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4 Air Quality Tips for a Stress-Free Home Renovation

Some people put off home renovations for months and even years because they can’t handle the dust, noise, and people invading their house. They find the very prospect of having their already tight routines disrupted by changes to where they live to be very stressful. However, even more importantly for some, especially those with allergies,

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Don’t Buy a New Home Before Checking These Things First

You have a housing wish list most likely, with a desired layout, neighborhood, and finishes too right? Make yourself another house-hunting list that will allow you to identify any potential problems that your intended home might already have. Problems are not necessarily in and of themselves deal breakers, but the smart buy when you are

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Facts About the History of Indoor Plumbing You Should Know

To the typical plumbing system, the engineering behind indoor plumbing may seem almost primitive, even embarrassing. It is, after all, just a series of pipes, pumps, filters, and heaters. It can’t take videos, post photos of cats on the Internet, or allow people to connect with friends all over the world the way a smartphone

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Are Heating Costs Affecting Your Holiday Budget?

It’s that time of the year again — time to make a list and check it twice. And for those of us in New Jersey, it’s probably time to crank up the furnace. As temperatures drop and holiday to-buy lists pile up, many of us are searching for ways to cut costs this season. Check

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Top Mistakes Homeowners Make With Their AC

Let’s face it: summers in New Jersey are a lot of fun. But, dealing with the summer heat isn’t exactly enjoyable. This means we must rely on our air conditioners, even if that means the utility bill rises. Running the air conditioner doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Not only is electricity

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5 Ways Propane Can Make Your Summer More Fun

When you think of the summertime, what typically comes to mind first? For some, it might be the beach, and for others, it might be BBQs. But what about propane, the essential tool for summer? The huge benefit of propane is that it’s portable and has many uses that can make your summer much more

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Signs You Need an AC Upgrade

Summer is here, which means the weather is only going to get warmer from this day forward. When it does, you’ll want to start running your air conditioning unit to keep cool. However, just like anything else, your central air conditioner may begin to exhibit specific problems over time. Not too sure what those might

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Signs Your Pipes Are Frozen

Frozen plumbing fixtures are never fun! If you’ve ever had to experience it, you know the stress it brings. Whether the pipes are in the house or the garage, they can freeze if the weather gets cold enough. And that’s not all — repeated freezing and melting can damage the pipes, causing them to leak,

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Consequences of Not Keeping Your Air Ducts Clean

A recent study found indoor air pollution, caused by bacteria, chemicals, and fungi that exist in your home can be more of a danger to human health than pollution found outdoors. That means you and your family could face serious health risks if any of these substances get trapped in your air duct system and

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Fall HVAC Maintenance Tips

According to the U.S. DOE, heating and cooling account for around 48% of the total energy use in a typical home — making it the largest energy expense. But your HVAC unit doesn’t have to cause you such a headache at the end of every month. With a few scheduled maintenance appointments each year, you

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