Is Duct Cleaning Right for Me?

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If you have ever peeked inside your ductwork, you may notice that it can get very dirty. Friends and family members may suggest that you get duct cleaning, but it is not always necessary. Keeping your HVAC system clean and excellent condition requires care from you and your HVAC technician. Here’s how to decide if your home could benefit from … Read More

Why is My Furnace So Loud?

Furnaces are known to make some noise during regular function. However, these noises are a sign that you may have a problem. The sound of the furnace turning on and off may be no reason to worry, but anything you hear accompanying the normal activity of the furnace should be investigated to rule out damage and needed repairs. Constant Cycling … Read More

What Are Sealed Combustion Appliances?

It may come as no surprise that appliances relying on combustion, such as your furnace or hot water heater, can pose some safety risks. Sealed combustion appliances reduce the risk by changing the source of the air supply. As a result, appliances with sealed combustion are safer, but also more efficient. What is Atmospheric Combustion? In order to understand what … Read More

New Home Maintenance Checklist for Faucets

Your home inspection returned no significant concerns for the plumbing. Now that you are moving in, you need to know that each faucet will function as you expect it to do. This handy checklist helps you to identify common problems and make sure your faucets are in good working order as you get settled in. Check for Leaks When you … Read More

Toilet Designs: Recent Innovations and Cost Comparison

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Your toilets have given you many years of faithful service, but it may be time to look for something new. Hold on to your hat, because toilets have come a long way in the past couple of decades. From bidets to smart flushing, music syncing and self-deodorizing, this guide shows you the latest in toilet innovations and a useful cost … Read More

Preparing Indoor Plumbing for Winter

You might think that, because your pipes are indoors, you do not need to prepare them for winter weather. This mistaken assumption could cost you a lot of money. With these tips, you can minimize the likelihood of winter putting a chill on your access to hot water. Maintain Your Sump Pump If you have a sump dump to help … Read More

Winter Preparation for Sprinkler Systems

Once the weather finally cools down, you will want to shut off your sprinkler system and save some energy and water throughout the winter. With this guide, you will know how to shut it down and help to protect it until spring. Gradually Decrease Watering Overwatering poses more of a risk to you than possibly damaging your lawn and garden. … Read More

HVAC in a New Home: Things to Look For

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You have bought your dream home and just moved in. You can tell the HVAC system is a little different than what you had before. Be on the watch for these aspects of your HVAC system, to know if it is in good condition and when you should hire a professional for service. HVAC and Home Inspections Unlike your home’s … Read More

What You Need to Know About Replacing Your Water Heater

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With good care, a water heater could last as long as 10 years or more. Eventually, you need to replace it, which can cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars, depending on the model you choose. This guide helps you to make smart preparations for your new water heater. Location, Location, Location The place you put your new water heater … Read More