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Summer Time Doesn't Have To Be Bug Time

The joy of summer is often mixed with the dread of having to deal with bugs. It often seems that the moment summer arrives at your home and garden...

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Having pets in your home can be rewarding. That being said, there are things you will have to deal with regularly when it comes to housing pets....

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Buying a home is already expensive, and then you need to get home insurance on top of it. It is essential. But then you want to do renovations,...

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6 Essential Rules for Hosting an Open House That Will Lead To a Sale

Whether you are in the process of attempting to sell your home, or if you are yet to put your house on the market, you are probably hoping that it...

on Jun 21, 2019

5 Things To Know About Tuckpointing

Stone and masonry are virtually maintenance free which is great news for a homeowner, however, it isn’t completely maintenance free. Bricks...

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Control Your Energy Costs By Creating Shade (ARA)

Control Your Energy Costs By Creating Shade (ARA)

by Guest on May 5, 2012

Winter is here and with rising fuel costs, the U.S. Department of Energy is already warning that heating bills will be higher this year. Want to cushion the blow to your wallet? There are some things you can do to make your home more energy efficient before winter arrives. Continue reading →

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Oil Furnace Do's and Don't

Oil Furnace Do's and Don't

by Guest on May 14, 2012

The best maintenance to your oil furnace to help eliminate many problems before they begin. Using these oil furnace maintenance tips will be a great start. If your furnace still isn't working, use the below troubleshooting Do's and Don'ts to find a possible solution. Continue reading →

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Getting the Most Out of Your Air Conditioning

Getting the Most Out of Your Air Conditioning

by Guest on May 15, 2012

There are five basic things that you can do to monitor and service the inside of the air handler or furnace, the blower, the evaporator coil, the condensate pan and drain, and of course your A/C filter. These simple cleaning and maintenance techniques will improve your units cooling capability and improve your breathable air quality, plus you will need fewer repairs. Continue reading →

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Cost Efficient Home Improvement By Home Owners Themselves

Cost Efficient Home Improvement By Home Owners Themselves

by Guest on Dec 3, 2012

There is no denying the fact that home is where the heart resides. Every home owner dreams of having an aesthetically sound home; consistent with his dream lifestyle and yet value for money. However, factors like expensive labour, a tight economy, decreased purchasing power, actual requirement vs reckless expenditure, unavoidable environmental damage and the like tend to restrict one's ability to hire outside help every time. It is therefore being observed that home owners are increasingly taking up home improvement projects on themselves. Continue reading →

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Complications to Avoid with Your Home Heating and Cooling System

Complications to Avoid with Your Home Heating and Cooling System

by Guest on Feb 22, 2013

Your home should be a place of comfort all year long. Many homeowners ignore the HVAC system until something goes wrong. Repairs can be expensive; they may not be limited to the appliance itself. Insulation, floors, walls, ceilings and roofing materials can be affected as well. Complications with the system can be avoided by applying preventative measures. While mechanical/electrical problems can still arise, they are caught earlier and are often less expensive than problems allowed to continue. Continue reading →

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Heating System Maintenance

Heating System Maintenance

by Myke Thomas on Mar 11, 2013

During wintertime the heating systems in homes and buildings becomes an indispensable tool. Without this very important installation life throughout the cold season becomes miserable and unimaginable. Fireplaces may, in a way, be useful, but they are able to heat just one area of the house only. The warmth from the fire cannot spread in other rooms so if you want to be cosy all night you need to stay in front of the fireside the whole time. Continue reading →

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Signs Your Boiler is Broken

Signs Your Boiler is Broken

by Guest on Mar 14, 2013

Homes with radiant heat often have a boiler that is used to heat water. If your boiler is not working as it should, then it may be broken and in need of repair. There are many signs that will indicate there is some type of problem with your boiler. Review various problems to determine if your boiler is broken or no longer functioning correctly. Continue reading →

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Home Improvement and the Gas Cylinder: Alternative Heat Sources

Home Improvement and the Gas Cylinder: Alternative Heat Sources

by Alfred Smith on Mar 22, 2013

Home improvement sometimes requires the heating system to be turned off for a while, particularly when major renovation is in progress. This is all very well, but what of the people who live in the home; or the workers who are doing their best to make it into a new place? Heat is essential, for comfort, for health and hygiene, and also (in the long term) for keeping damp out of the atmosphere. Continue reading →

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Overview of DIY Air Filter Maintenance

Overview of DIY Air Filter Maintenance

by Guest on Mar 28, 2013

The purpose of air filters is to ensure that the air within the home is clean. Modern homes are generally pretty airtight, ensuring that they are also energy efficient; however, being airtight comes at a price. In many cases, these airtight homes keep polluted air within the home. The result is that the air within a home can become contaminated with everything from mold to pet dander. For those who live in the home to have clean air, a functioning air filter is essential. This component of a hom Continue reading →

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Is Gas Heating Right For Your Patio?

Is Gas Heating Right For Your Patio?

by John-Miller on Jun 18, 2013

Patio heaters are ideal for those people who want to spend more time enjoying their gardens in the colder months of the year. There can be plenty of times during the spring and fall months where the weather is conducive to being outside, but it can be a bit on the chilly side. With a patio heater, you and your guests can spend more time outside without worrying about getting cold. Whether you are trying to heat a patio area, an outdoor swimming pool or another area of your garden, the patio heater with its dome shaped heating elements, can help to provide heat effectively across a large area. Continue reading →

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