How to Prepare Your Kitchen Plumbing for the Holidays

December 5th, 2016

The holiday season brings all kinds of demands on both your time and your home. Your kitchen is one of those areas that’s probably going to see more demand than normal, thanks to hosting guests and preparing large holiday meals. There are a couple of things that you should do to prepare your kitchen plumbing system for the holiday season. Read on to find out what.

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Why an Air Purifier Might be a Good Idea

November 28th, 2016

Every time you take a breath in your home, you’re inhaling millions of microscopic airborne contaminants. Some of these contaminants include dust, pollen, germs, mold spores, and dander. Normally, these contaminants are widespread enough that your body can easily defend against them. During the winter, though, people tend to seal their homes to make it easier to stay warm. When that happens, it makes it much more likely that you will experience the negative effects of those contaminants. Prolonged exposure to high enough levels of these contaminants can result in allergy attacks, flu, asthma, and a range of other health problems. The best way to handle these issues is to install an air purifier in your home.

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Which Water Heater Would Serve You Best

November 23rd, 2016

There are a number of different water heater types available on the market, each of which is suited to a different set of needs. If you’re looking for a new water heater, you may be feeling overwhelmed right now by the sheer number of options. Fortunately, you don’t have to deal with it alone. Read on to find out which water heater might serve you best.

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The Problem of Boiler Kettling

November 21st, 2016

Is your boiler making a strange sound, like a giant, sinister tea kettle? If so, you should call for repairs right away. That sound is a problem called kettling, and it’s a serious threat to the health of your boiler. Let’s take a look at why boiler kettling happens in the first place, and what it can do if you leave it alone for long enough.

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Signs Your Heat Pump Needs Repairs

November 14th, 2016

The days are getting colder, which means you’re probably relying on your heat pump more and more often in order to stay comfortable. More demand means more strain on the system, which means a greater chance of problems developing. The sooner you catch these problems, the more damage to the system you’ll be able to prevent. Keep an eye out for the following signs that your heat pump is in trouble.

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Furnace Issues to Watch for

November 7th, 2016

Heating season is here, which means more demand and strain on furnaces. More strain means more wear and tear, resulting in more problems. If you want to protect your furnace from these issues, you’re going to need to catch them early. The best way to do that is to know the various symptoms. Let’s take a look at some of those symptoms now.

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Why is My Water Not Consistently Warm?

October 31st, 2016

If the water coming out of your faucet is rapidly and suddenly switching between hot and cold water, you have a problem with your water heater. It may not be a serious problem, but it is one that you’ll want a professional to take care of as soon as possible. While you’re waiting for the system to get looked at, let’s examine why this is probably happening.

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Why You May Need a Humidifier This Heating Season

October 26th, 2016

As the days start to get colder, you’re going to start relying on your heating system more and more often to keep you comfortable. Along with that added usage will come a number of side effects, some of which are no big deal and some of which can damage your health. Let’s take a look at the problem of low humidity, and why you should install a humidifier this heating season.

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Listen for These Furnace Noises That Indicate a Problem

October 24th, 2016

As you use your furnace more and more often this season, you’re going to increase the amount of stress on the system. This makes it more likely for problems to occur. If you want to keep your furnace in the best possible condition, you need to make sure that you can identify problems as quickly as possible. One of the best ways to identify problems early is to listen for strange noises coming from your furnace. Read on to find out more about the various noises that indicate a furnace problem.

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Signs You Need a New Boiler

October 17th, 2016

Boilers have a reputation for lasting quite a long time, longer than any other heating system on average. The reason for this is that boilers actually have fewer moving parts than other heating systems, which means they have fewer opportunities for problems to develop. However, no boiler can last forever. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need to replace your boiler.

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