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Furnace vs. Heat Pump: Which Heating System Is Right for Your Home?

Whether you’re installing a heating system in a brand new house or replacing your existing heating unit, you should understand which type of heater is best for your home. Many homeowners assume a furnace is their only option, and though furnaces are undoubtedly popular, they’re not necessarily the best option for everyone.

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5 Things Your Plumber Wants You to Know

The holiday season is notorious for household plumbing problems. Houseguests, family dinners, and copious amounts of holiday cooking all contribute to the increased stress on the average household plumbing system. Between Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s, some plumbing companies even experience a 50% increase in service calls!

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5 Common Winter Plumbing Emergencies and How to Prevent Them

Freezing temperatures and holiday celebrations are notorious for causing household plumbing emergencies. In fact, for many plumbing companies, winter is the busiest season of the year. Fortunately, a little proactive maintenance is usually all it takes to prevent plumbing emergencies entirely.

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Got a Finicky Commode? 5 Signs You Need Toilet Repair

A malfunctioning toilet will display several signs that indicate the need for repairs. Click to learn what you should look for to determine if your household toilets require professional repairs.

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Arid Winter Air: How Indoor Humidity Control Can Help

Though wintertime humidity levels in the Twin Cities are relatively high, those levels don’t necessarily translate the air inside your home. Because you likely run your furnace or heat pump continually throughout winter, your indoor air can dry out in a hurry. And when it does, you may experience dry skin, chapped lips, sinus dehydration, and multiple other health issues.

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5 Tips to Prepare Your Heating System for Winter

Snow has made its appearance in Central Wisconsin — is your household heating system ready to handle months of freezing weather? If you haven’t taken the time to assess your furnace, boiler, or heat pump to ensure it’s prepared to perform optimally throughout winter, now is the time to take care of that. To help you out, the experts at Steve’s Plumbing & Heating share simple yet effective heating system preparation tips below.

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Prepping Your Pipes for Cold Weather: 5 Helpful Tips

Cold weather is on its way in Central Wisconsin, which means now is the time to start preparing your home for freezing weather. One of the most important things you’ll need to do to prepare your home properly is to get your plumbing system ready to handle the freezing cold. The experts at Steve’s Plumbing & Heating share a few helpful tips for preparing your pipes below.

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Household Plumbing Leaks: 4 Common Locations You Need to Inspect

Some of the most common plumbing problems out there are leaky pipes and appliances. Unfortunately, though, many homeowners aren’t aware of these leaks until they grow severe enough to cause damage. At Steve’s Plumbing & Heating, we get it: Your household plumbing system probably isn’t on your mind very often. However, that doesn’t mean you should ignore it altogether.

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4 Signs That Indicate the Need for Furnace Replacement

Like any major household appliance, your furnace isn’t designed to last forever. On average, a typical furnace has a lifespan of around 15-20 years, after which it no longer provides efficient heating for your home. While there’s no way to know your furnace’s definitive expiration date in advance, there are several signs of impending failure you can keep an eye out. The experts at Steve’s Plumbing & Heating explain four of the most common signs below.

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Household Drains Acting Up? 4 Signs You Have a Sewer Problem

One of the worst things that can happen to your home is a malfunctioning main sewer line. This issue doesn’t just put a serious kink in your daily household operations; it puts the structure of your home at risk for severe damage. And if you fail to recognize the issue and seek prompt sewer repair, fixing the damage could cost you thousands. To help you avoid a household disaster, the experts at Steve’s Plumbing & Heating outline four signs that your house has a mainline sewer problem.

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