3 Heating and Cooling Myths Debunked

Heating and cooling your home is not only important for keeping your family comfortable, but it is also an essential part of maintaining healthy air quality. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not spend the time and energy learning about and maintaining their heating and cooling system. As a homeowner, you may have heard a few tips to ensure…

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Repair or Replace Your Hot Water Heater

Your hot water heater is one of the most important appliances within your home, providing hot water to all of your water fixtures and appliances as needed. This means that if your hot water heater begins to malfunction or no longer works at all, your day to day schedule can be completely disrupted. Fortunately, a…

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Signs You’ve Got Plumbing Problems

There are few things more dreaded for homeowners than plumbing issues. Plumbing problems can cause leaks and water damage, disgusting toilet problems and a host of other issues that no one wants to deal with. Fortunately, if you address plumbing problems quickly, you can typically prevent them from wreaking havoc on your home. The key…

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4 Ways to Prepare Your Furnace for Winter

Summer’s still here, but with the seasons changing, it’s only a matter of time before the first cold winds of winter arrive. At that point, the last thing you need is to be caught off-guard when it comes to your home’s heating system.

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Ways to Free a Clog in Your Sink

When you run water from your sink, you expect the water to drain quickly, which won’t happen if there’s a clog. Water may be slow to drain or it may not be draining at all. When this occurs, your first instinct may be to grab a chemical drain cleaner. However, these are not good for…

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4 Easy Things You Can Do to Maintain Your Old Air Conditioner

Air conditioners work hard, so it comes as no surprise when older air conditioners struggle to maintain functionality and efficiency. As a homeowner, there are many things you can do to keep your old air conditioner in proper working order. Performing these tasks regularly can help you take care of your old air conditioner and…

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Is the Plumbing in Your New Home Safe for Raising a Family?

You’ve both worked hard on your careers and are financially secure enough to buy your dream home in the suburbs. It may be an older house, but it’s a single-family detached home in a great area for raising a family. However, before you consider how you will renovate your new home with cosmetic repairs, you…

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Is Your PVC Plumbing Due for Replacement?

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) piping is often thought of as a newer material, and relatively speaking, it is. But the material has been in use in home plumbing since the 1960s, which means that many homes that are 40 or 50 years old-not exactly new in housing terms-had these plastic pipes installed decades ago. Given that…

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What’s That Smell? It Could Be Dirty Sock Syndrome

A woman holding a dirty pair of socks

The unmistakable aroma caused by a pile of dirty, sweaty socks can make you regret skipping laundry day. Now imagine getting a good whiff of that aroma every time you turn on your air conditioner. So what’s going on? The problem can be traced back to something known as “dirty sock syndrome,” an actual condition…

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Are VOCs Lowering Your Air Quality and Putting Your Health at Risk?

There are numerous factors that influence indoor air quality, from humidity levels to the presence of dust mites. One class of compounds that can lower your air quality, yet often goes overlooked, is volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. VOCs are a group of chemicals that are released into the air by everything from building materials…

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