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How Often Should You Change Your Furnace Filters?

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Failure to regularly change your furnace filters will cause your furnace to fail prematurely. Dirty air filters are the #1 cause of furnace breakdowns. A dirty air filter will create drag, which stresses the blower motor, causing it to fail earlier than it normally would. Dirty air filters will also reduce the amount of air flowing through the furnace, which...

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Did Levine & Sons Inspire Weird Al Yankovic’s Video “Handy”?

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Weird al Yankovic released his chart topping #1 album MANDATORY FUN to great acclaim over the summer.  Mandatory FUN includes a song titled “HANDY” (a parody of Iggy Azalea’s hit FANCY). The song is about a contractor who can fix any household problem (FYI be careful of the jack-of-all trades type contractors!). In the video, there is a scene where...

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3 Plumbing Tools Every Home Should Have

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Some plumbing jobs can be easily fixed without any extensive plumbing knowledge and with a few inexpensive tools. That’s right, no need for a toolbox full of unnecessary and expensive tools! Get these three tools and you can solve some of the most common and basic plumbing repairs: Plunger: If you have a drain back-up that is isolated to one...

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How to Prepare for a Power Outage.

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Flashlights – Unless your power goes out during the day, flashlights are a necessity to keep around the house in order to see during a power outage. Have lots of batteries stored, and if you can, purchase the flashlights powered by you cranking it. Food – Keep a nice pile of non-perishable dry foods in a easily reachable spot. The...

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Are All Hand Soaps Created Equal?

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Today more than ever sanitation plays a big role in society. We all know that washing your hands after using the bathroom will rid yourself of any germs, but you may be confused what is the difference between soaps, and is it really enough of a difference to make me buy a more expensive product. The truth is companies will...

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Four Tips on Camping Sanitation

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Boil Water – water straight from lakes or rivers could hold harmful bacteria that could potentionaly make you sick. The heat from boiled water will kill any harmful bacteria in your water. Avoid Cross Contamination – when preparing food, use different knifes for different foods. Cross contamination is when particles from one type of food get into a different type...

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What is the Best Time to Run My AC During the Summer?

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Along with the flush toilet, undeground sewer pipes, fire and the wheel, Levine and Sons believes that the Air conditioning rounds out the top 5 greatest inventions ever! As with all great inventions, knowing when to use (and maintain) them is the key to getting the best performance. During the summer months, people tend to leave their air- conditioning on...

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6 Tips for Masking the Smell After Pooping

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We all use the bathroom and unfortunately we all  create unpleasant smells.  Follow the steps below to help prevent embarrassing situations at parties or even to just keep the peace with your beloveds. 1. Spray perfume or air freshener before- and after- using the bathroom. Sometimes this is all you need to mask the smell of “lighter” odors. 2. For...

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5 Tips to Help You Drink More Water 

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Water is not only the healthiest beverage on the market but it is the least expensive. I t also comes in many more options and flavors than you may have imagined. Comfort water- If you aren’t ready to take the “plunge” into plain, cold, water- try squeezing a lemon or heating up your water first. Sip not gulp- As gulping...

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