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Don’t feed the fatberg’: Huge mass blocks English sewer LONDON (AP) — A British official says a giant “fatberg” has been found blocking a sewer in southwestern England: a mass of hardened fat, oil and baby wipes measuring 64 meters (210 feet) long. Andrew Roantree of South West Water says it will “take our sewer […]

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Keep the heat on: if you’re going to be away from home for an extended period of time, make sure your thermostat is not set lower than 55 degrees.  Allow the faucet to drip: this relieves pressure on your home’s water system.Keep interior doors open: leaving cabinet doors open allows heat from the rest of […]

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Ensures proper airflowDuring the furnace tune-up, the heating technician will check your heating system to ensure it is receiving the proper airflow. Restricted or limited airflow places an unnecessary strain on your furnace that can lead to increased repairs and a shortened lifespan. Keeps you safeFurnaces burn fuel to produce heat. This combustion process must […]

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THE DANGER ZONE: WHEN AND WHY PIPES FREEZE Especially in places that typically see cold winter weather, like New Jersey, well-constructed modern homes are built to protect pipes against freezing. In older homes, however, or during unusually cold temperatures, pipes that are most at risk of freezing are Exposed pipes in unheated areas of the home, Pipes […]

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Reading the manual of your furnace system, you will see that the manufacturer recommends an annual inspection; there are good reasons why manufacturers suggest inspections should be done each year. Uphold Your System’s Warranty Many warranties provided on heating systems have a clause that void the warranty if furnace inspections or maintenance are not completed […]

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While holiday activities can put a strain on your home’s plumbing, there are ways to ease this strain. Here are six quick tips to prevent a plumbing catastrophe during the holidays: Clogged Sinks – Avoid draining oils and greases down your kitchen sink. Fatty substances can solidify in your pipes and clog your kitchen’s plumbing. Instead […]

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Run Ceiling Fans in Reverse Warm air rises, and turning your ceiling fans on reverse forces the warm air back down where you want it, ensuring your home reaches a comfortable temperature quickly. This gives your furnace a bit of help when it comes to keeping your home comfortable. Use Your Programmable Thermostat There’s no […]

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World Toilet Day History World Toilet Day aims to raise awareness of sanitation and hygiene issues around the world. Poor sanitation and hygiene refer to lack of access to clean drinking water toilets and showers. Poor sanitation drastically increases the risk of disease and malnutrition, especially for women and children. Today, 2.6 billion people, about […]

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Professional maintenance is a lot more than just a look-over that can be easily overlooked. Proper care ensures your system gains a lot of crucial benefits that aim to keep your heating costs (and stress level) much lower when the cold kicks in. The benefits of maintenance include: Lower heating costs. A well-maintained system can perform […]

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