May 18, 2017 // 2017 Homeowner Tips Lifestyle Summer

Spring Tune-Up Ideas

Before summer gets busy, tackle these interior and exterior tune-ups to sav...

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Indoor air pollution is often overlooked by homeowners, but air quality can have a major impact on the health of your family. There are a number of issues that can be cause fo...

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Does Cooking Cause Indoor Air Pollution?

May 15, 2017 // 2017 Homeowner Tips Homeownership

Picture this:   You’re in the throws of baking up a storm.  The pies are cooling on the counter, the turkey is in the oven, the fixings are on the stovetop and you...

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Common Baking Substitutes

November 21, 2016 // 2016 Homeowner Tips How-To's

The following article from wikiHow is an excellent recap and quick checklist you should use to protect your basement from water damage. I felt it is worthwhile sharing this in...

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Prevent Basement Flooding

May 27, 2015 // Homeowner Tips How-To's

I have had two neighbors call me asking for help with their sump pumps this week.  One had a pump with a blocked discharge pipe (the owner had put a sock on it to keep small ...

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Sump Pump Installation

May 12, 2015 // Homeowner Tips How-To's

Hot Water heaters account for approximately 20% of the energy usage in homes. The new requirements set by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Appliance Energy Cons...

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New Standards for Residential Water Heaters Effective April 16, 2015

May 06, 2015 // Homeowner Tips Safety

Clean and Check for Rust Before the snow melts or rain falls, it is a good idea to check your sump pump and make sure it is functioning.  This would include cleaning the sump...

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Sump Pump Maintenance

April 20, 2015 // Homeowner Tips How-To's

Kent Zaitz explains the dangers of carbon monoxide and the precautions you need take to protect yourself and your family in the video below:    

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What You Need Know about Carbon Monoxide

April 17, 2015 // Homeowner Tips Safety

Previously I discussed how much insulation should you add to your ceiling or attic, now I would like to discuss how to get the most benefit from your installation.  If the in...

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Correctly Install Your Attic Insulation

April 16, 2015 // Homeowner Tips How-To's

How often should you change your furnace filter?  A new homeowner asked me how often should they change their furnace filter, and if they should use a high efficiency type fi...

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Homeowner Tips: Furnace Filter Replacements

April 15, 2015 // Home Improvement Homeowner Tips Q & A

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