Installing an Anti-Scalding Device Can Keep Your Hands Burn Free

Installing an Anti-Scalding Device Can Keep Your Hands Burn FreeUnfortunately, scalding tap water is a hazard in many modern homes, especially for the elderly, disabled, or very young children. A few key tips can practically eliminate the risk of burns, particularly installing an anti-scalding device. These simple, inexpensive valves can keep your your entire household safe regardless of any other activities going on in your home (such as flushing a toilet) that could otherwise allow a sudden burst of overly hot water to burn your hands or other body parts. Read More »

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Flushing Items Down the Toilet Can Cause Big Problems — Here’s a List

Flushing Items Down the Toilet Can Cause Big Problems -- Here's a ListMost of us know that the main purpose of the toilet is to get rid of human waste. Unfortunately, some people use their toilet as a garbage disposal and end up flushing items down the toilet that they should not. These items only clog and damage your plumbing system, but they eventually end up in the public sewage system which may cause trouble for the whole Tucson area and the surrounding community. Here is a list of things you do not want to flush down your toilet.  Read More »

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Will a Heat Pump Keep You Warm in Your Tucson Home?

Will a Heat Pump Keep You Warm in Your Tucson Home?Although heat pumps can provide efficient heating and cooling for homes all over the United States, they are best suited to warmer regions like Tucson’s desert climate. This is because air-source heat pumps manage your home’s comfort by moving heat around rather than generating hot or cool air. When choosing a heat pump for your home, it’s important to understand how they work and how to measure efficiency. Read More »

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How a Programmable Thermostat Can Help You Keep Warm

How a Programmable Thermostat Can Help You Keep WarmMany homes have upgraded to programmable thermostats, but if you haven’t buying one should be one of the first things on your to-do list. Programmable thermostats are affordable, easy to use and can help save you money. When it comes to the winter months and keeping warm, a programmable thermostat is even more important. Use this basic guide to help you learn to use yours efficiently so you can save as much money as possible while still staying comfortable at home. Read More »

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Choosing a New Furnace: Some Tips

Choosing a New Furnace: Some TipsIt’s hard to admit that summer is coming to an end, but with cold days and even colder nights ahead, it’s time to start thinking about your heating system. If you’re like most homeowners, chances are your furnace has been sitting idle and ignored for months, and if you’re among the unfortunate few in need of a new furnace, the choices ahead can be daunting. Consider these simple selection tips for choosing a new furnace.  Read More »

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Seal Up Air Leaks for Heating Season — or Anytime

Seal Up Air Leaks for Heating Season -- or AnytimeThe beautiful Tucson cold season is right around the corner, and lowering your heating expenses may be easier than you think. One of the simplest, most inexpensive ways to save energy and keep your home more comfortable this winter is by sealing up the air leaks in your home. Read More »

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Which Is the Right Furnace Filter?

Which Is the Right Furnace Filter?Regularly changing the furnace filter is important to the efficient operation of your HVAC system.There are several types of furnace filters available to the homeowner. The minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) is the industry standard for rating a filter’s effectiveness to capture harmful air particles. The highest number will capture the most particles. Consider the filter’s ability to improve air quality and protect your heating and cooling system’s components when choosing a furnace filter for your home. Read More »

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Try Out These Simple Energy-Saving Tips

Try Out These Simple Energy-Saving TipsAs residents of the Tucson area, we’re lucky to enjoy relatively mild, dry winters during a typical year, but our hot summers mean skyrocketing temperatures. These extremes can shoot your energy bills through the roof if you’re not vigilant about the best ways to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. Fortunately, there are some simple energy-saving tips you can use around the house any time of year to keep your bills low. Read More »

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5 Plants That Decrease Toxins in Your Home

5 Plants That Decrease Toxins in Your HomeYou will typically find more air pollution in your indoor air than you will find outside. While home air purifiers can make it easier to breath, there are also houseplants that decrease toxins and help remove VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) from your home’s air. Read More »

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Lots of Insulation Choices: Get the Right Type for Tucson

Lots of Insulation Choices: Get the Right Type for TucsonAdding insulation to your home’s attic and exterior walls will immediately reduce your utility bills and improve indoor comfort. Therefore, the careful selection of insulating material is important to maximize the return on your investment. Read More »

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