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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.
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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.
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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
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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…)
Do It Yourself Repair
Incredibly ubiquitous, modern style furniture allows us to sit, recline, lay, and simply enjoy our surroundings. Whether we use folding chairs at the beach or a rolling chair in the office, we use furniture everyday. In fact, it seems very nearly impossible not to use furniture during the day! Standing throughout the day can be [...]
Camping is one of the most popular summer vacations in the United States. According to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, approximately 8.9 million households own an RV alone. This does not take into account the number of campers who choose to rent cabins or stay in ground tents. As you prepare for your camping trip [...]
Is it time to have your roof inspected? Under normal conditions, it should be inspected at least once or twice a year. If you live in an area that experiences heavy storms and winds, however, you’ll want to have it inspected more often. Do you currently have an asphalt shingle roof? Approximately every 4 out [...]