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509, 2019

The Coop’s Guide to Minimizing Seasonal Allergies and Asthma

By |September 5th, 2019|Categories: BLOG|

Have you ever wondered why allergies seem to get worse as summer fades into fall?  There’s a good reason.  August brings warm days and cooler nights – the perfect trigger for the release of pollen by ragweed – the biggest allergy culprit in the fall. Wind-pollinated plants such as ragweed produce large amounts of pollen that are buoyant and float into the breeze covering everything around it.  This continues through September [...]

1904, 2019

The Coop’s April = Spring Cleaning List

By |April 19th, 2019|Categories: BLOG|

Since April is traditionally the month most often associated with “Spring Cleaning” here are my top ten tasks that are easy to forget but important to do at least one or more times a year. Roll up your sleeves, open some windows and breathe the fresh air. Then, tune-in to your favorite playlist and give your home some extra love!  Here goes: The #1 task on my list each spring [...]

503, 2019

Don’t Rely on Punxsutawney Phil. It’s Cold!

By |March 5th, 2019|Categories: BLOG|

It’s been a cold winter and your heating system has barely kept up. You find yourself wearing multi-layers of clothing in order to stay warm.  Recently, odd clicking noises have been emanating from the basement; add that to the list of odd sounds coming from your furnace.  Your hope is that Punxsutawney Phil told the truth when he predicted spring would be coming early this year so maybe you can [...]

3101, 2019

As The Coop always say, “You don’t know what you don’t know—so ASK!”

By |January 31st, 2019|Categories: BLOG|

Recently, while performing a whole house plumbing preventative maintenance at a customer’s house, I noticed it was very warm – in fact, uncomfortably HOT.  As I passed the heating system’s thermostat, I took a peek at the temperature -- it was set at 78°F.  I was surprised because I rarely see a thermostat set at such a high temperature unless there’s a specific reason, and I couldn’t help but think [...]

2612, 2018

Heed these Warnings from Your Furnace Before You’re Left out In the Cold

By |December 26th, 2018|Categories: BLOG|

This is the time of year when you surely don’t want your furnace to die.  There’s at least 3 to 4 more months of cold weather ahead and you want to stay warm and comfortable, don’t you?  Although nobody wants to replace their furnace ever, take it from the Coop, there are usually tell-tale signs that a furnace is beginning to fail.  I love a big surprise as much as [...]