Interesting Facts About Your Home

Did you know that most water heaters have a vacation setting? Use this when you're away to save on your energy bill.

Your brass doorknob may be keeping you healthy. They will typically disinfect themselves, as the metal ions in brass is toxic to mold, viruses, and other living things.

Your thermostat's placement makes a huge difference in its readings. For instance, if it's placed near a heat source or by a window that lets in lots of light, then the reading will be inaccurate.

Blast from the past: Sears used to sell mail-order houses. Available by catalogue order from 1908-1940, Sears sold home kits in all styles. Some are still around to this day. 

Homeowners used to burn their mortgage documents after paying off their house. In the early 20th century, mortgage burning parties were a thing!

The creaks in your house have little to do with age. The sounds are more likely due to changes in temperature and humidity.

Since a large percentage of home fires start in the garage, the door and wall between the garage and your home are typically fire-rated to help prevent a fire from spreading from the garage into your home. These doors and wallsshould not be cut or altered in any way.


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