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Jammed Sewing Machine? A Troubleshooting Guide

Making your own clothes and soft furnishings is a very rewarding hobby, as long as your sewing machine is playing ball!  Having your sewing machine regularly serviced and keeping it well-maintained should go a long way towards preventing annoying jams, but they can still happen.  Sometimes you can un-jam the machine yourself to keep it running smoothly between services.  Here's a helpful troubleshooting guide to fixing your jammed sewing machine. Read More 

How to Reduce Risk of Fire From Appliances

There are many fire risks in your home, from faulty wiring to having flammable materials near a heat source. Another risk of fire is due to your appliances. These can be big or small appliances, such as the water heater, washing machine, microwave, and range. Here are some tips for reducing your risk from an appliance fire. Keep Appliances Away From Wet Areas This is mostly important for smaller appliances that get moved around. Read More 

4 Seasonal Maintenance Tasks to Perform on Your Ducted Heating System

If you have a ducted gas heating system, you might be concerned about keeping it running smoothly. With regular inspections and maintenance, you should experience few repairs and not have to replace it for a long time. Here are some maintenance tasks to do every time the season changes for a ducted system, helping with both the heater and air conditioner. Change the Air Filters Your ducted heating system has an air filter that captures debris and dander so that it doesn't escape the vents and enter your home's air supply. Read More 

Tips to Enhance the Life Span of Your Split System Air Conditioner

Air conditioning systems are a staple in several households today. Unfortunately, these systems tend to be ignored as long as they are working at optimum. This negligence will eventually lead to problems cropping up with your air conditioning unit since they require regular maintenance to stay in tiptop shape. Therefore, it is not inevitable that your air conditioning system will malfunction at some point. By observing a few maintenance measures, you will be taking steps to enhance its shelf life and improve on its overall performance. Read More 

4 Causes of Gas Stove Malfunctions

Gas stoves or ovens can malfunction for a variety of reasons. This article discusses some common causes of malfunctions in stoves. You will also discover some suggestions about what you can do to resolve those problems affecting your stove. The Igniter May Be Soiled Your stove may have failed to light because the igniter has become soiled by dirt or food that has spilled onto it. You can resolve this problem by using a toothbrush to clean the igniter gently. Read More