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What You Need for DIY Electrical Projects

We really advise against people doing electrical work themselves.  Do it wrong and you can short out your entire house, start a fire, injure yourself, or worse.  But if you are determined to do it yourself, here are some things you will need. Safety glasses to protect your eyes. Linesmen’s pliers to cut, grip, twist […]

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Hiring a Plumber

When you are shopping for something you don’t know a lot about, from buying a car to selecting a plumber or other contractor, you have to trust that whoever you are hiring knows what they are doing and aren’t trying to rip you off.  When you hire a service company for plumbing (as well as […]

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How Long Do Things Last?

We are frequently asked how long things last.  Here are some general guidelines.  Of course, how long things last is a function of the initial quality of the item purchased, how often the unit or system is operated, how well you maintain the item, and most importantly, the quality of the installation. Heating and Cooling […]

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Plumbing Resolutions for the New Year

  • Categories: Plumbing
  • Date: January 4, 2017

What are your resolutions for the new year? Losing weight? Exercise? Chances are, taking care of your home’s plumbing did not make the list. But we are going to give you some resolutions anyway. Keep them handy; they may save you money and aggravation. Have a full home plumbing inspection. You never know what a […]

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Heating and Cooling Resolutions for the New Year

Last time we shared some plumbing resolutions for the New Year.  Now let’s share some heating and cooling resolutions. Replace your air filters monthly (4” thick filters are changed twice a year).  Dirty air filters can cause your system to break down. Have your system maintained twice – once before summer for air conditioning and […]

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Gas Pipes

  • Categories: Plumbing
  • Date: December 12, 2016

Most people do not know it, but plumbers install and repair gas piping.  Gas piping can be very beneficial.  Consider these examples: Using a natural gas line to barbecue is much more convenient that lugging around and constantly replacing propane tanks.  Plus you don’t run the risk of the tank running out of gas while […]

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Improving Indoor Air Quality

Last time we talked about contaminants that can impair indoor air quality.  Here we will discuss ways you can improve indoor air quality, which will result in better health and can also preserve your home. To review, contaminants include the following: Mold spores. Bacteria. Viruses Pollen Gasses that enter homes from the infiltration of polluted […]

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Sources of Poor Indoor Air Quality

With winter approaching, you will be spending more time indoors.  Therefore, you will want the air quality in your home to be of higher quality.  Here is what homeowners and businesses in Chcago’s North Shore need to know about Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Indoor air quality is compromised when contaminants are present.  As all people […]

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20 Ways to Lower Winter Energy Costs

With the weather beginning to turn colder, your heating bills will start to go up.  You know we will tell you that you can reduce your heating bills by making sure your furnace is properly maintained, and you may even want to consider buying a new furnace.  But you don’t need us to implement other […]

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10 Reasons to Own a Humidifier

“It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity” is what people say when they complain about uncomfortable heat in the summer.  But when the weather turns cold, an appropriate level of humidity in the home is a good thing because it can improve your health and your comfort.  That is why it is important that you […]

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What You Need for DIY Electrical Projects

January 30, 2017

We really advise against people doing electrical work themselves.  Do it wrong and you can short out your entire house, start a fire, injure you Read more…

*Based on research conducted January - August 2016