Insulation: the key to a warm home this winter

At some point in their lives, most people have probably heard a mom or dad yell, “Close the front door! We’re not trying to heat the whole neighborhood!” Everyone wants to keep their home appropriately warm during the winter and cool during the summer without spending a fortune to do so. In this scenario, the door represents the basic principle of how insulation works, acting as a barrier that helps seal warm or cool air inside where it belongs. Making sure your house has adequate insulation is the crucial factor in achieving that goal. Like water, air seeks to balance
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Categories: Outdoors.

4 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Septic Scams

Every week, we fix septic systems that were previously repaired or installed incorrectly or patched over with something cheap but not right for the job. Homeowners become discouraged because they paid possibly thousands of dollars for a product that failed before its time. After such a bad experience, homeowners soon believe that all service providers are not to be trusted. To help overcome that fear, we’re providing a few ways to spot a scam when you need service, repairs, or even a new septic system – one of the most expensive systems in your home. Get Proof of Insurance Did
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Categories: Plumbing.

Cleaning your home’s air ducts every few years reduces dust and allergens

Air ducts require occasional cleaning to keep your home healthy It’s not terribly pleasant to think about where dust comes from — an accumulation of dirt, dead skin cells, dandruff, pet dander, mites, smoke particles and other pollutants. This detritus circulates through the air in your home, where you and your family unavoidably breathe it in on a daily basis. And because dust is heavier than air, it settles into vents and ducts just like it does onto flat surfaces. Think about how often you dust your furniture, and how much dust would build up if you neglected this chore
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Categories: Air Quality.

Yearly furnace inspections prevent expensive repairs or early replacements

Annual furnace inspections could lower energy bills   Auto mechanics usually advise changing the oil in your car every three months or 3,000 miles. You can always feel free to ignore those recommendations. But if you do, your engine will seize at some point and you’ll wind up paying much more for repairs than you would have for a simple oil change. The same basic principle applies to your furnace as well. You don’t have to get an annual furnace inspection, but skipping this potentially time- and money-saving maintenance means taking a risk you might later regret. Having a professional
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Categories: Heating.