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Life has a way of making its own schedule. You may have planned on being home before dark, but then there was a work emergency or you went out with friends. You arrive home and the outside is completely dark. You know the odds of a person hiding in the dark are small, but you…

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Save money on electricity with these summer tips

It won’t be long before summer is here and that means blessed air conditioning. Is there anything better than coming in from the high heat of outside into the cool caress of central air? If only we didn’t get hit with high electric bills. There are ways to cool your home and reduce your electric…

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Soon, the scorching summer sun will bring temperatures in the 90s and higher. Outside the only respite is the shade of a good tree, but inside your home it will be a comfortable and soothing cooler temperature. If you haven’t had your air conditioning looked at in a while, then your cool house can become…

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It’s not even April and the Illinois Valley has already had its share of rain and melting snow. How did your basement fare? Was it dry as a bone or were you ankle deep in water, trying to fish out Christmas ornaments and cardboard boxes from the moat that was your basement? Water in the…

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Your power went out and as you sat in the darkness, basking in the warmth and glow of a candle, you say “Man, I wish I had a Generac Generator.” The house next door has the telltale sound of a generator and they’ve got lights and even heat. No candle for them. People don’t usually…

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The one guarantee area residents can count on this winter is electric bills increasing. The colder it gets, the more electricity or gas your furnace uses. Depending on how insulated your home is, your utility bills can double or more. You can save money by following a few simple tips and tricks that we’ve learned…

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Mother Nature hits Illinois hard every winter with bitterly cold temperatures and high winds. There’s nothing more comforting than getting into your warm home and casting off the layers to bask in comfort…unless your house is ice cold. When the furnace goes out in the dead of winter it’s more than just a nuisance, it…

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It’s hot and summer has just started. It’s Illinois, so we could have 90-degree weather into August and even September, and your air conditioner is going into overdrive. You may notice your electric bills get higher and higher every month or this may be the third summer in a row you needed something fixed on…

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