Well Pumps


Feb

2

2017

Well Pumps

Many of us remember the times before well pumps when we’d visit our grandparents. Maybe on the back porch there was a well with the windlass, rope, and some kind of device to bring up water. It could have been a bucket or one of the long metal tubes that brought the water up from the well. Dropping the device down into the mostly dark…

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Controlling Dry Winter Air in Your Home
Jan

27

2017

Controlling Dry Winter Air in Your Home

Winter is here and for many of us, this means static electricity, frequent sore throats, dry hands, and chapped lips. If you’re suffering from these seasonal discomforts, the air in your home may be too dry. To soothe yourself and warm up from the chill of winter, you may be tempted to turn up your thermostat. But this will only make things worse. Before you crank…

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Jan

1

2017

Flexible Gas Lines

For years, the standard in gas lines for homes was the heavy black iron pipe. Not so any more. Now there are the flexible gas lines or corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST). These flexible gas lines have some advantages. One, they are just that – flexible. Savings come from being able to install them like electrical wire. They can be pulled around bends and obstacles…

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Plumbing and Heating Emergencies During the Holidays
Dec

16

2016

Plumbing and Heating Emergencies During the Holidays

The joy of the holiday season is upon us: the festive lights and decorations, parties with friends and loved ones, and the food we’ve looked forward to for months. The season also gives us an opportunity to pause and reflect upon what is most meaningful to each of us. With so much to do and enjoy, no one has the time or energy for plumbing or heating emergencies…

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Dec

1

2016

Oil Burner Tips

In many ways oil burners are among the best household appliances. They may last as long as 15 or 20 years. With good maintenance and looking after like the things listed in these oil burner tips, you can expect long service from them. One of the first possible oil burner tips you can use when there is failure of your furnace to start. If this…

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Winterizing Your Home Plumbing in NH
Nov

3

2016

Winterizing Your Home Plumbing in NH

It’s coming—the shorter days, colder temperatures and the inevitable threat to your home’s plumbing. But getting your home ready for the long, cold months of winter doesn’t have to be overwhelming. A few simple steps can make winterizing your home easy and effective. Preventing Frozen Pipes in NH One of the biggest issues in home plumbing once winter rolls around is frozen pipes. When the…

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Nov

2

2016

Prep Your Furnace For Winter

Don’t wait for the first snow to prep your furnace for winter. Certainly, regular inspections and maintenance are necessary for your furnace’s best operation, but some things must be done to get it ready for winter weather. Be sure to check your filter. This is the easiest and should be the first step you take to prep your furnace for winter. When your filter is…

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Heating Systems For Your NH Home
Oct

20

2016

Heating Systems For Your NH Home

As the fall continues to run its course and bring cooler temperatures with it, many people start the internal struggle of when to turn on the heat. With the prices that come with turning up the temperature, it’s no wonder that people wait as long as possible. All heaters are not created the same. Each space has its own needs, depending on the size, how…

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Oct

2

2016

Septic Tank Basics

It’s important for those of you who have them to be familiar with septic tank basics. Just what is a septic tank, you may ask. It is essentially a large box-like structure buried several feet below the surface with a pipe leading from your house into it and a pipe leading away from it to an area where clarified wastewater can soak into the ground….

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In the Market for a New Hot Water Heater?
Sep

14

2016

In the Market for a New Hot Water Heater?

Hot showers are hard to beat. Is your hot water becoming intermittent or unreliable? If so, it might be time to take a look at the warranty on your water heater. If it’s expired or if you’re experiencing less-than-satisfying hot water, your heater is probably coming close to the end of its life. If you’re looking to upgrade your system, now’s as good a time…

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