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Winter Energy Saving Tips

With winter coming, you know it’s going to be cold outside. But inside you want to be warm. At the same time, you want your heating bills to be under control. So, in addition to making sure your furnace is in good working order, here are some more tips. Note that many of them are […]

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Electrical Terms 101

When an electrician comes to your house, or when you’re looking at electrical items at the hardware store, you might be exposed to some language you absolutely do not understand. Here we provide some plain English definitions of some of the most frequently used terms. Current – The rate of flow of electricity. There are […]

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Time for a New Furnace?

Winter, unfortunately, is not that far away. The air conditioner will go off; the furnace will go on. Obviously, the one thing you do not want to happen is for your furnace to quit during a bitter cold day. While no one can predict exactly when a furnace will die, there are some hints you […]

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What to Do When Your Ceiling Leaks

Ceiling leaks can be frustrating, inconvenient and expensive. It is important for you to find the source of the leak to prevent it from reoccurring. But before that, minimize the immediate damage by doing the following things. Find the area of the ceiling that is leaking. Look for areas of the ceiling with coffee-colored stains. […]

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Different Types of Water Heaters

Regular gas or electric water heaters usually last between 10 and 15 years. If yours is reaching that time frame, it might be time to consider what type of water heater you want next. Here are the five types of water heaters. Conventional Storage Tank These are the most common type of water heater, consisting […]

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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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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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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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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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Winter Energy Saving Tips

October 15, 2018

With winter coming, you know it’s going to be cold outside. But inside you want to be warm. At the same time, you want your heating bills to be Read more…

*Based on research conducted January - December 2017

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