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Increased Comfort. This is one of the biggest benefits of central air conditioning. Window units usually have limited cooling capabilities and can only cool the immediate area where they are located—meaning you may need to purchase multiple window units (and spend more money). While window units only cool one area of the home, central air […]

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Low Water Pressure The cause of dribbling sinks and showers isn’t always easy to figure out. Pipe obstructions, city supply issues, and poor pipe design can all play a part in low-pressure fixtures. A plumbing professional will be able to recognize the source of your problem and provide an appropriate solution. Attempting to DIY a […]

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 Change the Filter Regularly Maintaining a central air conditioning unit is all about maintaining airflow. That is why it is important to regularly change the air filter on the system. Filter packages usually state a recommended schedule for replacement (i.e. every 90 days or so) but it really depends more on how much the unit […]

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Make an upgrade If you haven’t upgraded to a smart thermostat it’s time to make a change. Smart thermostats can regulate heating and cooling when you’re not home to save money. Plus, you can adjust the settings remotely using an app on your phone. Some even work with Amazon Alexa, Samsung SmartThings, Apple HomeKit, Wink, Google […]

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 Sewage Backup One of the most frustrating problems any homeowner will have to deal with is sewage backing up into the home. This is, of course, a health hazard, and it makes parts of your home uninhabitable until the issue is resolved. Ensuring that only the proper items go down the drain can help. Spaghetti, […]

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Cleaning The Drain As well as having the sides of the garbage disposal regularly cleaned the drain must also be kept clean if the disposal is to be kept free of unpleasant smells and other problems. The drain is like any other piece of plumbing and odors are created by stale water sitting in the […]

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If you have an older central air conditioner, you might choose to replace the outdoor compressor with a modern, high-efficiency unit. If you do so, consult a Green Apple heating and cooling contractor to assure that the new compressor is properly matched to the indoor unit. However, considering recent changes in refrigerants and air conditioning […]

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Your shower head is prone to buildup of all sorts of nasty stuff, and it can be a pain to clean if you do it the hard way.You can cure your shower head of its grimy blockage with a bag of vinegar. All you have to do is fill the bag, place it around the […]

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“Any plumbing from the ’60s or older is on its last legs,” says Rogan Springmeld, a long-time home inspector in the greater Tri-State area. That’s because most of the piping used pre-1960s was galvanized steel, the bane of old-house plumbing. In fact, if you are looking at a house from that era or earlier, chances […]

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