18SEP 2017
What is a condenser Fan?

What is a condenser Fan?

Get an $80 diagnostic by a top-rated mechanic at your home or office. Get a quote · Book an Appointment · Our expert mechanics come to you. 1. Lukewarm air One of the first symptoms that a fan has failed is the air coming from the vent being warm. This problem occurs when the condenser has gotten too hot and is no longer able to convert the refrigerant into cooled liquid form. As…

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13SEP 2017
How to stop water seeping through concrete?

How to stop water seeping through concrete?

Depending on where you live, that crack may be above the frost line. Water seeps in between the discontinuous bricks, freezes, opens the crack more, and eventually cracks the whole way through. Since bulkheads are usually extended away from the house, they are colder than the rest of your basement and…
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11SEP 2017
Crawl space fan installation

Crawl space fan installation

Venting a crawl space with outside air brings summer humidity and cold winter air into your home, which leads to damaging mold and rot underneath your home. The Crawl-O-Sphere™ Crawl Space Fan provides another way to ventilate a crawl space environment- with the already-conditioned air present in your…

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09SEP 2017
Basement Waterproofing

Basement Waterproofing

This homeowner had 7 contractors to their home for a very unique problem. They live at the bottom of the hill beside a stream and retaining wall. When it rains the back yard fills to over 2 feet deep of water. Looking out the sliding basement door it looks like an aquarium. We created a trench and pump system that has corrected the issue! That’s the experience of Cottrell Basement…

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07SEP 2017
Installing Heating ducts

Installing Heating ducts

Whether summers are really getting hotter or we ve lost our tolerance for heat as we grow older, lots of us are tempted to yank out noisy, dripping window air conditioners and replace them with quiet, efficient whole-house central-air-conditioning systems. But we don t take the idea any further. Those of you with forced-air furnace ducts in place worry that modifying the heating…

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05SEP 2017
Heating and cooling systems for small House

Heating and cooling systems for small House

The majority of North American households depend on a central furnace to provide heat. A furnace works by blowing heated air through ducts that deliver the warm air to rooms throughout the house via air registers or grills. This type of heating system is called a ducted warm-air or forced warm-air distribution system. It can be powered by electricity, natural gas, or fuel oil. Inside…

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03SEP 2017
Get rid of moisture in basement

Get rid of moisture in basement

No one likes to have that damp basement smell in their house. It’s objectionable and usually means there’s a problem under the foundation with water. Eliminating the problem is a different matter, but there are steps you can take to get rid of the damp basement smell once the source has been remedied. Step 1 - Clear Water Away from the Home Clogged gutters and downspouts can contribute…

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