Replacing the Thermostat in Your Hot Water System

hot water thermostat

Over time our hot water systems age and deteriorate, just like any appliance in our homes, but it’s not until they stop working that we think to check them. If your hot water tank isn’t producing hot water anymore, it’s likely due to one of two issues: The thermostat The heating element While you could…

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What Is a Split Air Conditioner, and Why Should I Consider One?

split air conditioner

If you’ve got a big house, or a home with housemates with different temperature preferences, that doesn’t mean you need to install multiple air conditioning units just to keep everyone happy. A split air conditioner is a clever way to heat or cool your home’s different rooms, with just one external unit. Sounds too good…

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Essential Washing Machine Parts, Issues and Maintenance Tips

washing machine parts

We rely heavily on our washing machines to run day in, day out, to take away much of the otherwise manual chore of washing our clothes and bedding. It’s in our best interests to keep these vital, time saving machines in good working order, but many of us don’t give our washing machines a lot…

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How Do I Deal with Appliances that Have Water Damage?

appliance water damage

If you’re returning home after a flood event, you’ll likely face some level of damage to your house, belongings and appliances. Water damage to appliances is not only expensive to deal with, but also poses a very real safety risk. It’s critical to know how to safely deal with appliances that have water damage, as…

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Why You Should Invest in a Portable Air Conditioner this Summer

portable air conditioner

In the midst of soaring summer temperatures, air conditioning becomes a must have, rather than a luxury. But for many people, installing a fixed, wall mounted air conditioning unit in their home may not be feasible, particularly if you’re: Renting or in a temporary living situation In a portable home, office or caravan In a…

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The Step-by-Step Guide to Replacing Your Oven Light Bulb

oven light bulb

Though it may seem a surprise when the oven light bulb burns out, it’s not surprising given how much work this hardworking home appliance has to do. Between keeping up with family dinners, baking with the kids, cooking festive feasts, and home entertaining with extended family and friends, your little oven light is on much…

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How to Replace your Dishwasher Drain Hose

1- replace dishwasher drain hose

A leaky, damaged or clogged up dishwasher drain hose is bound to happen at the most inopportune moment, like when you’ve just finished hosting a meal for friends or family and have used every single plate, cup and piece of cutlery in the house, and really need your dishwasher working.  Your dishwasher drain hose is…

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Keeping Your Cool – Replacing Your Fridge Door Seal

replacement fridge door seal

The door seal of your refrigerator plays a critical role in keeping your fridge cold by keeping the cold air in and the warm air out. Your fridge door seal (also called a door gasket) is made from rubber with a magnetic strip that keeps it attached to the metal of your fridge door, and…

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How to Clean Air Conditioner Filters

cleaning air conditioner filters

Ah, summer! It’s fast approaching and that means it’s time to make sure you’re fighting fit and ready for that summer heat. And it all starts with clean air conditioner filters. Now’s a great time to give your trusty air conditioning unit’s filters a good clean, to make sure it’s ready to keep you cool…

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