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  • What To Do When Carpenter Bees Are Eating Your Log Home

    Log Home's are beautiful and strong. They are a great example of a house that can withstand years of weather and still look gorgeous. There is one problem: carpenter bees. These bees can wreck havoc on a log home and make it look like Swiss cheese. It's not just a cosmetic problem; it's a structural one. These bees will turn solid logs into hollowed out timber. It won't happen overnight, but if left alone, the bees will destroy the house.
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  • Frozen Roads And Nowhere To Go: How To Handle A Heating Emergency

    With more than one city in the United States seeing snowfall amounts far beyond normal, it is not inconceivable that you could get trapped in your home with a furnace that is over-stressed and in need of repair. If you happen to get stuck in a home with no heat and cannot get out because of the weather, it can get a bit scary for sure. However, with a little critical thinking and some ingenuity, you can keep your family warm in spite of the fact that your furnace has stopped heating your home.
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  • HVAC Heat Pump & Blower: How They Function & What Can Be Done When They Malfunction

    There are a few parts of a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system that are vital for energy efficiency. The heat pump and blower must be in a functional condition or you can end up with air that is not true to the temperature on the thermostat circulating in your house. Below, you will learn about the function of a heat pump and blower to an HVAC system and what can be done when they malfunction.
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  • Correcting Leaks In Well Pumps

    One of the challenges of submersible residential pumps is that they can be very hard to access. This is because the pump and motor assembly is assembled high above the well pump. Another challenge of diagnosing well pumps is that they often have symptoms that can overlap with each other. This can make it difficult to diagnose the cause of the malfunctioning pump. However, one of the most common problems is a leaking tank.
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  • Benefits Of A Dedicated HVAC Staff

    Contacting Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) professionals for a broken air conditioning or failed heater is a fairly common task, but would a dedicated team of HVAC professionals be better for your business? If you require regular monitoring, adjustments and creative approaching to heating, cooling and ventilation, consider a few benefits of commercial HVAC contractors as part of your regular payroll. Fine-Tuned Temperature Management In settings such as laboratories, chemical processing systems or high-temperature machine cooling, there are more temperature requirements than simply turning a knob.
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  • The Best Ways To Keep Iron Fences From Corroding

    Wrought iron fences are vulnerable to moisture. However, if they are constructed in areas that are not prone to moisture problems, such as in Arizona, they are not as likely to rust. Still, iron fences will need some care and maintenance so that they can last longer. Remove Rust Use a wire brush to remove the rust from the surface. After you have removed as much rust as you can with the wire brush, use sandpaper to remove the remainder of the rust.
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  • Winter Damage On Roofs: Beyond Weight Damage

    When people think of winter damage to roofs, they mostly think of destruction due to the weight of snow and ice. Unfortunately, this is not the only way that winter can reduce your roof's durability. Other ways in which the low temperatures can damage your roof include the following: Freeze-Thaw-Freeze Cycle During a snowfall, the first layer of snow melts because the roof is relatively warmer than the environment above it.
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  • Are Your Elevators Ready For An Anime Convention?

    Anime conventions are fun and profitable events for attendees and bystanders alike. Attendees don't just stand around in costume: they spend money and help to boost the local economy. Fanimecon attendees created an economic impact of $10.5 million dollars in San Jose in 2014. Attendees also bring a huge boost to nearby hotels by booking rooms and purchasing food, toiletries, and using valet services. Before your hotel can start raking in these profits, however, you should consider the functionality of one thing in your hotel that will affect every convention attendee that stays in your hotel: your elevators.
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  • 3 Appointments You Want To Make Before The Winter Season Hits

    With certain parts of the country already seeing a few inches of snow, it won't be long before everywhere will be covered in the fluffy, white snow. As much as you might want to hold it off, you know it is only a matter of time before you are trying to unbury yourself from the mounds of snow. It isn't just the snow that people dread, though. It is also the bitter cold that takes your breath away when you step outside.
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  • Simple Yet Effective Improvements For Insulating Your Home

    When your home has an issue with excess airflow, you need reliable ways of controlling any leaks you find. This does not mean you have to replace all of your insulation to complete this task. There are several simple and effective improvements you can make that will help reduce the amount of air that comes and goes throughout your home. Insulate Electrical Outlets One area that allows air to flow into your home is the electrical outlets on your exterior walls.
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