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Five Ways to “Green-Up” Your Utilities

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Five Ways to “Green-Up” Your Utilities

Sure, you know to recycle that water bottle instead of chucking it in the trash, but when it comes to intangible services, such as electricity, many folks are clueless. If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint (and your utility bills!), follow these five tips to get started. Invest in new appliances. Installing energy-efficient dishwashers, refrigerators and washing machines is a great way to make your home greener and more energy efficient. Although this requires some money up front, you can potentially save a significant amount of...

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Make Your Home Allergen-Free This Spring! 6 Steps to Improve Indoor Air Quality.

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Make Your Home Allergen-Free This Spring! 6 Steps to Improve Indoor Air Quality.

Spring is finally here! After what seemed to be a never-ending winter, flowers are appearing, trees are blooming and our cars are turning yellow–wait, what’s that last part? Ah yes, the pollen has returned with Spring, dousing everything in its powdery yellow substance. For those of us who suffer with seasonal allergies, springtime can be the worst time of the year. Despite the beauty that’s growing all around us, the allergens are multiplying in the air, making the first few months of spring utterly miserable. Sneezing, sniffing,...

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Vacation Season Is Here! Beware of Vacation Theft!

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Vacation Season Is Here! Beware of Vacation Theft!

Summer! Just the word brings feelings of freedom, relaxation, and excitement! Especially after a winter like the one we’ve just been through! Although some of us remain just as busy during the summer, most of us are able to escape for awhile on a vacation that we’ve been anticipating since our last one ended!  As you read this, sitting at your desk or behind your computer at home with visions of palm trees, swimsuits and beaches dancing in your head, something sinister may be at work in your home! During the year, as you are working towards...

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411 On Your Septic System

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

411 On Your Septic System

An issue with your septic tank can be one of the most embarrassing, inconvenient and expensive home disasters out there! Over the years, F.H. Furr has seen some common septic tank problems that could have been easily avoided had homeowners been aware of the following precautions. When a serious problem occurs, we encourage our customers to seek professional service, but we also want them to have options so that they can take action to stop the problem before it starts! Take a look at this list of helpful tips and be proactive against these threats to your septic tank system!

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10 Steps to Eliminate Sediment in Your Hot Water Heater!

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

10 Steps to Eliminate Sediment in Your Hot Water Heater!

After a winter that has seemed to drag on forever, we’re all ready to turn down our heating systems and open those windows! Still, there’s one heat source in your home that you won’t want to get rid of; your hot water heater! Even during spring days, you need hot water in your home for everyday tasks like washing clothing, dishes and showering. So since this appliance is important year round, it’s important to maintain it and keep sediment from building up within the tank, causing your water heater to fall prey...

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Plumbing: Get The Real Dirt On Plungers!

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Plumbing: Get The Real Dirt On Plungers!

A plunger is as a plunger does, so they say; but did you know that there are a wide variety of different types of plungers? This handy household instrument is the primary “go-to” tool for those pesky drain clogs. However, not many homeowners are aware of the fact that different types of plungers exist for specific kinds of drains.  It’s important that you know which type of plunger should be used and where before walking into a store and simply purchasing the first one you see.   There are typically four kinds of plungers: Standard...

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Enlightenment on the Gas Furnace Pilot Light

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Enlightenment on the Gas Furnace Pilot Light

Did you know that during America’s colonial period colonists kept a little flame burning as a simple and accessible means to light a stove or fireplace whenever needed? They named this light a “pilot”, and it’s from this little historical “fun fact” we derive our modern gas furnace pilot lights.  Funny to think that we can be less technologically up-to-date as were many early colonists when our pilot lights go out! Not so funny to think that during the freezing temperatures when you’re left with unreliable heat should your pilot lighter go...

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Two Common Mistakes for the DIY Homeowner: Caulk Vs. Putty

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Two Common Mistakes for the DIY Homeowner: Caulk Vs. Putty

F.H. Furr has great respect for all you DIY-ers out there. It can be intimidating to sort through a plethora of Internet resources, or filter through a slew of comments on your facebook status plumbing inquiries — just to find the right quick fix for your minor plumbing problems. Though we recommend you contact an F.H. Furr professional for any of your plumbing needs (improper DIY repairs can complicate the problem and end up costing you more money!), we acknowledge that many of you prefer to try your hand at home remedies first. Throughout...

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Help! My Heat Pump Is Frozen! 3 Helpful Tips to Thaw It Out!

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Help! My Heat Pump Is Frozen! 3 Helpful Tips to Thaw It Out!

Well, it looks as if we can expect a little more winter weather before spring! F.H. Furr wants to take the opportunity to talk to you about your exterior heat pump. While you’re preoccupied with business indoors, don’t let your outdoor heat pump be “out of sight, out of mind”. Heat pumps are prone to freeze up during the winter. Now, we know that you are itching for spring. March is just around the corner, turning our thoughts towards pleasant things like the Easter holiday, cherry blossoms, and those delicious seasonal marshmallow peeps!...

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Carbon Monoxide Awareness: The Importance of Maintenance Inspections

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Carbon Monoxide Awareness: The Importance of Maintenance Inspections

F.H. Furr takes the safety and wellbeing of our customers seriously; that’s why we want to send out a reminder for all of you homeowners out there to protect against carbon monoxide poisoning. If you own fuel-burning appliances, including your heating system, you are not excused from the need to protect against carbon monoxide poisoning. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly 400 Americans die annually from CMP, and over 20,000 are hospitalized each year. Refer to the Center for Disease Control website for more...

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