Inexpensive Ways to Free Up a Clogged Toilet When Your Plunger Doesn’t Work

There are few things in life around your home that are more inconvenient than a plugged up drain on your toilet; this is especially true if you did not notice your toilet was backed up until after you just got rid of last night’s dinner. You have been conditioned that the plunger you keep handy will always cure this problem but low and behold that is not the case today. Before you start to scream and throw things, here are some inexpensive and handy ways other than using the plunger that may get your clogged toilet drain flowing again.

1. Use a Homemade drain cleaner

That baking soda and bottle of vinegar that are just sitting in your cupboard make an excellent and inexpensive homemade drain cleaner when the two are combined. You do this by adding 1 cup of baking soda along with two cups of vinegar directly into … read full article...

HVAC Basics – Understanding How Your HVAC System Works

There are no more frequently found systems in homes that are used to heat and cool them than HVAC units. Yet surprisingly most people do not even have the faintest idea of how these systems work. There is a lot more too them than just flicking a switch and then feeling hot or cold air coming out of your vents. Here is a quick little overview of the basics of how your HVAC system works.

The foundation for the cooling aspect of HVAC systems was laid all the way back in 1851 when the first refrigeration machine was invented. It was not until 1902 that the first air conditioner for home comfort was put into use. Once combined with the aspect of heating, these two then formed what was to soon become the widely popular HVAC (heating – ventilation – air conditioning) system.

HVAC systems provide heat during the cooler … read full article...