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Hydronic vs Forced-Air vs Mini-Split Systems

What is the best residential heating system? Good question. There are three common types: hydronic systems, force-air systems, and ductless mini-splits. Each has their own set of pros and cons. We’ve installed all three, so we’re prepared to give you the most unbiased opinion out there. Let’s dive in. Hydronic Systems A hydronic system uses more »

How to Clean Your Dishwasher Filter

Here’s something many people, renters and homeowners alike, are shocked to learn: your dishwasher has a filter. If that’s also news to you, then your filter likely needs to be cleaned — desperately. A clogged filter means a worse-functioning machine. Want cleaner, gunk-free dishes? Then keep reading to learn how to clean your dishwasher filter. more »

Should You Get a Home Air Purifier?

Everyone wants to breathe clean air. But how clean or dirty is the air that circulates through your home? This question is at the crux of whether or not you should install a home air purifier. The other big one: do they actually work? This article will sort out the facts from fiction regarding air more »

How To Change Your Furnace Filter (Trane Furnace)

Of all the DIY plumbing and HVAC tips out there, knowing how to change your furnace filter is one of the simplest, but most important. Depending on the quality of your filter, you may need to replace it every month. So here’s a step-by-step tutorial that will walk you through replacing your filter. (This will more »

How to Maintain Your Furnace: A Checklist

Up here in the Northwest, winter can drag on into March or even April. This means that having a quality heating system is pretty much a life-saver for much of the year. If you have a furnace, beware: there are many ways it can fail — or run up your heating bill — if it’s more »

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