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Interior water leaks can be a homeowner's nightmare - ConsumerAffairs

Water Heater - 22 August 2017 - 6:00am

ConsumerAffairs

Interior water leaks can be a homeowner's nightmare
ConsumerAffairs
A survey by Chubb Insurance finds homeowners, for the most part, are oblivious to potential water damage from inside the home, even though its common.

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Five tips for replacing a boiler | The Mail - NW Evening Mail

Boiler news - 22 August 2017 - 5:19am

NW Evening Mail

Five tips for replacing a boiler | The Mail
NW Evening Mail
A generic photo of a close-up of a man fiddling with a boiler. See PA Feature HOMES Boilers. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos. WARNING: ...

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Are sewer inspections intrusive? No. - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Home Inspection - 22 August 2017 - 4:34am

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Are sewer inspections intrusive? No.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The answers, respectively, are no, no, and no. Assuming a home inspection is taking place as part of a real estate transaction, home inspections are now authorized through the purchase agreement. I've blogged about this topic several times: home ...

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Are sewer inspections intrusive? No. | Star Tribune - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Home Inspection - 22 August 2017 - 4:34am

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Are sewer inspections intrusive? No. | Star Tribune
Minneapolis Star Tribune
This week's question comes from a real estate agent: “Are sewer inspections intrusive? Does the seller need to give special permission if you're going to do a ...

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Work to Start on Library Boiler - Sheridan Media (press release)

Boiler news - 22 August 2017 - 3:09am

Work to Start on Library Boiler
Sheridan Media (press release)
Work to replace a boiler at the Sheridan Fulmer Library in Sheridan should start this week, and Library Director Cameron Duff is hopeful the work will be finished and the replacement boiler installed by the third week in September. County Library ...

Rockingham County church members sweating after thief steals A/C unit - myfox8.com

Air Conditioner - 21 August 2017 - 7:15pm

myfox8.com

Rockingham County church members sweating after thief steals A/C unit
myfox8.com
"We always could stand some funds and, you know, with the air conditioner, that's gonna strap us for some bit, too," Foye said. The church's pastor said with the insurance deductible plus the cost of labor, they're looking at a total of around $1,500.

Ground and pound the Boiler way - Quad-Cities Online

Boiler news - 21 August 2017 - 3:02pm

Ground and pound the Boiler way
Quad-Cities Online
KEWANEE — The route to the Class 4A football playoffs was an aerial one for the Kewanee Boilermakers in 2016. Riding the arm of record-setting quarterback Nick Sheets, Kewanee finished 6-4 and reached the postseason for the third time in the past six ...

Editorial: Tampa Electric customers should not pay for utility's fatal misjudgments - Tampabay.com (blog)

Boiler news - 21 August 2017 - 2:29pm

Tampabay.com (blog)

Editorial: Tampa Electric customers should not pay for utility's fatal misjudgments
Tampabay.com (blog)
A remarkable investigation by the Tampa Bay Times' Neil Bedi, Jonathan Capriel, Anastasia Dawson and Kathleen McGrory reveals just how dangerous it is to try to unclog a slag tank beneath a coal-fired boiler while the boiler is still on. A plug of ...

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Money is the issue as Hillsborough strains to fix school air conditioners - Tampabay.com

Air Conditioner - 21 August 2017 - 2:18pm

Tampabay.com

Money is the issue as Hillsborough strains to fix school air conditioners
Tampabay.com
Hillsborough school officials want to expand the number of contractors who work on broken school air conditioning systems. But it all gets rolled into a workload that has increased by 40 percent since 2011. "With no increase in budget, no increase in ...

JANICE LYNN CROSE: 8 questions to plan for the future - Crestview News Bulletin

Water Heater - 21 August 2017 - 1:45pm

Crestview News Bulletin

JANICE LYNN CROSE: 8 questions to plan for the future
Crestview News Bulletin
•In what shape are your roof, flooring, bathroom fixtures, water heater, etc.? Do you need to replace these or other appliances before retirement? •Should something happen such as a long hospital stay or assisted living, have you prepared specifically ...

Air Conditioner Stolen From Church: Rockingham Co. Sheriff - WFMY News 2

Air Conditioner - 21 August 2017 - 11:54am

WFMY News 2

Air Conditioner Stolen From Church: Rockingham Co. Sheriff
WFMY News 2
Air Conditioner Stolen From Church: Rockingham Co. Sheriff. WFMY News 2 Digital , WFMY 2:46 PM. EDT August 21, 2017. (Photo: Mark Horton / EyeEm, Custom). CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST. STONEVILLE, N.C. -- Who steals from ...

Get a Head Start on Prepping Your Home for the Winter Months - Zing! Blog by Quicken Loans (blog)

Furnace Maintenance - 21 August 2017 - 7:00am

Get a Head Start on Prepping Your Home for the Winter Months
Zing! Blog by Quicken Loans (blog)
Check out our fall home maintenance tips that'll get your home ready for the coming months. ... Taking care of a small furnace problem up front can also save you money in the long run, instead of letting it snowball into a much more expensive issue.

Vermont Yankee settlement money to be used for wood boiler ... - vtdigger.org

Boiler news - 21 August 2017 - 12:50am

Vermont Yankee settlement money to be used for wood boiler ...
vtdigger.org
Windham Wood Heat Initiative The New England Center for Circus Arts new headquarters in Brattleboro has a high-efficiency wood boiler partially funded by the ...

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Three hospitalized after explosion, fire in Rehoboth home - The Sun Chronicle

Water Heater - 20 August 2017 - 8:46pm

CBS Boston / WBZ

Three hospitalized after explosion, fire in Rehoboth home
The Sun Chronicle
REHOBOTH — Two area residents and a firefighter were hospitalized after an explosion led to a house fire on Anawan Street Sunday morning. Firefighters and emergency crews from area towns were dispatched to 257 Anawan St. about 10:30 a.m. Sunday ...
Fire and explosion reported in Rehoboth houseTurn to 10
Propane Explosion Sparks Fire In RehobothCBS Boston / WBZ
Fire and explosion in Rehoboth sends 3 to hospitalWLNE-TV (ABC6)

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Sisters smoky air drops from 'hazardous' to 'unhealthy' - KTVZ

Air Conditioner - 20 August 2017 - 8:00pm

KTVZ

Sisters smoky air drops from 'hazardous' to 'unhealthy'
KTVZ
People who are sensitive to smoke, which includes children, the elderly and those with asthma, should remain indoors, where air quality is generally better than outside. When indoors, keep windows and doors closed if possible. When running air ...

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Cat dies, mobile home destroyed in fire - Livingston Daily

Water Heater - 20 August 2017 - 3:44pm

Livingston Daily

Cat dies, mobile home destroyed in fire
Livingston Daily
The barn and a second home on the property were not affected by the fire. The cause of the fire is believed to be a malfunctioning hot water heater. The mobile home, which was about 560-square-feet, is considered a total loss due to smoke and heavy heat.

Dear Monty: How to predict the cost of home maintenance - Times Herald-Record

Water Heater - 19 August 2017 - 11:58pm

Times Herald-Record

Dear Monty: How to predict the cost of home maintenance
Times Herald-Record
Use the water heater as an example of how to implement the contingency fund. If you bought a new home and the expected life of the $500 water heater is 12 years, here is the math: $500 divided by 144 months equals $3.47 per month into the fund.

Dear Monty: How to predict the cost of home maintenance - Times Herald-Record

Furnace Maintenance - 19 August 2017 - 11:58pm

Times Herald-Record

Dear Monty: How to predict the cost of home maintenance
Times Herald-Record
Most of the other components will wear out, discolor, or a new replacement trumps the repair costs. When they wear out depends on the climate, the care, the use, and the quality of the component. These components include the roof shingles, the furnace ...

'I had boiler cover but was still charged £325 when the pressure fell' - Telegraph.co.uk

Boiler news - 19 August 2017 - 10:06pm

Telegraph.co.uk

'I had boiler cover but was still charged £325 when the pressure fell'
Telegraph.co.uk
I rang 24/7 Home Rescue, with which I had cover, to say the pressure on my boiler kept going down. I paid £75 for an engineer visit. When one came I told him that there may have been a leak on one of the radiators. He ignored this and spent about 15 ...

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