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Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters: A Comparison

Before purchasing your next water heater, it’s important to understand the difference between tankless water heaters and standard tank water heaters. Each type has its own features and benefits that we will highlight below. When weighing the pros and cons of each, consider four essential factors:

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The 5 Essential of Bathroom Remodeling

Are you getting ready to remodel your bathroom? The first thing you need to think about is your plumbing. Below are five reasons why!

 

1.      Your Plumbing May Need to be Rerouted
One of the biggest mistakes that homeowners make when remodeling their bathroom is moving items around without considering whether or not the plumbing can be rerouted to where they’ve moved the item. Before you launch your project, check with a plumbing specialist like Steve’s Plumbing & Heating to make sure that it is possible to navigate the pipes through the walls and underneath the house.

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Is Dry Air Really Better Than Humid Air?

The question of whether the dry air in your home is better than humid air is determined by a few key factors. The most important thing to understand when it comes to air is that you don’t want to create an environment of extremes. In other words, too much of either is not healthy. This is why home and business owners in the Wisconsin Rapids area often use humidity control to create the perfect balance throughout the building’s interior.

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4 Signs That You Need a New Plumbing System in Your Home

The plumbing system is the most important system in your home. Without proper plumbing, you could be without water, or worse, you can experience a backup of unsanitary water. In most cases, a faulty plumbing system can be repaired, but there are times when you may need to replace your entire plumbing system. Take a look at our four tips as to when you know it’s time to replace your plumbing system below!

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Plumbing Repairs and Maintenance

Often for the homeowner, there is little difference between the professional terms of repair, replacement, or maintenance when it comes to solving problems with a plumbing system. You just want it done as quickly as possible without having to worry about the problem coming back up in the future. Although the terms have different meanings to a professional plumbing contractor, a really good plumber understands what your needs are and is willing to tell you what needs to be done when providing a quote without trying to use professional jargon as a means of confusing you while describing the work to be done in your house.

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3 Ways Air Purification Can Make the Warm Months More Bearable

All across the United States, spring signals a welcome change in temperature with warm breezes becoming more frequent. The blooming of colorful flowers and other foliage is often a double-edged sword for many people, including those who live in Central Wisconsin. While the beauty is appreciated, the appearance of these blooms often signals an increase in the airborne allergens that can make life almost unbearable. Fortunately, paying attention to the air purification that exists in your home can make the warmer months more bearable. 

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The Benefits of Drain Maintenance

Your entire plumbing system takes abuse from your household every day. Consider for a moment everything that goes down the drain: waste, garbage, hair, food, chemicals, and, of course, items that don’t belong in the plumbing. Over time, all these elements will clog your drain and inhibit the smooth flow of water throughout the system. A partially blocked plumbing system creates pressure on the pipes and the joints that connect them. Ongoing pressure will cause damage to key plumbing components. It’s only a matter of time.

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Are Your Air Ducts Making You Sick?

On average, you are in your home 90% of your time. You sleep, eat, and relax at your home. With so much time at home, have you ever wondered about the quality of the air you’re breathing? In fact, research shows that the air quality in your home may be worse than the air quality outside. Even if you clean your home, you still could be exposing yourself to polluted air in your home which could make you sick. How, so? Your air ducts.

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4 Ways to Clean the Air in Your Home

Research shows that the air in your home may be more polluted than the air outside if you live in big cities. If you are like most people, then you spend the majority of your time inside your home; therefore, you may be making yourself sick. Fortunately, there are measures you can take to improve the air quality in your home.

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Are Low-Flow Fixtures Right for Your Home?

Investing in energy-efficient appliances and installing energy-efficient doors and windows are not the only way to save money. Low-flow fixtures help you save money when it comes to how you use water, but are they right for you? The following are a few benefits of using low-flow fixtures in your home.

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