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How to Save Money on Your Electric Bill

by B.Annie on April 9, 2018

Tired of high electric bills?  Try some of these tips and tricks to save money on your electric bill.  Energy Audit One of the best ways to start saving money on your electric bill is to have an energy audit. Frequently the electric company offers free energy audits. This means that an expert can come […]

Spring HVAC

Seven Steps to Get Your HVAC Ready for Spring

by B.Annie on April 2, 2018

Now is the time to consider what you need to do to get your HVAC ready for Spring. These steps are a combination of what the professional can do and what the homeowner can do.  Here’s a checklist. Spring HVAC Maintenance Replace Your Air Filter First, replace the air filter for your heater. Just like […]

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Why Hire An Experienced HVAC Technician

by B.Annie on March 26, 2018

We’ve all seen the cartoons when we were growing up or watching them with our children.  The cartoon character looks at the wires dangling from the wall. He thinks for a minute, then wires the dangling cords into the socket. The next scene is always hilarious.  The character’s hair stands on end, his bones stand […]

Green HVAC

Going Green with HVAC Strategies

by B.Annie on March 19, 2018

The idea of going green with HVAC strategies brings a lot of different images to mind. For some people it means their family or business having a smaller carbon footprint. For others it means using renewable energy sources. For still others, it means Bruce Banner morphing into the Incredible Hulk and moving HUUUUGE turbines in […]

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Is Your Kitchen Sink Draining Slowly?

by B.Annie on February 4, 2018

Two of the most frequently asked questions for our plumbers are about a homeowner’s sink.  Why is my sink draining so slowly and why won’t my faucet stop dripping. Slow Draining Kitchen Sink   If the sink is draining slowly it can be a nuisance and a cause for concern for the homeowner that worse […]

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Answers to Frequently Asked Plumbing Questions

by B.Annie on February 1, 2018

The answers to frequently asked plumbing questions vary from the easy to the complex. Some are easily solved by the homeowner if he has the time.  Others require training and specialized equipment to do right.  Those are jobs that are best left to a plumber. Frequently asked plumbing questions Clogged Bathtub One frequently asked plumbing […]

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Heat Pump Maintenance

by B.Annie on January 11, 2018

Heat pump maintenance is an important consideration when buying a home or considering changing your system over. A heat pump is a remarkable device which brings heat from the outside air and uses it to produce heat for the comfort of those inside. However, heat pump maintenance is essential if the homeowner is to enjoy the […]

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Smart Home Makes it Easy Whether You are Near or Far

by B.Annie on January 10, 2018

The Smart Home of the last generation meant a vacuum cleaner, a dishwasher and perhaps an automatic sprinkler system to water the lawn. For today’s homeowners, those items are a given. Updated homes may have a robotic vacuum cleaner, a smoke alarm system connected to wifi, an automated video camera to keep an eye on […]

Septic System Problems

by B.Annie on January 2, 2018

Over 5 million septic systems fail each year. This is about 20% of the septic systems in operation.  Luckily, that leave 80% of the septic systems working well. Imagine a scenario in which  you flush a toilet, and water comes up the shower drain.  Brown water.  And it smells. You investigate further by walking out into […]

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Backup Generator – Do You Need One?

by B.Annie on September 26, 2017

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma that struck Florida in September, 2017, eight elderly patients died when the generator failed at a nursing home in Hollywood, FL. With their health already compromised, these individuals could not withstand the heat in the 90’s and Florida’s typical humidity. A working generator would have probably saved their lives. […]