Fireplace Maintenance: How to Maintain a Gas Fireplace

Do you know why it’s important to maintain your gas fireplace? As winter approaches, fireplace maintenance tasks become more important as we start to use our fireplaces more often for warmth and comfort.  Without proper gas fireplace maintenance, problems can occur. Dirt and dust build-up can clog the ports of your fireplace and gaskets can wear out, potentially allowing dangerous carbon monoxide to leak into your home. Plus,

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How Do Hot Water Tanks Work?

For over 130 years, water heaters have been helping us keep ourselves and our homes clean. Before this invention, we would heat water over a fire, on a stove or with the help of natural gas. Now it’s as simple as installing a tank and letting it do the work. But how do water tanks work exactly?   How Do Water Tanks Work? Whether they run on electricity or a

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Common Furnace Filter Sizes and Where to Buy Them

There are different types of furnaces, but most use a common furnace filter size. So, before replacing your filter, you need to know which size and type you need.   Your brand of furnace may need an electrostatic or media filter of a specific size.  Look at the old furnace filter to see which size and type it uses.   Don’t overlook the importance

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How to Manage Changing Spring Weather

The warm weather is certainly welcome but it’s not always consistent. Fluctuations in spring weather can actually be very frustrating; you may need a hat and gloves one day and then get away with shorts and a t-shirt the next. Inside your home, changing spring weather is a dilemma too. Is it safe to turn

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HRV vs. ERV

Homes are built more airtight than in the past. To counterbalance this, we need to have air exchange systems in our homes. EVR and HRV are the two main systems commonly used in homes today. What is HRV? HRV stands for Heat Recovery Ventilation. This style of system takes the heat that is in stale

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