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  • Are Your Christmas Lights Overloading the Circuit?

    Are Your Christmas Lights Overloading the Circuit?

    December 14, 2018

    It’s Christmastime and people are wondering if their Christmas lights are overloading the circuit. The short answer is probably not, that is if you’re using LED lights. According to the Department of Energy, LEDs use at least 75% less energy[Read More...]

    Why Is My Water Heater Rumbling?

    Why Is My Water Heater Rumbling?

    December 7, 2018

    The water heater in your home is one of the most-used appliances in your house, accounting for around 18% of your total energy use. You probably use it every day for showers, baths, laundry, and dishes. Don’t take your water[Read More...]

    Does Your Ductwork Need to Be Cleaned?

    Does Your Ductwork Need to Be Cleaned?

    November 30, 2018

    Today we’re talking about whether the ductwork in your home should be cleaned or not. What Does Ductwork Do? The ductwork is there to move air through the home—cool air in the summer, warm air in the winter. Return ducts[Read More...]

    The Renaissance Academy Prep School for Boys

    The Renaissance Academy Prep School for Boys

    November 27, 2018

    The Adkins and OnTime Service team with Jay and Alisha Callins, founders of The Renaissance Academy Prep School for Boys OnTime Service provides electrical, HVAC, and plumbing services around Birmingham, Alabama, but that’s not all. Community service and charitable giving[Read More...]

    4 Types of Electric Timers and Light Controls

    4 Types of Electric Timers and Light Controls

    November 21, 2018

    It’s that time of year when people are hauling tangled wires from attics and basements and lighting up their home for the holidays. If you want to save money on your electrical bill and make sure your light show turns[Read More...]

    How to Get Your Pipes Ready for Winter Weather

    How to Get Your Pipes Ready for Winter

    November 16, 2018

    Perhaps you’ve experienced a frozen pipe situation in the past or have heard horror stories about burst pipes flooding the home. Regardless, you’ve come to the right place if you want to protect your pipes for winter. In colder climates,[Read More...]

    Why Is There Dry Air in My House and How Do I Fix It?

    Why Is There Dry Air in My House and How Do I Fix It?

    November 9, 2018

    While too much humidity can lead to mold, mildew, bacteria, fungus, dust mites, and a variety of other problems, when humidity is too low air pulls moisture from its environment, leading to dry skin, eyes, nose, and throat, cracking of[Read More...]

    What Is Groundwater? How Does Groundwater Get Contaminated?

    What Is Groundwater? How Does Groundwater Get Contaminated?

    November 2, 2018

    Considered one of our hidden resources (since it’s underground) groundwater is part of the natural hydrologic cycle, which involves the saturation of water through the ground surface. Water from rain, snow, and melted ice flows into rivers, streams, and oceans,[Read More...]

    6 Signs of a Water Line or Slab Leak

    How to Tell If You Need a Water Line Repair or Replacement

    October 26, 2018

    Water issues in your home are never pleasant, and most require professional attention to fix. One of the biggest issues that can affect your home’s water supply is a slab leak or other leaks in your water line. A slab[Read More...]

    How to Protect Your Outdoor Heat Pump from Leaves and Debris

    How to Protect Your Outdoor Heat Pump from Leaves and Debris

    October 19, 2018

    Your outdoor heat pump is also known as the outdoor condenser unit. With a central AC system, the heat pump dispenses heat outdoors in order to keep your home cool and comfortable. An outdoor heat pump can also be used[Read More...]