19 March 2015
Today, there are many options to make the roofing on your home energy efficient. Most of these options include using alternatives to asphalt shingles, which can be a costly solution. If you want to use asphalt shingles on your roof, there are some things that can be done to make your roof greener and more energy efficient. This can include using an energy efficient underlayment, choosing lighter colored shingles and adding insulation to the roof rafters.
9 March 2015
Most people don't give much thought to their water heater, but when it ceases to work properly, it can be a huge inconvenience. A broken water heater doesn't necessarily mean that you have to buy a new water heater; in many cases, an experienced plumber can repair your broken unit. But if you want to prevent your water heater from malfunctioning and make it last longer, there are several things you can do.
26 February 2015
There's no need to sweat your guts out while you wait for your air conditioner to get repaired. You can cool yourself and your home down with just a few simple tricks. Some of them won't even require any additional electricity. Here's a few simple ways to cool down until your air conditioner is back up and running. Invest In A Window Unit A small window air conditioner won't keep your entire home cool.
9 February 2015
Heating and cooling systems are a crucial aspect to homely comfort, regardless of the climate you're in. So it's no wonder why more and more companies are developing new ways to efficiently control your home's temperature. If you're in the market for a new heating and cooling system, take a look at these modern alternatives. Heat Pumps Perfect for moderate climates, heat pumps are a convenient alternative to standard electric heating and cooling systems.
3 February 2015
If you're a small business owner or office manager, you've probably been moving that pesky carpet cleaning chore to the bottom of the list for several months now. You know it's important, but other priorities always seem to get in the way. Well, don't wait any longer. There are four big reasons to get in touch with a professional carpet cleaning service today. Reduce Allergens in the Office These days it seems like everyone is allergic to something.
29 January 2015
Buying a new dryer, baseboard heater or refrigerator can be very exciting, but what's not so exciting is the subsequent dealing with the old version. Many people choose to take matters into their own hands by trying to recycle their old appliance themselves. Unfortunately, this process can have terrible consequences, ranging from illegal dumping to personal injury to pollution. In order to get the job done safely and quickly, it is always best to trust the pros, and thankfully there are 3 easy ways to do this.
27 January 2015
One way to make sure your well water tastes good and is safe to use is by putting a water filtration system in your home. A filtration system can trap impurities in the well water almost as soon as they enter your house to keep them from reaching your faucets and appliances (keep in mind; you will still need to test the well water periodically for contaminants that can bypass normal household filtration systems).
22 January 2015
Even if your water heater seems to be running smoothly, it still needs to be maintained on a regular basis. This includes having it drained about once a year or so, to avoid buildup collecting at the bottom over time. If you fail to empty it, you may later be dealing with a bigger problem. Here are steps to drain your water heater. 1. Perform a Quick Flush To empty out the water heater completely, the water needs to be shut off first, but you can start with a quick flush.
14 January 2015
If you've been planning out a design for a new deck or patio on your home, the main thing on your mind is likely the budget and construction costs. While it's important to find a general contractor who specializes in deck design and construction, there are some things that should be brought to his attention before the project gets underway. Here are a few questions you may want to ask yourself before you embark on this type of home improvement project.
6 January 2015
One of the great things about garage doors is that they don't need a whole lot of maintenance. Most of the time, they just work, without much effort on your part. But one thing that you should be doing at least once a year is checking to make sure that the garage door is balanced. This will help keep it opening and closing easily, and alert you if your springs are beginning to wear out.