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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 […]
July 9, 2013

Vacationing? Tend to Your Home Safety and Security Before You Take Off

The nice weather and break from schooling make summer a good time for extended vacations for many people. If you’re going to leave home for an extended period this summer, it’s best to take some steps to reduce energy use and protect your home safety and security. Mishaps with the wiring, plumbing or appliances can lead to more damage if you’re not around to respond to them. Additionally, unoccupied homes can make an easy target for burglars. To conserve energy […]