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Is it Time to Replace Your Furnace?

If your furnace or boiler is 10-15 years old, it’s already reached its average lifespan.  If it’s even older and still working fine, consider yourself among the fortunate few. But here’s the thing:  no matter how old it might be – even it’s still keeping you warm and comfortable – it’s not going to last…

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How to Reduce Your Home Heating Costs

In a perfect world, it wouldn’t cost a penny to heat your home.  Warm air would just be “there”, and life would go on as usual, except you’d have extra cash on hand throughout the heating season. And now, back to reality. And for as long as there are utility companies, you’ll have to pay…

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The Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

When the horseless carriage first came on the scene, people ridiculed the very idea of it. Far less noteworthy than the invention of motor cars were the first models of tankless water heaters to emerge on the scene. Lots of people mocked that idea, too, exclaiming: “You’ve got to heat the water somewhere, and if…

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Ceiling Fans Help Reduce Your Energy Costs

Not matter what the season, having one or more ceiling fans working for you can help reduce your heating and cooling costs, provided you buy two-way fans – the kind that rotate both clockwise and counter-clockwise. During the cold weather months, clockwise is the way to go, thus allowing your fan to push warm air…

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7 Ways to Improve Bathroom Safety at Home

Unable to complete everyday tasks with the same mobility they once had, many seniors are finding it difficult to avoid slipping and falling in the bathroom. A few of the more common causes include insufficiently secured towel racks, slick floors, and shower doors that move unexpectedly upon entering or exiting. If you’re looking to provide…

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The Advantages of a Ductless Air System

Not every house has air ducts while some homes can’t support them even if you wanted to install a central AC or forced air heating system. So, does that mean you have to go without all the advantages central air can provide? Definitely not, now there’s a very credible and flexible alternative:  ductless air. Just…

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“Should I Repair or Replace My AC System?”

If you have an air conditioning system that’s at least 10 years old, it’s hard not to ponder the “repair or replace” question, especially if you value the cool air your system continues to provide. But here’s the thing: even though it’s still working, how would you compare its performance to when it was first…

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Common AC Repair Problems

Most AC systems are built to last 10 – 15 years. The better and more faithfully you have yours maintained, the more productive years you can expect from it. But even well-maintained systems eventually require professional attention beyond simple annual maintenance. When that time comes, here are a few of the more common warning signs…

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The Benefits of an AC Tune-up

How do you prepare your home for spring and summer? Let’s see, there’s the time-honored tradition of spring cleaning. How about getting your patio or deck furniture out of storage, reconnecting garden hoses, making sure you touch base with your lawn care service or landscape professional, swapping out your seasonal wardrobes, along with myriad other…

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How You Can Benefit from a Back-up Sump Pump

The key to maintaining a dry basement is prevention – as in, doing whatever is necessary to keep water out and your home free from potentially costly damage. But nature and your indoor plumbing have a way of sneaking up on you – despite your best efforts – and greeting you one day with a…

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