Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon Monoxide Detectors the LAST line of defense Why is it that when faced with the expense of an annual safety check and furnace or boiler service that we’re so reluctant to spend that money?  Is it because we can’t see or measure the results?  Categorizing those few hundred dollars into ‘discretionary spending’ rather than…

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Error Code 33 on Carrier Furnace – What You Can’t See

Error Code 33. On a Carrier furnace, it means restricted air flow, and I’ll never forget it. It can mean other things, but in this case, it didn’t. There really was a problem with air flow. We know that now of course, but at the time it was baffling. I’m going to tell you a…

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Burner-OUT : How Old Do You Think I Am?

Is it burner out?  Let’s see…Do you want to guess my age?  People usually say 40 years, sometimes 50, and those young punks say 20, like that’s supposed to be old!  Actually, I’m 5.  Shocking, right?  So, how come I look like I blew up? For those of you who are new to the world of getting your…

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Propane Tank Empty Again? It’s Easily Preventable.

Is your propane tank empty again and in need of a refill? High natural gas bill after someone left the barbecue on? There’s an easy solution to stop this from happening again. The Anticipation Summer’s finally here. If you’re like us, that means there’s something fresh on your mind: Barbecue season. Sitting on a patio…

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Air Purification, & Top 5

Air purification is among the five new things you need for your home. Ready to hear about the latest and greatest and why you need it now? Read on! Sometimes we choose to add a little something special to our wardrobes or our house decor but when was the last time you spent money on…

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Water Hammer – Ask an Expert

When things go ‘bump’ in the night, or even in the day, it can be disconcerting if you don’t know what’s causing it.  One R&B customer has experienced this in the form of a phenomenon in her plumbing called water hammer.  Here is her letter to our R&B Ask an Expert Series.   Her letter, might be short but…

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Natural Gas Barbecue Conversion – How to Save Money!

Every year as we enter patio season at R&B we receive many phone calls for estimates to convert propane-based patios to natural gas by installing a supply line to the area. These enable homeowners enjoy the space using barbecues, patio heaters, and fire pits that run on natural gas.   When you’re considering changing over to the…

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Top Ten Ways to Prevent a Clog

As promised, here is our follow-up to our Ask an Expert question on using enzyme products. R&B’s top 10 list for preventing a clogged drain. Don’t have kids. Ok just kidding, we love kids, but they are by far the most common culprits.  The number of Hot Wheels and other children’s toys we’ve removed from toilets…

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Fortis Grants and Rebates – How to be Successful

If you haven’t heard, Fortis grants are here and providing a significant boost to your buying power.  If you are faced with replacing your furnace or boiler this year, here’s how to make sure that you get the Fortis Grant / Rebate, and get it without delay.  Here are the top 3 MUST Haves. Choose the right…

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Ask an Expert – Do Enzyme Treatments Prevent Clogs?

WHAT GOES DOWN SHOULDN’T COME UP!  Clogged drains can be inconvenient and expensive to clear.  If you could prevent the build up that leads to clogged drains using enzyme treatments, would you?  Should you? This week’s Ask an Expert question asked us to look at a product that promises to change “the waste particles into water, carbon dioxide…

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