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Give Your Air Conditioner Space to Breathe

Give Your Air Conditioner Space to Breathe

Your air conditioner provides you with comfortable air all summer long. In spite of that, it's easy to forget that your central air conditioning unit also needs its own air to function correctly. That means giving it space to breathe! Keeping the right amount of...

Why You Should Install a Sump Pump – And How to Maintain It

Why You Should Install a Sump Pump – And How to Maintain It

A basement which doubles as a sump will encounter serious problems without some sort of mechanism in place to drain it. A flooded basement doesn’t just damage or destroy anything stored inside it. It also poses a serious risk of lethal electric shock to anyone living inside the house, and it may quickly breed mold and mildew which will colonize the frame, walls, and floorboards above.

Guide to Tankless Water Heater Maintenance

Guide to Tankless Water Heater Maintenance

A tankless water heater is exactly what it sounds like. Rather than store and continually heat water in a tank, the unit instantly heats any water which passes through it. A tankless water heater's primary advantage is its energy efficiency. The unit is 24% to 34%...

5 Ways to Improve the Air Quality in Your Home

5 Ways to Improve the Air Quality in Your Home

The average American spends approximately 90% of their lifetime indoors. According to the EPA, air pollutant levels are often two to five times higher indoors than they are outdoors. The levels of indoor air pollutants occasionally exceed 100 times those of outdoors!...

Why Water Quality Matters

Why Water Quality Matters

You are alive because each and every one of your ancestors sought out clean water. Many of today’s benefits of clean water were unknown to our ancestors. This is partly because science has advanced over the years. When we talk about water quality today, we're not just...

5 Common Winter Plumbing Problems

5 Common Winter Plumbing Problems

Modern plumbing certainly makes Midwestern winters much more bearable. Freezing their tootsies off or suffering the indignity of using a chamber pot: those were the only options settlers had at their disposal whenever they needed the restroom during the dead of...

When Should You Get a Furnace Inspection?

When Should You Get a Furnace Inspection?

It's easy to forget about your furnace as it chugs away in your basement or closet. Unfortunately, your furnace has the mother of all methods of getting your attention at its disposal: It can break down during the wintertime, which will make your home uninhabitable...