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Is a chemical-based drain cleaner safe to use?

Most chemical drain cleaners are very toxic in nature. They’re not only harmful to the environment, but also especially dangerous to keep around the home if you have children or pets. Chemical drain cleaning products are very harmful to piping systems as well. Over time these chemicals deteriorate your pipes from the inside out. When…

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What is a good temperature to set my thermostat?

ime, the best thermostat setting is that temperature at which you feel most comfortable.  However, when extremely high summertime temperatures set in, the best temperature setting is going to be 15 to 16 degrees below the outside temperature.  Remember, your air conditioner can only produce so much cooling, no matter how low you set the…

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Should I be concerned about carbon monoxide?

Carbon monoxide, also known as the silent killer, can pose a serious threat in some instances and is yet another reason to have your furnace and water heater inspected by A.J. Perri. A carbon monoxide detector is a wise investment. A.J. Perri offers a high quality carbon monoxide detector that has a 5-year warranty.

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What are the advantages of hiring a professional plumber?

First of all, a professional plumber has a good working knowledge of the systems as is required by their job. They are familiar with all of the components of those systems and can diagnose problems with relative ease.  Their knowledge and expertise will save you a tremendous amount of time and effort, as well as…

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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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Should I keep my air conditioning system from running too much?

Generally speaking, a unit that is either on or off is less expensive than one that keeps cycling on and off repeatedly. Every time your system starts up, it will use a lot of electricity and not produce much cooling. That’s why a smaller system is often more economical to operate, even though it runs…

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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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How can I identify the reasons for high home energy costs?

Various factors drive operating costs for your heating and cooling system.  The local climate, your area’s electric (or gas) rates, even how often doors and windows are opened and shut affect the costs to run your heating & cooling system. Know the factors, so you can save money on electric bills and maintenance. Of course,…

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