We’re entering peak heating season in DFW.   Is your furnace ready?  For a detailed explanation of furnace components, see our page entitled “Air Conditioning and Heating Maintenance”. Here are some things to be checked: Filter  Your filter should be changed as often as once a month.  Install a new one now and check it […]

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TROUBLE-SHOOTING YOUR FURNACE BEFORE CALLING FOR EMERGENCY SERVICE THERMOSTAT NOT SET TO “HEAT”.  While this seems obvious, it’s the thermostat setting are the first thing to check. THERMOSTAT BATTERIES ARE DEAD. While some thermostats are wired to the house, others use batteries. DIRTY FILTER.  A dirty filter is one of the most common furnace shut […]

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Levittown, New York: America’s First Suburb (Part 1 of 2) On July 1, 1947, Levitt & Sons broke ground on the $50 million, 17,447 homes “Levittown” development — and America’s first suburb was born.    Levittown, NY is located on Long Island, 10 miles east of New York City.   Levittown covers around 7 square miles […]

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Home Decorating: Adding Color To Home Decor While Maintaining Visual-Flow Throughout Your Home (Part 4 Of A 5-Part Series) To Read Part 1, click here: AlsPlumbing.com Home Decorating 1: Finding Your Decor Style To Read Part 2, click here: AlsPlumbing.com Home Decorating 2: Planning To Read Part 3, click here:AlsPlumbing.com Home Decorating 3: Home Base-Colors Part 4: Adding […]

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Home Decorating 3: Choosing Home Decor Base Colors ***  (Part 3 Of A 4-Part Series) Click here for Part 1: AlsPlumbing.com Home Decorating 1: Finding Your Decor Style Click here for Part 2:  Alsplumbing.com Home Decorating 2: Planning *** Base-Color Items: Wood Floors & Tile, Carpet, Cabinets, Trim, & Interior Doors, and Walls (to a lesser degree).   This multi-part article […]

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Home Decorating: PLANNING–Step By Step, Start To Finish (Part 2 Of A 4-Part Series) Part 1 of this series was about Finding Your Preferred Decor Style.  This part describes PLANNING For Decorating Your Home. It’s presented in Steps, from Start To Finish. This article strives to provide a resource for those who are starting out in […]

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Home Decorating: Finding Your Decor Style  (Part 1 Of A 5-Part Series) This multi-part article strives to provide a resource for those who are starting out in home decorating, or those who want a new look for their home.  This article is intended to help you determine your decor style preference, create a decorating plan, then […]

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Home Decor & The HGTV Effect – Part 4 (of 4) Influencing Home Shoppers’ Expectations  This Is Part 4 (of 4) — See Parts 1–3 For Previous Sections   Click Here For Part 1    Click Here For Part 2    Click Here For Part 3 Home Decor & The HGTV Effect: Home Shoppers & Buyers have […]

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