Key Maintenance - Tip #28

Want to Save on Heating and Cooling Bills? Ceiling Fans are the answer (sourced - various websites) Installing ceiling fans, especially on the upper floors of your home where heat tends to gather at the ceiling, is a smart play. Energy efficient ceiling fans can move air to help you feel cooler in the summer. They can also push much-needed heat down to the floor in the cold Chicago winter months. As long as you use an energy-efficient fan (look for Energy Star ratings) and change your thermostat settings to reflect the use of your ceiling fans, by setting the air conditioning up a few degrees, and the heating down a few degrees because the fan will help you feel cooler in the summer and warm

Key Maintenance - Tip #27

Remember What Your New Gas Grill Looked Like? Tips to Clean Your Gas Grill (sourced - various websites) To keep your gas grill in working order, and maintain your investment, you're going to have to spend a little time maintaining it. 1. It’s good practice to burn off any food residue left on your grill by turning all your burners to high for 15 minutes before grilling. As your grill heats up, all food remnants will transform into ash. From there, you can easily brush them off using a stainless steel bristle brush. 2. After 10 uses during the season, completely clean the grates, the burner covers and the cook box. To do this - wait until your grill has cooled completely and then remove the c

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