Expert Tips

The Easiest Ways to Lower Your Energy Costs This Summer

Do you dread getting energy bills in the summer? It can be frustrating to feel like you’re doing everything you can but find you’re still paying more than you want to for energy. If this is you, or if you just love saving as much as possible, here are a few easy, unexpected ways to save money this summer. Check Seals on Your Windows and Doors Your parents probably yelled at you about cooling off the outdoors when you left...
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Keep Your Kids Safe Around Electricity

Electricity can be dangerous, especially for kids. As soon as kids are mobile, you can start teaching them electrical safety. This will help ensure that they stay safe and don’t suffer because they don’t know how to act around electricity. What’s the Danger? Electricity can cause electrical shocks. These range from relatively minor and slightly uncomfortable to strong enough to cause injury and even death. Modern electrical safety standards help reduce the risk of electrical shock significantly. However, because kids...
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Why Does My Toilet Keep Clogging?

Do you have a toilet that keeps clogging? Are you removing clogs or calling us to do it regularly? If you are sick of your toilet getting clogged, there are a few things you can check to try to stop the problem. Too Much Toilet Paper Many Americans use way too much toilet paper! With the cushy 2-ply options that most of us keep in our homes, you really only need a few squares at a time. If you’re using...
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What Type of Furnace Filter Do I Need?

Not sure what type of furnace filter to buy? Here’s a handy guide to help you out! Here's what you should be looking at: Filter size. Close enough is not good enough. Look at your existing filter, measure the filter space, or look on the stickers outside your filter to find the measurements you need.Filter thickness. Most filters are between one and five inches thick. While thicker filters generally offer more filtration, some furnaces may not be compatible with them....
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How to Clean Your Sump Pump

If you have a sump pump installed in your Hagerstown, MD or Frederick, MD home, it has probably been working hard throughout the winter, keeping water out of your basement so you don’t have a flood on your hands. Now that spring is here, it’s time to show it some love. It is important to keep up with your Hagerstown sump pump maintenance to ensure that you do not experience issues that require expensive sump pump repairs or even need...
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