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Bonfe Insider: May 2021

Your A/C needs some TLC. Summer is almost here. And you definitely deserve some comfort. This newsletter is packed with quick tips and tricks to help make sure this is your coolest summer ever. Tip #1: Hose it down You wouldn’t run in a sweater when it’s 95 degrees outside, would you?  But that’s exactly

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Bonfe Insider: April 2021

What factors influence indoor air quality? Home should feel like a safe haven. The CDC now recommends increasing air filtration “to as high as possible without significantly reducing design airflow.” This is especially important because high-quality indoor air filters have been shown to help limit the spread of the virus that causes illnesses like COVID-19.

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Bonfe Insider: March 2021

Water pressure woes? No power in your shower?  Here’s a decision tree to help you figure out what’s wrong and how to fix it. (These questions assume you’re on a city water system.) Question 1: Is it the whole house? Water pressure problems with a single faucet or shower head indicate a problem with that

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Bonfe Insider: February 2021

Drain pain? Is it more than just a drain clog? Clogged drain in the sink or toilet? Water backing up in the basement or laundry room floor drain? If you have chronically slow drains, you might have a bigger problem than just a drain clog. It could be a problem with your main sewer line.

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Bonfe Insider: January 2021

You may be tough enough to stick it out in Minnesota for the winter, but can your heating system? Every year, furnaces and boilers break down without warning – usually during an extended cold spell. In addition to being a major wrench in your day, a heating system failure can lead to serious and costly

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Bonfe Insider: December 2020

Change your lights, change your mood: The best lighting options for a happier winter Here’s a bright idea: Looking for a mood booster this winter – or all year-round? The answer may be as simple as switching up your lighting. A significant amount of research has drawn strong correlations between lighting and mood. A study

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Bonfe Insider: October 2020

Winter is coming… is your home’s heating system ready?  Welcome to Residential Heating Systems 101. We’ve kept things super simple and we bet you’ll pass with flying colors.  Lesson 1: How often should I change my furnace filter? The single most important (and easiest) thing to help keep your forced air heating system running longer

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Bonfe Insider: September 2020

Is the air inside your home as clean as it should be?  COVID-19 is still a mystery in many ways, but there’s one thing we do know: It’s more easily transmitted indoors. That’s the case for all kinds of viruses, bacteria, and germs. This year, many of us have hunkered down at home in order to stay

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Bonfe Insider August 2020
Bonfe Insider: August 2020

Clogged sink drain? Or is it a much bigger issue…? Sewer line backups can spell big, expensive trouble if they are not taken care of. A sewer line back up in a finished basement can cause damage in the range of $10,000 to $30,000 or more.  Learn the signs and symptoms of a serious drain

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Bonfe Insider: July 2020

It’s storm season in Minnesota: How to prepare for power outages Surge protection What’s an electrical surge? When there’s a sudden burst of electricity, this burst can run through the wires and outlets within your home and onto the devices that are plugged into the outlets.  Laptops, cell phones, refrigerators, stereo systems, appliances — even

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