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Signs it is Time to Replace Piping

Plumbing can seem so integrated into your home that the thought of replacing piping might be daunting. However, just like other components of your home that occasionally need repair, pipes can need to be replaced for several reasons. Here are some ways to tell it might be time to call in a plumber to replace piping. Age of your home...
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Optimize Furnace Performance This Fall

When the temperature starts dropping, your first concern might be making sure your furnace is ready to provide the heat you will need this winter. Now, before the weather gets too cold, is the perfect time to evaluate your furnace. Optimizing its performance will not only reduce energy waste this winter but also help keep your furnace running longer and...
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Why Is My Breaker Tripping?

Your circuit breaker plays a key role in protecting your home from dangerous levels of flowing electricity. When too much power begins pouring through a circuit, the breaker will trip and cut off the dangerous current of energy before it can cause problems. Here are three possible reasons why your circuit breaker is tripping. Tripped breaker caused by an overloaded...
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Ways to Reduce Plumbing Energy Consumption

Most discussions about energy consumption and reduction center around HVAC systems and lighting. Water heating energy consumption tends to get neglected. You can address the energy consumed by your water heater, both by changing your habits and making modifications to your hot water plumbing system. Here are some tips for reducing your home’s plumbing energy consumption. Change habits Saving energy...
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Do You Need an Air Purifier?

If you’ve spent the summer sneezing and wheezing inside your home, it may be time to invest in an air purifier. These devices reduce dust, pollen, and other allergens inside the home. The tricky part is figuring out what to buy. Air purifiers come in many different sizes and forms and use different technologies to clean your air. You can...
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Save Money with These Electrical Tips

Every homeowner knows that keeping up on electrical work and maintenance is a necessity but can be pricey! The good news is that there are several ways you can keep electrical costs low. Here are three, money-saving tips to keep in mind before starting your next electrical project. Combine Electrical Jobs to Save Costs You can save time and money...
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Quick Fixes for a Gurgling Sink

It is frustrating enough doing all the dishes that the family seems to leave in and all around the kitchen sink, but when you finish the dishes and drain the sink and it gurgles back at you, that is maddening! Here are some quick fixes for a gurgling sink. Could it be a clogged drain? The kitchen sink drain probably...
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Consequences of Neglecting HVAC Maintenance

Neglecting your HVAC system can spell disaster, especially during the hot summer months. As the temperature starts to heat up, it is important to make sure your home’s cooling & ventilation systems are up to par. Here are some issues you can encounter if you neglect your home’s HVAC system. Temperatures too high or too low As your equipment’s performance...
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Can Pipes Burst During the Summer?

Everyone knows pipes are at risk of bursting in the winter due to extremely cold temperatures, but did you know they are also at risk during the summer? No matter the time of year, burst pipes can cause lots of issues. Here are some common problems with your home’s plumbing that can put you at risk for summer pipe bursts....
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What Indoor Temperature is Best for Summer?

Everyone seems to have an opinion on how low the indoor temperature should be when running the air conditioning in the summer. You want your home to remain comfortable while also keeping energy bills under control. Here are a few factors to consider when deciding on your home’s temperature settings for the summer. Choose a comfortable base temperature setting As...
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