Category Archive

Below you'll find a list of all posts that have been categorized as “Electrical/Plumbing/HVAC”

Heat Pumps or Gas Furnaces – Which is Better

With the recent cold snap affecting much of the US – including our own little neck of the woods here in North Georgia – many home owners are beginning to take a serious look at the way they heat and cool their homes. Both budget and comfort are important factors, and because of that, we are going to take a look at the role of heat pumps and furnaces and how they work to keep you warm during the cold months.

How Medications Affect Your Septic System

Bathroom and septic system in a home

We recently had a discussion on WDUN’s The Home Improvement show, where we talked about the affects of medication and other materials on your septic system. This blog post is going to take this topic a little further and explain how medications can cause damage to your septic tank’s ecosystem.

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

The winter of 2014 will likely be remembered for a long time, especially by residents in the South (I know we here in North Georgia won’t soon forget it), many of whom were woefully unprepared for the ice, snow, and cold weather blues. And it isn’t over yet – the official first day of spring (according to the ever-reliable Farmer’s Almanac) doesn’t begin until March 20th. In light of that, and in early preparation for next year, today’s article is going to discuss how to prevent frozen and burst pipes. Inside you will find some simple steps that can save you a lot of hassle – and more importantly – a ton of money.

Electrical Story of Mr. Black, Mr. White, and Mr. Ground

This week’s blog features a guest post by Tracy Tesmer Design/Remodeling’s own electrician, Ray Anderson. Ray, who can also be heard on the Home Improvement Show with Tracy and Steve, gives us an anecdotal story about the importance of a “ground” in electrical work.