If you’ve been experiencing decreasing performance from your water heater, or even worse – if you’ve had some kind of breakdown – it may be time to concede to the inevitable and purchase that new water heater. To help sort out your purchase options, here are some guidelines to make sense of it all.

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Keeping roots from growing in sewer line is something that many homeowners are not aware of until it is too late. The tendency for roots to seek out sources of moisture draws them to your sewer line, and this effect increases over time as your pipes develop leaks from age, stress and general wear. Often,…

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Because it’s the substance that moves heat out of your house, proper refrigerant charge is vital to air conditioner performance and efficiency. In a closed-loop air conditioning system, refrigerant circulates continuously between the evaporator coil in the indoor air handler and the outdoor condenser coil. This highly heat-absorbent chemical changes state from a vapor to…

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Some homeowners find it almost unbelievable that saving energy on vacation is possible. They realize that not running their home’s HVAC system and lights will lower their costs while they’re gone, but that’s only the beginning. Follow these tips and you’ll come home to low energy bills:

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A whole-house dehumidifier can be an excellent way to lower the humidity in your entire home without having several portable dehumidifiers, but there are some people who wonder if it really makes a difference. The answer to that is a solid “yes”– it absolutely does make a difference, as just about anybody who lives in…

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Saving energy, and thus saving money on utility bills, is important to most people here in Wichita. Many suggestions and ideas are out there on how one can best go about saving energy in their home. Following the wrong advice, however, can cost you in both money and comfort. Here are six common energy-saving myths,…

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Central air conditioning (A/C) systems are generally reliable if the proper maintenance procedures are performed at the recommended intervals, but they are not perfect. If the system in your Wichita home is having problems, try these A/C troubleshooting tips to rule out simple things you can fix yourself, before spending the money for a service…

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You want your home to be effectively sealed so cold air doesn’t creep in during the winter while hot, humid air doesn’t infiltrate your home in the summer, and you also want to block out dust and allergens. However, you also need ventilation to ensure the air in your home is fresh and healthy.  Having…

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