February is the time when we begin to reevaluate our New Year’s resolutions. What were they again? It’s common to feel guilty this time of year as we realize we haven’t put as much energy as we had hoped into make positive changes for ourselves and the world around us. Old habits are hard to…

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With all the precipitation in the forecast, now is a good time to go over the effects of rain on your heating and air conditioning system. Luckily, your outdoor HVAC unit is designed to withstand harsh weather conditions such as rain, snow — even minor hail. Unfortunately, if your unit needs service during extreme weather,…

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The 2019 tax season (for tax year 2018) is upon us, which means people are trying to find ways to deduct expenses. Curious if you can write off a new HVAC system on your taxes? Are there any other energy-efficiency improvements that qualify for a federal or state tax credit? The answer is a qualified…

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Of all the disasters your house might encounter, water damage caused by plumbing failure is among the most destructive. Many minor plumbing issues could be considered DIY plumbing repairs and can be repaired easily by any average person, but some require professional plumbers. Here are some basic DIY plumbing repairs you can tackle yourself. Dripping…

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As our weather patterns change, we are seeing more seasonal temperature extremes at both ends of the thermometer. The polar vortex phenomenon of early 2019 brought sustained cold temperatures well below zero for a large part of the United States, causing immense strain on infrastructure. The plumbing in your house is susceptible to damage provoked…

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