27 July 2016
Summer is exceedingly hard on your cooling system, mostly because the high temperatures can force you to keep your air conditioner on for much longer periods of time, which can put a very large amount of strain on the system. Listed below are two ways to reduce the strain on your home's cooling system throughout the summer. Clean The Air Filter One piece of air conditioner maintenance that seems to be overlooked most often is cleaning the air filter.
23 September 2015
Because the cold winter months are just ahead, take the time now to make some window repairs around your home. These repairs will keep cold air from getting into your home, which will keep you warmer, and save you money on your energy bills each month. Window Weather Stripping Check the weather stripping around the windows to make sure the stripping has no cracks or is not entirely missing. Remove the damaged weather stripping from window by peeling it off if it is the adhesive kind.
17 April 2015
Moving your household from one home to another can be a time-consuming, stressing affair. Proper preparation is key to minimizing the mental and physical strain on everyone. One aspect is estimating how much it will cost to move your belongings. Here are some tips for calculating what the cost of moving will be. Factor in Time When professional moving companies provide you with an estimate for your belongings, one factor that is used to calculate the estimate is time.
31 March 2015
Taking care of your home and garden yourself can be a difficult task, so you might have decided to hire a few people to help you with maintenance, repairs and other household and lawn care services. Although you might be excited about whipping your home into shape and having the help that you need, however, one thing that you might be worried about is maintaining proper security. Although it is obviously always risky to invite others into your home, there are ways that you can help prevent security-related issues when using the services of hired help.
22 January 2015
Brick is one of the oldest known building materials--it dates back to 7,000 BC, when bricks were made out of sun-dried mud. Today, brick is generally made out of fired clay, which is not only weather resistant and fire-proof, but also has a life expectancy of hundreds of years. Because of its durability, many homeowners opt to use brick in their home's construction. However, it's not only useful as a home exterior.