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How Do I Know What Size Air Conditioner I Need For My House?

When buying a new air conditioning system, it must be an appropriate size to handle your cooling needs. But how do you determine the right size of AC unit you need to efficiently cool your home? How Air Conditioner Sizes are Measured First, let’s look at how air conditioner sizes are determined. An AC unit’s…

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Power Outages

The power is out! Here is a checklist of things to take care of when the power is out. What to keep handy at all times Keep candles and matches on hand. Have solid, stable holders for them, and be especially careful if there are children or pets around. Have a fire extinguisher nearby and…

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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…

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Simple Tips to Winterize Your Home’s Plumbing

Here is a list of the things that you need to do to ensure that your home’s plumbing is ready for the cold weather. With the temperatures dropping and colder months ahead, it’s important to make sure the inner workings of your home are running efficiently, but some tasks may seem daunting. Plumbing can be…

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Troubleshooting Clogged Drains

Here is a list of things that you can do before calling a plumber. Typical reasons why drains get clogged 1. Clogged drain pipes Gunk accumulates on the walls of drain pipes and reduces water flow. Causes: Dirt, skin flakes, hair binding to soap scum Troubleshooting: Remove and clean the drain stopper. Next, try using a plunger,…

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning – The Silent Killer

Carbon monoxide is a terrifying reality. Find out how to protect your family by reading this. What is carbon monoxide? Carbon monoxide is an odourless and colourless gas that can cause serious health problems if inhaled. Carbon monoxide can rapidly accumulate in the blood, reducing blood’s ability to carry oxygen. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning…

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5 Ways to Reduce Energy Use Outdoors

Lots of people talk about how to be efficient indoors. Here are tips to take that efficiency outdoors. 1. Plant a shade tree Block the sunlight from coming through the windows to reduce the energy needed to cool your home. 2. Use hand tools Conserve energy and benefit from exercise by replacing weed whackers with clippers,…

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Small Changes Add Up

Why make your home work harder than it needs to. Read these tips on how to improve your home’s efficiency just by making these simple changes. Making energy efficient home updates this summer can make a big difference on annual energy bills.  By performing five energy efficient upgrades around the house, such as sealing leaks…

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What to Do If Your Water Pipes Freeze

Learn the right steps to take if your plumbing pipes are frozen. In the winter months, homeowners face a number of issues. From snow to cold temperatures, the home is affected in a variety of ways. Plumbing systems in the home can be significantly affected by the colder temperatures. Plumbing pipes have a tendency to freeze in very…

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How To Check For Signs That Your Ducts Need Cleaning

Inspecting your ducts for signs of dirt, dust & grime is important to do on a regular basis.  Here are some of the signs you should look for to see if your ducts need cleaning.  Cleaned ducts can have a positive impact on your families health. Do you need your ducts cleaned? Fall is a great…