Archive for February, 2016
Residential plumbing repairs can be a real pain. It is totally normal for every single drain drain in our homes to get clogged but it does not make it any more enjoyable to get rid of. Hopefully these handy tips will help you dread the task just a little less.
Let’s start with the sink.
First things first, make sure you have the right tools to get the job done. If you are trying to fashion an old hanger and wrap it in duct tape or some other crazy DIY method, you’ll only succeed in frustrating yourself more and making the task harder than it needs to be. All you need is a snake and a sink plunger. There is a difference
Heating and cooling uses up roughly 48% of the energy utilized by an ordinary household in the United States. That means a majority of the utility bills you pay go to heating and cooling. There are several ways you can reduce your heating and cooling costs saving you money on a monthly basis.
A furnace is expected to last 15 to 18 years. However, the older a furnace gets, the more inefficiently it is likely to run. New gas furnaces operate at a minimum of 78% efficiency with higher models operating at 97% efficiency. The higher efficiency the furnace, the less energy it will use and the less it will cost you to run.
Natural gas heating is the most common form of heating, and it is used in 57% of homes in the United States. High-efficiency systems report annual fuel utilization efficiency
For many homeowners, nothing is more pleasurable that going after a particular theme or mood when fleshing out the overall decor in their rooms. In fact, for those with discerning tastes when it comes to home decor, it might be a thrill to hunt for the right furniture for their spaces and to make stylistic decisions that transform the overall look and feel of their homes. Furniture, as a whole, can sometimes be a neglected aspect of home decor, and for some it can boil down a chore. In reality, choosing the right furniture for your home can have a remarkable overall effect, enhancing your design choices and adding bold, stylish elements to the overall decor while adding easy and convenient functionality.
Furniture comes in many different shapes, sizes, forms and designs. The furniture market in
Everyone knows that curb appeal is a big part of selling a home. If a home seller is struggling to attract interested buyers, sometimes all they have to do is spend a small amount of money on a fresh coat of paint, a little landscaping, and maybe some nice wood fence designs to get that baby sold.
Many small business owners overlook the power of curb appeal when they want to attract traffic though. The idea of curb appeal is more important than ever, when it is just as easy (or easier) for consumers to buy everything they need online without ever leaving the comfort of their home. A business owner must create an outward look that consumers find appealing enough to make the effort to physically visit. A few key curb appeal factors include:
- Professional Sign Designs
Are you a homeowner dealing with insect, rodent, or pest infestation problems? If so, you aren’t alone. Millions of homeowners all across the country are dealing with the same issue and are searching for ways to end it. The good news is that pest control services are there to help, and have focused new techniques to benefit you. Here are a few types of infestation problems that pest control solutions can help you with:
1. Termites - Every year in the United States over $2 billion is spent controlling or preventing termite infestations. Termite control f
Air conditioners are in two-thirds of all homes in the U.S. However, many of these homes could also benefit from regular maintenance, as only 42% of them utilize air conditioning services for maintenance annually. This is an issue, as not only does irregular maintenance of ACs lead to slow productivity, but it also can be a safety hazard. Between 2006 and 2010, poorly maintained AC and fan equipment led to over 2000 home structure fires.
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It is a common misconception that HVAC systems need the most attention during the summer. These systems are not only used in the summer but the winter also. In fact there are specific things that HVAC systems need during the cold months. In order to keep the system fully functioning and protected all year round, there are a few things that you can do.
- Keep the System Clean
This one would seem fairly obvious but you would be surprised at how many people let their systems get dirty enough to be unusable. You don’t want to have to buy an entire new system simply
It was a rough start to the week. The storm that was significant enough to be named had started out in the by the Pacific Ocean, but by the time Kayla reached the midwest she had dumped a foot of snow in many places and included wind gusts as high as 60 miles an hour. Earlier in the week you had prepared for the storm by hitting the grocery store and gathering flashlights and batteries in case the high winds caused power outages. You also had several good books stacked by the fireplace. So while you were prepared for the four hour power outage that hit your neighborhood, you had not expected to wake up to no water two days after the storm.
Looking out the front window you noticed that two of your neighbors were out talking by the five foot high pile of snow that had been plowed to the center of the ro
Why is it so important to make sure that you aren’t living with a broken garage door?
Not only are there obviously some safety and security concerns involved, but it’s important to realize that garage door repairs are essential for keeping your home at its highest possible value.
The average garage door replacement cost today is just under $1,500, which certainly seems like a lot of money to spend up-front on one repair. However, it’s something that keeps its value over the long run and provides a solid return on investment, making it a better idea to spend more on a high-quality garage door now instead o
1903 was a very significant year — it was the year that the New York Stock Exchange building in New York City become one of the first structures to use an air conditioning system. Since then, virtually every building in the country comes with an HVAC system, effectively regulating its internal climate.
The heating and cooling services industry has grown to be worth an estimated $71 billion dollars in the United States, employing over 300,000 people in over 85,000 HVAC businesses. And it’s still growing; between 2009 and 2014, the HVAC industry was estimated to have grown more than 4% annually. That heating and cooling services have become so integral should come as no surprise. People cannot avoid the necessity of furnace installations for the winter and the freedom offered by air condit