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Common Reasons for AC Breakdowns

Common Reasons for AC Breakdowns

And When Is It Time to Replace Your AC Unit?   Picture this. It's 99 degrees outside in Central Minnesota. You could fry an egg on the sidewalk. Anyone who gets into a car with vinyl upholstery has to be rushed to the hospital for fourth-degree burns. We're...

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Tips for Improving Air Conditioner Efficiency

Tips for Improving Air Conditioner Efficiency

Today’s dollars are being stretch more and more and all savings add up when it comes to energy costs.   You will not convince your local electricity supplier to reduce your rate. What you can do is help your AC run more efficiently, which comes with a two-fold...

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What Is an Anode Rod in a Water Heater?

What Is an Anode Rod in a Water Heater?

Electrolysis. You may have heard the word used to describe a certain type of hair removal treatment, although it also relates to chemistry. Electrolysis refers to a process where a chemical reaction is induced inside a fluid via electrical current. It is important to...

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Indoor Humidity: Crucial to Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Humidity: Crucial to Indoor Air Quality

You may already have heard that the air quality inside your house is much worse than the air quality outdoors. The vast majority of homes contain high levels of mold, dust and pet dander. They also contain elevated concentrations of poisonous gasses such as carbon...

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Stop Leaks Before They Cause Water Damage

Stop Leaks Before They Cause Water Damage

With the Flo Smart Water Monitor and Shutoff   Water damage can be caused at any moment by a burst pipe or malfunctioning appliance. It is also surprisingly common: six times more likely to strike your home than a fire, and eight times more likely than theft....

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5 Applications for Water Heaters

5 Applications for Water Heaters

You already know what a water heater does: it heats water. But have you ever taken a couple of minutes to appreciate just how many applications hot water can have in a home or business? If not, then here is your chance to enlighten yourself. Now the next time you hear...

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6 Advantages of Garage Heaters

6 Advantages of Garage Heaters

A garage isn't just a place to store vehicles when people aren't using them. The garage in your home is a place of solitude, where you enjoy working on important projects (and doing anything else you please without making anyone mad at you for getting things dirty)....

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Home Winterization Tips

Home Winterization Tips

If the current trends of increasing energy prices and rising inflation both continue, then it will cost approximately $1.4 million dollars to heat a single-family home for just 10 minutes by the year 2030.   Okay – that is a bit of an exaggeration, but you would...

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Boiler Maintenance – And the Advantages of Hot Water Heat

Boiler Maintenance – And the Advantages of Hot Water Heat

In its simplest form, a boiler is any closed vessel in which fluid – usually water – is heated. The heat is generated by combustion of coal, oil or gas, although electric boilers are also available. Once the water heats up, it is circulated throughout the system's...

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