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How to Reset a Sump Pump: 5 Easy Steps

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Sump pumps are an essential appliance for homes prone to significant rainfall, snow, ice, or flooding. These devices require routine maintenance to stay in tip-top shape and protect your home from costly water damage. If you ever need a quick…
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How Long Should An Air Conditioner (AC) Run?

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Not sure how long your air conditioner (AC) should run? You’re not alone. An AC that runs too long uses more energy and spikes your monthly electricity bill. On the other hand, an air conditioner that cycles too quickly doesn’t…
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Air Conditioner Capacitors: Types, Functions, & Sign...

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An air conditioner (AC) capacitor—sometimes called an HVAC capacitor—is a cylindrical electrical device located near the compressor that stores energy. If you’re wondering why AC capacitors are important for household comfort, view our outline of this critical component. How Air…
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What Is a Sump Pump Alarm?

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As a key player in home safety, sump pump alarms help homeowners dodge costly repairs due to flooding by alerting them when sump basin water levels rise too quickly. Check out our sump pump guide below to know how to…
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Should There Be Water In My Sump Pump Pit?

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The Federal Clean Water Act in 1987 made sump pumps mandatory in new builds. However, prior to the passing of that act, houses built on floodplains or below the water table had sump pumps. These devices can prevent flooding from…
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Do You Need a Sump Pump Battery Backup for Your Basement?

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A sump pump is a mechanical device that pumps water from the lower levels of your basement to the area outside your home. Its purpose is to reduce the risk of basement flooding when it rains or snows. A sump…
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