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Quick Fixes to the Most Common Plumbing Problems

Posted by tudi on 11/18/15 5:06 PM

No matter how well you take care of your home or how careful you may be, you will eventually run into some kind of plumbing issue at some point. Plumbing is more complicated than many people believe, and in most cases it's best to simply contact a good plumber in your area to fix a severe plumbing problem. You can be sure that your problem is being handled by a professional, and you will most likely save money since you're taking care of the problem before it can cause too much damage.

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Warming Up the Home for the Winter Months Ahead

Posted by tudi on 11/11/15 5:25 PM

Winter will be here sooner than you think, and that means preparing your heating system for the next several months of cold weather. You probably don't have a lot to worry about if you have a relatively new and reliable heating system, but most heating systems in Pittsburgh, PA go for several months without being used, so some maintenance is to be expected. Before you turn on your furnace for the winter, here are a few things you should do first.

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Everything You Need to Know About the LED Lightbulb

Posted by tudi on 11/4/15 5:24 PM

LED lights are replacing fluorescent and incandescent bulbs in almost every industry – from commercial buildings to residential properties. There are many reasons to like LED lights, and although these advantages run the spectrum from energy conservation to efficiency, there are also some cons that you should consider.

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Finding Your Home’s Hidden Air Leaks and Cracks

Posted by tudi on 10/23/15 5:05 PM

Heating and cooling make up about 47 percent of a home's energy costs, and you don't want any of that to be wasted. Unfortunately, that could be exactly what is happening if you have any air leaks in your home. Cracks and other leaks that either let cold air into your home or allow it to escape can force your HVAC system to work harder than it needs to, which drives up your heating and air conditioning bills.

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9 Electrical Tips To Make Your Home a Safer Place

Posted by tudi on 10/19/15 5:05 PM

One of the most important steps you can take to keep your home safe is to make sure all the electrical systems and appliances operate correctly. Although electricity makes your life easier and more comfortable, it can also become a safety hazard if it is not installed properly or functioning as it should. According to FEMA, fires caused by electricity can lead to deaths, injuries and significant property damage. You can avoid electrical fires by making sure your electrical systems, wiring and appliances are in tiptop shape. Here are several safety tips that you can take to prevent electrical disasters in your home.  

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Green Energy Checklist for the Home - White Paper

Posted by tudi on 9/17/15 4:01 PM

Going ‘green’ is easily one of the most popular trends of the time for modern homeowners. Living in a way that contributes towards maintaining the Earth’s natural balance ensures that our planet, environment and natural resources will be here for generations to come.

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10 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own

Posted by tudi on 9/14/15 3:53 PM

Many small repairs around the home can be safely completed as long as you know what to look for. What it takes is a mix of confidence, the ability to read instructions and the right tools. With these in hand, you can save time and money around the house.

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Brighten Up Your Home and Lighten Your Utility Costs with LED Lighting

Posted by tudi on 9/10/15 3:34 PM

lightswitchAlthough Thomas Edison patented the light bulb, its history dates back to 1835 when British researchers discovered that the electrical light was possible. Since those early days, research has never slowed down. One of the latest products to hit the market in the lighting industry is LED lights. They are energy-efficient and long-lasting, making them beneficial in the long run for your home. Check with your electrician in Pittsburgh, PA to make the switch to products that reduce your carbon footprint and your utility bills.

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Energy Efficiency Strategies to Keep in Mind this Summer Season

Posted by tudi on 8/28/15 3:31 PM

Many people find that their energy bill tends to spike when the weather heats up during the summer season. However, it doesn’t need to be that way. If you want to keep your home and family comfortable and also use less energy, follow the simple strategies below. Most of the suggestions are inexpensive or even free, making it easier than ever to cut down on your home’s energy this summer!

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Dusting Off the Most Common Household Electrical Myths

Posted by tudi on 8/24/15 3:29 PM

Your residential electrical services are an important system within your home. They provide you with the power you need for your major appliances, heating and cooling system and charge those electronic devices you rely on each and every day. It is a complex system that consists of the grid connection typically from a pole to a circuit box on your house. From the main circuit panel, individual circuits run throughout your home and various outlets and fixture boxes to provide you with the connection you need to power your life.

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