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Preparing For Spring

Spring is here! It’s not too late to ensure that your water heater and HVAC system are ready for spring (and summer). Your Checklist Water Heater: This is a good time to do have your annual maintenance done on either a tanked or tankless water heater. Flush out your tanked water heater. Descale your water …

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Why You Shouldn’t Close Vents

True or false? Closing vents will save you money. The Truth About Closing Vents Maybe you grew up in a home where rarely used rooms were closed off and vents were also closed in those rooms. You may have been told that this would save the money. The truth is that the practice of closing …

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Post-Winter Maintenance for Your Furnace

With winter finally over (and we had quite the winter this year) what should you do to ensure that your furnace will run smoothly next winter? Change the Air Filter: Your furnace and air conditioner (if you have one) share the same ductwork. Changing the air filter after winter and before summer will keep both …

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Is Your Tap Water Safe?

When was the last time that you drank straight from the faucet? If you can’t remember, do you know why you avoid it and if that’s even necessary? Tap water entering your home is perfectly safe to drink and use, but if you are still hesitant, there is a solution. What is the Best Solution …

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What Should First-Time Home Buyers Know About HVAC?

Buying your first home can be exciting as well as overwhelming. From pre-qualifying to house hunting to inspections, it can really add a mountain of stress to an already hectic life. Luckily, 1-800-anytyme has some tips to help you out. Here are a Few Things to Look For Age of the HVAC system: Knowing the age …

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Fun Heating Facts

The Romans were the first to use a heating system. This heating system was called a “hypocaust.” It sent furnace heat through the floors and walls of the homes of rich Romans. Radiators were once built out of cast iron, making them incredibly heavy—around 500 lbs. per square foot. Ford Motor Company was the first to develop …

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Water Heater Safety

You’ve heard before that you should have a licensed plumber handle and maintain your water heater, but do you know why? Water Heaters Are Connected to Gas or Electricity Gas Water Heater: A gas water heater can potentially develop a gas leak and the small ignition flame can ignite the gas, causing a catastrophic explosion. …

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HVAC Maintenance Guide for the Busy Homeowner

Wake up, get the kids to school, work, eat, sleep…wake up, get the kids to school, work, eat, sleep…and repeat… With all of the conveniences of modern life, we still find ourselves stretched thin and constantly running out of time. Where does that leave your HVAC system? Probably at the bottom of your to-do list! …

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Is Your Water Pressure Too High?

Just like arteriosclerosis (high blood pressure) is a silent killer, high water pressure and plumbing issues are silent problems. If undetected or left untreated, both can cause serious complications. Do you know what to look for? Banging pipes: One of the most common signs of high water pressure is a banging sound in the pipes. …

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Wi-Fi Thermostats: Do You Need One?

Everyone wants to save money, to be energy efficient, and most of all, to know what is happening inside their home at all times. Did you know that a Wi-Fi thermostat can give you peace of mind? By now you probably know someone who has one. But what does it really do? Easily programmable: Download …

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Air Conditioning Maintenance: When to DIY and When to Call a Professional

Your property’s air conditioning system is the source of major comfort for all those under your roof. In the warmer summer months, air conditioning provides much-needed relief from the heat outside by cooling your indoor space to an acceptable temperature. In the event that your AC stops working, it can mean a host of problems …

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The Real Solution to Your Smelly Garbage Disposal

Does your garbage disposal smell like, well, garbage? This relatively common issue is one that no homeowner should have to put up with. Garbage disposals are supposed to do away with food and other organic materials. They are not, however, supposed to retain the smell of refuse or sewage. Read on to learn more about …

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