Posts in the DIY Maintenance Category

Last Minute Tips to Make Sure Your Thanksgiving Runs Smoothly

Thanksgiving is barreling down on us and whether you’re hosting this year or just planning on doing a lot of cooking, you will be asking a great deal from your home. In the spirit of helping you sail through Thanksgiving this year, here are some helpful last-minute tips to avoid a holiday disaster. Avoid These Thanksgiving […]

Strange Noises and Scary Smells: Happy Halloween From Your Furnace

Burr! Waking up to a cold home on a chilly October morning is never fun. Unfortunately, it appears that the cold weather has arrived to the St. Louis area just in time for Halloween. These cooler temperatures may have you running to your furnace for warmth and comfort. But wait! What’s that sound? Where is that […]

8 Things to Do When Your Furnace Ignitor Isn’t Igniting

A few years ago, most furnaces relied on standing pilot lights to work. A standing pilot light is a small gas flame that’s always ignited. This often has a green light bulb placed in front of it, so is seen as a green flicker from the outside of the furnace. The problem with standing pilot […]

Furnace Gas Valve Replacement: DIY Guide

If your home is fitted with a furnace, it’s important to make maintenance a priority. Because if you fail to do so, your furnace could end up failing to work, leaving you without any heating or hot water in your home. This might not be a major issue in the summer months, but in the […]