Tag: cold

Extreme cold weather can be hard on both you and your home. Here are some tips to put into practice when freezing weather, snow, and ice hit your area. How to Deal with Frozen Pipes Disconnect and drain garden hoses. Cover outside faucets with insulating foam covers. Turn off water to outside faucets, if available, […]

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A few days before a “major winter storm” was expected to dump up to a foot snow on NJ (that is, if the storm system doesn’t veer eastward at the last minute), the state released its annual guide to surviving the weather. “We’ve had bitterly cold weather this week and snow is in the forecast, so […]

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Get ready to brave the cold as you head out the door Tuesday morning. Temperatures won’t get past the mid-30s all day, so Green Apple Mechanical is helping you prepare for this arctic blast. Stepping outside in the freezing cold, you may be tempted to crank up the heat in your house, but that can cost […]

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Becoming a new home owner is a very exciting time. There are plenty of new tasks to take on after obtaining the keys. However, there are some things a new home owner should NOT do after moving in. 1. Not being familiar with the new home There are parts of a new home that the […]

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Whether you’re hoping to ease your impact on the planet or just want to save a few dollars, reducing your energy use can help you get there. In fact, 10 percent of renters in a recent Rent.com survey said that utilities are their biggest monthly expense, coming in third after monthly rent and groceries. Heating […]

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Baby, it’s cold outside. And once the temperature drops, those utility bills start to rise—which can leave you and your bank account caught off guard. The energy-savvy among us may already have a leg up on some power-saving moves, such as sealing the cracks around our doors or lowering our thermostats. But there’s a lot […]

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A properly working heater is the key to a comfortable home this holiday season. Peak functionality also keeps your heating bills down, an important consideration when other costs climb around the holidays. To ensure you and your guests stay comfy and cozy while the wind whistles outside, perform the items on this checklist prior to […]

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Discover 8 fast and easy ways to know when to replace your gas furnace before it costs you money or becomes unsafe. A comfortable and healthy home environment requires an efficient and sound heating system. Such a system heats the home without using large amounts of energy and it does not endanger the indoor air […]

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Imagine this: It’s well below freezing. The ground is covered with snow. You’re just about ready to turn in for the night when you shiver. Come to think of it, you can’t remember the last time your furnace kicked on. You try to troubleshoot, but it’s no use—your furnace has quit working. As you wait […]

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Winter’s chill brings cozy decor and lazy afternoons spent sipping cocoa in front of the fire, but it can also bring major electrical bills. If heating your home is seriously expensive, then you’re going to want to read these nine cost-effective ways to stay warm this Winter. Plastic Wrap Windows If you’ve ever stood next […]

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