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Worried About Frozen Pipes? Help Prevent Them With These Tips

Why Winterizing Pipes Is Essential When preparing for winter weather, Michigan homeowners might overlook the importance of winterizing their pipes and helping prevent frozen pipes. This is an important step, as frozen pipes can have major consequences for property owners. Frozen pipes can leak or burst, causing major water damage and messy repairs. To avoid […]

Water Heater Safety Tips

Protect Your Family From Hot Water Scalding

Every year in the U.S. more that 2,000 infants and children are treated for hot water scalding. In total, hot water scalds account for around 20% of all burns that occcur in the home. Severe scalding can lead to secondary injuries such as heart attacks, falls, and broken bones, particularly among the elderly. Most scalding […]

Solving Boiler Problems

Solving Common Oil Boiler Problems

Oil boilers are generally very reliable. When problems arise it’s usually the result of a lack of maintenance, a misconfiguration, or a unit that is reaching the end of its lifespan. Here are some common oil boiler problems and solutions. 1. The Burner Is Not Operating There are several reasons the burner may not operate, […]

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Buying a Home? Here Are the Plumbing Systems To Check

Buying a home is a big investment. It’s important to do your research to ensuring that the plumbing system is working correctly. By inspecting the following systems you can avoid making costly mistakes and potential plumbing, sewer and drain problems down the road. 1. Hot Water System Ask the realtor or homeowner the age of […]

Should you close air vents?

Does Closing Vents In In Unoccupied Rooms Save Energy?

Many homes have rooms that go unoccupied for long periods of time. Guest rooms, bedrooms and basements make up a large percentage of the air volume in the average home. So it seems like a good idea: if the room is unused, why not close the air registers and doors to save energy? The reality […]

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5 Common Causes of Poor AC Performance

Today’s central air conditioners are generally very reliable. When problems arise it’s usually the result of lack of maintenance or an aging unit that is reaching the end of its lifespan. A well-maintained central AC should last 10-15 years. Here are some common reasons a central AC may not be cooling as well as it […]