Check Your Vents and Safe Snow Removal (02/27/2014)
Have you checked your gas vents recently and moved snow away from them? Blocked vents may trigger a safety switch and turn off your heating system. Natural gas may also build up inside your home or facility and create potential for carbon monoxide poisoning.
Smart Snow and Ice Removal:
Be sure snow you remove from the roof doesn't land on your meters. Snow buildup can damage meters and you may be responsible for repairs.
Be careful when removing snow from your meters. It is best to clear snow from meters with a brush or your hand. Never use sharp objects like shovels or ice picks.
Do you have a ceiling fan with a slight wobble? (04/15/2014)
Your fan may be out of balance or installed on a box that's not listed for supporting a fan.
Do you need help taking the wobble out of your fan?
Electrical Problems (12/10/13)
Do fuses blow or circuit breakers trip often?
Do toasters or irons not get as hot as they should?
Does your TV picture shrink when appliances go on?
Do you use extension cords because there aren't enough outlets?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, call T.J. De Witt & Co., Inc. at 715-362-3352 to request an estimate!
Extension Cords (03/25/2014)
Extension cords wrapped in electrical tape or with loose ends can be a hazard. Replace loose or damaged ends and always replace severely damaged cords.
Light Bulbs (02/20/2014)
Always use light bulbs that match the recommended wattage on the lamp or fixture. There should be a sticker that indicates the maximum wattage light bulb to use.
Listen to your breaker! (03/04/2014)
Listen to your breaker! A breaker that trips immediately after it's reset is telling you that there's an electrical problem. Sure, sometimes the breaker itself is to blame, and in some cases there may just be too large an electrical load operating on that circuit.
But it's more likely that the breaker is tripping because there's a severe electrical problem. Keep pressing that breaker, and you're likely to cause a fire.
Winter Energy Efficiency (12/05/2013)
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Shades, curtains, awnings and operable shutters reduce the amount of heat and cold air that enters your home. Weather-stripping around windows, doors, and vents also helps keep heat and cold outside where it belongs. What have you done to prepare yourself for winter?
MONEY SAVING TIP: Check windows for drafts, ill-fitting latches, and rotten or warped window frames. Fill any holes or cracks in the frame and surrounding area. Hang heavy drapes over drafty windows to stop cold air from entering through old window frames.