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Tips for Buying a New Dryer

Is it time for you to buy a new clothes dryer? It could be if any of the following are true. Even if there is not a problem, the dryer is 10 years old.   Clothes aren’t drying properly or are taking too long to dry, even after you have cleared the lint screen and vents.   […]

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How to Fix a Loose Electrical Outlet

A loose electrical outlet can be a real nuisance, causing plugs to fall out of the socket, which leaves your devices uncharged. For some homeowners in Chicago’s North Shore or Chicago’s Northwest suburbs, their first instinct would be to call an electrician for repairs. However, some DIY-savvy residents are up for the task themselves. Ravinia […]

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Tips for Buying a New Washing Machine

Unfortunately, washing machines do not last forever. You may want to consider buying a new washing machine if: It’s getting old. You should expect about 10 years from your washing machine before it starts breaking down. It’s noisy, which could be a minor problem such as worn belts or pulleys, or more significant issues such […]

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14 Ways to Make Your Home Smart

By now, you undoubtedly know what “smart” technology is. It allows you to use Wi-Fi to control countless household items from your phone or tablet whether you are a foot away from home or halfway around the world. These smart home wireless devices can: Provide convenience to make your life easier. Enhance your home’s safety. […]

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Benefits of Standby Generator Maintenance

A standby generator can prevent loss when the power goes out due to extreme weather (heat, cold, or rain), or if there is a power outage in your home for any other reason. Standby generators are very reliable and may be a once-in-a-lifetime investment. But to ensure your backup generator lasts for many years to […]

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Buying a Standby Generator

The weather is warming. The days are getting longer. Welcome to spring! But in addition to those positives, the advent of spring also means thunderstorms. And while that is good for the grass and garden, it could lead to power outages. That means spoiled food, no lights, loss of power to electronics and appliances, inability […]

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The Benefits of a Full Electric System Upgrade

If you live in an older home, it most likely was built with 60 or 100 amps (units of electrical current), plenty to meet the demand for electricity back in the day. But today your demand is much higher, given more high-powered appliances, electronics, smart technology, and maybe even a car charger. Connecting new technology […]

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Electrical Safety Checklist for Springtime Cleaning

With spring fast approaching, most homeowners will want to ensure that their properties are not only clean but also safe when it comes to their homes’ appliances and electrical systems. The electricians at Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric came up with this handy electrical safety checklist to help you perform your spring cleaning as […]

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What Are the Different Types of Light Bulbs?

Lightbulb technology has come lightyears in recent years. Did you know that swapping out your five most used light bulbs to high-efficiency bulbs can save you as much as $45 per year? According to Energy.gov, upgrading the bulbs around your home is one of the easiest and quickest ways to reduce your monthly energy bill, […]

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How to Become a Licensed Electrician – Part 1

Much has been written lately about the need for skilled tradespeople in professions like plumbing, HVAC, and carpentry. There is also a need for skilled electricians, with the expectation that demand will grow by 8% in the next few years. Read on for more information about how to become an electrician in Illinois. The Benefits […]

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