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Check Your Furnace Flue Each Heating Season

In the icy cold winters of the Chicago area, your furnace is indispensable, burning gas or oil to keep your home comfortable. During this combustion process, dangerous gases are produced, such as sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, and carbon monoxide. These gases must be vented outside to keep your home safe. This is the job of […]

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Why Your Main Water Shut-Off Valve Is So Important

Have you ever experienced a frozen pipe inside your home? If you haven’t, consider yourself lucky. If you have, you understand how much of a headache it can be. From not receiving water to certain fixtures to pipe bursts and water damage – it’s nothing but a mess. So, as temperatures start to drop in […]

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Refrigerator Ice Maker Not Working? Here’s What to Check

If your ice maker has stopped making ice, here are some things to check: Check the Water Supply Line and Valve. The water supply line runs from the ice maker to a valve located behind the freezer, under the sink, or in the plumbing lines below refrigerator. Check that the valve is open enough to […]

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Learning Thermostats – The Future of Home Comfort

Learning Thermostats, or smart thermostats, have been around for a while now, and they keep getting smarter. Here are some of the features you will find that can help keep your home more comfortable while also reducing your energy usage. Learns your routine. Built-in sensors track activity in the home and use algorithms a custom, […]

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Preventing Plumbing Problems In Older Homes

If you’re considering buying or renovating an older home it’s important to understand the problems that older plumbing systems can present. Many times pipes, sewer and drain lines and fixtures will require upgrades to operate reliably. Before buying an older home, it’s a good idea to have a professional plumber inspect the home to ensure […]

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The Importance of Electrical Outlet Maintenance

One of the primary causes of electrical fires and electrocutions in the home are faulty outlets. Outlets can present a danger for a number of reasons, including: Old, Ungrounded Outlets. In older homes it’s not uncommon to still find ungrounded outlets, or outlets that have old wiring with connections. Old outlets should be replaced with […]

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The ABC’s of Home Heating – High Temperature Limit Switch

The high temperature limit switch (also known as a furnace plenum thermostat) is a safety device on a furnace that is designed to cut the gas supply when the burner temperature exceeds the safe operating range. When the temperature drops back within the safe range, it will allow the gas valve to open again. The […]

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Preparing Your Whole House Humidifier For Winter

As the cold weather settles in a whole house humidifier can help make the air in your home healthier and more comfortable. However, as with the heating system, a humidifier needs regular maintenance to ensure it operates reliably. Here are some items to check: 1. Drain Line – Ensure it is clean and free of […]

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How To Winterize Your Pipes

Have you been spending your weekends outdoors taking care of your property and getting your home ready for winter? If so, we applaud you! If not, there’s still time before temperatures drop below freezing and you’re in for a world of trouble. Utilize your next few weekends wisely and remember to take care of exposed […]

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The ABC’s of Plumbing – Toilet Fill Valve

The toilet fill valve a.k.a. “ballcocks” are the plumbing part that enable the toilet tank to drain, then refill after flushing. When it’s time to replace the ballcock, you will first need to know what kind you have. Here are the 5 main types of fill vavle: 1. Plunger / Piston Fill Valve – Plunger […]

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