What Should Your A/C Be Set At This Summer?

Everyone seems to have an opinion on how low the indoor temperature should be during the summer when running the air conditioning.

While the standard room temperature of 72 degrees Fahrenheit is commonly favored by many, others argue for higher settings, particularly when it’s hotter outside. Recently, while inspecting a rented house, we saw that the tenant had set their air conditioning to a frigid 55 degrees! (more…)

Do’s And Don’ts Of Flushing

If you were to ask our experienced Handyside plumbers, they’d readily confirm that people frequently attempt to flush items down the toilet that should never find their way into the drain. With their fair share of unclogging toilet drain pipes, our plumbers have a comprehensive list of the most problematic items folks attempt to flush. To save yourself the hassle of a plumbing bill, make it a rule to never flush any of the following items down your toilet. (more…)

5 Ways to Cut Your Summer Electricity Cost

Summer brings along numerous additional expenses, such as vacations, camping trips, and outdoor family activities. However, rising electricity prices should not overshadow our delight in the season. To ensure a budget-friendly and energy-efficient summer, here are 5 effective strategies to conserve both energy and money this summer.


3 Tips to Cooler Central Air Conditioning

Are you struggling with an inefficient central air conditioning system that fails to combat the scorching heat and maintain a cool indoor environment? When you set your thermostat to a comfortable 75 degrees, does your air conditioner struggle all day long to achieve that temperature? Fret not, as we have three “Handy” tips to enhance the performance of your central air conditioning system, and the best part is that two of them are do-it-yourself solutions! (more…)

Our Best Plumbing Tips For Your Home

If you own a home, then you know a key part of home ownership is caring for and maintaining your home’s plumbing system.

Although Handyside has a team of licensed plumbing professionals, there are a few things you can do with your home’s plumbing to keep it maintained in-between check-ups with Handyside.


5 Tips to Protect Your Home While You’re on Vacation

You may be on vacation, but that doesn’t mean you stop thinking about or having to take care of your house while you’re away. Here are 5 Handy tips to ensure your home is safe from electrical issues while you’re gone!


What Is A French Drain And How Do You Keep It Maintained?

French drains can be effective by preventing water from penetrating the foundation of your property. With any drain, the level of effectiveness depends on how they are maintained. Here are some “Handy” tips to ensure that your French drains are kept in the best condition so that your property is more protected from flooding or other forms of water damage.


Your HVAC System Needs A Spring Cleaning Too

Spring is a time for new beginnings. For many people, that means getting the yard prepped for approaching Summer picnics and deep interior cleaning. While working through your Spring cleaning checklist, remember your HVAC system! (more…)