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Heating & Cooling Contractors

Family Heating, Cooling & Electrical

Honest, quality service with reliable products at a fair price. We carry all brands. Completely independent, no subcontractors. COMPLIMENTARY PROPOSALS not driven by incentives from manufacturers. 90 Trucks for fast service, 0% interest financing & same owner for 45+ continuous years.

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Windows

Kearns Bros. Inc.

Check Us First for Beechworth Windows by James Hardie; the beauty of a REAL WOOD interior where you want it with a fiberglass exterior where you need it or look at the Restorations Windows by Sunrise Window; beauty, options, & maintenance free replacement windows.

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Basement Problems

Foundation Systems of Michigan

Foundation and Crawl Space Experts offering a wide variety of products and services. We have highly experienced inspectors, free inspections, interest-free financing & transferable warranties.

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Hardwood Floor Care book

Nothing matches the warmth and style of a real wood floor.  You can keep it looking great with Glenn Haege's Complete Hardwood Floor Care Guide.  this book covers it all , from caring for new floors to cleaning, maintaining, and solving problems with your existing wood floors. It’s free!

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Call your gas company if unpleasant smells arise from gas appliances

Dear Glenn: Several times a year, our gas dryer, gas stove burners and gas oven emit a terrible scent. It lasts for a week or so. We are going through it again. Our clothes and bath towels smell terrible after using these appliances.

The gas company sent out a service man. He could find no gas or carbon monoxide leaks anywhere. He did admit he could smell the unpleasant odor, which reminded him of a cook stove at a campsite. Please help.

Dear Roland: It was smart of you to call the gas company. You do not want to mess around with a possible gas or carbon monoxide leak. Your home may be too tight, and that is where the odor may be coming from. You may need to get fresh air into your home. Open a window about 3 inches while you are using the appliance. If the odor is reduced, get a blower door test of your home. Call Ed Irvine at Flame Heating, Cooling & Electrical (888) 234-2340, www.flamefurnace.com. This test will determine air change rate per hour in your home.


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