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Don't Get Left Out In The Cold! How To Estimate How Much Heating Oil (And Money) It Will Take To Heat Your Home

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The heating season can put a dent in your budget, particularly if you live in a northern climate where winters are long and cold. Exactly how much heating your home will set you back financially depends on a variety of factors - such as outside temperatures, how high you set the thermostat, the size of the area you are heating and the efficiency of your furnace. There are two basic ways to estimate the cost of heating your home so that you can budget for the added winter expense. Read More»

Can A New Roof Be Used To Reduce Your Business's Utility Bills?

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If you’re a small business owner and own your own commercial building(s), you may constantly be looking for ways to cut your overhead costs. Although owning your own building gives you more stability – for example, there’s no need to scramble to find a new location if your landlord doubles your rent – this security often brings with it higher carrying costs on everything from property taxes to utilities. Read on to learn more about how the type of roof you choose can help reduce your business’s utility bills. Read More»

5 Ways That Washing With Tap Water Can Affect Your Skin And Hair

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Many American consumers are already aware that additives to municipal drinking water supplies such as chlorine can make tap water undesirable for drinking and using in cooking, and therefore have water filtration systems in place on their kitchen faucets. However, many of these same consumers think nothing of bathing and washing their face and hair with water straight from the tap. However, using tap water for your grooming rituals may have unexpected results. Read More»

3 Tips For Dealing With Water Damage From Burst Pipes

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It’s startling, but the most common cause of property damage from water damage resulted from plumbing failures and freezing pipes. From 2007 to 2009, water damage accounted for $9.1 billion in annual homeowner policy property loss. Burst pipes can be a result of negligence in maintenance services or just unfortunate accidents. Regardless, you must understand that you are racing against time when dealing with burst pipes, so act fast. Here are 3 things that you should do after calling an emergency plumber and water damage restoration and control companies. Read More»

Guide To Troubleshooting Problems With Keeping Your Gas Boiler's Pilot Lit

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When your gas boiler heater has stopped working properly, you may have determined there may be a problem with keeping the fire lit after checking and relighting the pilot. If so, Use the following three-step guide to troubleshooting the problem to see if there is a simple solution. Step 1: Check The Gas Lines And Valves The first thing you should do is check the gas lines and valves that feed your boiler. Read More»