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 Have you needed multiple heating repairs? Have you required more than one heating repair on your furnace or boiler within the last two years? Just like cars break down more often as they age, so does your home’s furnace or boiler. As your need for repairs increases, you should start considering and planning for a […]

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1. Keep the Area Around the Furnace Clear Most furnaces are kept in the basement, where we also love to store extra belongings. It’s really important to keep a three to five foot area around your furnace completely clear of stored items. This is a safety issue because there is burning gas in the furnace. […]

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1. Did you Know That… Albert Einstein was made an honorary member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union? The German physicist said on one occasion that if he had to live his life all over again, he would be a plumber! The list of famous people that could have been plumbers is longer than you […]

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Before the onset of cold weather, protect your pipes from freezing by following these recommendations: Drain water from swimming pool and water sprinkler supply lines following manufacturer’s or installer’s directions. Do not put antifreeze in these lines unless directed. Antifreeze is environmentally harmful, and is dangerous to humans, animals, and landscaping. Remove, drain, and store […]

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A properly maintained furnace uses less fuel and lasts longer. A Green Apple Mechanical NJ HVAC professional will oil motors so they run more smoothly, check and replace the filters, and make sure your thermostat is set accurately. All of these make your furnace run more efficiently and use less energy. With proper maintenance, it […]

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Modern toilets use a variety of low-flow designs aimed at saving water. The early forms of these toilets may lack the necessary pressure to clear the internal trap and drain, meaning that they often develop clogs. Look at the back of your toilet for a stamped date. If your toilet was made in the mid-1990s, […]

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The average life expectancy of furnaces in homes today is between 16 and 20 years. If your furnace is close to this age or older, you should start looking at options. Don’t wait for an emergency – never a time to make your most informed decision. It’s wiser to replace a furnace as a planned […]

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The reason pasta takes the top spot is that it seems like a great candidate for the disposal. But pasta can never break down small enough to pass through the disposal’s blades and into the drain, so all those bits and pieces find places to hide. Every time water comes, pasta swells and increases in […]

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How to find drafts:On a windy day, use a stick of incense, a small candle or tea light or a strand of hair or string and slowly “trace” around all windowsills, door jams, vents etc looking for the flame to flicker or the smoke or hair to be blown away. Seal all drafts.Silicone caulking or […]

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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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