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October is Fire Safety Month – Keep your home safe!

This month we are reminded of the serious fire hazards present in our own homes and the important steps to keep our homes and families safe.  There are several key areas in your home that can be fire and safety hazards of which you should be aware and take care to maintain regularly so that…

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Save Energy and A Bit O’ the Green!

This year create your own pot of gold under the rainbow by making a commitment to save money by saving energy.  Making simple, everyday changes saves both energy and money, all while protecting the environment. Here are a few great energy saving tips:  Use a programmable thermostat. You can save about $180 a year when…

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Avoid the Greasy Stuff!

Avoid Grease Dirty Dishes

While preparing your holiday dinner this year, remember that not everything should go down the drain. Putting the wrong things down the drain can cause serious and expensive damage to your household plumbing system.  You also don't want to spend your holidays trying to contact a plumber to unclog your drain while the dirty dishes pile up!…

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Improving the Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

Sneeze

As Americans we spend up to 90% of our time indoors. That’s a large amount of time indoors. What is even more surprising is that the U.S Environmental Agency says the quality of indoor air can be up to 100 times worse than the air outside. How is this the case? Polluted indoor air quality…

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8 Tips for Conserving Water this Summer

As temperatures are rising, it’s likely your water bill is too. This is in part due to running and maintaining pools, increased showering, and watering your lawn and plants. Many people consider these additional water expenses par for the course during the summer, but they don’t have to be! There are steps you can take…

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What’s on your fall to do checklist?

Fall

Kids off to school…check; clean off patio…check; start working on winterizing projects around the house…check.  What am I forgetting?  Don't forget about getting your furnace ready for winter.  Now is the time to schedule your fall furnace maintenance before the cool weather hits and leaves you frigid! Your heating and cooling system, like your car,…

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Misconceptions about Heating Systems

Your heating system gets a workout during the winter.  There are some things you should know in order to make sure it keeps up with your demands.  The last thing anyone wants is for their heating system to fail when it’s most needed! Misconception #1:  As long as it’s running, everything is okay!  Without annual…

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Is it Time to Repair or Replace?

If your heating and/or air conditioning system fails, you are often faced with a choice, to repair the existing unit by replacing parts and other remedies or by buying a new system. When faced with this decision there are three main factors you should consider: life expectancy, efficiency and current condition of your unit. 

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What’s In New Jersey Drinking Water?

Drinking Water

Families everywhere are not only looking for better tasting water, but also cleaner water that will ensure their family’s good health and safety. How much do you know about the water you and your family consume daily? Probably not as much as you think. The New Jersey EPHT program working with the New Jersey Department…

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Frustrated by problems associated with low water pressure?

Baby

Low water pressure can make even the simplest tasks difficult and inefficient, from taking a shower to washing the dishes to using your sprinkler system this summer. There are a number of causes that can lead to this frustrating problem.  Sometimes it’s caused by something as straightforward as running two plumbing fixtures at the same…

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