Tag: filter


How to Clean Your Dishwasher Filter

Here’s something many people, renters and homeowners alike, are shocked to learn: your dishwasher has a filter. If that’s also news to you, then your filter likely needs to be cleaned — desperately. A clogged filter means a worse-functioning machine. Want cleaner, gunk-free dishes? Then keep reading to learn how to clean your dishwasher filter. more »

Should You Get a Home Air Purifier?

Everyone wants to breathe clean air. But how clean or dirty is the air that circulates through your home? This question is at the crux of whether or not you should install a home air purifier. The other big one: do they actually work? This article will sort out the facts from fiction regarding air more »

How To Change Your Furnace Filter (Trane Furnace)

Of all the DIY plumbing and HVAC tips out there, knowing how to change your furnace filter is one of the simplest, but most important. Depending on the quality of your filter, you may need to replace it every month. So here’s a step-by-step tutorial that will walk you through replacing your filter. (This will more »

How to Maintain Your Furnace: A Checklist

Up here in the Northwest, winter can drag on into March or even April. This means that having a quality heating system is pretty much a life-saver for much of the year. If you have a furnace, beware: there are many ways it can fail — or run up your heating bill — if it’s more »

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Boilers and Furnaces but Were Afraid to Ask

Pop quiz: What’s the difference between boilers and furnaces? If you’re not sure, join the club. We regularly get phone calls from homeowners seeking help with their heating systems, but often they can’t tell us if they’re using a boiler, furnace, or hamster wheel. While there’s no shame in not knowing, there’s real incentive to more »

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