Flooring Basics

Carpeting: Given proper care, the carpeting in your home will provide years of use. You should vacuum at least once a week using a powerful upright vacuum cleaner. It is also recommended to give your carpeting a professional cleaning once a year to remove deep down dirt and stubborn stains. Always treat stains immediately. There are many stain and spot removers available, however, it is recommended to seek the advice of a carpeting expert on what to use for your particular style of carpet. Hardwood Floors: If you have hardwood floors in your home, you should consult the manufacturer guide for care tips, as each is different. Wood will expand and contract as weather changes and it may sh

HVAC Principles

Thermostats keep your home at even temperature throughout. Individual room temperature may vary and be regulated by adjusting registers in various rooms. The temperature may also vary between floors as warm air rises. If you have a second floor, it is likely to be warmer than a lower level. If your home has zoned heating and cooling you may have a thermastat on each floor to help manage temperatures. Registers throughout your home help to regulate the flow of air and to maintain the desired temperature. By opening and closing the registers you can determine the amount of cool or warm air that enters a room. This combined with the thermosts will help maintain the temperature in your hom

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