2014

Repairing The Thermocouple On A Furnace

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A furnace has electrical components and combusts fuel in order produce heat. Never should the twain meet. Thus, a furnace will have failsafes that help to prevent problems. If you have an older furnace that uses a pilot light, one of these failsafes is a thermocouple. The purpose of the thermocouple is to detect whether the pilot light is lit. If the pilot light goes out, the thermocouple closes the gas inlet valve which will prevent gas from flowing into the burner and leaking into your house.…

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Choosing The Most Energy-Efficient Roof For Your Home

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Roofs play the important role of keeping the elements out of your home, but it is easy to forget that UV rays are one of those elements that should be kept out of a home. Choosing a roof like an asphalt shingle roof will keep out the rain, but it will do nothing to prevent the UV rays of the sun from heating up your home. The more UV rays heat up your home, the more your air conditioner has to work to cool your home back down again.…

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Signs That You Need A Plumber

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Imagine waking up in the morning to find yourself coughing violently, only to find that your bathroom is teeming with harmful spore-filled mold. Or that you get back from a long cold night only to find that you have no hot water for a shower.  There are quite a few things that can go wrong with plumbing, ranging from leaky faucets to burst pipes. Here is the lowdown on what signs to look for:…

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Steep Or Low Pitch? Which Roof Is Best For Your New Home?

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Are you building a new home? Are you in the early stages of the design process? Designing and building your own home can be an exciting experience. You’ve probably given considerable thought to what you want the home to look like. One area you may not have considered is the home’s roof. You’ll need to decide early on whether you want a steep or low pitched roof. Pitch is the number of inches the roof rises for every foot in horizontal roof space.…

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