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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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A DIY Guide for Replacing a Toilet

Replacing a Toilet? There are many good reasons for replacing a toilet, including: Size – the toilet bowl may be too high, too low, too wide or narrow for comfort Appearance – you may be remodeling and updating with a new bathroom look Damage – replacing a toilet tank or bowl that’s cracked Age –… View Article

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16 Things that Should Never Go Down the Drain or Toilet

Before you put anything down the drain remember, it could end up in your drinking water. As we live increasingly busier lifestyles, looking for shortcuts along the way is natural. But sometimes those shortcuts don’t save us any time at all and ultimately end up costing us hundreds – or thousands – of dollars. That’s… View Article

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How to Choose a Central Air Conditioner for Your Home

Illustration: Trane matched split system of (1) air conditioner, (2) indoor coils, (3) thermostat, and (4) furnace. Knowing how to choose a central air conditioner can be the key to happiness. That’s certainly true in many parts of the country, where scorching summer heat makes air conditioning nearly as essential to survival as food and… View Article

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Five Common Home Gas Leaks You Should Know About

You may have a gas leak in your home or beneath your lawn and not be aware of it until it’s too late. Gas companies are aware of thousands of leaks that go unrepaired because they present no immediate problem. The non-threatening leaks are outdoors and away from buildings. Indoor gas leaks, no matter how… View Article

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