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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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Lawn and Landscape Supply

Rock Shoppe

You'll save tons of money and have tons of fun, explore our inviting yard for unique statuary, mulches, soils and hardscape materials. One of the largest vendors of landscape supplies in Southeast Michigan. Rock Shoppe north off M-14. SW corner of Territorial and Gotfredson.

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Carpeting

Fairway Tile & Carpet

Celebrating 60 years and best known for Enviro-Cushion, the waterproof, insulated carpet padding for basements, concrete slabs and over crawl spaces and garages. Fairway Tile & Carpet has one of Michigan's largest flooring collections including exotic hardwood, tile, fine carpeting, vinyl tile & sheetgoods. Expert installation.

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Call your gas company if unpleasant smells arise from gas appliances

Dear Glenn: Several times a year, our gas dryer, gas stove burners and gas oven emit a terrible scent. It lasts for a week or so. We are going through it again. Our clothes and bath towels smell terrible after using these appliances.

The gas company sent out a service man. He could find no gas or carbon monoxide leaks anywhere. He did admit he could smell the unpleasant odor, which reminded him of a cook stove at a campsite. Please help.

Dear Roland: It was smart of you to call the gas company. You do not want to mess around with a possible gas or carbon monoxide leak. Your home may be too tight, and that is where the odor may be coming from. You may need to get fresh air into your home. Open a window about 3 inches while you are using the appliance. If the odor is reduced, get a blower door test of your home. Call Ed Irvine at Flame Heating, Cooling & Electrical (888) 234-2340, www.flamefurnace.com. This test will determine air change rate per hour in your home.


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