Plumbing and heating: preparing your home for the holiday season

  It’s true, the winter season is on its way. In just a couple of months, we’ll be wondering where summer went already. But with winter comes some of our favorite days of the year, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve.  And when it comes to the holidays, we here at Guin can’t stop thinking about one thing: that all those family meals and celebrations sure do take a toll on the house.  Today, we’re going to talk about how to prepare your home for these holiday activities. With the family gathered around the fire, your house uses more water and heat. So let’s go over a few of the house’s most important utilities, and how you can gird them […]

Prepping your heating system for the winter

  As we move along Alabama’s beautiful mid-autumn months, we can be lulled into feeling that the weather is only becoming more cooperative as time goes on. With the sun softening, the humidity lifting, and dusk still mild, on the horizon awaits the brutally cold months of winter.  While our heating systems remind us of the marvels of modern amenities, the lack of such reminds us even better–but for the worse.  And yet, to enjoy the wonder that is your home’s heating system, you must take care of it. Heating systems across Birmingham have been dormant for months, enduring changes in temperature and bouts of heavy storms. Anything idling for that long requires a tune-up!  You can rest well knowing […]