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Water-Proof Your Boston Home from a Flood with a Battery Back-Up Sump Pump

Adequately protecting your basement means a sump pump installation in Franklin by a qualified professional—and a backup pump, too. Because it’s the lowest point in your house, your basement is the final destination for water heading downward or seeping upward. … Continue reading

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Curb VOC’s in the Home for Better Living

You may have heard that the indoor air quality of most homes is much worse than that found outdoors. One of the reasons that this is true is because of the presence of volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. VOCs invade … Continue reading

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Before You Hit the ‘On’ Switch, Check Your Ductwork

Getting through the hot summers and snowy winters of the Uxbridge, Sherborn, and Walpole area takes a little preparation. Just like routine furnace and air conditioner maintenance, checking your ductwork should be part of that preparation. Checking the Ductwork Means … Continue reading

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Loud Boom Originating from Furnace? Delayed Ignition is the Culprit

It may not be big enough to rattle the house yet, but that boom your furnace makes when it kicks on isn’t something to ignore. A Bellingham furnace repair professional can tune up your system to stop the noise, as … Continue reading

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Get Ready for Warm Weather with a Spring Furnace Maintenance Checklist

As the weather warms, Woonsocket-area homeowners will find themselves relying on their cooling systems more heavily. Before the cooling system really kicks off, though, you should take some time to go through your spring furnace maintenance checklist to put your … Continue reading

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Do You Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Home’s Sump Pump?

Like every other part of your home, the sump pump has a finite life span. Whether it wears down due to age or breaks down for another reason, it’s a good idea to know when it’s time to replace it. … Continue reading

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Understanding Ice Dams Can Help Prevent Their Damaging Effects

Ice dams are a mystery to many homeowners. That’s because heat, ironically, is a major cause of this damaging phenomenon. If your entire roof remained a uniformly frigid temperature, ice dams would rarely occur. How Ice Dams Happen The problem … Continue reading

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Steps to Take Before Starting Up a Boiler After a Long, Hot Summer

Starting up a boiler after summer downtime is a serious procedure. Many boiler maintenance issues and malfunctions will tend to reveal themselves during the start-up period after a long layoff. That’s why it’s a good idea to take advantage of … Continue reading

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Want to Get the Most Out of Your Home’s HVAC System? Tips for Extending Its Life

Whether you use a furnace, air conditioner or heat pump to keep your Cumberland home comfortable, extending the life of an HVAC system is a simple matter of diligent maintenance and reducing the load on your system in all seasons. … Continue reading

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Furnace Maintenance: Clean That Dirty Furnace

Winter time is here, and that means it’s time to fire up the furnace and keep your home toasty for the season. What many homeowners fail to do at this point is tackle furnace maintenance to ensure the unit is clean and well-maintained. 

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