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Hartford & Ratliff

Michigan's premier residential, commercial and industrial "original hot water specialists". Servicing hot water heaters, pool heaters, boilers, and now plumbing, furnaces and air conditioners. Huge parts department for most makes and models of heating equipment.

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Ace and Sons Insulation

Cellulose blown-in insulation & Applegate's non-expanding R foam. We have a rebate specialist on staff to help you.

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Heating & Cooling Contractors

Family Heating, Cooling & Electrical

Honest, quality service with reliable products at a fair price. We carry all brands. Completely independent, no subcontractors. COMPLIMENTARY PROPOSALS not driven by incentives from manufacturers. 90 Trucks for fast service, 0% interest financing & same owner for 45+ continuous years.

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Glenn's weekly Handyman columns

Handyman: Newer paints lack toxic VOC fumes
-- 01/22/2015

Humidity is your friend in winter
-- 01/15/2015

Availability of remodeling products varies
-- 01/09/2015

Don’t delay on project planning
-- 01/02/2015

Plan ahead to clear snow and ice successfully
-- 12/26/2014

Get home ready for holiday stress
-- 12/19/2014

Santa Glenn’s gift ideas for the home
-- 12/12/2014

Tips for safe holiday decorating
-- 12/05/2014

Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving feast took planning
-- 11/27/2014

High-tech gas fireplace options heat up
-- 11/20/2014

Find out lifespan of household elements
-- 11/14/2014

Fall back is a reminder of maintenance needs
-- 11/06/2014

Home Show offers big ideas for attendees
-- 10/31/2014

Prepare for the worst and hope for the best
-- 10/23/2014

Portable heaters best for small areas
-- 10/16/2014

Insulation do’s and don’ts
-- 10/10/2014

Newer furnaces smaller, last longer and can be up to 97 percent efficient
-- 10/03/2014

Plan to ‘blitz’ your fall projects
-- 09/26/2014

Best new window is one installed properly
-- 09/21/2014

Follow a checklist for seasonal home shutdown
-- 09/12/2014

Start repairing sun's damage to decks, other household spots
-- 09/05/2014

Today's garage doors come in many styles
-- 08/29/2014

What it means to really be 'neighborly'
-- 08/22/2014

After the rain, you need to beware of mold
-- 08/15/2014

Control the humidity in your home to stay cooler
-- 08/08/2014

Most recent Ask Glenn topics

PEX is an excellent choice for new water lines
-- 12/28/2010

Lowering a thermostate can create heating bill savings
-- 12/28/2010

Call your gas company if unpleasant smells arise from gas appliances
-- 12/28/2010

Check the National Association of Home Inspectors website for licensed home inspectors
-- 12/28/2010

Use infrared scans to be sure of leak origins
-- 12/28/2010

Products are available just for suspended ceilings
-- 12/21/2010

Get an infrared scan to show where insulation is needed
-- 12/21/2010

Several different alarms exist for water backup systems
-- 12/21/2010

Sound preparation is vital to prevent peeling bathroom paint
-- 12/21/2010

Blower test can diagnose heat loss issues
-- 12/14/2010

Independent Window Repair can fix broken seals
-- 12/14/2010

Cellulous insulation can be blown in over fiberglass
-- 12/14/2010

Remove old, damaged floor before installing a new one
-- 12/14/2010

Avoid redirecting clothes dryer to heat home
-- 12/14/2010

Always get multiple estimates for waterproofing basements
-- 12/07/2010

Products can fix milky looking stamped concrete
-- 12/07/2010

Best hardwood floor is one that is installed correctly
-- 12/07/2010

Soluble salts from wet plaster are cause of peeling paint
-- 12/07/2010

Doozy products clean and shine furniture
-- 11/30/2010

Use manufacturers website to find reputable contractors
-- 11/30/2010

Giani paint on kitchen countertops creates a granite look
-- 11/30/2010

Fogging a crawl space can eliminate mold and musty odors
-- 11/30/2010

Thermal imaging camera can determine source of water leaks
-- 11/30/2010

Try floating floor over self-leveling concrete
-- 11/23/2010

Look for specialized repairmen when filling basement cracks
-- 11/23/2010

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