Reasons Your Toilet Keeps Running and How to Fix Them

January 18, 2022

With your toilet getting constant use, it’s prone to wear and tear as well as breaking down. A frequent issue in many households is a running toilet. A running toilet may just seem like a nuisance, but it can lead to other, more significant problems, like wasting water or causing damage to your home through flooding. Toilets can run for various reasons, and it is essential to know what the problem is when it happens so that you can solve it. Unfortunately, toilets don’t come with labels or a manual explaining why they keep running. So, it

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Point-of-Use and Whole-House Surge Protectors: Which Do You Need?

January 11, 2022

Your electrical system is designed to operate optimally under specific current and voltage ratings. But now and then, there are fluctuations. One dangerous event that can occur is a power surge. In this article, we will explore power surges and how to protect your home from them. What Is a Power Surge? A power surge is an abrupt rise in electrical current that can last from one to three nanoseconds. Disruptions in the power grid can trigger considerable fluctuations in current. Surges can be a hazard, particularly in homes with frayed wiring or electrical system defects.

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What Are the Advantages of a Home Maintenance Plan?

January 4, 2022

Most people know that they need to do some home maintenance to keep their property in good condition year after year. However, did you know that many homeowners don’t actually have a home maintenance plan? They may guess at what needs to be done, or they may wait until an emergency presents itself to do any work on the home. Unfortunately, a home that hasn’t been maintained well will deteriorate much more quickly. Eventually, you could have so many problems to address that you won’t know where to start, and the cost to fix everything could be quite significant.

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Understanding Common Household Electrical Myths

December 20, 2021

Household traditions and myths are often passed down from generation to generation. Many of these myths may have been established in the past when houses weren’t as modern with advanced technologies as they are today. There might be many myths that you and your family may believe in or know about that may not be true today. Understanding common household electrical myths can keep you informed about the safety of your home. Only Old Wiring Can Go Bad A common myth is that only old wiring in the walls of your home can go bad. This

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Top Ways to Winterize Your Plumbing System

December 14, 2021

Winter is a time when plumbing problems can arise. The cold weather in Fox Valley, Wisconsin, can cause pipes to freeze and burst. Alternatively, your water heater may not keep up with the increased demand for hot water. Here are ways you can winterize your plumbing system to have a better chance of surviving the freezing temperatures. Drain Your Water Heater Draining your water heater is a simple step that can have big benefits. To avoid damage to the tank, be sure you turn it off before draining and wait until all of the water has

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9 Reasons That Your Furnace Is Blowing Cold Air

December 7, 2021

Many homes in the United States have already turned on their furnaces to keep the chill of the winter season out. As you start the season by checking each vent and room to make sure it’s warm enough, you may find that some areas are colder than others and even that the furnace isn’t functioning as it had in the past. It’s essential to address this issue before it gets much colder outside so the home’s pipes don’t freeze and so you stay comfortable and healthy. There are many reasons why your furnace may be blowing out cold air.

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14 Reasons Why Your Furnace May Be Leaking on the Floor

November 17, 2021

If you’re noticing a puddle of water on the ground outside your furnace, or if that puddle has been steadily increasing in size, then it sounds like your furnace is leaking! If this is what is happening, what you can do about it varies from situation to situation. We’ve outlined 14 common reasons why your furnace may be leaking. 1. Water Condensation Water condensation is the most common reason for furnace leaks. Water is being forced out of the heating vents into your home, and then it falls back down to the ground, where it puddles

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Best Ways to Prepare Your HVAC Unit for Winter Storms

November 10, 2021

It never seems to fail that it’s always during the worst winter storms around Fox Valley when HVAC systems tend to falter and break down. While you may not always know when one of these storms will hit, you can still have your HVAC system ready for the eventuality. Here are some of the best ways to prepare your HVAC system now for when the winter storms arrive. Why Winter Storms Cause Problems With Your HVAC System Before jumping into the specific ways to prepare, it’s helpful to know why storms cause problems. This allows you

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What Is The Ideal Temperature for Your Furnace This Winter?

November 3, 2021

In winter, the thermostat’s settings will ultimately be your personal decision. But to stay comfortable without incurring exorbitant bills, consider adjusting the configurations on your thermostat. In this article, we will explore thermostat settings for different situations during the cold season. Ideal Temperatures in Winter The goal of adjusting your thermostat is to reduce your energy consumption without compromising your comfort. The setting may vary depending on whether you are home, on vacation, or asleep. According to the Department of Energy, the best temperature range when at home is between 68 and 72

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Reasons Why Your Heater Is Not Turning Off

October 12, 2021

Your heater is crucial HVAC equipment since it keeps you warm during the cold months. If your furnace is malfunctioning, it can lead to discomfort in your home. One of the common issues facing heaters is when it doesn’t turn off. Typically, a furnace has natural cycles where it turns on and off automatically according to your settings. However, if the heater does not turn off, it becomes a problem that can cost you a lot of money. The cause of the problem could be simple, and you can easily fix it. Other causes require you to call an HVAC

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