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Which is Better: A Gas or Electric Water Heater?

Like most appliances, water heaters have improved greatly in recent years. Today’s models are much more energy efficient. That’s why you probably couldn’t replace your existing water heater with the same exact model…and yet, you probably wouldn’t want to. Instead,…

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Is it Time for a New Heating System? Let’s Find Out.

Some things are worth hanging onto forever. Your grandmother’s wedding ring, your mother’s hope chest, or even your children’s’ first pairs of shoes. But for most of us, mechanical objects – like heating and cooling systems – don’t make the…

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Furnace Odors, and What They Mean

From the sweet smell of home-made pumpkin pie baking in the oven, to the smoky aroma of a wood- burning fireplace, autumn provides us with a symphony of fragrances that delight the senses. But when it comes to your home,…

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How to Use Castile Soap

Never heard of Castile soap? Pity, but you’re far from alone. Castile Soap is a centuries old invention that originated in Syria and later spread to Southern Europe. It’s in Spain where today’s formula was solidified, particularly in the cities…

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How to Remove Mold from Your Dishwasher

Mold. It’s one of those four-letter words that can do more than offend you or give you the creepy crawlies. It can cause serious concerns about the condition of your home and the potential for health-related problems that mold can…

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How to Prevent Pipes from Leaking

When water flows to the wrong place at the wrong time – as it would from a cracked or leaking pipe – it can cause extensive damage to your home and personal belongings.  Even a slow drip behind a bathroom…

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Toilet Problems You Can Fix Yourself

How far do you have to travel to find the nearest toilet? Probably no more than 20 – 30 feet from where you’re currently sitting. That’s because pretty much wherever you might be, there’s ALWAYS one close by. And for…

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Conserve More Water with a Dual-Flush Toilet

As technology evolves, you continue to have a greater number of green living options made available to you.  And we’re all better off for it. Here’s a very good example: not exactly the newest kid on the block, but one…

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Why You Should Drink Filtered Water vs. Bottled Water

If bottled water is a fixture at your house as a way to improve the quality of what you drink, it’s time to re-examine that position. Did you know, for example, that about 40% of all bottled water is nothing…

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Toilet Tank Problems & How to Fix Them

When it comes to toilet troubles, the dreaded clogged and overflowing toilet bowl is one that can send most homeowners into a temporary state of panic. And yet things can go wrong with your tank, too, but usually they’re a…

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