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1- Remove all water hoses and store them somewhere warm and safe for the fall and winter. 2- Consider installing products like pipe sleeves or heat cable to insulate exposed water pipes. 3- Winterize automatic sprinkler systems, pool lines, and pipes. 4-Inspect your home’s foundation and walls, and seal cracks. 5- To to make sure […]

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Prolong the life of your system – By scheduling a furnace tune-up every fall, you can increase the lifespan of the unit by 30-50% or more. The average life expectancy of a furnace is around 12-20 years; if not maintained, it may not even last 10 years. With professional maintenance, you can easily double the lifespan […]

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1. How old is your furnace? A good place to start is to compare your furnaces age to the national average. 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 begin shopping. Shopping for a replacement furnace […]

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Partial or Slow Flushing A partial flush or slow, poor performance flush could indicate several things, some of which can be assessed on your own with a little DIY toilet bowl know-how, and some of which require the intervention of a trained plumbing specialist. A partial flush is usually the result of an over-saturated or […]

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Whole House Cooling Stepping into an air-conditioned home from a muggy 90-degree day is indeed a relief. If you own an older house and have been using window units, a central A/C unit will be big improvement, for both convenience and efficiency. Central air conditioners are often more economical to run than many separate units […]

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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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