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Is a Whole House Humidifier Right for Your Home?

A whole house humidifier can make a big difference in your health and the overall comfort in your home. After all, it’s not just temperature of the air that affects your comfort level – humidity plays a big part, too. When your furnace or fireplace runs it dries out the air in your home, making… View Article

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Slab Leaks: What Causes Them and How to Repair Them

Slab leaks a fact of life in areas were soils are unstable. Homes are built on concrete slabs or using pier and beam construction because basement walls can crack and break from the pressure of shifting soils. Slab construction became popular during the post-WWII construction boom because it was faster and cheaper. A rebar-reinforced 4”… View Article

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Poor Indoor Air Quality May Be Ruining Your Health

Ways to improve indoor air quality in your home may not be your first thought when you have watery eyes and a runny nose. After all, those are typical symptoms of suffering with allergies or a cold. But poor indoor air quality could also be to blame. Problems with indoor air quality (IAQ) can lead… View Article

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Why You Shouldn’t Install a Water Heater Yourself

If you have decided to install a water heater yourself to save money or to test your DIY plumbing skills, we suggest you may want to reconsider. There are good reasons water heater installation accounts for a significant portion of the price of a new water heater, with safety and actual cost heading the list…. View Article

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Four Ways to Get Instant Hot Water at the Faucet

The quest for a way to get instant hot water at the faucet or shower is a common one. It might not be as universal as something like the search for the meaning of life, but the possibility of instant hot water has crossed the mind of just about everyone who has watched water run… View Article

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Choosing the Best Smart Thermostat for Your Home

Choosing the best smart thermostat for your home can unlock the full potential of today’s high-efficiency air conditioning and heating systems. If you have a manual thermostat in your home, you have few options other than on and off and basic temperature controls. That was once the standard, but these days it’s like watching your… View Article

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Water Heater Maintenance – What You Need to Know

We’re betting water heater maintenance isn’t at the top of your to-do list today. We understand, but keep in mind that water heaters are sneaky. They know when you have house guests, when you plan to do laundry and when you’re ready for a hot shower. That’s when they deliver ice water on cue. Most… View Article

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Do You Need the Highest SEER Rating Central Air Conditioning?

You’ve probably heard about SEER rating even if you haven’t purchased an air conditioning system recently. It’s an acronym for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. SEER has been around for decades, dating back to when people were buying homes (perhaps with glorious Seventies staples like shag carpeting and avocado green kitchens). In recent years, the SEER… View Article

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How to Buy the Best Water Heater for Your Home

Figuring out the best water heater to buy may be more complicated than first meets the eye. Although a water heater has a very simple function, there are a number of factors that will affect your decision. Considering this is something you go out and buy about once a decade and the available options keep… View Article

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Why Your Freon AC Unit Might Be Picking Your Pocket

If your home’s aging Freon AC system has been needing more frequent repairs while you watch the price of Freon soaring to new heights, you may want to consider replacing it sooner instead of later. This may be a good time to cut your losses before your air conditioner picks your pocket clean. Given the… View Article

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