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What You Need To Know About Replacing A Furnace Filter

Looking for ways to improve your home's air quality? This may be a big concern to you if people in your household have allergies, especially to mold.  A clean furnace filter not only helps with cleaning all the air flowing through your home's air ducts but will also help keep the motor in the furnace clean and run efficiently.  It is not enough to just change a filter since some mistakes can be made along the way. Read More 

Three Things You Should Do This Fall Before Putting Your Rental Home On The Market

Whether you've recently bought a rental home as an investment or have upgraded to a bigger house and plan to hold onto your old home and rent it out, there are several things you should know before beginning your journey as a private landlord. If you're putting your home on the rental market this fall, here are are three preventative strategies that will provide your tenants with a better overall rental experience as well as hedge your bets as a landlord against costly repairs. Read More 

Plumbing Needs When Building A Horse Barn

Constructing a new barn to house your horses on your property gives you the opportunity to ensure that you have access to the amenities you desire. Many horse owners overlook the importance of plumbing when it comes to designing their barn, but working with an experienced plumber throughout the construction process will ensure that your barn offers comfort and convenience for both you and your animals. Here are three often-overlooked plumbing needs that you should pay attention to when building a new barn in the future. Read More 

Why Your HVAC May Cause A Fire Outbreak

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), heating, cooling and air conditioning (HVAC) systems caused thousands of home fires (that resulted in at least 29 deaths) in the year 2010. As a homeowner, it's good to know how these fires start so that you can prevent them. Here are four HVAC-related malfunctions that can lead to fire outbreaks: Dirty Air Filters Air filters are meant to clean the air entering the air conditioner. Read More 

How To Replace Your Condenser Hose

Even if you have a new air conditioning system in your home, it is vital that you properly maintain it over the years to maintain maximum efficiency. If you failed to keep up certain components, it could become more expensive to run your AC. Luckily, there are a few simple and free maintenance jobs that you can do to ensure your AC is not being an energy hog. One of the best do-it-yourself maintenance jobs is to clean and seal the condenser hose. Read More