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Preparing Your Home for the Winter to Come

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It’s never too early to start preparing for the next major temperature shift, and getting ready for winter is no different. Before the first cold snap hits it’s a good idea to address a number of maintenance issues, as well as any repairs or upgrades for your HVAC. Depending on your home, there may be some other preparations to consider as well. Winter Preparations for Early Fall By the time warmer days have begun to come less frequently you’ll want to begin planning for some of your major to-do list tasks. An HVAC...

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3 Important Things To Know About Gas Leaks With Appliances

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There are a number of reasons to call an emergency plumber, but one of the most critical times is when you have a gas leak with one of your appliances. If you smell gas near your stove or dryer, you should immediately call a plumber to come fix the problem. This is typically relatively easy to fix, but it could be dangerous if left unrepaired. How To Detect A Gas Leak The most common way you can detect a gas leak from an appliance is through smell. Manufacturers of natural gas add an ingredient to the gas for this purpose. This ingredient is...

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Heating & Cooling Buildings More Cheaply and Efficiently

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If you’re like many Canadians, then you’re always looking for ways to save money on your heating and cooling costs.There have been numerous advancements in the heating and cooling industry, which all have the same goal in mind: super energy efficiency coupled with optimal performance. Here is an overview of some of the most cutting-edge new systems that can benefit both home and business owners:  Hybrid heating & cooling systems Homes and businesses powered by solar energy have been around for a while, as have ground heat...

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How Do You Know If You Have A Main Sewer Line Clog And How To Fix It

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A main sewer clog is arguably one of the worst things that could happen to a homeowner. If left long enough, sewage could end up flooding your backyard, which is unpleasant to say the very least. Knowing the early signs of a clogged sewer could potentially save you thousands of dollars and perhaps even your sanity. How to Diagnose a Clog When attempting to diagnose a main sewer line clog, the first sign is generally a combination of sight and sound. Your drains, including the sinks, shower, or toilet, will begin to back up with water and the...

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Do-It-Yourself Sink Clog Repair

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If you have a sink within your home that has become filled with water that will not drain, you will want to take the necessary steps in unclogging the obstruction so you are able to continue utilizing your fixture. Sink clogs are an annoyance that can usually be remedied on your own with the proper tools and a bit of know-how. Here are some steps to following in trying to unclog your sink yourself. Use A Few Tools The first steps in trying to unclog a sink is to try a plunger and a plumber’s snake. These two tools are used by plumbers...

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Everything You Need To Know About Your Heat Pump: A Guide For New Homeowners

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Many new homeowners know little about heat pump technology, including their operation and maintenance. If you are a new homeowner, these tips will help you get started understanding and caring for your heat pump.  What Heat Pumps Do Heat pumps work much like air conditioners. The major difference between a heat pump and an air conditioner is that the heat pump is reversible. In other words, when a house is hot, the heat pump can remove heat from the home’s interior and pump it to the exterior. When the house is cold, the heat pump...

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Answering Two Questions Regarding Your Home’s Plumbing

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Plumbing systems are highly complicated and vital to the modern home, but these systems are very often poorly understood by homeowners. As a result, they may be unaware of how to help their plumbing systems avoid problems. Without this knowledge, it is easy to neglect an important maintenance task or be unable to correct some routine problems. In particular, there are a couple of basic plumbing questions that new homeowners will often benefit from having answered.  Why Should You Clean Your Faucets? Some new homeowners fail to appreciate...

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