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Are You in the Market for a New Boiler?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 04, 2015

Are your boiler and/or radiators creaking and squeaking? Or do you find that your boiler is not heating your home evenly, the way it used to? Maybe it seems to be working harder than...


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Clean Up Your Home's Water Supply

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 01, 2015

Drinking water is an absolute necessity of life, but how clean is the water you drink? Water straight from your faucet will quench your thirst, but it may come with a few unwanted "fringe...


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Whole House Fans Have a Lot to Offer

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 24, 2014

Whole house fans have changed -- for the better! Although this natural home cooling method has been around close to a century, it's begun gaining in popularity in recent years. Today's...


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Bathtub or Shower: What's Best for You?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 23, 2014

Will a bathtub or shower work better in your home? The answer is simple: there is no clear-cut answer. Both types of bathing facilities have numerous advantages and disadvantages,...


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Feeding Birds in Winter

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 17, 2014

Winter is a difficult season for birds who stick around in northern climes. They need extra stamina to keep themselves warm, just at the time of year when their usual foods are in short...