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Troubleshoot Your Furnace

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On January 11, 2018
Troubleshoot your furnace before calling a professional.  If your furnace does not seem to be working correctly, here are some troubleshooting tips.  *Be sure nothing is blocking the air flow at the registers and are the registers open?  *Is the thermostat set to the correct setting-heating? Is the fan on?  *Does your thermostat take batteries […]
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A Healthy Start

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On January 8, 2018
Ready for a healthy start to the new year?  Been on the scale since November?  Maybe gain a few pounds over the holidays?  Here are some healthy tips. *Eat a protein-packed breakfast  *Add chia seeds to a smoothie or yogurt for a boost of fiber  *Try to eat 2-3 meatless meals per week  *Go to […]
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Frozen Water Pipe Season

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On December 27, 2017
With freezing temperatures, come frozen pipes. The best way to deal with frozen pipes is to prevent them in the first place.  A frozen water pipe will have frost on it or show a bulge.  Not all plumbing pipes are visible but a sign of frozen pipes will be no water coming out of your […]
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Puffy Cheese Balls

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On December 22, 2017
Make Puffy Cheese Balls for the holidays.  Preheat oven to *400.  Spray mini muffin pan with non-stick spray.   *1-cup 2% milk  *1/2-cup unsalted butter, cut up *1-tsp. salt  *1 & 1/2 cups sifted flour  *1-cup finely grated parmesan cheese  *1- tablespoon finely chopped parsley  *2-large eggs.  Combine milk, butter, and salt in saucepan.  Heat […]
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Dirty Air Filters

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On December 21, 2017
A dirty air filter can lead to heating and cooling problems.  Dust and debris in the home air filter will restrict air flow.  Restricted air flow puts a strain on the system and causes it to use more energy let alone the damage it can cause.  Just like changing the oil in your car and […]
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Fruitcake Desert

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On December 19, 2017
Fruitcake is usually served during the Christmas holiday season.  The earliest fruitcake recipe was from ancient Rome and included pine nuts, raisins, pomegranate seeds and was mixed into a barley mash.  In later times, honey, spices, and preserved fruits were added.  Starting in the 16th century, sugar from the American Colonies allowed for the creation […]
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Did you know Facebook users live longer

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On December 11, 2017
Did you know Facebook users live longer?  According to a 2016 study, the average Facebook user is 12% less likely to die in a given year than someone who doesn’t use the site.  And people who accept the most friend requests live the longest.  According to the study, interacting on Facebook is healthy only when […]
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Monkey Bread

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On December 8, 2017
Make some Monkey Bread to give away for the holidays.  *3-tubes of buttermilk biscuits  *1-cup sugar  *2-teaspoons cinnamon  *2-sticks butter  *1/2-cup packed brown sugar.  Preheat oven to 350*.  Grease a Bundt pan with additional butter.  Combine sugar and cinnamon in a zip bag.  Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces.  Place all cut biscuits into zip […]
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Water Heater Expansion Tank

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On December 7, 2017
A water heater expansion tank is a small tank used to protect your water heater from excessive pressure.  The tank is partially filled with air and cushions the shock from water hammer and absorbs excess water pressure caused by thermal expansion.  The modern expansion tank is small and divided in two by a rubber diaphragm.  […]
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On Your Feet

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On December 6, 2017
Your feet work hard for you.  Your feet are flexible and made of bones, joints, muscles and soft tissue.  Our feet allow us to walk, run and jump. The feet are divided into three sections.  The forefoot is made up of five toes known as phalanges and five long bones are known as metatarsals.  The […]
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