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Which is better: an electric water heater or a gas water heater? Proponents from both sides tout the virtues of their particular favorites, but the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia (MGAGA) decided to put the claims to the test, once and for all.
The MGAGA partnered with the Energy Solutions Center to sponsor a study conducted by the Exelon Services Federal Group. This study compared the three main features of water heaters: monthly operational costs, hot water delivery (gallons of hot water the tank delivers before it runs out), and recovery time (how long a water heater takes to bring a new tank of incoming water to a desired temperature). Three comparable water heaters (a traditional e (more…)
When it comes to fixing up their homes, most homeowners tend to look either straight head or toward the sky, but seldom look down. Even though home furnishings, lighting, and wall coverings are the most immediately perceptible features of everyone’s interior design, the different kinds of carpeting and flooring you choose can have a more profound impact than you might think.
If you’ve ever replaced the floors in your kitchen or the carpeting in your living room, you probably know how awful those bare planks can make the whole room look. At the same time, when you replace your old, worn our flooring, or matted down carpeting, with different kinds of carpeting or flooring, you know that it can actually make it feel like you updated your entire decor.
One of the toughest parts of choosing amo (more…)
For many homeowners in the United States, lawn care is a necessity, and they spend an estimated $30 billion on lawn care each year. While many Americans take care of basic maintenance such as mowing, weeding, and trimming, many choose to employ a professional lawn care service in order to beautify their yards. One common service is chemical lawn treatments to remove weeds and promote a healthy lawn, but some other services that many consider are the installation of sprinkler systems and tree services such as dead tree removal.
Sometimes droughts occur, making it difficult for your lawn to get the water it needs, and watering plants individually with your hose can be time-cons (more…)
The furniture building materials that are featured in today’s furniture designs have historic roots. For example, furniture from the Middle Ages was usually made of oak, and ornamented with carved designs. During the American industrial era, leather furniture came as a by-product of the beef consumption industry. Leather was used as furniture building materials from the cows slaughtered for beef, allowing furniture to be created from what would otherwise to to waste. Additionally, by adding wheels to a normal armchair in order to get around his studio faster, the great Charles Darwin essentially invented the modern office chair.
Furniture building materials such as oak, leather, and even wheels for office furniture are still very popular today. Everyone has their own personal preferences for fu (more…)
Did you know that only 44% of houses in the Northeast have central air conditioning units installed? However, the cost to install a central AC unit averages between $2,000 and $10,000. In addition, the cost of heating and cooling services is $1,000 per year, so it is important to ensure that your HVAC systems work properly at all times. Proper HVAC maintenance can be performed on both pool heaters and air conditioners, and preserving them appropriately is beneficial in a variety of ways.
1. Pool heaters. This type of HVAC system is used to heat swimming pools, and it allows you to make the pool water the exact temperature you want. However, in order to ensure that your pool heater works efficiently, it must be inspected regularly and repaired whenever needed. In addition, reducing your pool heat (more…)
If you’re like me, then you enjoy the great outdoors. I love boating and camping in my RV and spending as much time outside, in nature, as possible. One of the problems I’ve encountered in the past however, is the issue of storing my equipment when it is not in use. You see, if you live in an area of the globe that gets a variety of weather, your outdoor equipment is at risk. Rain, hail, UV rays, and snow can all reek havoc on the look and value of your RVs and boats. After seeing some wear and tear turn up on my gear I set out to look for carports prices. Here are some interesting facts that I learned while searching (more…)
Do It Yourself Repair
What are the first things you think of when you hear the word ‘winter’? If you said ‘dealing with water damage’, you’re already thinking ahead. We all want to enjoy the holidays in peace and comfort. Sadly, the weather doesn’t always comply with our wishes. Water damage can strike at any time, whether from steady [...]
One of the best things about being a homeowner is the fact that you are in complete control over making changes and modifications to your home that can result in an improvement of your living experience. Improving the quality of life can easily be achieved through home improvement projects of different kinds. While it is [...]
Keeping a beautiful, healthy yard is one of the joys of owning your own home. And it’s one of the most popular pastimes for Americans today — when surveyed, 83% of Americans say they think having a yard is important, and a whopping 90% of those who have a yard say it’s important to keep [...]