Category: Fall

Unclogging with Baking Soda and Vinegar Some clogs can be resolved without the use of harsh chemicals. Using baking soda and vinegar to clear a drain clog is a more environmentally friendly way to get the job done. In addition, it is safer for children and pets, and costs less than commercial products. To clear […]

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With cold weather soon to be upon us it’s very important to think about scheduling your furnace inspection. An annual inspection ensures that your furnace will work when you need it and prevents costly emergency repairs and health risks in your home. Having your furnace inspected or “tuned up” gives your Green Apple technician an […]

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Preventive maintenance can dramatically lower the chances of problems developing with your furnace. However, preventive maintenance cannot guarantee that a problem will never develop. The longer you have your furnace, the greater the chances will be that you’ll have to deal with a problem between maintenance appointments. If and when you do have a problem […]

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While tree roots and fats, oils, and grease (FOG) have always been causes of sewer backups, in recent years sewer agencies around the country are dealing with the problem of flushable wipes. Companies have been marketing these products as “flushable” over the last few years, but wastewater professionals are finding out these products are not […]

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Frequently Change Your Filters Disposable filters keep your system clean and take out the large particles from your indoor air. Aim to change them every 1-3 months. If it is is allergy season or you have pets in your home, you may consider replacing your filters more often. We recommend picking a filter rated MERV 7-11. […]

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Fall HVAC Maintenance Tip #1: Replace your Air Filter It’s good to be in the habit of switching out your air filters at least every 90 days—and more frequently if you have pets or allergies. Clogged filters force your furnace work harder, which translated into higher utility costs for you. Plus, your air quality will […]

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You’ve probably heard that you need to have your heating and cooling system (HVAC) serviced regularly. But how often do you need to have an HVAC tune-up and what maintenance is really necessary? We will answer these questions here. Is Regular HVAC Maintenance Really Necessary? If your HVAC system isn’t experiencing any obvious problems such […]

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One common misconception or myth that is the unfortunate root cause behind the bitter fact that so many homeowners pay substantial utility bills every year. Only in certain circumstances are leaks visible and normally, this depends on the location of the leak as well. Plumbing connectors have pipes underground and behind the drywall as well, […]

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All the heated air that flows from your furnace into the living spaces of your home must first pass through an air filter. If the filter is dirty, more polluted air will enter your home. Air filters don’t just help to improve the air quality in your home, they protect your heating system equipment from […]

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As you lie in bed and hear the annoying drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet, you are literally listening to money going down the drain.  We should also not forget that only 1% of the water on the earth’s surface is used for human consumption, therefore saving water is critical to your survival. So how bad […]

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