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Keep Your Standby Generator Running Smoothly: Do a Maintenance Check

Performing a maintenance check on your home’s standby or backup generator is crucial to making sure that it will work when it is needed. There are two main steps involved with maintenance to verify normal functionality. One deals with visual aspects of the generator, while the other involves actually running it to see that everything …

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A Durable Attic In 3 Easy Steps

If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t think about your attic very often. Out of sight, out of mind. But having a durable attic is just as crucial to your home’s overall health as any other factor. Whether you plan to use your attic for seasonal storage or for an actual occupied space such as a bedroom …

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How An ERV Or HRV Ventilation System Can Help You Breathe Easy When Your Home’s Shut Tight

Your home’s indoor air quality, as well as moisture control, relies on its ventilation. If you don’t have a mechanical ventilation system, such as an energy recovery ventilator (ERV) or heat recovery ventilator (HRV), natural ventilation and air infiltration are generally not enough to keep the air in your home clean and moisture-free. The HRV …

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Ice Dams: The Telltale Sign That Your Attic Needs Attention

Ice dams on your roof in the winter are not just a nuisance. Once ice develops on your roof’s eaves, serious damage can occur to the home. In addition, ice dams can be a sign of significant problems within your attic. Southwest Illinois is particularly vulnerable to ice dams. Due to our position bordering the …

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