Even if they're not really worried about saving the environment, most people want to go green to lower their electric bills. However, the cost of doing so leads many to never take on the project. If you want to save money without making a huge upfront investment, take on these low cost improvements. Plant Shrubs Around Your Air Conditioner Did you know that an air conditioner doesn't actually put cold into your home?
24 June 2015
After what seems like the longest, coldest and snowiest winter on record, it seems that spring is ready to, well, spring. With spring comes warmer days a lot of sunshine and warmth, and, of course, allergies. When you get ready to start your spring cleaning, you may want to find ways to clean your home that will help reduce your allergy suffering. This article will provide you with some easy tips and steps you can take to try and rid your home of the many allergens that have you sneezing as you clean your way through spring.
31 March 2015
Appliances in a home often go unnoticed until a problem occurs. This is especially true of your home's hot water tank. Chances are that the only time you pay any attention to it is when you go to take a hot shower, but it unintentionally turns into a cold one due to lack of hot water. When that happens, it could be due to one of these three problems that is affecting the water tank.
26 March 2015
No matter what sort of a repair, building, or restoration project you are working on, if you aren't very savvy with DIY work, then you will need to enlist the help of a contractor to ensure that everything gets done correctly and up to code. However, when you are working with a contractor, you need to make sure that you are communicating well with them so that they understand your needs and so that you understand exactly what they are telling you in regard to costs, building plans, and more.
25 March 2015
Many homeowners may take the time to consider what material and style they will use for their home's doors, but they may forget to consider the type of locks, handles, etc. However, the hardware you choose plays a very important role in just how functional your door is; so, it's important to choose wisely. Privacy When choosing hardware for your doors, the first thing you want to consider is the level of privacy you need for the space.
23 March 2015
When you are completely dependent on well water for all of your home's water consumption needs, you want to know that the water is safe. Since many different things can leach into a well and cause problems, you may want to test your well often, e.g., semi-monthly or monthly. In addition to well toxicity testing, you may need water treatment services. Here is how both testing and treatments will help you determine if your well is no longer safe and you need to hire a general contractor to dig a new one:
18 March 2015
You can often paint asphalt shingles after installation. This a great alternative if you cannot find a shingle product in the exact color that you want. The most effective way to paint asphalt shingles is with a pneumatic paint gun. Painting with a spray gun makes the job much quicker and more manageable. However, you will need to take some special steps when painting with a spray gun, especially during the preparation process.
13 March 2015