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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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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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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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5 Home Organizing Tips

Let’s say you’re a teacher and report cards are due but, in this case, you’re the only pupil and you’re being graded on only one task:  creating order out of chaos. With that in mind, what grade would you enter in the computer on your own report card?  If it’s one you wouldn’t be proud […]

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How to Get the Most from Your Furnace

Have you given your furnace a little pep talk lately, exhorting it to “keep in truckin’” for the good of your entire family?  Probably not, and for a few very good reasons:  it can’t hear, comprehend, or answer back.  And yet it does respond favorably when you take proper care of it. Here, for example, […]

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