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March 20, 2014

Water Heater Safety Tips to Prevent Fires, Explosion and Other Mishaps

Under normal conditions, hot water heaters are quite benign appliances. However, improper installation, handling or maintenance could have explosive results. Keep your home and your family safe with these tips. Lower the water heater temperature to between 120 and 125 degrees. This safety measure can prevent severe burns in homes with children or elderly residents. It also lowers your water heating bills. Keep paper and other combustible materials away from the water heater. Never store gasoline, paint thinner or cleaning […]
March 18, 2014

Slash Your Home Heating Bill This Winter With These Surefire Tips

Is your home heating bill giving you the chills? Warm up with these surefire tips designed to slash heating costs this winter. Install a programmable thermostat: It’s easy to forget to turn down the temperature when you leave home each day, but with a programmable thermostat, there’s no need to remember. Use this inexpensive investment to program setback periods while you’re away or sleeping without sacrificing comfort. Replace old weatherstripping: Around 10 percent of your home’s heat loss occurs through […]
March 13, 2014

How to Protect Your Family from CO Poisoning

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible killer. You can’t smell it, see it, or taste it. It’s a poisonous gas that comes from combustion sources such as car engines, gas generators, furnaces, grills, fireplaces, wood stoves, and gas or kerosene space heaters. Every year, carbon monoxide accidentally kills about 150 people in the United States. Many more people suffer CO poisoning due to faulty furnaces and appliances. Symptoms of CO poisoning include headaches, nausea, difficulty breathing, dizziness, drowsiness and becoming light-headed. […]
March 11, 2014

5 Water Heater Maintenance Tips to Keep Yours Afloat

Storage tank water heaters are a major household appliance and can be expensive to replace, so it’s a good idea to keep your unit running as long as possible. Here are five water heater maintenance steps that you should take to maximize your water heater’s performance and longevity. Set the Temperature Lower. Not only is having the water temperature set too high inefficient, it’s can also damage your tank. Keep the temperature under 125 degrees. Refer to the owner’s manual and […]