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Creepy Critters are for Halloween Not Your HVAC System

Halloween can be creepy enough without the thought of little critters invading your HVAC system and your home. Insects like stink bugs, silverfish, roaches, and spiders (technically not insects, but still creepy crawlers) and small animals like rats, mice, and even squirrels and raccoons can get in through gaps and holes in your HVAC system.…

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Should I Jet Clean My Plumbing?

Drain pipes inevitably become clogged over time with grease, hair, soap scum, sludge, and roots, which inhibit the proper function of the draining system at your Florida home. When your blockage is too tough for drain snaking to help, sewer jet cleaning is the solution. Do I need a jet cleaning? Typically, a jet cleaning…

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Natural Drain Cleaners VS. Chemical Drain Cleaners

There’s never a convenient time to get a clogged drain, and it’s tempting to run to the store and grab one of the many chemical drain cleaners that are on the market. They promise to be a quick and easy fix, but sometimes they are neither – and always they are dangerous. Danger to your…

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What Happens When the Air Filter Gets Too Dirty

Changing the air filter on your heating and cooling system is one of the simplest maintenance tasks – and one of the most important. Keeping a clean air filter benefits you and your equipment. When you let the air filter become too dirty, bad things begin to happen: Impurities in your indoor air Air filters…

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Filtering Your Water: Water Pitcher vs. Whole Home System

There has been a fair share of water problems around the nation these past few years, particularly in Flint, Michigan. Consumers cannot be too careful about the water they are putting into their family’s bodies. Bottled water is not the only way to ensure your family enjoys fresh, clean water. Water filtration can work just…

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Ways to Save Energy When Using Your AC

It almost seems like an oxymoron – saving energy when you’re running your air conditioner, especially during the extreme temperatures of summer. However, there are ways to curtail energy consumption when using your AC, and saving energy leads to saving money. Here are a few ideas: Join the fan club Take the cool air produced…

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How Hail Can Damage Your Air Conditioner

Hailstorms are not common in Florida, but they do happen from time to time. Because the climate is generally more on the hot and humid side, hail often melts before it reaches the ground. Still there have been several reported events of hail in Florida accumulating over 3 inches. And where there’s hail, there’s the…

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Top 5 Summer Plumbing Problems

Plumbing problems can happen any time, but summer seems to be the time you’re more likely to have certain issues pop up with your plumbing — whether it’s because kids are home from school or the plants are in overdrive with all the heat, humidity, and sunshine. Regardless of the reason, here are the five…

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Why You Should Consider a Recirculation/Comfort Pump

There’s an episode of the television show Seinfeld in which one-character jokes about turning on the hot water faucet, and then going to do the shopping while he waits for the water to heat up. Hot water can seem to take forever to arrive, and if you don’t like waiting, you may want to consider…

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The Importance of Having Your Dryer Vents Cleaned

Keeping your dryer vents clean is important for a number of reasons which include not only energy savings but safety. A dryer works by pushing out hot, moist air so your clothes can dry. If your dryer vent to the outside becomes blocked by lint, the air will not be able to expel moisture like…

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