Home Works Blog

Thanks for visiting our home improvement blog! Here you'll find some great information on saving money, staying comfortable in your home, and keeping your family healthy and safe in all seasons and weather. From furnaces to air conditioners to energy audits and carbon monoxide, our blog will keep you up to date.

Top 3 Reasons for Furnace Breakdowns

When you’re in the midst of a Michigan winter, the last thing you should have to deal with is a faulty furnace. Furnace breakdowns tend to happen a the most inconvenient times, often for the most unpredictable of reasons. If your furnace has stopped working, there are a number of factors that might have influenced the breakdown. While your own judgement is no substitute for the diagnosis of a trained furnace repair professional, here are a few common furnace problems that may be worth looking into.

3 Things Every Homeowner Should Know About Heating and Cooling

There are a lot of things to think about when it comes to buying a house, especially if you are a new homeowner who has never bought a home before. Some of the most important things you can keep in mind whether you are in search of a new home or you have recently invested in a property include the importance of HVAC maintenance, how your heating and cooling system relates to energy efficiency, and the role your home’s HVAC unit plays when it comes to the quality of the air that you breathe.

3 Ways to Know You May Need a New Furnace

Most people tend not to think about their furnaces until they start having problems with their current heating unit. The problem with this is that if you start having problems with your furnace during a Michigan winter, as most often happens, you don’t have a lot of time to decide what to do if you want to be able to tolerate living in your home.

Humidifier Buyer's Guide

Finding a solution to the dry and itchy air that we all experience throughout Michigan winters can mean the difference between a comfortable and tolerable winter and a miserable one that you can’t wait to get over with. But not only can ignoring the issues of dry air leave you grumpy, they can also have severe implications on your home. While heating your home in the winter is a necessity, failing to account for the dry air that your furnace may produce can give you headaches in more ways than one.

5 Reasons to Get a Home Energy Audit

You may know that a home energy audit includes the complete evaluation of your home when it comes to its energy efficiency, but did you know that getting an energy efficiency check-up could tell you a lot more about your home than simply where you are leaking energy? To the untrained eye, rising utility bills, worsening allergies, or poor air circulation, are all issues independent of one another.

Furnace Maintenance & Repair Q&As

It’s getting to be that time of year again when we are forced to shut off the air conditioner and become mindful of the furnace. You may know that the last thing you want is for your furnace to breakdown, but are you fully prepared to make sure that doesn’t happen?

What Are the Benefits of a Humidifer?

Many people are aware that new humidifiers can provide significant benefits in your home throughout long, cold, and dry Michigan winters, but they are often unaware that these benefits reach far beyond the mere health of your skin. During the winter months, not only is the air outside your home drier than it is the rest of the year, but inside your home, heating systems have a tendency to dry out the air even more.

3 Reasons to Install an Air Purifier in Your Home

No one likes breathing in dusts, dander, or pollens, but when you live in a Michigan home, living conditions without at least one of these is hard to come by. And for people who suffer from seasonal allergies, the daily fight to rid yourself of the sniffles is likely one you don’t look forward to fighting. Fortunately, there may be a solution that’s not too difficult to install--an air purifier. Whether you suffer the symptoms or not, it’s likely that you’re breathing in all kinds of dusts, dander, and pollens on a daily basis.