18 September 2015
When you work on renovations in your home, you will most likely end up with a variety of materials you tore down. This could be anything from drywall and concrete, to carpeting and other flooring materials. Many of these items can be recycled, which helps the environment and keeps you from taking up space in your trash can or dumpster. Here are three materials that can be recycled. Concrete If your home renovation project includes breaking up concrete, such as a concrete driveway, pathway on the side of your house, or a concrete patio, those scraps should be saved and recycled.
1 September 2015
Radiant heating is a fantastic way to make your home more comfortable in the winter, especially because it can provide you with quite a few benefits versus traditional heating methods. A radiant heating system typically requires that electrical panels or pads are installed underneath your floors or behind your walls, which cause those surfaces to heat up. You should utilize radiant heat if you want a healthier home and lower utility costs.
17 August 2015
Stringing lights along your home's exterior can be a great way to spread holiday cheer. If you are planning on creating your biggest and brightest holiday light display yet, it's important that you take the time to make sure your electrical system is up to the challenge. Here are three things you can do to ensure your holiday light display is both spectacular and safe. 1. Invest in LED lights for your home's exterior.
31 July 2015
Just because you recently had a new heating system installed does not mean you can sit back and forget about it. If you want to keep the system running as efficiently as possible, don't neglect regular maintenance. In addition, there are some upgrades or additions you should consider to reduce the amount of time your system is running. This keeps your system from working too hard to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home.
20 July 2015
Do you rely on a well on your property to provide water? Has it stopped pumping water? While water wells are typically reliable water sources, there are a few instances in which a well may stop working. Most of the time, the problem is a simple fix. Sometimes, though, a non-working well may indicate a much more serious problem. Here are a few reasons why your well may not be working and how to troubleshoot them:
1 July 2015
Your furnace is one of the most important parts of your home, mostly because it is responsible for many of the comforts that you enjoy while in your home. Choosing to replace your furnace is a very big decision, but you will want to do so in order to ensure that your home is energy efficient and has good indoor air quality. Energy Efficiency One of the biggest reasons to consider replacing your furnace is to ensure that you are not using more energy than necessary to heat your home.
18 June 2015
If you are planning to make some exterior home improvements, some materials are easier to care for than others are. Follow the tips below, and you will have less work to do in the future keeping everything maintained. Vinyl Siding Vinyl siding is beneficial in many ways, and especially if you live in an area that gets extreme weather conditions. This is because vinyl siding is manufactured to withstand subzero temperatures, as well as the hottest summer temperatures.