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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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How Central Heating and Cooling Systems Work

A good central heating and cooling system is essential to your family’s comfort and safety. It’s also a significant investment that can improve the value of your home. This overview of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) basics is based on thousands of questions we have received from our customers over many years. If you… View Article

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12 Plumbing Problems That Can Drain Your Bank Account

Most plumbing problems are immune to the technological advances that allow us to interact with our phones, computing devices, televisions and even appliances. Granted, smart technology has arrived in toilets, but mostly for add-on features such as MP3 players, speakers, heated seats, washing and air driers (no kidding). If you ask, “Hey toilet, why do… View Article

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5 Telltale Signs of an Air Conditioner Not Working Properly

If you have an air conditioner not working properly when the summer heat hits, you might think you wouldn’t miss the signs. If you’re sweating while sitting on your couch and doing next to nothing, then yes, that’s an obvious sign. But other signs are less apparent, and they can be important indicators that you… View Article

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5 Steps to Clean a Garbage Disposal and Make it Smell Great

The best way to clean your garbage disposal is pretty straight forward. In theory, garbage disposers are self-cleaning, but it doesn’t always work that way. This article will walk you through the steps for garbage disposal cleaning and keeping the rotting food smell from coming back. First, a little background on how garbage disposers work… View Article

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Simple DIY Toilet Repairs that You Can Master

Toilet repairs probably aren’t on your list of favorite things to do. After all, the toilet isn’t the prettiest component of your bathroom, but it’s certainly something you can’t do without. That’s why it’s good to know both an emergency plumber as well as some simple toilet repairs you can master. With a little bit… View Article

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