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4 Minor Plumbing Problems You Should Never Ignore

When it comes to your plumbing system, it can be easy to write off minor problems as nothing more than small inconveniences. But even seemingly small plumbing issues like a running toilet or a dripping faucet can grow worse and leave you with more serious problems down the road.

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Does Your Home Need Indoor Humidity Control?

Wisconsin might not be the most humid or arid place in the country, but that doesn’t mean homeowners here don’t need to pay close attention to their relative indoor humidity levels. According to the EPA, indoor relative humidity shouldn’t exceed 60% and ideally, it should fall between 30%-50%. Moisture levels outside this range can lead to a variety of issues, including inefficient heating and cooling, health problems, and more.

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Air Conditioner Repair vs. Replacement: Which Is More Cost-Effective for an Aging Unit?

Having problems with your aging central a/c unit? Although you’ve probably already decided to call an air conditioner repair specialist to come out and fix it, pursuing repairs may not be the most cost-effective, long-term choice. In some cases, opting for a complete air conditioner replacement is a better option, as doing will save you money in the long run.

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3 Money-Saving Household Upgrades You Should Seriously Consider

If you’re looking for ways to cut down your utility expenses, there are plenty of things you can do. While being more conscientious about your energy and water use can help, there are also simple and relatively inexpensive household upgrades you can make. Swapping out your existing fixtures and appliances for their more efficient counterparts will not only help you save on your bills but can also net you some nice savings on your taxes.

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Hidden Plumbing Leaks: 5 Ways to Tell If Your Home Has Them

Whether you own your home or rent, you likely know that plumbing leaks of any severity require prompt repair to prevent extensive water damage. But leaks in your plumbing system aren’t always evident, and the hidden drips and drops you may not be able to see often cause the most damage.

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5 Weird Toilet Sounds & What They Mean

Toilets naturally make a racket when they flush and refill with water, but they should be relatively silent the rest of the time. If your toilet is spouting off even when you’re not actively using it, you probably have a problem on your hands.

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5 Signs It’s Time to Start Thinking About Air Conditioner Replacement

There isn’t an air conditioner on the planet that’s designed to last forever. Most units have a functional lifespan of about 10-15 years when they’re properly maintained. And when they don’t get the routine attention they need, that lifespan decreases.

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Storage Tank vs. Tankless Water Heater: Which Type Is Right For Your Home?

Whether it’s time for a water heater replacement or you’re purchasing your first-ever water heater, it’s important to know what to look for. And no, all water heaters are not created equal. The type of water heater you select doesn’t just determine how much hot water your home has to work with; it also directly impacts your annual household energy spending.

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Drain Maintenance: 17 Tips to Keep Your Pipes Flowing Freely

If you use your household plumbing system regularly — really, who doesn’t? — you must practice preventive drain maintenance. Caring for your pipes properly will help prevent clogged drain, leaks, pipe corrosion, odors, and even more serious plumbing issues you’d probably prefer not to deal with. As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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Spring Air Conditioner Checkup: 8-Step Checklist

Have you started creating your spring cleaning to-do list yet? Be sure to add an air conditioner checkup to your tasks. While the weather in Central Wisconsin might not yet be indicative of warmer days to come, spring is right around the corner. And when it arrives, you’ll want to make sure your a/c unit is clean and in proper working order before you crank it up.

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