I Had to Admit He Was Right

One of the things that I like about my husband is that he is willing to keep me on my toes. He is really good at coming back at me when I give him an attitude or say something sassy to him. I like that he is willing to go head to head with me about something that I may have an opinion on. For example, my husband and I were looking at plantation shutters to put on the outside of our home and he told me that if we spent the extra money, that we would get back what we invested into them. I did not think that this was possible.


New Shutters Look Great in My Living Room

I wanted to do something different for my living room, but I was not sure what would make me the happiest. I knew that I could paint the walls a different color, but they had just been painted not even two years ago. I considered buying some new wall decor, such as paintings, but I knew that was not the right answer either. I took my time and thought of all my options, and I finally decided that looking at a plantation shutters company might just be the answer I was looking for.

I knew that new shutters could really change the appearance of my living room, and it was the first thought that I did not disregard within 24 hours. That alone told me that I was onto something. I looked at different businesses in the area that provide this type of service, but it was really an easy decision to go with Orange County Shutters after looking at quite a few different companies. I took my time on each website, because this is not like going to the department store and buying a 10 dollar set of window blinds.

This is usually a permanent answer to window treatments, and I wanted to make sure I knew all the ins and outs of whatever one I decided to go with. Everything with Orange County Shutters seemed to be perfect for my needs. Not only do they come to my house to help me decide which shutters will look best, but they do all the other work too. They measure the windows so there is no wrong measurements taken, and then they custom make all the shutters at their business. They then come out and install them, and all of this is done at a great price too. This was definitely the change I was hoping to make!… READ MORE

4 Not-So-Obvious Reasons Why Furnace Repair May Be Necessary

Most people call for furnace repair when their system isn’t working at all. However, this isn’t the only reason to consider calling on a professional for assistance. There are some signs that you may need furnace repair that are not as obvious as a lack of heat on a cold winter day.

1. Higher Utility Bills

If you are noticing an unexpected spike in utility costs when using your furnace, it’s likely because it’s working harder than what’s normally necessary to keep everyone comfortable. Common reasons for this include clogged or dirty filters and parts that are worn or damaged. Dirty or clogged filters can also accelerate the normal wear and tear that occurs over the years.

2. Short Cycling

When a furnace starts a cycle, it’s supposed to run long enough to achieve and maintain the desired temperature. If a furnace kicks in and starts a cycle and then turns off quickly, it’s referred to as short cycling. It’s usually a lack of airflow that causes this problem, although blocked vents and dirty or damaged air conditioner coils can also contribute to this issue. Short cycling may also be due to the heat exchanger overheating, so this isn’t a problem that should be ignored.

3. Thermostat Problems

The purpose of your furnace’s thermostat is to tell the furnace when to turn on and off to provide sufficient heat. If a thermostat isn’t working right, it can cause a furnace to produce intermittent heat or uneven heating in different areas. In some instances, there may be no fan operating to force air through your home, or cycles may not start when it’s cooler indoors. Another sign of a thermostat problem is temperature readings that don’t match the actual indoor temperature.

4. Poor Indoor Air Quality

Furnaces do more than warm the air within your living spaces. They also circulate air throughout your home. If this air includes debris and other contaminants from ducts or from the unit itself, it could result in poor indoor air quality.

The type of furnace repair Conroe TX homeowners need can range from a few small adjustments and part replacements to more extensive work. Realistically, every furnace will need some attention now and then. Yet being aware of less-obvious signs that something’s not right can minimize repair expenses and reduce the odds of experiencing an unexpected problem when temperatures drop.… READ MORE