that’s hanging on by a thread? Do you live in an older home that’s outfitted with window units or has an outdated central air system in need of extensive ductwork repair? If so, a ductless air …

Are Air Conditioning Maintenance Plans Worth It?

Posted On: March 31, 2017

The cooling system in your Kansas City home represents a big investment and has an important job: keeping you, your family and guests comfortable as you enjoy time together. So it’s natural to wonder if professional HVAC maintenance plans offer you value or could be a waste of money. To help you decide, let’s look at …

Is Your HVAC System Ready for Cooling Season?

Posted On: February 28, 2017

Are you planning on waiting until it gets warm and just switching your air conditioning unit on? That’s what most people do, but what happens when you turn on your AC system on the first hot day of the year and it doesn’t work? The best way to be sure your air conditioner will work …

Your 2017 Home Maintenance Checklist

Posted On: January 23, 2017

It’s the first month of a new year, and many people have made personal resolutions to get healthier, spend more time with family, or have more fun. But have you thought about having a New Year’s resolution for your home? How about vowing to maintain it better this year? We’ve put together a handy checklist …

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