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Heating Systems

Heating Systems

Heating Systems Does your home have a furnace or a boiler? If your heat comes from forced hot air then you likely have a furnace. If your heat comes from steam or circulating hot water then you have a boiler. Less common types of heating include heat pumps and...
Gutters

Gutters

Gutters Remove leaves and debris from gutters at least twice a year to keep roof runoff flowing freely. Clogged gutters may overflow causing water to seep through the foundation and into your basement. Back to Helpful...
AFCI Circuit Breakers

AFCI Circuit Breakers

AFCI Circuit Breakers An AFCI is a newer type of circuit breaker, and it stands for Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter. Although these are not required in older homes, installing AFCI’s will make every home safer from potential electrical fires by shutting off the...
Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning The part of a central air conditioning system that sits on the exterior is called the condenser. The condenser should be kept level and free of debris such as leaves, grass clippings and weeds. It can be left open during the winter or covered loosely...
Occupant Garage Door

Occupant Garage Door

Occupant Garage Door The occupant door between the garage and the basement or interior of the home should always be fire-rated. Although not required, it is a good idea to install a self-closing mechanism to help prevent automobile exhaust fumes from entering the home...