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3 Reasons Spring Cleaning Should Include A/C

In Texas, spring is a few short weeks before summer. In preparation for the demand on your air conditioner, now is the time to clean.  You should also call a licensed HVAC professional.  Many companies run a special in April and are slammed with business by May.  Now is the best time to act.  Even …

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Two Ways Cleaning Prevents Fires

Did you know that dirty exhaust fans and clothes dryer vents cause death and destruction every year?  Yearly to bi-annual cleaning can prevent this devastation and loss of life.  Lint build-up is often the culprit in both scenarios.  It is composed primarily of towel and toilet paper fluff in bathrooms.  This easy-to-ignite fuel source spreads …

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5 Things To Check Before You Light That Fireplace!

While most of us love the inviting atmosphere of a fireplace, there are 5 signs of trouble you should look for before lighting your fireplace this winter:  1. Firebox Cracks. The firebox is the area where all the magic happens in a fireplace.  It is the area with the most intense heat.  Firebox inserts must …

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5 Things You Need To Know About Attic Ventilation

Why should you care about attic ventilation?  93% of houses in the South are not ventilated for proper air flow.  Proper air flow extends the life of your roof, prevents damage to the inside of your home, minimizes repairs, and lowers cooling bills.  It also reduces the potential for mold in the attic space, aging …

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Shocking Pool Practices You Need to Know

There is nothing more refreshing than swimming in clean, cool pool water.  However, people are finally becoming aware of the dangers associated with electricity and swimming pools and boat docks.  The Electric Shock Drowning Prevention Association launched an awareness campaign that labels Electrical Shock Drowning (ESD) “A Silent Killer.”  Lives can be saved by being …

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7 Mistakes To Avoid When Having a Home Inspection

Selling a home is an invasive process with realtors, buyers, and inspectors streaming through and poking into every corner. According to NAR (National Association of Realtors) 84% of homes are inspected before purchase. So it is important to understand how you can prepare for a home inspection. Try to avoid these things: 1. Hassling Over …

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Stairway To Heaven?

From graceful curves to straight runs to tight winders, stairs are essential for second story homes.  With approximately 12,000 deaths annually attributed to stairway falls, it is important for them to be safe.  The residential building codes for stairways are complicated.  There are several types of stairs which have different rules. To further complicate matters, …

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HVAC – Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

One of the most expensive components of a home is the HVAC system.  Not only is the system itself expensive, but the associated costs in energy and repairs can stress a budget.  Today we’ll help you glean some information and empower you to make informed decisions. Heating Gas Heaters:  These systems are the most economical …

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