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Should Air Vents be High or Low?

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Most homeowners don’t give second thought to where the air vents are unless there’s an issue. But when your home was built, the builder placed them in specific locations for reasons we’ll discuss here. Air Supply Register and Return Grill Basics It’s easy to understand how your home is warmed or cooled when you know…

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The Furnace Pilot Light Keeps Going Out

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Constantly relighting the furnace pilot light is a hassle and usually signals a larger issue to resolve. We’ll go over common reasons it goes out and how to relight the pilot. What is a Pilot Light It’s the small flame that is visible inside a gas-powered furnace and stays lit thanks to a continuous feed…

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Is It Safe to Drink Hard Water?

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Although it’s more than annoying at times, hard water is prevalent in homes across the country. But, it’s perfectly safe for humans and pets to drink. Here we’ll go over what hard water is, why it’s viewed as a problem, the health benefits it provides, and how it affects your home’s plumbing system. What is…

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My Water Heater is Getting too Hot

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Hot water makes life more comfortable, but screaming hot water coming from the tap or shower can be dangerous. We’ll discuss reasons for the excessively hot water and how to change the temperature on your style of water heater. If The Water is Too Hot, Does This Mean I Need to Replace the Water Heater?…

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The Best Pet Friendly Plants

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Pets and plants can go together with a little planning and by choosing ones from this best pet friendly plants list! African Violet This flowering plant may be small, but it packs a punch with its deep purple petals and contrasting yellow stamen in the center. They thrive in a range of light conditions, from…

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What are PEX Plumbing Pipes, and Do They Last?

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PEX piping is becoming one of the most popular methods of plumbing today. There are many reasons why people choose PEX over plastic or copper piping, but there’s things you should know before choosing piping for your home or business. Let’s clarify a few things so you can decide whether PEX piping is the best…

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What is a MERV Rating and Why Does it Matter?

Have you heard your HVAC technician talk about MERV ratings? It stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value and can significantly impact your HVAC system’s efficiency. We all know that air quality is important, but we often take it for granted. We live in cities with busy streets, factories, businesses, and homes with smokers or pets.…

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