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How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

Every now and then, life gets in the way of keeping your home in tip-top shape. We could devote three blogs to things that could easily get missed, but today, the focus is on doing what you can to prevent water pipes from freezing and bursting. Here are a few useful and proven-effective tips:  …

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7 Key Home Repairs

Home ownership and a honey-do list go hand in hand here, and yet sometimes that list can get OUT of hand as you try to juggle work, family, friends, and everything else that’s part of your busy lifestyle. While certain home maintenance tasks are easy to place on the back burner without much consequence –…

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Common Winter Mistakes

Whether you’re a winter enthusiast or spend your time counting the days until spring, you still probably enjoy in snuggling up with a fluffy blanket by the fire or in front of your TV and letting the stress of your day melt away. Kind of easy to get lost in that thought, let alone the…

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How to Buy a New Water Heater.

If your current water heater was purchased before April 2015, you are in for a very big surprise the next time you need one. What happened in 2015? A new set of federal energy efficiency standards took effect that not only makes all new water heaters manufactured since them more efficient but now, you have…

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Benefits of Added Home Humidity

You’ve felt it, and perhaps in abundance. We’re talking about how dry your home can get during the winter season. That’s because your heating systems saps your indoor air of much-needed humidity, thus causing all kinds of potential problems. These include bloody noses, sore throats, dry skin, frizzy hair, breathing problems, static electrical shock, plus…

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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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