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7 Signs Your Heater Needs Service

Winter is just around the corner and that means your heater will be running on full blast pretty soon, if it isn’t already. The average furnace has a lifespan of about 15 years, but even if it’s still working well, there may be signs that it’s showing its age. 

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Guide to Your Heating Options This Winter

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 42% of a household’s monthly utility bill is the cost of heating the home. During the winter, heating systems will be running daily and significantly increase utility bills. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that homeowners who take steps to maintain and upgrade equipment and implement other heat saving measures can save up to 30% on their utility bill.

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6 Potential Causes of a Leaking Dishwasher

A leaky dishwasher can be a frustrating issue if you’re not familiar with what might be causing the leak. You know the obvious rules of running a dishwasher: only use dishwashing detergent, rinse off food scraps and make sure the door is closed all the way. But if one morning you wake up to discover a wet kitchen floor, then you can be certain the dishwasher needs a check-up. Here are a few potential causes of a leaking dishwasher.

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Clean Water Challenges in America Today

When you think about someone having difficulties accessing clean water, you typically think of people living in third world countries. However, water and sanitation challenges affect areas in the U.S. as well. These challenges include fecal contamination from individual wells, expensive water costs, lead service lines, outdated infrastructure, and the financial, technical and operational demands of making upgrades. 

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