Check Your Smoke Alarm and CO Detectors Regularly

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Gas heating systems burn fuel to create heat. And, unfortunately, that causes some scary byproducts. Carbon monoxide, a toxic gas, is meant to vent to the outside of the home. But when something goes wrong, it could leak into the space in your house. And since it is colorless and odorless, it could go undetected for a long time.

That’s why you must have carbon monoxide detectors—along with smoke detectors, of course—throughout the home. Here’s what you should do to ensure they are always working their best.

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Types of Surge Protection for Your Home

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Homeowners need to protect their homes from the elements, but you also need to protect your home from something that runs inside it: electrical surges. Unlike a weather event or baseball flying into a window, you can’t see a surge coming. Sure, you may see lightning during a thunderstorm, but that’s about as close as you’ll get to seeing a potential surge. Damage from electric surges average about $4300 according to insurance claim information, so the damage can be quite substantial. One of the best ways to protect your home, your electrical system and your belongings from a surge is to install surge protection.

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