Should you have your water heater serviced?

Your water heater is one of the most expensive items in your home. You’d never know it considering it’s usually tucked away in the basement or a utility closet! Given that it’s such an investment in your home, it’s important to understand why your water heater could benefit from regular service.

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Looking out on warm autumn day

The calendar might say that we’re in the middle of autumn, but fall can be a tricky season.

Summer temperatures can often linger well into October, leaving us sweating when we’re ready for sweater weather, and relying on our air conditioning systems more than we’d expected.

In fact, that’s what we can expect this year, according to AccuWeather, with warm temperatures hanging around throughout the northeast for several weeks.

“While autumn may take longer than usual to arrive, it will be a picturesque season if forecasters are correct,” Accuweather says on its website. “Dry weather in the Northeast paired will cool nights will pave the way for vibrant leaves to emerge across the region.”

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Humidity levels

“It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.”

How many times have you heard someone trot out that line on a 90-degree day?

It’s kind of irritating, but it’s also true.

Uncomfortable summer days become unbearable when the humidity levels make it feel like you’re walking through Jell-O.

And as bad as it is dealing with humidity outside your home, indoor humidity can pose an even greater problem. Not only is it hard to sleep in a humid home, you’re also at risk for mold and mildew.

Fortunately, there are some things you can do to control the humidity in your home that don’t just involve turning up your heating and cooling system in Bucks County.

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Packing for Vacation

Vacations are designed to be relaxing, but they also take some work.

Whether you’re heading to the Jersey shore for a few days or flying across the ocean for a few weeks, your trip is going to involve some level of preparation.

So let’s see…you’ve booked your hotel reservations, you’re all packed, and you’ve arranged for someone to look after your pets.

But what about your air conditioning system? It deserves some time off as well. Here are a few HVAC maintenance steps you should take before you leave for vacation.

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