What You Need to Know About Themostats

The thermostat is an essential yet often overlooked part of your home. A heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system allows you to regulate temperatures indoors, and a thermostat is the system’s brain. You can interact with this device to switch your system on and off as necessary.

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How to Prevent Clogs

While clogs seem to happen to everyone, you have many ways to help prevent them. Avoiding clogs in the first place will let you bypass bad odors, sluggish drains and the costs of plumbing services. With some regular cleaning strategies and drain-clearing habits, you can keep your plumbing systems wide open and working their best.
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Guide to Dehumidifiers

If you struggle with allergies every year and feel uncomfortable in the humid heat, you might be considering buying a dehumidifier. You probably have questions about installing a dehumidifier unit. Keep reading to learn how dehumidifiers help keep your home free of allergens and mold.

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A New Homeowner’s Guide to Utilities

Congratulations on the purchase of your new home! While you may not miss the days of apartment living, owning a home does come with its own set of responsibilities that your landlord would typically take care of, such as maintaining your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and plumbing systems.

Whether you know your way around a wrench or don’t know much beyond turning on a faucet or adjusting your thermostat, knowing the basics of your HVAC and plumbing system will ensure your new home is comfortable and, most importantly, liveable.

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Common Air Conditioner Problems and How to Fix Them

As soon as the temperature rises and the outside humidity increases, you’ll be ready to turn on your air conditioner and get the cool air flowing. Of course, one of the last things you want on a hot day is a malfunctioning air conditioner. After being outside in the heat, escaping into the cool air indoors is a welcome relief! Air conditioners are vital for your comfort and your safety. It’s essential to be aware of possible air conditioner problems and how to fix them. 

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Guide to Humidifiers

Dry eyes, nosebleeds and itchy skin are uncomfortable symptoms you may experience from dry air. As the seasons change and the air begins to turn cold, dryness starts to creep in. Adding moisture to your home or living space can help you breathe better and alleviate the discomfort that comes with dry air. Consider a humidifier as a simple, effective way to add moisture and keep your home more comfortable.

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How to Prevent Pipes From Freezing

As the weather gets colder, homeowners start to fear the possibility of frozen pipes. Freezing and bursting pipes are expensive problems that can quickly add up to thousands of dollars. Not only do your pipes sustain damage, but there is also the chance of serious flooding and extensive property damage. These dangers are why understanding how and why pipes freeze and what to do if they freeze is so important. Discover helpful tips for preventing frozen pipes below.

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Guide to Water Heaters

Whether you think about it very often or not, you use your water heater every day. When you do laundry, wash the dishes, or take a shower, your water heater is working hard behind the scenes. Although it’s an appliance that we frequently take for granted, it’s important to remember how essential a water heater is to a home. But do you know how water heaters work? Or best practices for maintenance for water heaters? If you don’t, you’ve come to the right place.  In this guide, we’ll answer all of your questions about water heaters and tell you our top care tips to help you extend the life of your water heater.

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Fall and Winter Energy Saving Tips

Between Halloween dress-up, hot chocolate and holiday cheer, fall and winter are two seasons that many people look forward to throughout the year. However, along with the shorter days and chilly breezes comes a heftier energy bill. While you want to keep yourself warm as the seasons change, you also want to ensure your bill doesn’t skyrocket. Fortunately, you can use our tips to decrease energy costs throughout the colder seasons.

Keep reading to learn cost-effective, eco-conscious fall and winter home heating tips!

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Your Fall Home Comfort and Safety Checklist

Your Fall Home Safety and Comfort Checklist The kids are back in school and we are finally, or hopefully, done with the heat and humidity for the year. It’s time we start to focus on having our homes ready for cooler weather. Don’t wait until it’s cold to get a jump on some of these […]