Category : News for Homeowners

What’s Hiding In Your Water? Public vs Bottled Water

Water Quality Solution
Water is an essential part of life so it’s important to know what is in your water. You drink it, cook with it, bathe in it, and wash dishes and clothes with it. Where you get your water often will tell you what is in it. Some people don’t feel comfortable with the public water, so they opt to use bottled water as their improved water quality solution. Both have their pros and cons.
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Summer Plumbing Inspection & Maintenance To-Do List

Summer Plumbing Inspection
Many individuals winterize their home each year, but how many perform the necessary plumbing inspection each summer? While you often call a plumber for indoor issues such as leaky sinks, clogged toilets, and shower drain issues you also may need help with some of your exterior plumbing fixtures. Check out this list of four plumbing maintenance items you should probably put on your to-do list.
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National Heat Awareness Day & The Importance of a Home A/C Tune-Up

Home A/C Tune Up Importance
Every year, the last Friday in May is National Heat Awareness Day. While there are many silly “National Days,” this one was created with a simple concern in mind, heat-induced illness. The National Weather Service founded the day because heatwaves and other hazardous weather can settle in and things can take a turn for the worst.
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How Long Do Air Conditioners Last?

How Long Do Air Conditioners Last
Homeowners dread unexpected expenses, and replacing an air conditioning system can be a big one. The answer to the question “How long do air conditioners last?” is not simple and straightforward.
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What Size Air Conditioner Do I Need?

What Size Air Conditioner Do I Need
So, your air conditioner finally died and it’s time to replace it. You now have the opportunity to reassess the needs of your household. When you ask yourself the question “What size air conditioner do I need?” there are several factors to take into account.
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How Often Should a Furnace Cycle In the Winter?

How Often Should a Furnace Cycle In the Winter
When your furnace is trying to regulate the temperature in your home it will have to turn on and off regularly. On average this cycling should occur anywhere from three to eight times an hour. There are many factors at play that determine how often your furnace will cycle in the winter.
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How Long Do Water Heaters Last?

How Long Do Water Heaters Last
Everything in your home has a shelf life, especially anything that is powered by electricity, gas, or oil. A typical water heater’s life span is between 8 and 12 years. There are several reasons why water heaters eventually require a repair or need to be replaced.
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