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2015

8 Heating Mistakes To Avoid This Winter

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The temperatures are dropping, so it is likely that you turn on the heat every day to keep your house warm. If you are not careful with how you use your heat, you could end up with very high heating bills or damage to your heating system. Here are eight heating mistakes you have to avoid this winter: Closing Curtains on Sunny Days When the sun actually comes out during the winter, it is important to take advantage of that. Read More»

Reasons That Boiler Issues Should Get Your Immediate Attention

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Not many homes still use boilers for heat, so if you have one in your basement you may not be aware of how to take care of it. While a problem with a central air system can drive up your energy bill, it is unlikely to be a major issue for the homeowner. However, if you have a boiler in your home, you need to be sure to take good care of it. Read More»

5 Beneficial Strategies For Doing Laundry When You Have A Septic System

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When you move to a rural home with a septic tank, you must be more cautious about how you use your private home sewage treatment system compared with a municipal system. One aspect involves the laundry, as waste water from the washing machine goes into the septic tank and out to the drain field. Certain strategies will help you avoid more frequent septic tank cleaning than would otherwise be necessary, as well as other system problems. Read More»

7 Ways To Keep Your Plumbing System Healthy

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Whether your plumbing system is new or several years old, it is your responsibility as a homeowner to take proper care of it. If you neglect your plumbing system, it can get damaged and require hundreds or even thousands of dollars in repairs. If you spend some extra time maintaining your plumbing system, you can save money and avoid big messes. Here are seven effective ways to keep your plumbing system healthy: Read More»

Keeping Your Cool Without Sacrificing Your Landscaping: Tips For Hiding That Unsightly Compressor

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In areas where the climate is hot, central air conditioning units are a standard sight in backyards. Although they’re a key part of keeping your house comfortable in the intense heat, the compressor unit itself is far from an asset to your landscape. If you like using your backyard for entertaining and parties, you might find that you’d rather not have the air conditioning unit in the midst of it all. Read More»

How To Get Rid Of Troublesome Clogs Naturally

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Chemical drain cleaners are the go-to product for dealing with stubborn clogs. Unfortunately, these products have the potential to do more harm than good. Not only are they capable of doing damage to your plumbing, but they’re also considerably toxic to human beings and the environment in general. Instead of dealing with that bottle of drain cleaner, you can naturally put an end to those clogs with the following: Defeat Clogs with Boiling Water Read More»

2 Services Your Central AC System May Need If It Is Blowing Hot Air

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Central air conditioning is a standard system found in many homes, and its purpose is to cool off a house during the summer. When you turn your central AC on, cold air should soon begin blowing out of your register vents. If the air that is coming out is not cold, your system might be low on Freon, or the Freon might need to be replaced. A repair technician could determine what is preventing the system from cooling off your house, and here are two of the most common services that may need to be completed to fix the problem. Read More»

3 Obstructions That Send Toilet Water Flowing Out Of Your Tub Or Shower Drain

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All of the drain lines running through your house are completely interconnected. In the bathroom, the lines running from the tub or shower and toilet attach to a common drain line using a Y-shaped tee or U-shaped trap joint. If a clog occurs just below this joint, the wastewater will come shooting out of the attached drain. In many cases, this results in toilet water coming out of the tub or shower drain at an alarming rate. Read More»

Check The Condensate Pipe When Purchasing A Home With A High-Efficiency Furnace

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When purchasing a new home that has a high-efficiency furnace, it is important to inspect the heater’s condensate pipe. The drain line rarely causes issues in spring and summer, which are the busiest home-selling seasons according to Economists’ Outlook’s data, but it can freeze in winter and cause the home’s heater to malfunction. If you’re about to buy a home that has a high-efficiency furnace, here’s how to check its condensate pipe so that you don’t have a frozen drain and failed heater next winter. Read More»

Slow Drain In An Old Home? It Is Most Likely One Of These Three Problems

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If you have recently moved into an older house, you may notice that you have multiple drains that drain slowly. You may be tempted to believe that a slow drain is not a big problem. You might credit your still water to old pipes and you may even look on the bright side, telling yourself, “At least these drains are teaching me patience!” But slow drains are usually a sign of a bigger plumbing issue. Read More»