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2 Fire Hazards You Should Avoid During An Electrical Outage

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Electricity may have not always been a necessity, but in the modern home an electrical issue that causes an outage can make you feel like you are living in little more than a tent. While you are waiting on the residential electrician to arrive for repairs, you may be tempted to do a lot of things just to make your home feel more functional. While using a flashlight and firing up the grill out back is fine, there are definitely some things you could do that can put you and your family in danger. Here are two unsafe practices to avoid during an electrical outage that could easily cause a fire in your home. Using Candles for Overnight Lighting Candles can be a great temporary source of light in a dark room and many of them will burn for...

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What To Know About Your Home’s Oil Heating System

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have recently purchased a home that uses oil for its heating system, you may have some questions about how it works or what it will cost you.  As the majority of new homes built use electricity or natural gas, you may be unfamiliar with how oil functions. How Oil Heats Your Home In an oil heating system, the oil is kept in a tank, where it is saved until your thermostat detects that the house is at a lower temperature than desired.  Oil is then pulled into a burner and converted into a gas, which is a fuel and air mixture. This gas then heats different elements, depending on your heating system. The heat is distributed to your home one of three ways: Warm air, distributed through vents Hot water, sent through baseboards Steam, distributed through radiators...

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