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Own an Older Home? What You Need to Know About Boiler Maintenance

If you own a vintage home, there’s a good chance you’re still heating your house with an old fashioned boiler system. While you might think your system may be outdated and in need of replacement, boilers—when properly maintained—can last up to 50 years or longer. They’re typically more energy-efficient than furnaces and produce a tremendous amount of heat, which is perfect for our frigid Wisconsin winters. Rather than replacing your older heating system, take the necessary steps to make sure it stands the test of time. How can you do that? It all boils down to taking proper care of your boiler on a regular basis. Below, the experts at Steve’s Plumbing & Heating explain what you can do to maintain your boiler properly.

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How to Handle 6 of the Most Common Water Heater Issues

Is your water heater on the fritz? How inconvenient, right? Whether you’re not getting enough hot water or you’re unit appears to be leaking, several minor issues can cause your water heater to malfunction.

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Best Indoor Plants for Air Purification

Houseplants are a lovely aesthetic addition to any home, but did you know they serve an important functional purpose too? According to NASA, indoor plants can help reduce levels of airborne pollutants in your home. But before you head off to your local nursery to stock up on greenery, you should know: not every species of indoor plant is great for air purification.

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Why You Need an Air Purification System in Wisconsin

Has the Wisconsin air got you down? We can help clean the air in your home by installing a brand new whole-house or single-room air cleaner. A Steve’s Plumbing & Heating technician is ready to show you all the filtration options available to you. Installation is quick and easy and can solve a wide range of issues. Some of these problems are listed below.

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7 Underrated Home Remodeling Projects

While those remodeling projects are no doubt worthwhile, they can be quite pricey and time intensive for the value they’ll add to your property. If you’re considering making a few home improvements this year, but don’t want to drop tens of thousands on a major project, you still have plenty of options.

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5 Bathroom Upgrades That May Increase Your Home Value

Are you thinking about swapping out some of your old, outdated bathroom fixtures for more aesthetic, eco-friendlier versions? Or perhaps you’re considering a full-scale bathroom remodeling project that’ll totally overhaul your existing space? Whatever your plans for your bathroom are, it’s always smart to invest in improvements that are likely to add value to your house.

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Why Is My Plumbing Making Noise?

Are your pipes suddenly making weird sounds? Learn about several potential causes of unusual plumbing noises and what you can do to quell the clamor.

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How Limescale Affects Your Plumbing

If you live in a hard water area, you may be dealing with limescale. Although there are other issues related to limescale, common problems include furring, descaling, scum. Limescale can affect the cleanliness of your water, as well as the overall condition of your plumbing system.

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6 Reasons Your Dishwasher Isn’t Filling With Water

We’ve all had it happen to us: the dishwasher fails to work. In many cases, the problem is that the dishwasher fails to fill up with water. Steve’s Plumbing and heating can inspect your dishwasher to make sure that it is performing properly and cleans your dishes. To schedule a plumbing repair, contact us today.

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How Do Heat Pumps Work?

If you’ve lived in Wisconsin through the winter season, you know just how frigid the weather can get. And you also know just how expensive it can be to heat your home when outdoor temperatures start dropping. But if you’ve always heated your home using a traditional furnace system, you may not be aware that a more efficient heating system is available.

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