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
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
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
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?
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?
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?
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?
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
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
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...]