Safety Guidelines for Winter Power Outages
Minnesotans are no strangers to severe winter storms, but it can never hurt to brush up on your storm safety preparedness knowledge. Taking the necessary precautions before, during, and after a winter storm can help keep you and your family safe and help prevent costly damage to your home and its electrical and plumbing systems.
Winter Storm Home Safety Tips
Frozen pipes, roof damage, and cracked caulking are all consequences of harsh winter weather. Even if you’ve protected your home by winterizing your HVAC systems, your systems can still be shut down by severe weather. In the event of an emergency, follow these critical safety measures. If you lose heat: Turn on every faucet in
Low-Tech Home Hacks to Cut Heating Costs
When you’ve got a great heating system in your home, it can be tempting to crank it up and bask in the warmth. The trouble is, heating bills add up quickly. These low-tech heating hacks will help you cut heating costs so you can stay warm and cozy throughout the winter without breaking the bank.
How to Stop Noisy Heating Pipes Banging
Have you ever lied awake on a winter night, unable to fall asleep due to clanging and banging coming from your heating pipes? Noisy central heating is a problem common to older homes, for two reasons. Firstly, noisy heating pipes are exclusive to steam heating systems that use a boiler to heat hot water that
Dial or DIY: When You Should Call a Plumber
When faced with the prospect of a costly plumbing repair, it can be tempting to think, “I’ll just do it myself. How hard can it be?” For certain repairs, a bit of Internet research and a resourceful attitude are sufficient to get the job done. But for more complex problems, attempting to do the job