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Another Award for Ravinia Plumbing & Heating

Ravinia Plumbing & Heating has been named a Neighborhood Favorite plumber by Nextdoor. “We are thrilled with this award,” said David Ariano, President of Ravinia Plumbing, “especially since it is the result of voting by our customers – the people we have the pleasure of working with every day.” The award was based on responses […]

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Wireless Networks

”Alexa – turn the thermostat down.” “Siri – open the garage door.” “I just got a notice on my phone. Our smoke alarm just went off.” “Somebody just rang the bell. With my wireless doorbell camera, I can see who it is. If it’s a solicitor, I can ignore it.” Technology – wireless technology in […]

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Reducing Water Waste

Americans on average use 80-100 gallons of water a day. That’s 127% more than we used in 1950, and compares to some countries where people exist on three gallons a day or less (that’s about one flush – see below). Also, about 95% of the water entering our house goes down the drain. That wastes […]

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Sewer Line Excavation

A gurgling toilet. Drains not draining. Water backing up when it rains. Any of these in and of themselves may be minor irritants, but if you are experiencing all of them it may be a sign that you have a problem with your sewer line. Potentially a big problem. Sometimes the problem can be fixed […]

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Natural Gas vs. Propane Grills

Summer time means grilling. Steaks. Burgers. Fish. Veggies and more. If you’re thinking about buying a new grill, the first key question is whether you go with the convenience of gas or go old school like dad and grandpa and use charcoal. It is a passionate debate for the ages, and we aren’t going to […]

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Electric Car Chargers

At the end of November 2016, there were approximately 540,000 electric cars on the road in the United States. That accounted for only 0.22% of all cars on the road. But that number is certain to grow exponentially in the years ahead. If you are considering purchasing an electric vehicle, one thing you will need […]

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Top Ten Tips to Reduce Summer Energy Costs

With summer and hot weather just around the corner, you’ll be running your air conditioner more. That means your utility bills will probably be going up. We’ve already told you about one way to reduce energy costs – have your air conditioning system tuned up to make sure it is operating at top efficiency. But […]

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Electricity Costs

Every time you flick a switch and the electricity starts flowing, it costs you money. You know that, but do you know how much it costs? Here is a simple chart that provides estimated energy costs for various items in your house. You can use this to determine the most efficient way to use electricity. […]

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How Long Things Last

When you purchase items for your home you hope they last a long time. But you are never sure how long. The following table shows the expected life of numerous items. A few things to consider: Expected lives will vary. Check with your salesperson and also review warranty information. Inexpensive items or items that are […]

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Showerheads

If you’re like most people, you want and need that hot shower in the morning to clear the cobwebs.  Undoubtedly, you know that you need the right water heater to make sure you and your other family members get enough hot water.  But another key factor to consider is your showerhead.  Here are a few […]

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How Do You Know What Tonnage You Need for Your New Air Conditioning Unit?

July 16, 2018

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