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  • How to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Winter

    Posted on October 25th, 2017 by Blue Frost

    Frigid Chicago winters are no fun. The winter of 2013-2014 marked the sixth worst in history for both freezing temperatures and snowfall. On March 1, 2015, the Chicago Tribune reported: “Saturday’s below-zero temperatures at O’Hare International Airport trumped a record low of zero degrees set in 1884, capping a month that tied the coldest February on […]

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  • Preparing Your Home For Cooler Weather

    Posted on October 23rd, 2017 by BlueManage

    A home that is unprepared for cold temperatures can sustain costly damages. Ignoring these problems now may cost you a lot of money when emergency repairs are necessary. Extreme cold comes with a variety of problems, from bursting pipes to energy inefficiency due to leaks. Preparing for these problems in advance gives you a leg […]

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  • Why Sump Pumps Fail and What You Can Do About It

    Posted on October 18th, 2017 by Blue Frost

    “How many sump pumps fail? All of them.” I have to credit a competitor of mine for using this line in an ad of his. This simple truth should provoke every homeowner to march right downstairs and take a pro-active look at their sump pump immediately. (Are you in your basement looking at your sump […]

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  • 8 Uncomfortable Reasons Why You Need to Buy a Humidifier

    Posted on October 11th, 2017 by Blue Frost

    Winter sucks. Sucks the moisture right out of the air that is! As the days grow colder here in the Chicago area, the air gets drier … and so does your skin. People become almost desperate to replace the moisture lost to winter’s cold air. Your home’s structure and its contents cry out for help, too. […]

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  • New, Cool, and Cutting-Edge Plumbing Products

    Posted on October 4th, 2017 by Blue Frost

    What’s trending in plumbing products for 2017? New, cool, and cutting-edge plumbing products, that’s what! A dynamic, holistic look brought about by bringing opposites together. A lot of what was trending last year is trending again this year. But this year the focus is on the finishes. Bronze, brass, gunmetal, pewter, black nickel, polished gold, […]

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  • When You Need to Troubleshoot Common Gas Furnace Problems

    Posted on September 27th, 2017 by Blue Frost

    Having a heating system that will keep you comfortable inside while it’s icy cold outside this winter is crucial. And a natural gas furnace is the heating option that will provide just that. Don’t let the high Indian summer temps fool you into thinking you’ve got plenty of time to prepare your furnace for “the […]

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  • What You Can Do to Make Your Furnace Last

    Posted on September 20th, 2017 by Blue Frost

    There is no standard answer to what you can do to make your furnace last. But I can tell you that how long your furnace lasts depends on the model and how well you take care of it. A poorly maintained furnace can last five to seven years on average, while a well-built and well-maintained […]

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  • What are the Advantages of a Smart Thermostat?

    Posted on September 13th, 2017 by Blue Frost

    I wish smart thermostats existed twenty plus years ago. My mind thinks back to the time I woke up to get ready for school and my house was freezing cold. Being all of 10 years old, I turned the thermostat up to 80 degrees. But I forgot to turn it back down before I left […]

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  • What It Takes to be the Best Air Filtration System

    Posted on September 6th, 2017 by Blue Frost

    We do things like fixing drafty doors and leaky windows to keep energy costs down. Such efficiency also seals in irritating pollutants, and indoor air pollution is an environmental health risk. If you suffer from asthma or allergy symptoms, you don’t need that kind of “help.” You need the help of an air filtration system. […]

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  • How to Fight the Bathroom Mold Invasion with a Bathroom Fan

    Posted on August 30th, 2017 by Blue Frost

    Got bathrooms? Get fans! Fight the bathroom mold invasion with a bathroom fan. It’s your best weapon. Mold likes moisture. Every time someone takes a steaming, hot shower on a cold, frosty fall morning, the bathroom fills with a fog of moist air, creating the perfect environment for mold. Moisture in the air collects on […]

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