Water heater requirements changing on April 16th

submitted by Dave Peppelman Jr., Christian HVAC

On April 16th, 2015, there will be significant changes to water heater energy factor (EF) requirements as the result of updates to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA). These new requirements call for higher energy factor (EF) ratings on virtually all residential gas, electric, and oil water heaters, completely altering the water heater landscape. NAECA also affects some light-duty commercial water heaters.

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How often should I have my chimney cleaned?

submitted by Matt Halper, owner, American Chimney

The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) says that fireplaces need to be cleaned when there is 1/8″ of sooty buildup inside the chimney or flue system. Since homeowners may not be able to judge the condition of the system, it is advised that a professional Chimney Inspection be done by a CSIA Chimney Sweep. This will determine whether a chimney cleaning is needed.

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Do a cleanse, your body deserves it!

submitted by Dr. Bruce Lewandowski, owner of Lewandowski Chiropractic & Nutritional Healing, www.lewandowskichiro.com

The summer is behind us, yet the barbeques and ice cream are sticking with us…literally. Before you go out and commit to an expensive yearlong health and fitness membership, consider starting with the basics – a cleanse and purification of your bodily systems.

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Six tips to make your home more comfortable and cut utility bills

submitted by Dave Peppelman Jr., General Manager, Christian HVAC

The good news is there is a lot you can do to achieve a cleaner, healthier, more comfortable and more affordable indoor living environment. Some are do-it-yourself projects; others are best performed by trained professionals. These tips will get you started in the right direction.

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Black Belt focus

submitted by Solomon Brenner, Master instructor of Action Karate, coach of Zen Fitness

Your child’s ability to focus can affect many different aspects of his life. If you feel that your child has problems staying focused because they are easily frustrated, distracted and hyperactive, it’s important to know how to identify the problem and the steps you need to take to fix it.

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Help your child to persevere as they try new things

submitted by Solomon Brenner, Action Karate

You can’t expect your child to be good at something the first time they do it, nor can they be made to expect that of themselves. You can’t wait for success to fall into your lap. You have to earn tomorrow’s success today.

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Fix diabetes in 30 days

submitted by Dr. Bruce Lewandowski, owner of Lewandowski Chiropractic & Nutritional Healing, www.lewandowskichiro.com

Adult onset diabetes is curable yet hardly anyone believes it. It’s hard to understand why. It is pretty clear that all sugar-handling problems, such as type two diabetes, can be reversed in the majority of instances. You can fix this yourself without medicine.

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