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14 Energy Saving Tips to Boost Efficiency at Home

Why Save Energy? Homeowners are often looking for ways to save money and the environment, and one way to do this is by cutting down unnecessary energy use. By updating or changing the way you use your home appliances, you can increase your home’s efficiency, protect the environment, and save on your annual utility bills…

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Stay Clear of Power Lines

Downed power lines are very dangerous. Read these tips to avoid injury. If you see a downed power line. Remember these simple but important tips: 1. Keep your distance Never touch it with your hand or any other object, under any circumstance. Stay at least 15 yards away from a downed power line or other…

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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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Benefits of Using a Humidifier at Home

There are many reasons why your family needs humidity in your home. With people spending 90 percent of their time indoors, maintaining indoor air quality is a modern necessity. Dry air can cause damage to your home and your health; however, you can prevent this damage with a humidifier. But what exactly is a humidifier?…

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Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

Here is a list of reasons why a tankless hot water heater might be the best option for your home. Benefits of a tankless water heater 1. Convenience Run the dishwasher, washing machine and take a shower at the same time – you get over 4 gallons per minute with no recovery time. 2. Comfort…

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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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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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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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How to Avoid Exposure to Carbon Monoxide

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…