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If you are building a new home, then you must have a heating system installed, and it is essential to choose the best option. Alternatively, you may need to replace a malfunctioning heating system, so you can choose to upgrade to a more modern device. There are several pros and cons concerning the installation of a heat pump versus a gas furnace, and by understanding what these are, you can make an informed decision about buying and installing a new heating system. A Faster Source of Heat for Your Home When you want to have heat in a home faster,…

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There are many reasons why you should repair your chimney during the off-season when it will not be in use. You will want to make sure that your fireplace is in full functioning order. Making sure that your chimney is working well, will help to ensure that you do not deal with any chimney fires. It will also help the efficiency of your fireplace. Below are some things that you should do while it is the off-season for your fireplace and chimney. Chimney Inspections You will want to hire a professional chimney sweep that will check out your fireplace and…

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Looking ways to save money when it comes to heating your home? People tend to overspend and need to find ways to conserve in order to balance their checkbooks. If you find you’re paying too much to stay warm, here are some things you can try that will help curb your oil heating bill this winter. Check for Air Leaks You pay for every bit of heat that comes out of your oil furnace, so you don’t want any of it going to waste. However, heat sometimes leaks out through drafty windows and doors. These spots are easy to find…

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If your goal is to make your personal space cleaner this year, you’re off to a good start! A cleaner home is one that’s often more inviting and comfortable. There’s even research showing that a clean home lowers stress and fatigue, reduces allergy and asthma symptoms, and reduces the risk of unexpected falls and other common sources of household accidents. But you’re only likely to stick to a resolution to keep your living spaces cleaner if you have a solid game plan first. Here are some suggestions to help you out. Don’t Put Off the Small Things The more you…

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Even though most homeowners don’t think about it, the bathroom is probably one of the most heavily-trafficked rooms in your home. Consider this – everyone in your home – from your elderly parents to your young children – uses the bathroom several times a day for a variety of purposes. And yet, despite the fact that someone is always in your bathroom, you probably don’t consider your washroom from a safety standpoint. According to home safety experts, bathrooms pose a bevy of safety risks for the people living in your home. While bathrooms can be unsafe for everyone, physicians indicate…

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The height of winter are the times of the year when you can expect to see an upswing in your energy bill, but we’ve got a few simple tips to rein in that extra cost this winter. Below are some tips to lower your energy bill this winter and keep more green in your pocket. Schedule Your Heating Inspection Early Whether you have a furnace or a heat pump, make sure you get your winter inspection before the cold weather sets in. Your friendly heating expert will clean your furnace, adjust loose belts and make sure everything’s operating efficiently. For…

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The holidays are quickly approaching, and it’s time to start planning family events, parties, and all the things that make the holidays enjoyable this time of year. The holidays can become stressful if you don’t get a head start on all you need to do, which is why your holiday cleaning checklist is the most important list you’ll make all year aside from the one you’re compiling for Santa. You will want to do all you can to make sure your house or apartment is presentable for picky in laws who might criticize you if your cleanliness isn’t up to…

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Decorating for the holidays should be a fun, pleasant experience. So, you don’t have to start tearing down the Thanksgiving decorations the moment the last piece of turkey is eaten at dinner. Instead, start to transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas in a gradual way. When you transition your holiday décor, take your time and avoid feeling overwhelmed. Here are few simple things that you can do to transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas décor. Give Your Candles a New Look Candles are a familiar part of a home’s décor during both Thanksgiving and Christmas time. If you have brown, tan or…

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The holidays are almost here and you are probably starting to stress out about how you’re going to dress up your table. Whatever your holiday theme may be, here are some unique ideas that will have your guests checking out the centerpiece. Interactive Centerpieces For an interactive centerpiece idea, take strips of colorful paper and curl them around a pen. When your guests arrive, pass out the strips and have them write down something that they are thankful for and then gather them up. Place the strips of paper into a decorative bowl on the center of the table. After…

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Autumn is a great time to have your roof assessed for any damages that may have occurred within the previous year. It gives you a chance to decide and plan on a path of action before seasonal storms begin and keeping a solid roof over your head becomes a critical event. Winter, spring, and summer often bring heavy winds, snow, sleet, rain, and hail that can damage your roof. These seasonal storms may create small problems that go unnoticed until they become huge headaches. It is important to have your roof inspected regularly and to make repairs quickly. Water Won’t…

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