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  • Old refrigerators blamed for affecting arctic warming

    Old refrigerators blamed for affecting arctic warming

    “Your grandparents’ old refrigerator helped contribute to a huge amount of warming in the Arctic in the latter half of the 20th century. A new study has found ozone-depleting substances (ODS), synthetic chemicals that were previously used in refrigerants and propellants for aerosol sprays, could be responsible for half of Arctic warming and sea ice loss between 1955 and 2005.  Read More »
  • Things to consider when purchasing a heat pump

    Things to consider when purchasing a heat pump

    “If you’re currently relying on old, inefficient heating and cooling equipment and are looking to upgrade, installing a heat pump may be the way to go. However, there are lots of factors to consider in order to maximize comfort and efficiency. To help out, we’ve put together five steps to guide this decision-making process. Understand whether a heat pump is  Read More »
  • Is your residence not equipped with a gas line? Get an electric water heater!

    Is your residence not equipped with a gas line? Get an electric water heater!

    “While many homes and buildings use gas water heaters, others use electric water heaters. Electric water heaters are a popular alternative to traditional gas models. Not all homes and buildings have a natural gas line. As a result, gas water heaters are somewhat restrictive. Unless a home or building has a gas line, it won’t be able to use a  Read More »
  • Is your home making strange noises? Watch for these warnings sounds

    Is your home making strange noises? Watch for these warnings sounds

    “Squealing or clanging from your AC When the weather heats up, owners of homes with central air might notice different sounds coming from their AC. “If the air filter isn’t replaced regularly, it will ultimately get totally plugged with dirt and dust,” Dan Deardan, owner of Just Right Heating and Cooling, told GoodHousekeeping. “This could cause the air handler to  Read More »
  • Dishwasher fire serves as a reminder to check product recalls

    Dishwasher fire serves as a reminder to check product recalls

    “A Wauwatosa family’s dishwasher caused a fire shortly before Thanksgiving. Fortunately, the family was able to put the fire out before it did much damage. But it is a cautionary tale to check appliances and whether they may be part of a recall. After dinner on Nov. 26, Erika and Joe Prusha of Wauwatosa filled the dishwasher and went on  Read More »