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Should I Repair or Replace My Air Conditioner?

July 26th, 2017

air-conditioning-serviceSummer is the most stressful time of year for air conditioning systems. That means that your air conditioner is more likely to develop issues of various kinds during the summer, and might even break down permanently. If your air conditioner is having issues, and you’re not sure whether to repair or replace it, read on to find out.

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Why You Should Replace Your AC’s Air Filter This Summer

July 24th, 2017

clean-air-filterThere are a lot of different steps you can take to make sure that your air conditioner is ready to deal with the summer heat. Preventive maintenance, for example, can make your system up to 40% more effective and 90% less likely to develop problems. If you’re looking for something you can do personally to make sure that your system stays in good condition, though, there is one major thing that can help: changing the air filter. Let’s have a look at why the air filter is such an important part of the air conditioning system, and why you need to change it every few months.

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Schedule Pipe Inspection to Keep Your Plumbing System in Good Shape

July 19th, 2017

drain-inspectionOne of the toughest things about dealing with plumbing problems is knowing when your plumbing system is dealing with a problem in the first place. A lot of the system is hidden under floors and behind walls, making it difficult to tell if something is wrong with it at first. If you wait until obvious signs do occur before calling for repairs, though, you’re just begging for more damage to be inflicted on the system. The best way to limit the amount of damage your plumbing system is to catch problems with it early. The best way to do that is with pipe inspection.

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When to Remodel Your Bathroom

July 12th, 2017

luxury-bathroomOf all the various rooms in a home, there are two that are the most common targets for remodeling efforts. Those are the kitchen, and the bathroom. It’s easy to see why these two rooms see remodeling efforts the most often. People spend a lot of time in the kitchen and bathroom on a daily basis. They’re an integral part of daily life. If you’re considering remodeling your bathroom, but you aren’t sure whether or not you should yet, have a look at these factors.

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Which Water Heater Type is Best for Me?

July 10th, 2017

tank-water-heaterWater heaters last a while, if they’re properly taken care of, but they don’t last forever. Sooner or later, you’re going to need to replace your water heater. Fortunately, when you do need a new water heater you have a number of different options available to you. Each water heater type is suited to a different set of individual circumstances, so it’s important that you know a bit about each one before settling on a replacement. Let’s go over some of the more popular water heater types on the market, and how each one can help you.

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How to Choose the Right Flooring Option for Your Next Remodel

July 5th, 2017

dog-wood-floorA lot of people think of flooring as a purely aesthetic choice, something that has little use beyond comfort and looks. Those are certainly important qualities for flooring to have, but they should not be the only consideration. The kind of flooring you choose for different areas of your home can also have an effect on the efficiency of your climate control systems, how easily you can keep the space clean, and all kinds of other factors. If you’re looking to have some new flooring installed in your home, take a look at the pros and cons of a couple of the most popular kinds.

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Kitchen Remodeling Options to Consider

June 28th, 2017

kitchenThe kitchen is one of the most common targets for remodeling in homes across the country, which makes sense. People spend a lot of time in the kitchen. If you’re going to be using the kitchen that often, why not put a bit of extra effort into improving it? There are a lot of different options when it comes to remodeling your kitchen. Have a look at some of the most popular improvements below.

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Plumbing Problems You Should Watch For

June 26th, 2017

underwater-living-roomThe average home’s plumbing system is pretty sturdy, in order to cope with the large amount of demand put on it from day to day. However, it’s also a pretty large and complex system. Years and years of using the system every day can cause all kinds of issues with the plumbing. Further complicating matters is that many of the problems that can afflict plumbing systems can be quite difficult to detect at first. You need to be vigilant for signs that your plumbing system is having issues, so that you can have them repaired as soon as possible. Faster repairs means more damage prevented, which is always a good thing.

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Signs You Need Drain Cleaning

June 21st, 2017

old-pipesWhen was the last time you had your drains checked out by a professional? Probably not any time soon, if you’re like most people. Unfortunately, the drain system is not something that it’s a good idea to ignore. You should at least have your drains professionally cleaned every once in a while, in order to make sure that everything is flowing properly. If you’re not sure when to call for drain cleaning services, have a look at the signs below.

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Some Electrical Problems You Need to be Aware of

June 14th, 2017

electrical-face-plateWe write quite frequently about the various issues that can affect HVAC and plumbing systems. Those are all important things to be aware of. One area that all homeowners should be aware of, and concerned about, though, is that of electrical issues. Virtually all homes across the country rely heavily on their electrical systems to operate properly from day to day. Issues with those electrical systems can not only hamper the operation of various other systems in the home, but also pose serious risk to life and limb. It is for those reasons that we feel we should outline one of those serious electrical issues that you should be aware of, and the symptoms it presents.

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