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Store Bought Drain Cleaners: Doing More Harm Than Good?

When the shower isn't draining, or the kitchen sink is clogged, what's the first thing that many people do? Reach for the bottle of store-bought drain cleaner, of course. However, this might not be the best course of action. If overused, store-bought drain cleaners can actually do more harm than good.

  Blakeslee and Son   November 29, 2016 0 Comments   Read More

Why You Should Upgrade Your Home's Carbon Monoxide Detectors

As the weather gets colder and you turn on your furnace, it is important to make sure that your home is safe from any potential carbon monoxide hazards.

You probably know that exposure to high levels of carbon monoxide  can cause

  • loss of consciousness
  • seizures
  • comas
  • death

But, did you know that prolonged exposure to low levels of carbon monoxide ( as low as 10 ppm or parts per million) can also cause:
  • nausea
  • headaches
  • fatigue
  • vision problems
  • sleep disturbances
  • impaired memory and concentration

Exposure to carbon monoxide is especially dangerous for older adults, pregnant women, and young children. Make your home safer for everyone by making the switch to an upgraded carbon monoxide detector, like a low level or smart detector; the latest and greatest in CO2 defense.

  Blakeslee and Son   November 15, 2016 0 Comments   Read More

Frequently Asked Questions About Furnace Filters

Furnace filters are a crucial part of your home's  HVAC system. Not only do they help improve your home's air quality by filtering out dirt, dust, and allergens; they also prevent particles from building up in your furnace (too much buildup can lead to system failure).

Take a look at some of the questions we receive most often about these  key HVAC components.

1. What are the different types of furnace filters?

Filters fall into two categories, permanent and disposable. Both types of filters can be made of natural fibers (like cotton), or synthetic fibers (like polyester or fiberglass). But the difference in the two types of filters is the material that their frames are made of. Permanent filters have frames made of metal or fiberglass and disposable filters typically have frames made of cardboard.

  Blakeslee and Son   November 8, 2016 0 Comments   Read More

4 Reasons to Get a Smart Thermostat Before the Holidays

"Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother's house we go!" It's a statement that probably describes what most of us experience during the holiday season, traveling around to see family and friends, sometimes for days at a time. Needless to say, the holidays can make things a little hectic (and expensive).

One item that can make your holiday season go a little smoother is a smart thermostat. Find out why these handy gadgets are a must have for the holidays.

  Blakeslee and Son   November 1, 2016   thermostat, heat 0 Comments   Read More