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3 Easy Ways To Cut Down On Moisture In Your Basement

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Moisture in your basement can develop through a variety of different measures. Before winter hits again, take some time this fall to cut down on these three easy sources of moisture in your basement. #1 Pipes If you have exposed pipes that run through the ceiling of your basement, they could actual be a source of moisture. When your pipes get cold, condensation can develop on them. The condensation then drips down on the floor of your basement and creates a moisture issue in your basement.…

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Chemical Drain Cleaning: Compounds You Can Buy And Use

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While most people rely on pre-mixed drain and clog cleaners sold in most retail stores, what they do not know is that these cleaners are not very effective. They are more or less a band-aid solution to a more complicated problem. Because these chemicals are suspended in a liquid or gel form, the active ingredients are less than what they would be if you just poured the individual dry chemicals into the drain.…

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Signs You Need To Replace Your Entry Door

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Your entry door is one of the main sources of outside air into your home, and it also provides a great deal of aesthetic appeal to the front of your home. Like all pieces of your home that are exposed to the outdoors, your entry door can be affected by weather exposure and temperature fluctuations fairly significantly over time. This can reduce the effectiveness of your entry door to keep the outdoors out of your home, and can also have aesthetic consequences as well.…

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Controlling Erosion During Road Construction

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Keeping roadways in good working condition requires significant time and effort. In order to make the repair necessary to keep roads passable, construction crews often need to tear up existing asphalt or concrete to expose the base materials below. These base materials can easily be eroded away when they are not protected by asphalt or concrete, so erosion control should be a top priority whenever you are working to make road improvements.…

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About Maintaining An Oil Furnace In A Good Condition

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Do you want to make sure the oil furnace in your new house will not need to be replaced in an untimely manner? One of the things that you can do for durability is to make sure that repairs are made as soon as they are needed. You can also do a few things to make sure frequent repairs are not something that you have to deal with. Find out in this article about the parts of an oil furnace that should receive occasional maintenance to remain fully functional.…

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3 Ways To Make Your Living Space More Energy-Efficient

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Are you looking for new ways to make your home more energy-efficient? The benefits of living in an energy-efficient home are tremendous. One of the first benefits is being able to conserve energy. Conservation is good for the environment and helps to prevent climate change. If there is a drastic climate change, many wildlife animals would be affected, and it could lead to their extinction at some point in the future.…

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New Homeowner's Furnace Noise Guide

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When you move into your first house, one of the things that you may be surprised about is how much noise you hear from your home’s heating system. Before you panic at every little sound, you should understand what many of those noises mean. When you know what to expect, it takes a lot of the uncertainty out of it. Here’s a look at some of the things you might hear and what you should know about what those sounds mean.…

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Furnace Efficiency Is About More Than An Energy Star Label

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When choosing a new furnace for your new home, it makes sense to purchase one that’s as energy-efficient as possible. Many homeowners start by looking for furnaces that are Energy Star certified. Indeed, this is a good starting point, since the Energy Star label indicates that the Department of Energy agrees that an appliance is energy-efficient. However, there’s more to an efficient furnace than an Energy Star label. Here’s a look.…

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3 Tips To Getting The Best Air Conditioning Performance

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To keep your home comfortable even when sweat is pouring down your forehead, you will need an air conditioner that consistently blows crisp air with efficiency. You’ll need to understand what is required of you to get the best performance possible out of your air conditioner. Use these helpful hints and make sure you call around to a few high-quality air conditioning repair professionals in your area. Tip #1: Use The Right Filters And Change Them Frequently…

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Considering Enclosing Your Porch? What To Know

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Do you have a patio area or an overhang but you think you would use the area more frequently if it was enclosed? There are a variety of enclosure options you can look into for your property, and there are many benefits this provides for you and for the value of the property. The type of enclosure you want will be determined by where you live, on the climate, and by how much you want to spend for the project.…

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