The Benefits of a Gas Clothes Dryer

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If your clothes dryer were to call it quits today and you were later told it either can’t be repaired or the cost is more than you’re willing to pay, you’re most likely to rush out and buy a new one. Another brand, spanking new electric clothes dryer. But don’t be so hasty, especially if […]

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How to Protect Your Children from Electrical Shock

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While an electrical shock can happen to anyone, children are especially at risk, often simply because they don’t know any better. An electrical shock occurs whenever someone touches an electrically charged object while touching another surface that can conduct the electricity to the ground. Proper grounding, electrical safety devices and avoiding hazardous situations can help […]

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Why You Need Hard-Wired Smoke Detectors

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Smoke detectors are one of the most important safety features a home can have. The challenge is to make sure they operate without fail. Other than routine battery checks and replacement, the National Fire Protection Association recommends that you replace all battery-operated smoke detectors after no more than 10 years. Here’s why: On average, 3% […]

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Why Spring is the Best Time for an AC Tune-up

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Once presented with the facts, nobody seriously questions the wisdom of annual AC preventative maintenance.  And because of that, we’re not going to argue the point yet again. Instead, we want to address why spring is absolutely the best time to professional maintenance performed.  Not that summer’s a bad time for AC maintenance, mind you, […]

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How to Clean Your Indoor Air During Spring Cleaning

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Unless your hire NASA to spring clean your house the way they do the inside of a space ship, you can pretty much count on spreading dust and dirt around, thus negating at least some of your hard work.  And that’s true even if you have a high-end vacuum cleaner. You see, even while your […]

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Outdoor Security Lighting Options

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The right outdoor lighting can enhance the appearance of your home after dark, and provide you with an added measure of security.  It’s commonly known that the greater the illumination, the less likely your home is to be bothered by burglars. Even if you have a security alarm system, do you activate it before going […]

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World Water Day Conservation Tips

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March 22 is World Water Day. First celebrated in 1993, this event is designed to bring awareness to the world’s need for safe drinking water. For most of us in the United States, water is something we take for granted; something that is readily available, whenever or wherever we need it. Outside our borders, things […]

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Plumbing Noises You Don’t Want to Ignore

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A quiet plumbing system is the best kind of all.  Not that even brand new plumbing doesn’t make a certain amount of noise, mind you.  But for most people, the sound of water hitting the surface their stainless -steel sink or splashing onto them during their morning shower isn’t noise at all.  Just a welcome […]

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Why Your Aluminum Wiring Should Be Replaced

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If your home was built between 1965 and 1972, there’s a very good chance aluminum wiring was employed for your electrical system.  There was a nationwide building boom going on at the time and builders galore employed cheaper materials to cash in on the profits to be made.   Yes, aluminium wiring costs less than […]

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“Should I Replace My Furnace?”

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Is it time for a new box of your favorite cereal?  It is if the last one is nearly or completely empty.  Is your car due for an oil change?  One quick look at your odometer and your latest oil change sticker will answer that one for you. The point being, often times it’s clear […]

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