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  • 5 Romantic Ways to Heat Things Up at Home - OnTime Service

    5 Romantic Ways to Heat Things Up at Home

    January 18, 2019

    If you’re staying in to avoid the crowds or weather, we have some great tips for transforming your dull home into a warm, romantic retreat. Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, date night, or just a way to treat yourself, there are[Read More...]

    How to Inspect and Seal Air Duct Leaks - DIY Duct Sealing

    How to Inspect and Seal Air Duct Leaks | DIY Duct Sealing

    January 11, 2019

    According to Energy Star, around 20-30% of the conditioned air that flows through your air ducts gets lost due to holes, cracks, and gaps. If you have air ducts located in unconditioned areas of the home, such as crawl spaces[Read More...]

    What to Do About a Clogged Drains, Leaking Faucets, and Broken Water Heaters - OnTime Service

    What to Do About a Clogged Drains, Leaking Faucets, and Broken Water Heaters

    January 4, 2019

    Nobody wants to face reality and call a plumber. Who wants to deal with clogs, leaks, and sewage backups? But plumbing, and its associated maintenance and repairs, are a big part of owning a home. Luckily, most of the plumbing[Read More...]

    5 Things to Consider Before Replacing the HVAC System

    5 Things to Consider Before Replacing the HVAC System

    December 28, 2018

    The most expensive appliance in the home is your heating and cooling system. HVAC equipment is designed to last a long time, but eventually you will need to spend thousands of dollars on a professional replacement. But how does a[Read More...]

    Why Are My Outlets Sparking?

    Why Are My Outlets Sparking?

    December 21, 2018

    You’ve probably seen it before—brief sparks when you plug something into your outlet. Small sparks are completely normal, but sometimes it can indicate an electrical safety issue. Brief sparking is normal Some sparking is nothing to worry about. When you[Read More...]

    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...]