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Electric Maintenance

Mini-Split Air Conditioners: What They Are and How They Work

Most homeowners are most familiar with central air conditioners and furnaces, but it’s important not to forget about other products including ductless mini-splits. Mini-split systems are a type of ductless heating and cooling. In place of delivering conditioned air to the entire residence with a network of air ducts, they heat and cool a single… Read More

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Electric Maintenance

How to Know When It Is Time to Upgrade Your Home Electric System

With a new electronic device hitting the market almost daily, it is understandable that you might wonder if your home can handle the growing demand for electricity. Fortunately, most new electronic devices draw very little power. A cell phone charger draws about 10 watts, and a 50-inch LED TV only draws 100 to 200 watts—compare… Read More

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Kitchen

Who Do I Hire to Replace Gas Piping?

When you think of plumbers, you may not consider that they also work on gas piping. Most people know that professional plumbers work with pipes that carry water and sewage, do installation and repair jobs for faucets, sinks, garbage disposals, and water heaters. While this is true, plumbers can also work on more than the… Read More

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Water Heater

Tankless vs Traditional Water Heater

Tankless vs. Traditional Water Heater. Which is Best For You? When it comes time to replace your water heater, you should consider some new options. You can replace it with another traditional style water heater or in some cases, switch to a tankless system. Which one is the better choice? Like any other major purchase,… Read More

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Plumbing

What to Consider Before Plumbing Renovations

Plumbing Renovations: What to consider. Have you recently noticed incisive leaks in your kitchen? What about the water coming out of the taps, is it no longer clean as it usually is? Or maybe your piping system experiences unprecedented blockages? Or you just think it is time to change the old rusty pipes running around… Read More

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General Maintenance Plumbing

You Think You Have A Leak?

So, you see a puddle of water on the floor or a stain on your ceiling. Maybe it’s obvious, perhaps it’s not quite clear. Let’s look at the steps you can take to identify whether you really have a leak! One indication of a leak can be disturbed dust patterns that look like a dirty… Read More

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Kitchen Plumbing

Garbage Disposals: Using yours properly

A garbage disposal should probably be called something else. The name more or less implies you can feed just about anything into the appliance, turn it on and it’s gone. The fact is, it’s not quite that simple and homeowners should exercise care about what they try to dispose of or they risk damaging the appliance… Read More