2016

Heat No Longer Working After The Spring Thaw? Should You Repair Now Or Wait?

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If you live in one of the many regions where spring is preceded by a few weeks of flipping back and forth between sunny days and frosty ones, you may spend a couple of chilly evenings huddled beneath blankets as you attempt to brave the most recent cold snap without turning your heat back on. In some cases, this lack of heat becomes involuntary as your furnace selects this late cold snap as the best time to give up the ghost.…

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4 Tips For Preventing Drain Clogs

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You have probably heard the expression, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This philosophy applies quite well to drain clogs. While there are several methods that homeowners can try to remove clogs, you will find yourself dealing with this problem much less frequently if you treat your drains with care. Here are four tips for preventing drain clogs in your home. Use your Garbage Disposal Carefully…

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How To Keep Your Air Conditioning Costs Low

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With summer coming up, you might be concerned about expensive cooling costs. It can definitely be expensive to run an air conditioner all day, especially if you live in a large house. However, it is possible to get through the summer without going bankrupt from air conditioning costs. You just have to be more cautious and make a few changes. Here are a few ways you can keep your air conditioning costs low this summer:…

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Inspect Your Air Conditioner's Fins To Keep It Running Efficiently This Summer

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Air conditioners have many complex parts that need an occasional adjustment, which is why they occasionally need to be inspected by an air conditioning repair technician. There is, however, one component that you’re able to inspect yourself – even if you know nothing about the appliances. Your central AC unit has fins, which are simple but vital parts. As you get your air conditioner ready for the upcoming summer, you can inspect these fins to make sure they’re in good shape.…

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3 Ways Your Indoor Environment Can Sabotage Your Eyes

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You probably regard your home as your refuge from the world’s irritations; a place where you can expect to feel comfortable and healthy. But if your eyes are constantly causing you grief in the form of redness, irritation, chronic dryness or even repeated infections, some aspect of your indoor environment may be the culprit. Here are three common threats to your ocular well being that may be lurking in your home – along with steps you can take to control them.…

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Air Conditioner on the Fritz during the First Hot Weekend of the Year? What Are Your Emergency Options?

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Transitioning from cold winter nights to cooler spring weather can allow you to sleep with the windows open and only a ceiling fan for climate control. However, as temperatures continue to climb, you may find it’s time to close your windows again and turn on the air conditioner. Unfortunately, a winter of inactivity may leave your air conditioner rattly and hard to operate—in some situations it may even refuse to produce (or blow) any cool air entirely.…

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Water, Water Everywhere: Troubleshooting A Wet Home Interior (When Your Plumbing Is Fine)

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One of the most welcome features of any house or apartment is its ability to provide dry, comfortable shelter against the elements – so you may be justifiably annoyed by unexplained drips, drops or puddles of water inside your home. This extra moisture may lead to respiratory allergies (thanks to mold growth), slip hazards and structural or cosmetic damage to your property. But your plumber has checked your pipes and found no leaks, so where is that moisture coming from?…

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Water Leaks, Your A/C System And You

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When most homeowners think of water leaks, they usually think in terms of their home’s plumbing. However, water leaks can also come from an unexpected source – your air conditioner. It can be surprising to find puddles of water surrounding your indoor A/C cabinet, so here are a few tips you can use to get to the bottom of the problem. Common Causes for A/C Water Leaks There are plenty of reasons why your A/C system could suddenly spring what seems to be a water leak, and they’re all related to how your A/C operates.…

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