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How to Take Your DIY Skills to the Next Level

Are you a DIY enthusiast, and believe your skills are in-demand in your local area? This is how many construction professionals start their careers...

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Installing a Wood Burning Fireplace Insert like a Professional

A wood burning fireplace insert has many benefits over traditional gas and electrical alternatives. Most significantly by choosing to heat your...

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Simple on Making your Home More Comfortably

For most people making your house your home is a non topic but there are many “little things” that can be done to enhance your space...

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Lawn Maintenance: Is Your Lawn Revealing About You?

Taking good care of your lawn is necessary for ensuring that it becomes healthy and resistant to disease, pests, weeds and weather conditions. Lawn...

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How To Choose The Right Water System For Your Home

Choosing the right water system for the home requires some careful thought. There are several different types of hot water systems to choose from,...

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3 Reasons Why a Limestone Fireplace is Right for You

3 Reasons Why a Limestone Fireplace is Right for You

by Guest on Jan 19, 2010

3 Reasons Why a Limestone Fireplace is Right for You? Limestone as a material for fireplaces is popular and prominent because of its soft and durable qualities which make it an ideal choice for making a fireplace. However, the rather soft and relatively porous nature of limestone makes care for your limestone fireplace very important. Experts say you must prevent stains and grubby marks from spoiling the surface of your limestone fireplace especially if it’s new! Continue reading →

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Heating Your Home with a Wood Stove

Heating Your Home with a Wood Stove

by Guest on Feb 14, 2010

Heating a house with wood, partly or totally, is environmentally and economically beneficial. Wood is a renewable fuel source and if harvested responsibly is a wise alternative to natural gas, oil, propane and other fossil fuels. If you do some searching you can even find free wood sources in your area like tree removal services. Burning wood also creates a nice ambience, that is soothing in your home. Continue reading →

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Regular HVAC Mechanical Maintenance and Upgrades Save Energy

Regular HVAC Mechanical Maintenance and Upgrades Save Energy

by Guest on Apr 12, 2010

Regular maintenance of your heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) system is important. Unfortunately it is not a good DIY project. Specialized tools and knowledge are required.You can and should replace your furnace filter at recommended intervals though, but the rest is best left to the professionals. Continue reading →

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Using Biomass to Heat Your Home

Using Biomass to Heat Your Home

by Guest on Jul 7, 2010

With skyrocketing oil prices and growing concerns for our planet, homeowners around the country are searching for affordable and environmentally responsible ways to heat their homes during winter months. This is the time of year when energy usage is at its highest, and fossil fuels are gobbled up by traditional heating methods. Homeowners searching for an eco-friendly alternative to wood stoves, oil, or gas furnaces can now get stoves that use either corn or pressurized wood pellets as a fuel, and do a great job of heating the home. Continue reading →

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Keeping Cool on a Budget When It's Hot

Keeping Cool on a Budget When It's Hot

by Guest on Aug 3, 2010

Keeping cool when the temps get hot can be tough—especially if you’re on budget. Maybe you can’t afford to install central air. Perhaps you can’t afford to run the air conditioner you have. Never fear. When it comes to staying cool, there are plenty of effective options that won’t put you in the poorhouse. In fact, all you need to stay cool and comfy during a sweltering summer is your favorite patio rocker and one of these stay cool strategies: Continue reading →

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Water Tank Installation

Water Tank Installation

by Guest on Oct 23, 2010

A lot of thought needs to be put into water tank installation where you can put it. I am afraid that you will have to source that information from your local authority. But before doing that it would be a good idea to have an idea where you would like it, how and why. I have found the worst thing one can do when approaching a local authority is to go and ask them what you can do. If you go and just ask them that you are considering water tank installation and ask them what you can and cannot do then that immediately puts in their minds that you do not know anything. Continue reading →

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Check these Areas of your Home before Winter Arrives

Check these Areas of your Home before Winter Arrives

by Guest on Feb 3, 2011

Taking a few precautions to winterize your home before the cold temperatures roll in can boost your home’s energy efficiency for the winter and prevent unnecessary headaches in the frigid months to come. Here are some areas of your home you may want to check before the first winter frost. Windows, doors, and more, oh my! Continue reading →

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Adding a Fireplace to Your Home is Easier than You Think

Adding a Fireplace to Your Home is Easier than You Think

by Guest on Feb 3, 2011

Fireplaces are one of the most desirable and consistently requested home amenities because they add a certain charm and comfort to any living space. They also add significant value to your residence, but adding a fireplace is much easier than you may think. And, as winter approaches, this is the perfect time to install your new fireplace so that you can enjoy its benefits during the cooler months. Continue reading →

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Causes and Solutions of Rotten Egg Odor in Hot Water System

Causes and Solutions of Rotten Egg Odor in Hot Water System

by Guest on Oct 15, 2011

The hot water system emerges as a savior in chilling winters. But what if the hot water starts sticking? This is not a rare case. Often users start getting a supply of smelly water, which is most of the time similar to a rotten egg. Moreover, things become more critical when none of the solutions work that can control this. Surely it is vexing. Continue reading →

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Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) and Health Effects of Air Pollution

Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) and Health Effects of Air Pollution

by Guest on Nov 1, 2011

Employers, whether building owners or tenants, have found that dissatisfaction with the indoor environment can lead to a host of employee problems, ranging from lost productivity - whether through lost days or just decreased effectiveness - to outright hostility toward management. At the very least, unresolved problems can foster a belief that management just doesn't care. Some investigators have found an even more troublesome reaction. It's well-known that IEQ (Indoor Environmental Quality) problems affect some occupants more than others. In some offices, this has created an us-versus-them scenario with the unaffected accusing the others of malingering, and the affected feeling that the others were uncaring. The result: deteriorating morale. Continue reading →

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