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When to Replace Your Water Heater

May 24th, 2017

Water heaters can last quite a while, if you take proper care of them. No amount of repairs or maintenance can keep your water heater operating indefinitely, though. If your water heater is getting close to the end of its lifespan, it’s a good idea to be able to identify the warning signs as soon as possible. The earlier you can identify that your water heater is on its last legs, the lower the chances that you’ll be surprised by a sudden breakdown. Have a look at these signs that you need to install a new water heater.

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Why You Should Not Use Store Bought Drain Cleaners

May 17th, 2017

drain-pipeEverybody has to deal with drain clogs at some point. It’s by far the most common problem that can afflict drains across the country. When most people have a clogged drain, they tend to use store bought drain cleaners to resolve it. There are a number of problems with doing this, including that it’s actually not saving any time or money compared to professional drain cleaning services. Read on to find out more about why you should avoid using store bought drain cleaners.

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How to Keep Your Air Conditioner in Good Shape

May 15th, 2017

air-conditioner-technicianIt’s in your best interest to make sure that your air conditioner is in good shape, especially during the summer, when demand on it is at its highest. Going into summer without taking proper steps is a great way to ensure that your air conditioner develops more problems. It may even have a shorter lifespan, if you let it happen too often. If you’re looking for ways to make sure that your air conditioner stays in top condition for as long as possible, follow the tips below.

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Warning Signs That Your Electrical Panel is in Trouble

May 8th, 2017

The electrical panel is a key part of keeping your home’s electrical systems safe. However, even it is not immune to developing problems. Electrical panel issues can be especially harmful, as they can endanger the rest of your home’s electrical appliances, as well. It’s important that you be able to tell when your electrical panel is in need of professional services. If you’re not sure whether or not your electrical panel needs professional services, have a look at the warning signs below.

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Outlet Upgrades Your Should Consider

May 3rd, 2017

Your home’s electrical system is one of the most important for keeping everything running. Most of the other appliances you use rely on electrical power to operate in the first place. So, it’s a good idea to not only keep your power system in good shape, but to look for ways to improve it. One of the simplest, and best, ways to do that is to install some new outlets in your home. Let’s have a look at GFCI and AFCI outlets, and the benefits they can provide.

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Keep an Eye Out for These Air Conditioning Issues

May 1st, 2017

air-conditioning-serviceWith summer on the horizon, you’re going to be relying on your air conditioner on a regular basis to keep cool over the next couple of months. As the demand on the system increases, you should be watchful for any problems that might develop. Air conditioners are far more likely to have problems crop up during the summer, when the stress on the system is higher than during other seasons. If you want to limit the possible damage various problems can cause, you need to catch them as early as possible so that they can be repaired. Have a look at these common air conditioning problems, and the symptoms they cause.

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Why You Should Trust Us to Handle Your GE Appliance Installation

April 26th, 2017

When you need a home appliance installed, most of the time the contractor you get to install it is not the same company you get the system from. That’s all well and good; most HVAC, electrical, and plumbing companies don’t act as dealers for the majority of brands they service. However, when you have the opportunity to buy from the same company that services your system, you should. Read on to find out more about why you should trust us to handle your GE appliance installation.

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If Your Air Conditioner is Making These Noises, Call for Repairs

April 19th, 2017

With the weather heating up, you’re going to be relying on your air conditioner more and more often. More demand means more wear and tear on the system, which means it will be more likely to develop problems. You need to be able to identify possible issues with your air conditioner early if you want to keep the system from becoming damaged. One of the most common warning signs that your air conditioner is in trouble is strange noises coming from the system.

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The Advantages of Installing an Evaporative Cooler

April 17th, 2017

With all our advances in climate control technology over the last hundred years, there is still something to be said for the old way of doing things. Not that you should go without air conditioning and just open a window, of course. It’s more that the same concepts that informed ancient methods of climate control can still be quite useful today. Take evaporative cooling, for example. This method has been used in one form or another for centuries. Here in the 21st century, we have our own ways of taking advantage of this concept to cool a home.

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Choosing the Right Lighting Option for Your Needs

April 12th, 2017

Lighting is one of those things that everybody uses, but no one actually thinks about all that much. As long as everything is lit enough to prevent eye strain, or tripping over things, most people don’t actually care what form their home lighting takes. This is a shame, because choosing the right lighting system for each individual situation can make quite a big difference.

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