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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How Safe is Your Home?

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If you believe that what you can’t see can hurt you, you’re more right than you may know.  Because right in the relative comfort and safety of your own home, things might not be quite as safe as you would hope. That’s especially true of older homes or home with aging, frayed wiring.  Then again, […]

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How to Prevent & Correct Most Clogged Drain Problems

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No one’s going to argue with us on this one:  the best plumbing repair is prevention. Which means you can avoid all kinds of plumbing repair bills by taking some simple precautions at home and by learning how to resolve simple plumbing issues on your own. Today our focus is on solving and preventing clogged […]

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How to Generate More Heat from Your Fireplace

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Using your fireplace to heat part of your home isn’t as simple as starting a fire and letting nature take its course.  In fact, there are several things you can do to maximize the heat generated by a woodstove, fireplace, or fireplace insert: Use your home’s air flow If you have a forced air heating […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Light Bulbs

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Whether you just bought a new light fixture or found yourself sitting in the dark because of a burned-out bulb, you might be surprised at the number of different types and styles of bulbs lining your hardware store shelves these days. Should you go with what you know, like incandescent? Or give LED a try? […]

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Heating System Check, Now Just $47.

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What can $47 buy you?  How about a winter’s worth of peace of mind, at least where it concerns your home heating system. Well, that’s exactly what Burton is offering with this limited time special:  a very thorough inspection of your home heating system for just $47 with the coupon you’ll find on the Special […]

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Which House Plants Can Clean Your Indoor Air?

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It probably sounds a little odd, but at least in one sense, you’re better off living in an old, drafty house vs. one that’s sealed up tight as a button. Tightly sealed homes, with little fresh air circulation, give rise to “Sick House Syndrome.” That’s when the inhabitants are susceptible to all sorts of indoor […]

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How to Prevent Ice Dams from Damaging Your Home

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Did you know it’s possible (actually, quite easy) to cruise your neighborhood and predict who’s likely to have ice dam problems, and who isn’t? Here are three telltale signs:  clogged up gutters, worn down and missing roof shingles and, on especially colder days, the sight of heat escaping through the attic. Of course, if you […]

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