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What are some indicators that I may have a plumbing leak?

Water leaks around the house are often underestimated in their potential to cause serious damage. A trap that’s not tight, a toilet seal that’s lost its grip, or even a water line with a tiny drip too hard to see or hear, but every day it continues to wear away parts of your home, causing…

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Should I be concerned if my toilet is leaking?

Absolutely.  Not only is it annoying to listen to, but it’s also a waste of water and money.  Leaky toilets can add up in your water bills.  According to a Penn State Article, “10 Easy Ways You Can Conserve Energy” (October 27, 2009, Volume 56, No. 09), “A ‘running’ toilet can waste two gallons of…

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What kind of maintenance can be done manually?

With the proper maintenance and care, your Carrier equipment will operate economically and dependably. Though the professionals at A.J. Perri are there to help with your heating and air conditioning unit, there are a few simple, routine maintenance operations you can do to help ensure the best performance and comfort from your heating and air…

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Why should you not use Liquid Plumber on a clogged toilet?

First of all, it’s best not to use any toxic chemicals in your plumbing system. Second, your toilet has big wax ring that seals it to the drain pipe. Liquid Plumber will eat away at that wax ring. Then, every time you flush about half the water will make it down the pipe and the…

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Why should I replace my existing heating or air conditioning system?

If your system is old and inefficient, or the repairs are starting to increase in cost and frequency, you’ll probably want to consider replacement.  Today systems are as much as 60% more efficient than those systems manufactured as little as ten years ago. The savings you’ll realize in monthly heating and cooling costs can help…

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What are some great low-cost and no-cost ways homeowners can reduce energy costs?

First, replace your heating and cooling system’s air filters on a regular basis. This helps your system run more efficiently. Second, wrap your water heater in an insulation blanket. Third, install low-flow shower heads and water restrictors on your faucets. Fourth, use window treatments seasonally, closed during the summer to keep the heat out and…

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What Causes the White Residue on my Dishes?

Having water spots on dishes is a common problem. Your dishwasher is most likely doing all that it can, but the problem isn’t the appliance. The problem is the water. Water spots are created from droplets of water that remain on the dishes and are “baked” to the dishes from the heated dry cycle. The…

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