How To Winterize Your HVAC System in Sacramento

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Ah, wintertime. Time to pull the sweaters and hoodies out of storage, give the air conditioning a break, and enjoy the cooler weather while sheltering from the onslaught of pumpkin-spice-everything. Besides staying cozy, even safety is a challenge at this time of year; everything from pipe bursts to house fires is more common, even in…

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Prepare Your Plumbing for the Holidays in Sacramento

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The holidays mean different things to different folks. For some of us, they’re a time of faith or reflection. For others, it’s a time to catch up on socializing and exchanging gifts. But at a time when so much feels uncertain, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that many of us are looking forward to…

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Cut Energy Costs in Sacramento While Working from Home

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Several months into the COVID pandemic, we’re all settling into a new normal and all that goes with it. There’ve been some unexpected benefits, like more time with family. And there’ve been some surprising downsides, like expanding waistlines, high anxiety, and even higher energy bills. We can’t help with jitters or snug blue jeans, but…

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Sacramento Home Improvements as Tax Deductions?

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Tax time is still several months away, but if you’re looking for deductions, the clock is ticking. While we don’t suggest getting too creative (nobody wants an audit, after all) and we also strongly suggest talking any deduction over with your accountant or tax professional, there are some improvements you can make to your home…

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How To Clean Your Furnace in Sacramento

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As winter draws to a close, many of us are looking forward to warmer weather and a bit of spring cleaning. One more thing to add to your to-do list: New Window cleaning your furnace. Take care of it now and when it’s time to fire it up again later this year, it will be ready…

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How Often Do I Need to Flush My Hot Water Heater Tank in Sacramento?

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Any appliance — from one as simple as a toaster to one as complex as your hot water heater — needs maintenance to work properly. One of the most important aspects of New Window hot water heater maintenance is periodically draining its tank to clear it of sediment. Based on our experience as a Sacramento plumbing company,…

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What’s the Best Temperature for a Water Heater?

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Many of us spend the winter months locked in a near-perpetual argument over the thermostat. One of us is invariably too cold, while the other insists that it’s always too hot. You may have even had similar disagreements over hot water temperature, raising the question, “How hot should a hot water heater be set?” As…

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How to Fix a Smelly Dishwasher


Let’s face it, dishwashers make life a whole lot easier for most of us, but sometimes they can start to smell and we wonder what to do about it. There are a few rules to follow with smelly dishwashers you may not be aware of, and there is also a few easy ways to get rid…

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Tips To Avoid Basement Flooding in the Greater Sacramento Area

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The greater Sacramento area is considered the greatest flood risk area in California. With several stream systems traversing it, Sacramento is at risk of localized stormwater and riverine flooding. One of the main areas likely to be affected is your basement. Basement flooding occurs in places with extreme rains, causing damage worth millions. Fortunately, there…

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Reasons Why Toilets Leak at the Base and How to Fix It

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Toilet leaks are not only annoying but can also cause serious damage that can be very costly to fix. If you know why toilets leak at the base, you’ll have a better idea of how to fix the issue and avoid it in the future. Reasons Your Toilet is Leaking at the Base Bolts Need to Be Tightened…

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