May 2016 6
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
Humanity has always needed energy for work, and for much of history, this energy was derived from human and animal labor. Blacksmiths made tools and weapons, and oxen and horses plowed fields and towed wagons and carts. By the 1800s, the Industrial Revolution changed that, and steam power became the standard, powering factories and ships [...]
When people often think of rats, their thoughts are not always positive. Some speculated that rising rat population in New York City, Washington, DC, and Houston were indications of an upcoming “ratpocalypse.” This was written about in Newsweek in 2017. Fearing damage from animals, the mere sight of the unwanted rodents leaves many calling for [...]
Home inspections shouldn’t be a chore. They’re actually a great way to feel more secure in your new place! Think about the last time you settled into a new apartment and found a few things that weren’t on the up and up. You might have had to take some photos and send them to the [...]