Archive for January 2018

6 Ways to Prevent Your Water Pipes From Freezing and Bursting

A cold winter can pose many challenges for your home’s plumbing. A sudden cold snap can cause unprotected water pipes to freeze solid and eventually burst, resulting in an expensive and time-consuming cleanup. In a previous blog, we focused on mistakes to avoid so your home stays warm and dry all winter. Here, we explore…

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Five Signs This Is the Last Year for Your Old Furnace

Furnaces typically last about 10 to 15 years before they require replacement. If your furnace is in this age range, you may wonder whether you can squeeze a few more years out of it or if the time has come to replace it. Ideally, you would have your furnace replaced before it fails completely and…

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The Dangers of a Cracked Heat Exchanger

When your heat turns on, do you notice an odd chemical odor that reminds you of formaldehyde or preservatives? You may assume that something near your furnace just got too warm or that someone in your home spilled a cleaning solution, but the problem is likely much more serious. Chemical odors coming from your furnace…

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6 Mistakes That Can Freeze Your Pipes

Temperatures have been unusually low across the country this winter. So homeowners should be especially conscious of their pipes this winter to prevent their pipes from freezing and avoid the resulting plumbing consequences. Frozen pipes can burst and cause catastrophic damage to a home’s plumbing system. Unfortunately, homeowners often make simple mistakes that result in…

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