Ever Wonder About the Benefits of a Solar Heating?

Ever Wonder About the Benefits of a Solar Heating?Solar heating entails both active and passive, design-based heating. The best option for your household will depend on regional climate, site and design specifics, and your heating needs. The best active heating system will generally provide between 40 and 80 percent of your home’s heating, while passive ones may reduce that load. With regular maintenance, though, your initial investment can easily last several decades, so it is important to understand the basics and benefits of a solar heating system. Read More »

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Easy Ways to Save Energy This Fall and Into Winter

Easy Ways to Save Energy This Fall and Into WinterNow is the perfect time to start your energy saving preparations for the upcoming fall season. There are several preventative measures that you can take as well as some daily action items that you can perform to help you save energy this fall.  Read More »

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What Not to Flush — 5 Items That Shouldn’t Be in the Toilet

What Not to Flush -- 5 Items That Shouldn't Be in the ToiletNo matter how new or powerful your toilet is, there are some things it just can’t handle. Instead of paying for a plumber or using a plunger on a regular basis, make sure your toilet never gets clogged in the first place. The following five items don’t just clog toilets. They also block pipes, waste water and cause expensive damage if flushed. Read More »

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Weighing Maintenance Plans Against Warranties

Weighing Maintenance Plans Against WarrantiesWhen buying a new heating and air conditioning unit it might be hard to foresee all the problems you might encounter in the future. Should you buy a maintenance plan from your HVAC system contractor or go with the manufacturers warranty plan? Adding a maintenance plan might save you money in the long run. Here are some of the benefits of having a maintenance agreement. Read More »

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Deciding if You Need to Repair or Clean Your Ducts

Deciding if You Need to Repair or Clean Your DuctsAre you noticing an excessive buildup of dust in your home? Are allergy sufferers in your family experiencing  increased symptoms? Maybe you are considering the possibility that dirt in your home’s ductwork is to blame. Some parts of the ductwork are accessible to inspect for dust, dirt, and mold, while other areas are difficult to examine without special equipment. Regular maintenance is important to prevent the buildup of these pollutants. Inspecting some key areas will help you to decide whether it is time to repair or clean your ducts. Read More »

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Before You Buy Your Next Furnace: Things to Know

Before You Buy Your Next Furnace: Things to KnowYour furnace is probably one of the most expensive appliances in your home and for good reason: it has an important job to do. Facing the prospect of replacing such an important piece of equipment can be daunting. After all, where does one start?  Knowing a few simple things about furnaces can take some of the intimidation out of the process. Read More »

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Unclog a Drain: Follow This Advice Till the Plumber Arrives

Unclog a Drain: Follow This Advice Till the Plumber ArrivesWhen a drain in your Ogden-area home gets clogged, what do you do? You have two choices: try to unclog it yourself, or call a professional plumber. How can you tell which is the right course of action?  Read More »

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What’s the Best Furnace Filter for You?

What's the Best Furnace Filter for You?You depend on your furnace to keep your home warm in the winter. And should it break down, it is expensive replace. That is why anything you can do to maintain it for as long as possible is bound to be a worthwhile investment. Not only will finding the right furnace filter help to keep dust, lint and particles from clogging up the moving parts of your furnace but it will help to keep those same things out of the air that you breath. To that end, there are several different types of filter to choose from. Check out the guide below to help you find the best furnace filter for you. Read More »

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Improve Your Layton Home’s Dust Resistance

Danylo SamiylenkoDust is one of your home’s biggest enemies. It breaks down appliances before their time, fills our machinery until they work less efficiently, and most of all it irritates the lungs and sinuses of those who are sensitive to dust.  Read More »

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A Programmable Thermostat Is Another Tool for Keeping Your House Warm as You Need It to Be

A Programmable Thermostat Is Another Tool for Keeping Your House Warm as You Need It to BeWhat many people forget to take into account when thinking of the approaching fall or winter is that during the day, with work, school and other outside obligations, it isn’t a rare to leave your home empty with the heat cranked up at full blast. It makes sense, right? Leave the heat at your desired temperature, even when you’re away, and you’re guaranteed to come home to a cozy, warm house. While this is true, there is a better way to do this by installing a programmable thermostat. Read More »

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