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Important Fall Maintenance Tasks for Homeowners

Taking care of key maintenance tasks around your Streeterville-area home will prepare you for the upcoming winter season and increase your household’s safety and comfort. Addressing important tasks now will also enhance energy efficiency and lower your energy expenses in the coming months. Draining and Insulating the Water Heater Take care of your water heater to ensure you will be able to enjoy nice warm baths when chilly weather sets in. Draining your water heater and cleaning out debris will …
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Sudden Savings: 6 Tips to Lower Heating Bills in Your Chicago Home

Chicago winters are infamously cold and blustery, which means home comfort often comes with high heating bills. But savvy homeowners can reduce energy use through the winter and keep their home more comfortable. Here’s how to lower heating bills in your home when the wind blows and the snow piles up. Seal air leaks around doors and windows using caulk and weatherstripping. If you’ve sealed the leaks in years past, check the seals to make sure they still hold. Caulk and …
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Fall is Coming to Chicago, Be Ready With These Home Maintenance Tips

With summer in the rear-view mirror (how did THAT happen so quickly?), it is time to look ahead and take steps to get your home ready for cold weather. The mild days of autumn are the ideal time for inspecting your house and making minor repairs. Your fall home maintenance projects should focus on things that will help keep warm air inside and unwanted moisture outside during the cold winter months. You can do a lot of your own fall …
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