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How To Troubleshoot Your Sump Pump

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Sump pumps are a great appliance that can keep a basement dry. However, a sump pump that stops working could be quite problematic. Before you rush to contact a local plumber about a broken sump pump, here are some ways to try troubleshooting it. Verify If The Float Can Move One of the key components of a sump pump is the float. The float is the ball that rests in the pit and floats upward when the pit’s water level rises. Read More»

3 Steps To Take When Your Water Heater Starts Leaking

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Most residential water heaters, if taken proper care of, should last for anywhere from 10 to 15 years before needing to be replaced. One of the most common reasons water heaters need to be replaced is due to a leak, and unfortunately, these leaks can create a lot of water damage due to the large volume of water (often 40-50 gallons) that the tanks carry. As such, all homeowners should be aware of the proper steps to take if their water heater starts to leak. Read More»

Beat The Heat: Troubleshooting Your A/C Unit

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In the summer months, extreme heat is brutal in most parts of the country. A good air conditioner goes a long way towards a comfortable living environment. Homes without air conditioning are hard pressed to get the temperatures cool enough to battle the heat outside. Ceiling fans or oscillating fans don’t do much more than push hot air around. Air conditioners can drop the temperature in a property by several degrees. Read More»

Why Do You Have A Cold Or Lukewarm Shower?

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There are various issues that may be contributing to the problem of lukewarm or cold showers. Your hot water heater may be failing to produce enough hot water for your family’s needs, or your shower may be located at the farthest area of your home from the water heater. You can usually determine the source of the problem by focusing on the timing of the hot water problem during your shower experience. Read More»

3 Steps To Make Sure Your Thermostat Is Energy Efficient

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Reducing energy consumption while trying to heat or cool your home can be beneficial. Not only will you be utilizing fewer non-renewable resources, but you will effectively reduce your monthly utility costs as well. One of the easiest things that you can do to improve the efficiency of your home’s HVAC system is to ensure you have the right thermostat installed. Here are three steps you can take in order to make sure your thermostat is as energy efficient as possible. Read More»