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4 Clever Ways to Have Cleaner Air at Home

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Air pollution isn’t just an outdoor problem. Pollutants in the air at home can pose quite a problem for families who are spending even more time inside now than ever before, up to 90 percent of their days. In fact, WebMD, in collaboration with Healthy Child of the World, explains that the air inside of…

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Turn Your Air Conditioner On Before You Really Need It

Turning on your air conditioner before you really need it is one of the best strategies to prepare your home for the hot summer months ahead.  Starting up your air conditioning early will save you time and money on potential service calls during the busy summer months and can even save you money on your…

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Valuable Tax Credits Expiring Soon

Way back in January when the government extended the high-efficiency heating, cooling, ventilation, and water heating tax credits that expired on December 31, 2011 through the end of 2013, we all thought there was plenty of time to install our new equipment…but time is running out. These tax credits expire on December 31, 2013, and…

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Don’t Wait for a Rainy Day to Make These Repairs

It’s a beautiful spring day and you get to choose how to spend it: home maintenance or lounging in the sunshine. Unfortunately for your favorite sunny spot, there are times when you just can’t let a repair wait until a rainy day. Sure, painting the living room can wait.  However, when a small maintenance item…

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More GREEN in the New Year

Now that we’re starting fresh for 2013, we can start thinking about being “green” in two ways: Becoming just a little bit more energy efficient will save you money and help the environment as well. Small changes can make a big difference. Heating and cooling your home is the biggest energy use, accounting for about…

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Upgraded Plumbing Fixtures

When considering any type of home renovation, adding value to the home plays a big part in the decision-making process; not many improvements add more value than kitchen and bathroom upgrades, and that usually means plumbing and fixtures. Some of the easiest upgrades involve upgrading plumbing fixtures.  In the bath, this can include new faucets,…

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Be First in Line for Cool Air

With the weather warming up so early this year, some homeowners are surprised to find out that their air conditioner isn’t ready.  The best way to make sure your air conditioner is in top shape is to schedule your tune up NOW. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the number one cause of breakdowns in…

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Healthy Plumbing Makes for a Happier Holiday

You spend weeks planning for houseguests and get-togethers during the holidays, but you should also plan for the additional burden that will be placed on your home’s plumbing to ensure that you won’t be adding an emergency plumber to your guest list. The first step to ensure that your plumbing and water heater are up…

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Watch out for Extreme Heat!

We’ve had some hot days this summer. The heat is not only uncomfortable and inconvenient it can also be dangerous. Take precautions and follow these important preventative tips from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). THE BEST DEFENSE IS PREVENTION Drink more fluids (nonalcoholic), regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you’re…

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