Did you know that approximately 64% of American home owners don’t have $1,000 in savings available for household repairs? To make household repair matters worse, around 39% of American home owners say that it’s hard to find a reliable repair service as well. This is probably in large part to the fact that most American, [...]
When considering home repair Do It Yourself should be the first option. All over the country people are opting for Do It Yourself home improvement, and are gaining many benefits by making that decision. Obviously a lot of people will be unable to do the house repairs that require things like tearing out a wall, [...]
The United States uses 384.74 million gallons of gas every single day. Approximately 264 million of those gallons are consumed by the vehicles we drive. Over 115 million of those gallons are imported from other countries. And 100% of those gallons release greenhouse gases into the air we breath when they are burned.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that our dependence on gas is a growing issue. Our heavy usage of gas is bad news for the planet Earth that we love so much. It makes us dependent on the foreign countries who supply it and creates a risk for instability in our country. If only there were some kind of gas products that didn’t deplete natural resources, that is produced domestically, that we could afford. Oh wait there is. We have propane fuel.
Propane fuel is a (more…)
There is more to central air conditioning installation than most people think. If equipment is not installed properly, homeowners can see a decrease of up to 30% in their home’s heating and cooling efficiency. In order to avoid spending more money than you’d like on HVAC repairs, keep an eye out for the following signs that your heating and air unit needs to be checked or replaced.
Rotten Egg Smell
If at any point you smell rotten eggs and you do not have them in your house, there is a natural gas leak in your home. This is a dangerous sign and must be addressed immediately as gas leaks are a very common cause for explosions.
If you n (more…)
If the carpet in your home looks like it’s seen better days, it might be time to say goodbye. Carpets not only hold dirt and stains, they can cost you more money than they’re worth. So if you’re thinking about making the switch from carpet to hardwood flooring, but not quite sure yet, here are a few reasons to help you decide.
Hardwood floors last longer
Carpeting has a lifespan of about seven years, but if you have kids and pets, that lifespan can be cut short. Hardwood floors, however, can last upwards of 50 years, and create a timeless look in any space. Would you rather replace your carpet seven times or install amazing hardwood floors once?
Upkeep is easier
With hard (more…)
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has said that in the United States there are currently more than 88,000 carpenters and cabinetmakers. That is a good thing because a lot of American homeowners are planning some kind of home remodel or renovation in the nears future. Over the past few years, nearly half said they were seriously considering going ahead with one. Bathrooms and kitchens remain the most popular rooms to remodel. More than $28,000 was spend on kitchens and about $10,400 on bathrooms, according to Houzz. Custom tool manufacturing experts say that many people are opting for custom kitchen cabinets.
- They give a homeowner nearly countess opportunities to express themselves. The first thing most of us notice in any kitchen are the cabinets. They are the biggest part of the room and (more…)
How to Save Money, the Earth, and a Headache or Two With Regular Electric Furnace Repair and Seasonal Maintenance
Like most things in life that have a way of sneaking up on you, the warm, muggy weather that summer brings can arrive out of the blue and often sooner than you think. During the spring and early summer, it may seem like Old Man Winter’s grip is stronger than gorilla glue on one day and the next it may seem as though summer is in full effect. This instability in terms of the weather and temperature can not only wreak havoc on your allergies, your body, and your plans, but it can also wreak havoc on your home’s HVAC system.
It’s no secret that homeowners have a lot on their place to worry about. From maintaining the lawn and garden, keeping the gutters clear and free of debris, having plumbing and electrical problems fixed as they occur, and keeping the house clean (at least relatively), homeow (more…)
It?s a dark and stormy night. You?re laying in bed, tucked safely under the covers. It?s incredibly dark outside, but you see a vague shape in the darkness, like a shadow within a shadow. It looks almost like a hand, but different. Twisted, gnarled. The wind picks up, howling like a spectre outside your home, and the shadowed hand gently touches your window. Barely anything more than a tap, but it?s still audible. Tap, tap, tap. You flip on the light and see?
A tree branch. A simple, harmless tree branch.
It?s time to call some landscapers.
Why have trees?
Trees can be a beautiful addition to any yard. If a piece of property has healthy and mature trees on it, the value increases by an average of 10 percent. Unfortunately, when left to their own devices, trees grow rather err (more…)
In parts of the country that have multiple seasons, weather control becomes an important aspect of any home. Homes that are located in the southern and western states may need very strong cooling appliances to keep up with extreme heat temperatures, while states in the norther and middle states may need strong heating appliances during the very long and cold winters. When the seasons change, it is best to have all heating and cooling appliances checked for any needed repairs or any problems that prevent them from working properly. Heating and air conditioning repair requirements can leave a home and its resident?s very uncomfortable waiting on the air conditioning repair companies.
A residential or commercial property owner may make the mistake of contacting a heating and air conditionin (more…)
Your indoor air conditioner plays a huge part in the atmosphere of your home. It’s amazing the difference it can make but you never really notice it until it’s not functioning properly or the temperature is not at a satisfactory level. Heating and air conditioning units should last somewhere between 12 and 15 years but if you take good care of them you can prolong their life even more. Here are some tips for making your HVAC systems last as long as they possibly can to get the most out of your money.
- Initial Investment
When you are first purchasing your (more…)
When do you need foundation repair services? How do you know when a crack or an unlevel surface is simply a cosmetic issue and when it is the sign of a serious foundation issue? It can be hard, as a home or business owner, to make those decisions. You may not want to spend the many on foundation repair if the problem is simply cosmetic. However, if there are serious foundation issues, you certainly do not want not ignore them.
If there are cracks in your foundation that are over one-fourth of an inch wide, you should call for foundation repair services. If you have cracks in block or brick steps, you should have them looked at by a professional. These may be signs of foundation issues that sh (more…)
As the times change, so do home decor trends and style preferences. If you have ever walked into a home that was built many decades ago and was never remodeled or updated, you were probably surprised at the furniture choices of the owners. It is also likely that those furniture choices and the design of the home were in style at that time. Modern furniture trends are geared toward a more contemporary style today. People enjoy homes that are open floor plans, colorful designs and unique looking furniture. There are a variety of ways that someone can include modern furniture and high end contemporary furniture into their current home designs, keeping their interior decorating in line with the current trends.
Modern furniture refers to furniture that was produced from the late 19th century through toda (more…)
Do It Yourself Repair
The United States uses 384.74 million gallons of gas every single day. Approximately 264 million of those gallons are consumed by the vehicles we drive. Over 115 million of those gallons are imported from other countries. And 100% of those gallons release greenhouse gases into the air we breath when they are burned. It shouldn’t [...]
There is more to central air conditioning installation than most people think. If equipment is not installed properly, homeowners can see a decrease of up to 30% in their home’s heating and cooling efficiency. In order to avoid spending more money than you’d like on HVAC repairs, keep an eye out for the following signs [...]
If the carpet in your home looks like it’s seen better days, it might be time to say goodbye. Carpets not only hold dirt and stains, they can cost you more money than they’re worth. So if you’re thinking about making the switch from carpet to hardwood flooring, but not quite sure yet, here are [...]
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