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3 Ways to Keep Your Water Heater From Causing Serious Trouble

Posted On: November 16, 2017

Water heaters can be big troublemakers. News reports across the country document the mischief and mayhem caused by the deceptively humble water heater. Recently, in downtown Syracuse, New York, someone reported an odd silver object randomly lurking outside a parking garage. Only after the water heater was blown up by a bomb squad did the…

How to Prepare Your Furnace and Heating System for the Chilly Weather

Posted On: October 12, 2017

With the chilly months well on their way, it’s about time to turn off the air conditioning and fire up the furnace. But because your heater hasn’t been on in months, you may need to take a few preparatory steps to ensure your furnace runs smoothly all winter long. Even if you don’t plan on…

A Homeowner’s Guide to Routine Furnace Maintenance

Posted On: October 11, 2017

You may not think about your furnace often during the majority of the year. But when temperatures start to drop, you rely on your heater to keep your home safe and comfortable regardless of the weather outside. Healthy furnace units provide the most reliable and most efficient heat, so keeping up with routine maintenance is…

Follow These Rules to Live in Harmony With Your Septic System

Posted On: August 20, 2017

If you’re new to rural living, your home’s septic system may seem like a bit of a mystery. You may have heard of incidents in which neighbors’ tanks have backed up or overflowed. While septic systems can break and malfunction like any other component of your home, you can prevent most of these mishaps by…

It’s Summer, But Winter Is Coming. Do These 3 Things to Get Your Heating System Ready

Posted On: July 26, 2017

Is it sunny and hot where you are right now? If so, the last thing on your mind is your furnace. But autumn and winter are just around the corner. As you enjoy the pleasant days of summer, keep the future in sight. Give yourself the peace of mind in knowing you’re all set for…

5 Good Reasons to Replace Your Air Conditioner

Posted On: July 18, 2017

This is a subtitle for your new post It’s not unusual to see households running air conditioning systems that are 20, 30, or even 40 years old. While the commonly accepted lifespan of a typical air conditioning unit is roughly 10 years, not every household replaces their cooling system once it reaches this milestone. As…

A Beginner’s Guide to Gray Water Systems

Posted On: July 7, 2017

A Beginner’s Guide to Gray Water Systems Some of the water that flows into your sewer or septic system is best swept, far, far away from you and yours. However, a good portion of the waste water flowing through your drains is actually mostly “clean” and free of gross bits and pathogens. This water is…

What to Look for in an HVAC Technician

Posted On: June 19, 2017

With the internet and YouTube, many homeowners think they can DIY their way out of just about every home problem. However, issues with your heating and cooling systems must be handled by a professional HVAC technician. Working on an HVAC system yourself can be dangerous. Repairing HVAC systems typically involves working with hazardous chemicals and…

The 411 on Solar-Assisted Air Conditioning

Posted On: April 24, 2017

An air conditioner is a modern luxury and convenience that most people have in their homes. This appliance is a great benefit in the summer months, when temperatures are uncomfortably high. And while you could live without an air conditioner, you certainly wouldn’t want to if you had any choice-at least until your monthly utility…

8 Common Springtime Air Conditioner Repairs

Posted On: April 17, 2017

As temperatures begin to rise with the changing seasons, you may assume that your air conditioner is ready to use as soon as you need it. Unfortunately, many homeowners experience air conditioner problems in the spring. These problems often arise in the spring specifically due to the long period of time that the unit wasn’t…

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