Plumbing and Electrical

Air Conditioning

The Basics of Air Conditioning February 20, 2020 Read up on the basics of air conditioning systems and how to maintain them. Willis Carrier invented the first air conditioning system in 1902—but not to cool the air. Carrier’s system was devised to dehumidify the air in a printing plant so the paper would no longer […]

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Dimmer Switch

Installing a Dimmer Switch February 20, 2020 Increase your illumination options with a simple switch. Controlling the level of lighting in a room is a great way to set a mood. While you may want brighter light for reading, you might want less light for watching TV, and perhaps even a third level of light […]

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Sewage Back up

What to Do (and Not Do) If Your Sewer Backs Up February 21, 2020 When it comes to bad things like a sewer backup, it’s always smarter to be prepared. Here are a few tips for handling a sewer backup. You don’t need an article to tell you that a sewer backup is no joke. […]

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Guide to Heating

The Beginner’s Guide to Heating February 21, 2020 Photo by Russell Kaye Heating is the most basic requirement of a house. Learn more about the various heating systems and how to maintain them. In all but the warmest locales, heating is the most basic requirement of a house. Building codes call for new houses to […]

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Heating System Maintenance

Signs That Your Heating System Needs Checking Or Maintenance February 21, 2020Your heating system is one of the things that you’ll only notice when it’s not functioning properly. While its role is to ensure you and your family’s comfort during the different seasons, you may have put off inspecting your heaters and vents because it […]

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Preventing Electrical fires

How to Prevent Electrical Fires November 8, 2019 Check These 7 Things Right Now to Prevent Electrical Fires at Your Home Perhaps the most tragic thing about the 25,000+ home electrical fires in homes across the U.S. each year is that the vast majority of them could have been prevented if the right safety precautions […]

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Frozen Pipes

How a Frozen Pipe Bursts  February 17, 2020 Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey demonstrates how and why frozen pipes burst. Steps: 1. Pipes can freeze if the temperature drops below freezing and the pipes are exposed to that temperature for a prolonged period of time.2. When water freezes, it expands […]

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