Fixing a Clogged Drain: Some Pointers

 Fixing a Clogged DrainIs your sink suddenly slow to drain, or your bathtub totally backed up? For many cases, there’s no need to rush to call a plumber for fixing a clogged drain. Homeowners can use these tips and tools to save themselves time and money. Continue reading

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Save Energy as the Temperatures Decline With These Handy Tips

Save Energy as the Temperatures DeclineShorter days and cooler temperatures are subtle reminders for what’s to come in the months ahead. While you’re preparing your home for the harsh reality of a Cincinnati winter, consider making some additional changes to help conserve energy and lower your monthly heating bill. Here are some great energy saving tips to get you started.  Continue reading

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Pose These Questions to Professionals Before Hiring an HVAC Contractor

questions for HVAC contractorsHiring an HVAC contractor who you can trust with the care of your home’s HVAC equipment can sometimes be an arduous task. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be. Simply ask these questions and you’ll find one in no time: Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between Deck Sealing and Staining?

deck sealing and stainingAfter cleaning the deck for the first time this summer, you may find that it’s not looking as good as it did last year. You may want to spruce it up with a sealant or stain. Knowing the difference between the two is important before you do anything. So what is the difference between deck sealing and staining? Continue reading

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5 Common Chimney Problems That Need Professional Repair

common chimney problemsYour chimney is a vital component in the combustion process, removing undesirable by-products from your home and supplying a draft to fuel the fire with air. If your chimney is inadequate, dirty or damaged, it may be unable to perform these necessary functions, placing your family at risk for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Have a professional inspect your chimney annually to detect issues prior to use. Here are five common problems, all of which require professional chimney repair. Continue reading

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5 Advantages of Gutter Guard Installation for Your Cincinnati Home

5 Advantages of Gutter Guard Installation for Your Cincinnati HomeKeeping rain gutters running free without a gutter guard installation usually involves one of two things: a dangerous DIY experience on a high ladder and a slick wet roof, or the considerable expense to pay somebody else to do it. Clogged rain gutters can be a year-round nuisance—from routine leaves and debris or nesting birds and rodents to frozen standing water in winter.  Continue reading

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The Advantages a Ductless Heat Pump Can Bring to Your Cincinnati Home

ductless heat pumpsAlthough centrally installed heat pumps are the norm in most situations, sometimes the advantages of a ductless heat pump make it the best choice. As the name implies, ductless systems don’t require a network of ducts to deliver conditioned air, making them suitable for home additions, remodeling, or otherwise hard-to-condition areas inside the home. Continue reading

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Straightforward Tips to Improve the Indoor Air Quality of Your Ohio Home

improve indoor air qualityWhen you consider that the quality of the air inside most homes is more polluted than outside, it’s no wonder Cincinnati residents are looking for solutions to the problem. Here are some great tips to help improve indoor air quality in your home and that breathe easier. Continue reading

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The Effects of a Dirty Air Filter on Your Cincinnati Home Are Alarming

dirty air filtersOne of the easiest ways to prolong the life of any HVAC system and make sure it continues running efficiently is to check the air filter on a regular basis and clean or replace it when necessary. The effects of a dirty air filter in your Cincinnati home can be both costly and potentially dangerous. Continue reading

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Tips for Ensuring Optimal Performance of Your Home’s Tankless Water Heater

tankless water heater performanceAs a Cincinnati homeowner looking to save on water heating costs, you might be eyeing those efficient tankless water heaters. You can save 12 to 34 percent on your water heating costs compared to a conventional tank, but only if you take these steps for ensuring the equipment’s optimal performance. Continue reading

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