Health & Safety

How To Select the right Fire and Smoke Detectors for Your Home

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    Every home should have smoke detectors and local home building regulations will suggest the locations and types but the selection can get a bit confusing.

    In this How To we will look at some of your options however the information you read here should not be used on its own to make your final selection. You MUST use other sources of information when making your final choice about which devices are best for your specific application. …

    How To Fix pluming leaks in an emergency situation

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      Well it’s a holiday time again and when things go wrong they normally happen on a holiday weekend. Knowing what to do in these situations is a really important part of being a homeowner.

      I’ve been contacted by a few friends this holiday season who had problems with their water heaters this is a pretty strange situation however neither of the problems we’re so bad that they needed to call a plumber. Calling a plumber or handyman on a weekend or …

      How To Get a good deal on firewood for your home

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        Heating your home with firewood is an easy way to reduce your energy costs. Unfortunately if your property is not large enough to support large trees then you will have to look other places to obtain your firewood for the season. Many people will receive an order of firewood at the beginning of the season from a distributor. Often you can find a distributor of firewood listed at your …

        How To Keep Warm With Smart Winter Clothing Purchases

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          With Winter coming the time is now to prepare by making smart purchases of clothing to keep warm. This is important whether you work inside or out and you will find when you are warm life just seems a little nicer.

          If you grew up in a cold climate then you probably learned early that wearing layers of clothes will allow you to keep warm but maybe …

          How To Survive Spring Pollen In Your Home

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            Spring Days bring warmth and flowers but they also bring a lot of pollen. If you are sensitive to pollen then you may dread the springtime but unless you are willing to move to the desert you won’t find much relief at least until mid summer.

            Unfortunately we can’t lock ourselves in a computer assembly clean room all of the time so we have to find ways to cope with the problem of pollen.

            The first …

            How To Are Humidifier Mineral Deposits clogging your Furnace Filter?

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              I wanted to go over a problem I had this winter due to a new Humidifier I introduced in our home. The winter was so cold that the HVAC System had been sucking all of the moisture out of the air. This caused problems for my family including very dry skin, dry eyes and sinuses to the point I would wake up with headaches.

              To try to get rid of the problem I went down …

              How To Use a Humidifier to Get rid of Winter Headaches, Aches and Dry Skin

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                Every  Winter its the same thing. As soon as the heater starts running your sinuses and eyes start to get dry, you wake up with a dry throat and a headache and your skin gets dry.

                This is because your heater removes moisture from your home when it heats the circulating air and in addition to that it circulates dust which you end up breathing.

                If you find yourself waking up with eyes that hurt …

                How To Prepare your Vehicle for the Winter Driving Season

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                  We are going to cover a few tips that can keep your car on the road during winter. It is always best to have a plan when things go wrong and to take care of maintenance that could leave you stranded.

                  The first thing you want to do is go through all of your standard factory maintenance suggestions. If you are behind on any of them you want to bring them up to date.

                  This …

                  How To Prepare for the 5 Biggest Problems Facing a Home Owner

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                    Whether you are a first time home owner or have lived in one for a long time there are a few things that can go wrong around your house that you need to prepare for before they go wrong. In some cases you will be able to decide whether you want to do the work yourself or hire it out to a contractor but sometimes there just isn’t a choice and you are …

                    How To – Detecting Carbon Monoxide In Your Home

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                      Carbon Monoxide is one of those things that you may not notice until it is too late and unfortunately every year about 200 people die from it. Where does it come from? It is a byproduct of combustion .. meaning it can come from your furnace, fireplace or a space heater that uses fuel such as propane or kerosine or possibly your gas stove.

                      If you are having a problem with carbon monoxide you …