How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

brad Safety, Winter Weather

The air is getting crisp, the leaves crunchy, and the smell of burning wood is already in the air. The Halloween decorations are out, and the holiday decorations will hit the shelves any time now.  Fall is in full swing, and winter will be here before we know it! It’s time to prepare your home for winter. Make sure your home is ready before Tennessee starts looking like Hoth.

How the Knoxville Community Came Together to HEP a Vietnam Veteran

brad Community Involvement, Veterans

You may have recently seen the story on WATE 6 – of how HEP and the Knoxville community banded together to help a Vietnam veteran in need of assistance. The Disabled American Veterans of Fountain City recently joined forces with HEP and other local businesses to install a power wheelchair lift and walk-in shower, both of which will greatly increase the quality of life for Gerald and Sue Collis.

Solar Attic Fans – Going Green, Starting from the Top

brad Attic Fans, Going Green, Roofing, Solar, Uncategorized

Going green means a lot more than just supporting the welfare of the environment – it means supporting your wallet, too. We’ve all seen some of the ways you can make your home more energy-efficient: replacing your light bulbs with CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light) bulbs, turning off the lights and air conditioner when you’re out, installing a low-flow toilet/shower head…etc.  But have you considered what you can do with your roof? Let’s talk about solar attic fans.

Tankless Water Heaters

brad Plumbing, Water Heaters

Tankless Water Heaters – What You Need to Know Water heaters break down into two main categories: the standard gas/electric style and the tankless style. Today, we’re going to focus on the tankless water heater and its advantages. A tankless water heater, also known as a demand-type or instantaneous water heater is an alternative to the traditional style of water heater that requires a tank that stores water when it’s not being used. No storage tank necessary! That way, there’s no …

How to Have a Safe and Awesome July 4th

brad Holidays, Safety, Uncategorized

How to Have a Safe and Awesome July 4th July 4th is just around the corner! Before you know it, you’ll have a cold beverage in your hand while the brats and burgers sizzle on the grill.  There will be pool parties and good music. There may be sparklers and bottle rockets. It’s looking like it’s going to be a nice, long weekend. Before you dive right into it, though, it’s a good idea to take a few precautions in order to have …