Tag Archives: Home Maintenance

What to do if you smell natural gas in your home

Natural gas is a common fuel used for furnaces, hot water heaters, clothes dryers, stoves and ovens.  What we call natural gas is mostly methane (70-90%) and a collection of other gases (ethane, propane, butane, etc.).  It’s one of the … Continue reading

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How Often Should I Change My Air Filter At Home?

How often to change your air filters can depend on the following: the type of air filter you are using the overall indoor air quality how many pets are in the home the number of people occupying the home, and … Continue reading

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5 Warning Signs That it’s Time to Clean Your Dryer Vent

Imagine waking up to see that your house is on fire—and then to find out later that the fire could have been easily prevented. The culprit: Your clothes dryer! According to the National Fire Protection Association, this common household appliance was the … Continue reading

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5 signs your home insulation needs to be replaced

When insulation goes bad it can create a problem throughout your entire home. Clean Crawls, an attic cleaning and home insulation company, outlined the problems that could lead to the need to replace insulation in your home, such as insulation … Continue reading

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Different Types of Furnaces

There are two different efficiency categories of furnaces available, regardless of brand and within those categories there are three basic types of furnaces. The two different efficiencies of furnaces are 80% efficiency and those that are 90% efficiency and greater. … Continue reading

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How to Detect Leaks

Use your water meter to check for leaks Make sure no water is being used inside or outside of your house. Locate your water meter and check the leak indicator to see if it is moving. Depending on the brand … Continue reading

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How to Reduce Your Water Heater’s Energy Use

Easy and cheap ways to make your water heater more energy efficient. In the saving energy fight, the hot water heater is a born loser. That’s because most of us have a conventional storage-type water heater. That water storage tank works … Continue reading

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