Is it Time to Upgrade Your Circuit Breaker Panel?

If you still have a fuse box or 100-amp circuit breaker, you might be a candidate for an electrical system upgrade. What’s the logical next step?  A 200-amp circuit breaker panel, one that can provide all the power most families need to run all of their high end electrical systems and electronics. Here are some […]

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What to Do When Your Air Conditioner Freezes Up!

Imagine you’re having an outdoor cookout in the middle of summer, and two things happen simultaneously, both involving ice. First, you run out of ice to serve your guests, so someone has to dash off to purchase more. But as you’re pulling out of your driveway, something catches an eye.  An oddity, if you will.  […]

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Why You Need Whole-House Surge Protection

Power surges and spikes can occur at any time.  In fact, up to 25 small surges a day – resulting from voltage irregularities and motors turning on and off – are common. Over time, the cumulative effect of these daily power surge can damage or ruin today’s more sophisticated electronics, appliances and, worse yet, your […]

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5 Benefits of an Annual AC Inspection

By and large, people hate spending money on insurance, even though insurance comes in many different forms.  The problem with the traditional kind, however – take auto insurance, for example – is that you can’t touch, see or feel it, but it still costs an arm and a leg.  And the only time it does […]

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The Negative Health Effects of New Carpet Odors

“New” can be a wonderful scent. A new car with leather interior, a fresh coat of paint, new wood furniture – there’s nothing quite like it. Then again, some household odors, however new they might be, aren’t nearly as inviting. Take new carpet and carpet padding, for example. That familiar smell can last for weeks […]

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How to Choose a Heating & Cooling Company

When something goes wrong with your home heating or cooling system, what are you most likely to do? Well, if you don’t already have a reliable service provider, chances are you’re going to ask a friend or neighbor for a recommendation, OR conduct a Google search, check out some reviews, and hope for the best. […]

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Clean Floors Lead to Clean Indoor Air

If you struggle with allergies or asthma, there’s a good chance you have an indoor air quality issue on your hands.  While that’s not great news, it’s a problem that you can do a great deal on your own to correct. Take your floors, for example.  By cleaning them often enough and in the right […]

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How to Increase Indoor Humidity During the Winter Months

If your furnace is robbing your home of much needed the moisture during the winter, it’s likely you and other family members are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms of dry house syndrome: Frequent bloody noses Dry skin Dry throat Itchy, watery eyes Static electrical shock Frizzy, unmanageable hair A worsening of allergy […]

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Common Furnace Odors and What They Mean

In a “perfect” home, there are zero odors emanating from your furnace.  All you feel is the comfort and calm that comes along with it.  But when things suddenly aren’t so perfect and you detect a strange odor you’re pretty sure stems from your furnace, you’ll want to know the probable cause, what it means, […]

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The Right Insulation Can Help Reduce Your Home Energy Costs

Insulation is one of the easiest ways to save on your heating and cooling costs. Depending on where you place it, it also cuts back on noise.  Here just a few of the ways you can accomplish both: Outlets & Switches Foam padding under an outlet cover greatly reduces heat loss. Outlets and switches are […]

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