Boosting Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

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Tired of spending significant portions of your paycheck on your utility bills? You can hire an energy company to come to your house and perform an audit, or you can do it yourself and save. See below to find out how you can spot and stop the causes of high energy bills at your home. Fireplace Leaks Winter will be here before we know it, and it will be time to start making cozy fires. But the fireplace can allow …

Common Dryer Issues and Fixes

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It’s laundry day! You put your first load of wash in the dryer and later realize you have a problem. Here are a few issues that are typical and their solutions.  The outside of the dryer is hot but not the inside. First, check if you over-loaded your dryer with clothes. If that isn’t the issue, check these parts of the dryer: Lint Trap Check your lint trap to make sure the holes in the mesh aren’t blocked. You should …

Preventing Mold Growth in Your Home

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Mold loves dark, damp spaces, and chances are, you’ve got plenty of them in your home. So, what’s the big deal? Many people are allergic to mold, and just about anyone can become ill from exposure. What can you do to prevent it from growing in the first place? Find out below. Caulk to Prevent Seepage Over time, the caulk used along the borders of a shower stall breaks down and allows moisture to seep into the walls or drip …

Checking Your Plumbing And Avoiding Unwanted Household Pests

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Did you know that plumbing leaks can increase the presence of pests in your home? It’s absolutely true. How is that possible? Think about what insects, bugs, and rodents need to survive. Aside from food (which there’s always plenty of in our homes), they need water. All of these tests will help you to determine if there are leaks in your home that could be inviting pests and rodents to move in. Finding Leaks Finding leaks in your plumbing isn’t …

Why Your Home Is Heating Unevenly

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CAUSES OF UNEVEN HOME HEAT DISTRIBUTION Do you have some rooms in the house that seem to feel like a sauna when the heat kicks on while others still feel like an icebox? Maybe you have some rooms that feel perfectly comfortable while other members of the family are complaining that it’s too hot or too cold. There are several reasons why a home might feel like it’s heating unevenly and we’ve got a few solutions. THE FURNACE IS THE …