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Replace CO & Smoke Alarm Batteries for Daylight Saving Time

by Daniel Estevao on March 10, 2017

It’s Daylight Saving Time again and this Sunday (every second Sunday of March), we’ll be losing an hour of sleep and asking each other, “What time is it?!” You’re already aware that you’ll need to walk through the house to change all of the clocks (set them forward 1 hour), but did you know that Daylight […]

Cold Weather Dressing Guide

by Daniel Estevao on February 3, 2017

We dress differently based on the weather, keeping our closets packed with a variety of items, from swimsuits to parkas. During the winter season, some days are bearable, demanding only a sweater and a windbreaker. But other days are unbearable, demanding intense layering and all the socks and scarves you can throw on. Like with […]

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How to Host a Winning Super Bowl Party | Party Planning Tips

by Daniel Estevao on January 27, 2017

The Super Bowl is right around the corner and over 150 million will be tuned in. Whether your team wins or not, savor the sweet taste of victory by learning how to throw a winning Super Bowl party. The best offense is a good defense! If you are throwing a viewing party, we trust that you have […]

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How to Detect Radon in Your Home | Radon Action Month

by Daniel Estevao on January 20, 2017

When it comes to gases in the home, this isn’t something you can see to believe. The most dangerous gases lurking in people’s homes are invisible, such as carbon monoxide and natural gas. Radon is no exception. Colorless and odorless, radon is a big threat with simple solutions. There are precautions that can be taken […]

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Fireplace Safety | Tips to Keep Your Fireplace and Chimney Healthy

by Daniel Estevao on December 16, 2016

One of the most relaxing ways to spend a winter day indoors is to turn on the fire and enjoying the crackling wood. As romantic as it is to have an indoor fireplace, they require annual inspections in order to ensure the safety of your home and family. House fires occur every year due to […]

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Holiday Safety Tips | Christmas Tree, Candle & Heating Safety

by Daniel Estevao on November 25, 2016

We all have fond memories of the holiday season watching football, gorging ourselves, and laughing with friends and family. Many of us also have memories of a holiday disaster, whether from a home fire, a fallen tree, a burst pipe, or worse. In order to spend more time doing the things you enjoy and less […]

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Thanksgiving Cooking & Fire Safety from Pacific Air Systems

by Daniel Estevao on November 18, 2016

During the holidays, the kitchen truly becomes the heart of the home, but don’t forget that the heat is on! You are three times more likely to have a house fire on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year! It’s important to prepare for the possibility of accidents, especially when there are more people […]

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10 Ways to Stay Warm and Comfortable While Saving Money

by Daniel Estevao on November 4, 2016

Staying warm and cozy during the winter season can be easy and cost effective if you know the right tricks. Instead of hiking up heating costs, find energy efficient alternatives to heat your home. Here are 10 winter hacks to help you stay warm and cozy without breaking the bank: 1. Insulate Doors and Windows […]

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Carbon Monoxide Hauntings | CO & Furnace Safety

by Daniel Estevao on October 28, 2016

Many apparent ghost and haunted house stories can be traced back to a carbon monoxide leak. Before the many dangers of CO poisoning were known, the effects of CO poisoning were often attributed to ghosts and supernatural spirits. In fact, a Halloween episode of This American Life from 2006 recounted a haunted house story that turned out […]

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Smoke Alarm & Heating Safety Tips for National Fire Prevention Week

by Daniel Estevao on October 13, 2016

The theme for this year’s National Fire Prevention Week is smoke alarms, specifically “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.” Smoke alarms have been the theme for three years in a row: 2014 – “Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month” 2015 – “Hear The Beep Where You Sleep. Every […]