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Signs of a Potential Gas Leak in Your Home

Signs of a Potential Gas Leak in Your HomeBecause natural gas is the principle fuel in U.S. homes, it’s a good idea to be aware of hazardous gas leak signs. Over 60 million households rely on gas to warm the home, cook food and heat water. Overwhelmingly, it’s a safe, clean-burning fuel that is also plentiful and economical.

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Furnace Odors: What They Could Mean

Furnace Odors: What They Could MeanIs your Grand Traverse County home plagued by a furnace smell that you can’t seem to identify? The problem could be a number of things, so to help you out, we’ve compiled a list of possible odors:

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How to Make Sure Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors Are Working

How to Make Sure Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors Are WorkingThe prevalence of gas heating in Grand Traverse County means reliably working carbon monoxide detectors are a must in our area. Like all electrical devices, these detectors can develop faults and should be tested regularly.

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Attic Safety Should Be a Priority in Your Home

Attic Safety Should Be a Priority in Your HomeWorking in the attic can present challenges. If your attic isn’t a finished space, it’s most likely hot, dusty and loaded with potential hazards. You’ll be a step ahead if you make a plan in advance of a major attic project to minimize the challenges and make it more comfortable and safer for you or the technician who has to work there. Here are some helpful hints to improve attic safety.

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How to Prepare Your HVAC System for Storm Season

How to Prepare Your HVAC System for Storm SeasonAfter last August’s huge storm, it’s prudent to start spring storm preparation before unstable and dangerous weather hits. Your HVAC system is particularly vulnerable, since part of it sits outside and high winds and power outages can wreak havoc with it.

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Check Out This Home Safety Checklist

Check Out This Home Safety ChecklistIt’s a fact: the average home has multiple hazards that could, under the right circumstances, cause injury, loss of property, or even death. Maintaining proper home safety will reduce the chances of you and your family ever encountering the problems these hazards could cause. Use the following checklist to assess some of the most common home safety concerns.

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Check Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors this Fall and Stay Safe in Your Home

Check Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors this Fall and Stay Safe in Your HomeOnly a carbon monoxide detector can make sure you’re safe from the common household danger of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide (CO) gas is undetectable by human senses. More than 400 Americans last year died from being poisoned by CO, so make sure your CO detector is installed properly in order to protect the members of your household.

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Surge Protection Can Protect Your HVAC System

Surge Protection Can Protect Your HVAC SystemYour heating and cooling equipment are important parts of your Grand Traverse County area home and they must be protected. Unfortunately, too few homeowners consider surge protection when it comes to the care of their HVAC system. Doing so can lead to outrageous costs for repair or replacement if a piece of your equipment is damaged.

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Take Charge and Protect Your Home From CO Dangers

Take Charge and Protect Your Home From CO DangersSealing your home tightly does wonders for your utility bills and help to protect the environment but it does have one potential downside, the potential build up of carbon monoxide. An odorless and colorless gas, CO can build up in your home to hazardous levels without you being aware of it. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to protect your family from CO dangers by understanding the primary sources.

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Vacationing? Tend to Your Home Safety and Security Before You Drive Off

Vacationing? Tend to Your Home Safety and Security Before You Drive OffWhen you’re getting ready to leave for a vacation, taking some time to ensure your home safety and security before you leave assures you that you’ve taken care of everything you can. Although it’s not likely, problems can occur in your absence that could be hard to address from a distance. 

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