DIY & Troubleshooting

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How to Troubleshoot a Furnace: 10 Common Problems and Solutions

Your furnace is one of the most complex appliances in your home. So when it stops working there is no time to lose. Here is a troubleshooting checklist that’ll help you narrow down the problem. 1. Is your thermostat set to “Heat”? To troubleshoot a furnace, start with the obvious. Is your thermostat set to…

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DIY HVAC Inspection Tips for Home Buyers

If you’re about to buy a home, you’ll want to make sure the furnace, air conditioner and other HVAC equipment look good before taking possession. Heating and cooling systems can be expensive, so it’s in your best interest to know in advance whether everything is in peak condition — or if something has to be…

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The Complete Home Inspection Checklist for First-Time Home Buyers

A home is probably the biggest, most valuable purchase you’ll ever make. So you want to be sure any house is in good condition before you seal the deal. A home inspection can either help confirm you’re making a wise investment or expose issues that might make you reconsider your decision to buy. This checklist…

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How to Prepare Your Home for Extreme Weather: Heatwaves and Cold Snaps

Living in Canada has always meant hot summers and cold winters. But as our climate changes, extreme weather is becoming more common, including cold snaps and heatwaves that can have a big impact on you and your family. Here are some tips to help you prepare your home for not only the typical annual temperature…

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10 Easy Ways to Troubleshoot Common Central AC Problems

There are few things more frustrating than your air conditioning unit not working at the peak of summer heat. Without a functioning AC unit, your home becomes uncomfortable and your energy bills can spike. If your unit isn’t keeping you cool, try these 10 troubleshooting tips to get it back up and running before calling…

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DIY Plumbing Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

Plumbing can be intimidating, especially for newer homeowners. You may feel like you have no idea where to start when it comes to maintaining your plumbing system, and you might even be afraid to tinker with any of the parts. While it’s best to leave major plumbing projects to a professional, there are steps you…

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Is your furnace ready for the cold weather?

It’s time to get your furnace ready for the cold weather. When should you bring in an expert? Find out here. An annual inspection on your furnace can help identify potential problems before they become costly breakdowns and ensure your equipment is operating safely and efficiently.  There are checks you can do yourself and those…

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Keep Your Home Healthy This Winter

Humidifiers can help you maintain the health of your family. Find out more by reading this. During cold winters, your heating system can make the air in your home dry, making it uncomfortable for you and your family. Maintaining proper indoor air quality during the winter months is important for your comfort and well-being. Dry…

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Spring Thaw Tips

The tips with help you and your home as the weather warms up. Milder temperatures are here, meaning the snow and ice that has accumulated on or around your home this winter will begin to melt away. Before spring arrives, it is important to take steps to prevent any potential water damage to your home. Follow…