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Hot water tank failure

When dealing with a water heater, it’s important to keep safety in mind. Water that comes out of the heater is factory set to 125 degrees; this is hot enough to scald skin. Adjustments can bring he water to in excess of 180 degrees. Water heaters are designed to control the flow of gas or… Read More

Is your toilet running?

Old or worn-out toilet flappers can cause leaks. Flappers are inexpensive rubber parts that can build up minerals or decay over time. Replacing them can be a quick and easy fix for your water woes.  WaterSense Bath Hack #3 shows how easy it is to Replace Your Leaky Toilet Flapper Tip: Bring the old flapper… Read More

Do you have a water leak?

  First, find the water meter in your house. Typically found in the basement or mechanical room, it will be on the main water line coming into your home. The numbers in the box represent either gallons or cubic feet of water used in your home. Check your meter when no one is using any… Read More

Fix a Leak Week ~ March 18-24, 2019

The average household's water leaks can account for nearly 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year and ten percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day. Common types of leaks found in the home are worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and other leaking valves. These types of leaks are often… Read More

Pleated vs. Woven Fiberglass Filters

What is the difference between a pleated filter and a woven fiberglass filter? First, there is the visual difference that you notice, the woven fiberglass filter is flat and will allow light to pass through it. It is many threads of fiberglass in a random woven pattern and is commonly found in the 1” and… Read More

What you need to know about high efficiency cooling

Everybody is aware that some cooling systems will produce the same amount of cooling as that of other systems but at a lower energy cost; these units are considered high efficiency. There are several factors that contribute to this higher efficiency, some very obvious, some a bit more discrete. The first thing to consider is… Read More

Know Your Dehumidifier

Many people in the Oswego, IL. area use dehumidifiers in their homes even though they use central air conditioning systems. High humidity conditions coupled with temperatures in the low 90’s will cause humidity levels in your home to get above 60% relative humidity. A good dehumidifier can bring levels down below 55% relative humidity. Facts… Read More