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HVAC

HVAC Upgrades to Consider

February 15, 2017

If your HVAC is more than ten years old, needs frequent repair or just doesn't seem to be getting the job done, you might be thinking about investing in an upgrade. Here are a few areas where you could see improvement if you do decide to install a new system:

What’s the Difference Between a Heater, Furnace, and Boiler?

January 18, 2017

In the middle of this frigid winter, you may wonder what device is causing your living room to maintain that comfortable 72 degree temperature. Most homes are equipped with a central heating system, though the parts that make up that heating system can be a bit confusing. What is my heating system, and how does it function?

Plumbing

Plumbing FAQ for First-Time Homeowners

February 21, 2017

If you’ve never owned a home before, you may be surprised by the array of maintenance tasks your landlord was (or should have been) performing behind the scenes. Here are a few common questions you may have about your home's plumbing needs.

Why is My Toilet Overflowing?

February 7, 2017

If your toilet is overflowing, odds are good that you have a clog. Typical causes for a toilet clog include: flushing too much waste and/or toilet paper at one time, using the toilet to dispose of non-flushable bathroom trash, such as pads, tampons, cotton balls, paper, dental floss or diapers, flushing kitchen waste, including cooking grease...

Handy Dandy Tips

Smart Home Technology (That Saves!)

February 15, 2017

Automation has reached almost every aspect of our lives, from home security and fire detection to remote controlled crock pots and programmable showerheads. Fun and convenience are big selling points in this growing market, but did you know many smart technologies may also help you conserve energy or water?

INFOGRAPHIC - Top 10 Ways to Prepare for Winter Ice Storm

December 15, 2016

While weather varies across the country, most of us will experience extreme weather sometime this winter. And it’s extremely important during cold winter conditions to protect your home, your appliances, and your safety. Before you experience the winter’s first ice storm, take the following steps to prepare your home. 

Dandy’s Dispatch

ARS Employees Reflect on Night to Shine 2017

February 17, 2017

What happens when you pair up 400 ARS Volunteers, 60 Churches, awesome food, karaoke, dancing, limo rides and of course thousands of Kings and Queens??? Why the Night To Shine event of course!!! Check out these fabulous memories from our volunteers: 

ARS Employees Shine Light on People that have Special Needs

February 15, 2017

This year, we had over 500 ARS volunteers sign up for Night to Shine at over 60 churches across the country. ARS Volunteers enjoyed being partnered with Kings and Queens and dancing the night away, cheering on guests as they sang karaoke or walking down the red carpet, limo and party bus rides, shining shoes and doing makeup, and making each and every participant feel loved and accepted.