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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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Do You Need Water Heater Replacement? 3 Ways to Tell

If you’re like most people, you take your water heater for granted — until it develops a problem, that is. At Steve’s Plumbing & Heating, we understand it’s easy to let an out-of-sight tank fall to the back of your mind, but the minute that tank starts acting up? You definitely notice.

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4 Signs It’s Time for a New Toilet

A malfunctioning toilet isn’t just an annoying inconvenience; it’s a severe problem. And if you’re currently dealing with persistent toilet issues, there’s a significant chance you need a new toilet. But how on earth can you tell the difference between a minor issue that necessitates a simple repair and a severe problem that requires a total overhaul?

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Water Heater Not Working? 3 Reasons Why

If you’re not a fan of cold showers, greasy dishes, or ice-cold hand washing, a malfunctioning water heater can really put a damper on your day. At Steve’s Plumbing & Heating, we understand that for most people, hot running water isn’t just a luxury; it’s a necessity. And for that reason, we’re here to lend a helping hand.

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Limescale: Is It Dangerous for Your Plumbing System?

If your house has hard water, chances are you’ve got limescale buildup somewhere (if not everywhere) in your plumbing system. Though it's easy to assume limescale is nothing more than a visual annoyance, that assumption could get you in trouble. Allowing limescale to accumulate, either on the outside or inside of your pipes and fixtures, can result in poor water quality and plumbing deterioration over time. To help you better protect your plumbing system from damage, the pros at Steve’s Plumbing & Heating explain the dangers of limescale below.

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