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Ask Our Experts: What is an Evaporative Cooler?

May 15, 2017

Question for Our Experts: What is an evaporative cooler, generally speaking?   Our Experts’ Answer: Short Answer An evaporative cooler is a machine that cools air by passing dry, hot…

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Ask Our Experts: Manifold-Style Plumbing Systems

May 3, 2017

Question for Our Experts: I’ve seen “manifold” plumbing systems in newer homes – the kind where each faucet, toilet, or shower has a home-run supply of water (both hot and…

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Ask Our Experts: Troubleshoot a Sump Pump

June 22, 2015

Question for Our Experts: How can I troubleshoot a sump pump? Our Experts’ Answer: Several things could potentially cause a sump pump to stop working, including loss of power, motor…

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Ask Our Experts: Inconsistent Water Temperature in Shower or Tub

June 9, 2015

  Common Causes of Inconsistent Water Temperature Why is my water temperature inconsistent? Inadequate water heater size Competing nearby appliances Side effects of tankless water heaters A faulty valve Before…

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Ask Our Experts: Pro’s and Con’s of Today’s Lighting Options

February 8, 2015

Question for Our Experts: What are the pro’s and con’s of the various lighting types available today? Our Experts’ Answer: The Short Answer Your choices can be mind-boggling, and each…

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Ask Our Experts: What to Consider when Buying a Standby Generator

August 25, 2014

Question for Our Experts: What should I consider when buying a whole-home emergency standby generator? I’ve learned about generators, and I’m interested. What are some key decisions I’ll have to make…

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