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DIY Home Maintenance Tips for the Fall

on September 29, 2017

Each season your home goes through changes in temperatures, weather conditions, aging, and of course human abuse! In order to keep all your components of your home running smoothly, and to avoid costly repairs later, it’s helpful to conduct seasonal maintenance actions each season.  Since it is starting to cool down this week, this is […]

Mainstream’s Tips for Better Outdoor Grilling

on June 16, 2017

It’s summer, and with July 4th just a couple of weeks away (and Father’s Day even sooner) what’s better than an outdoor barbecue with friends and family (or maybe just friends).  It’s likely that you either own a grill or know someone who does.  But if you’ve recently upgraded from a charcoal grill to a […]

Water Heaters – Ownership Do’s and Don’ts

on June 9, 2017

Hot water is essential to daily life.  While we mostly use it for cleaning, it’s such an essential part of life that when the hot water runs out, our plans for the day screech to a halt.  When your hot water tank is on the fritz showers are uncomfortable and it takes more energy for […]

Why the Death Star has Exhaust Ports

on May 19, 2017

Next week fans of the movie STAR WARS will be celebrating the original film’s 40th anniversary.  On May 25th, 1977, Lucasfilm released a movie that became not only one of the most iconic space opera films, but refreshed the science fiction film genre and paved the way for others to follow (according to some, the […]

Is it Time to Replace My Furnace?

on February 17, 2017

Owning a home is expensive.  From the initial purchase through the lifetime of ownership, repairs and replacements add up.  But honestly, it’s worth it.  We love our homes and the comfort that they bring.  Still, some of the components wear out over time without us taking notice.  Because the decrease in efficiency of a furnace […]

Furnace Efficiency and AFUE Rating

on January 20, 2017

Energy conservation is an important factor when it comes to saving heat, fuel, and money every month.  If you’re considering upgrading or replacing your existing furnace with a new system, you’ve likely seen electric and gas furnaces labeled with an AFUE rating.  This rating exists to help you identify how efficient the system is.  But […]

Why do Heat Pumps Work During the Winter?

on January 13, 2017

Heat pumps are amazing.  They use the same technology that your air conditioner does to help regulate heat in your home during the winter.  Heat pumps, just like air conditioners, work by moving heat from one place to another.  Unlike your air conditioner, a heat pump works to pull warmth from the outdoors and fill […]