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3 Tips to Avoid Costly Winter Plumbing Leaks

Winter brings with it cold temperatures that can damage your home’s plumbing. Frozen pipes, leaks, and breaks are all common problems our plumbing technicians fix during the winter months. Luckily, you can lower the odds of experiencing plumbing leaks by preparing your home for winter. Here at Graber’s Plumbing & Heating, we know all about protecting plumbing systems for homeowners in Newton, KS, with our pipe repair and replacement services. Here are a few helpful tips: 1. Protect Your Pipes From Freezing Most homeowners are familiar with the dreaded phenomenon of pipes bursting during winter, but do you know what
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Reasons Your Hot Water Heater Runs Out of Hot Water in the Winter

Homeowners commonly experience a drop in hot water production from their hot water heaters in the winter. If hot water loss troubles you every time the temperature drops, then one of the following reasons might be why your water heater runs out of hot water in the winter. Cold Basement Location Homes with basements typically place hot water heaters down there. A cold basement environment means that the hot water heater will lose heat more easily than during warm weather. If a cold basement appears to be the issue, then you should check to see if the basement windows are
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What Are Swamp Coolers?

When researching ways to cool your house during the summer, you have probably seen a swamp cooler mentioned. These units are also called evaporative cooling systems. Let us take a look at how swamp coolers compare to AC units. How Do Swamp Coolers Work? The basic concept of a swamp cooler is that air that flows over a wet surface is cooler. So, a swamp cooler uses wet pads and forced air to cool a room. They do not require ductwork like an AC. Instead, you open or shut windows to direct the flow of air into certain areas of
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