The Secret Workers Of Our Appliances-Thermostats

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Since it is winter time checking your home’s thermostat is almost a daily activity. Even though we only really check our furnace’s thermostat to make sure our homes stay cozy and warm. Our major appliances have to use more than 8 thermostats a day! So let’s take a moment to learn about all the thermostats that keep your appliances running smoothly and that make your life easier!

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Still Looking For That Last Gift?

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Almost done with your holiday shopping but stumped on what to get your favorite handyperson?  Or maybe you’re still just looking for stocking stuffers or a last minute present?  We’ve got a few ideas that’ll make perfect holiday gifts.  The best part?  You can find many of these items right in our local stores so you’ll still have time to get them wrapped up and ready to go.   Continue reading

Why Won’t My Oven Turn On?

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With Christmas only days away, any oven problems are unacceptable! How else are you going to get all of the cookies baked? Not to mention the ham or turkey you might be having for dinner.  One commonly reported issue is that the oven won’t turn on. How can this be, and how is it fixed? Follow the steps below and your oven will be up and running to bake those Christmas cut-outs in no time. Continue reading

Dryer Racks

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Our dryer is one of our most used appliances. We use this on a weekly basis and it helps us to keep our clothing clean and fresh. However, using drying racks to air dry our clothing can sometimes be an even better alternative. Here are some benefits of using drying racks.

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Is Your Refrigerator Ready For Winter?

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Is your refrigerator ready for winter? This may seem like an odd question, refrigerators keep food cold and winter is freezing so what would you need to do to get your refrigerator ready for winter? Believe it or not, refrigerators get cold to. Refrigeration systems that are kept outdoors or in unheated areas such as garage or basement fridges can be offset by the cold weather and cause your refrigerator to maintain undesired temperatures. However, there is an easy fix a refrigerator garage kit!

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Wood Burning Vs. Natural Gas Fireplaces

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With the colder temperatures drawing near, we will be scrambling for heat. Although we can simply turn on our heat in our homes, most also tend to use fireplaces as a main source of staying warm inside their homes. Wood burning fireplaces and natural gas fireplaces are commonly used throughout households all over the world. However, there are pros and cons of both types of heat sources. We have to take into consideration the look and feel, maintenance, convenience and our environmental responsibility.

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Your Personal Guide For A Safe And Healthy Winter

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With the end of October approaching, we look forward to the holiday season. Unfortunately, colder weather comes along with this. Although this time can be a joyous period for many, we have to make sure that we are staying safe and healthy through the winter season. It is important to plan ahead and prepare our homes and ourselves for what lies ahead. The following preventative measures can help us prepare. Continue reading