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Preparing Your Pipes for Subzero Temps in Olathe

When temperatures plunge below 20°F, your pipes are in danger of freezing. Cold weather turns the water left in your pipes to solid ice. As water freezes, it expands and creates a blockage. This causes increased water pressure, which in turn causes breakage and bursts. Frozen pipes are a homeowner's nightmare. Even just one burst…
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A Heat-Pump May Be Perfect for Your Home Heating and Cooling Needs

When considering our home's heating and cooling needs, most of us think about the standard furnace or air conditioning units to do the job. We're all familiar with these heating and cooling units, as they've been an essential part of the home for more years than we've been around. But, these days, there's another system,…
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The Benefits of an Annual Furnace Tune-Up

Now that the temperature has dropped into the unbelievably-cold region, and everyone in the house is shuffling around in their warmest clothes, we remember that we rely heavily on our furnace to keep us warm and comfortable during the chilly winter months. But heavy-duty use requires a furnace that's in top shape! Nobody wants the…
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Reduce Energy Costs with Programmable Thermostats

The typical home thermostat is a dial-type device with a coil-based temperature sensor, a mercury switch, and a control lever for adjusting the temperature. By today's standards, they're inefficient on a number of levels, and lack all but the most basic controls. Programmable thermostats, on the other hand, are a proven way to optimize your…
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