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Sprinkler System Pipe Noise

Sprinkler System Pipe Noise

When a pipe makes an odd noise, chances are that water hammer is to blame. Water hammer is the effect that surging water has on some pipes. When the water surges, it causes pipes to rattle against one another or pipe straps. The sudden pressure from the water turning on in your sprinkler system can ......[Read More]
How to Clean the Bottom of a Vacuum Cleaner

How to Clean the Bottom of a Vacuum Cleaner

Your vacuum cleaner has an important job. You use it to remove dust, dirt and other substances from the carpets and hard-surface floors in your home. However, when the bottom of your vacuum, or the brush roll, gets dirty or jammed, you are not able to properly clean your floors. Clean the bottom of ......[Read More]
What Is SEER on AC Units?

What Is SEER on AC Units?

Air conditioning units offer different rates of efficiency based on wattage and usage. Air conditioner efficiency can be specifically measured by the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER), which is defined by the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).

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Compact Refrigerators Are Great When Small Is Needed

Compact Refrigerators Are Great When Small Is Needed

The small refrigerator can be used in many places that a regular size fridge would not be practical. Many places including offices, apartments, student dorms, hotels, motels, and military housing can benefit from using compact refrigerators. ......[Read More]
How is Tap Water Tested For Contamination in Your Locality?

How is Tap Water Tested For Contamination in Your Locality?

If you ask your municipal authorities the question 'how is tap water tested for contamination', they will probably say that it has been tested as per rules and that the contaminants found in water are within the standard limits set by the EPA. Tap water samples have been tested and it has ......[Read More]
5 Tips For Buying New Appliances

5 Tips For Buying New Appliances

If you are in the market for new appliances it can be a daunting experience trying to choose the perfect product that not only meets your needs, but also fits in your budget. By following some simple tips while you shop around, you can easily find the appliances you need.......[Read More]
How to Determine True Freezer Age by a Serial Number

How to Determine True Freezer Age by a Serial Number

Did you know that you can find out how old your freezer is by entering its serial number into a website? This website contains the serial number information of appliances made after the mid-1970s. If your freezer is older than this, you will need to call the manufacturer of your freezer directly and......[Read More]
What Are the Benefits of a Rice Cooker?

What Are the Benefits of a Rice Cooker?

A rice cooker is a small appliance that is used specifically to cook rice. The rice cooker makes it simple to get the proper amount of rice and water into the pot to ensure cooking success each and every time. With many different units to choose from, there is a rice cooker for everyone.

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Do Electric Heaters Waste Energy?

Do Electric Heaters Waste Energy?

Electric heaters might waste energy when used improperly or when the room in question has already reached a temperature that doesn't need to increase any further. The best types of electric heaters allow you to control the temperature of the area being heated and stop automatically once they reach t......[Read More]
My Dyson Has Lost Suction

My Dyson Has Lost Suction

Dyson manufactures vacuum cleaners that the company claims will never lose suction as long as you properly maintain the machine. There are several things that might make a Dyson vacuum lose suction, such as clogged hoses or a dirty filter. Fix these issues to restore suction. Always consult the Dyso......[Read More]
How to Sanitize Linen

How to Sanitize Linen

Your bed should be a sanctuary of comfort and cleanliness, not a bastion of bacteria. But your linens may not be as clean as you think they are. Properly sanitizing linens, particularly in institutionalized settings with high population turnover, helps prevent the spread of communicable diseases and......[Read More]
DIY Installs of Recessed Wall Cabinets for the Bath

DIY Installs of Recessed Wall Cabinets for the Bath

Recessed wall cabinets help maximize the storage space in a bathroom, without intruding in the space. Strategically placing recessed wall cabinets in a small bathroom allows you to eliminate a large vanity and install a pedestal sink instead, helping to make the bathroom feel larger since the pedest......[Read More]
Installing an HDTV Antenna System

Installing an HDTV Antenna System

The salesperson may not tell you this, but you cannot just bring home your HDTV and use your old antenna system. You will need to install an HDTV antenna to get a clear reception.......[Read More]
Explore Outdoor Heating Options

Explore Outdoor Heating Options

If you have a love for outdoor living and can't wait to get back to enjoying another great season outdoors, the arrival of early spring (and a recess from the coldest months) means a chance to start enjoying your outdoor patio, kitchen and living spaces again. The addition of exterior heating t......[Read More]
How to Empty a Kenmore Refrigerator Drip Pan

How to Empty a Kenmore Refrigerator Drip Pan

Water seeping from under your Kenmore refrigerator is a sign that the drip pan is full of water. The drip pan catches condensation from the freezer and refrigerator. Usually the water in the drip pan evaporates quickly because of its location near the coils. Occasionally the water does not evaporate......[Read More]
Home Furnaces - Uses and Benefits

Home Furnaces - Uses and Benefits

There are several different types of furnaces to consider especially when you are considering them for your home. You can select a home furnace depending on the size that you want and the kind that will suit your home.........[Read More]
How To Maximize The Efficiency Of Your Home Hvac Systems

How To Maximize The Efficiency Of Your Home Hvac Systems

As the owner of Riverside Heating and Air Conditioning Inc., a certified, insured and licensed firm serving the heating and air needs of the greater Memphis, TN area, Michael Scott talks here about ways to maximize the efficiency of your home HVAC system – and save money at the same time. ......[Read More]
How to Clean an Oil Fired Forced Hot Air Furnace

How to Clean an Oil Fired Forced Hot Air Furnace

Waking up on a cold winter's morning to a warm house is much better than waking up to a furnace that doesn't heat properly. Oil fired forced air furnaces need cleaning to remain functioning. Without cleaning, the furnace's air filter and fan get clogged down with dust and oil residue, which causes t......[Read More]
Three Main Reasons For Purchasing A Honeywell Space Heater

Three Main Reasons For Purchasing A Honeywell Space Heater

Coming into the winter months can be a pretty extreme transition from those warm summer evenings. If your house is not equipped with a central heating unit, then these months can be a really tough time for you and you'll have some trouble getting comfortable.......[Read More]
Vacuum Cleaner Types

Vacuum Cleaner Types

The upright vacuum cleaner is quite a powerful one that helps in cleaning away dirt and dust completely from carpets. It has small pathway through which dirt and dust get carried to the inside of the vacuum. Next is the canister vacuum that is much smaller in size and less in weight as compared to t......[Read More]