Home Improvement

December 17, 2014 - 8:50 AM
Winter, with its uncomfortable temperatures and steep utility costs, can be a frustrating time for homeowners. For many, keeping cozy without spending a small fortune is a top concern. If you’re looking to keep your house warm without breaking the bank this winter, try the following simple tricks. Read More

5 Ways to Keep Your Home Warm This Winter Without Turning up the Heat

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Winter, with its uncomfortable temperatures and steep utility costs, can be a frustrating time for homeowners. For many, keeping cozy without spending a small fortune is a top concern. If you’re looking to keep your house warm without breaking the bank this winter, try the following simple tricks.

Reduce Radiative Heat Loss

December 10, 2014 - 8:47 AM
You’ve probably heard horror stories about pipes freezing in the winter. Maybe you’ve even experienced it yourself. You may also have heard that simply thawing pipes and getting water flowing through them again will solve the problem. Unfortunately, it’s not always that simple. And in Read More

Why Frozen Pipes Are a Problem Worth Preventing This Winter

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You’ve probably heard horror stories about pipes freezing in the winter. Maybe you’ve even experienced it yourself. You may also have heard that simply thawing pipes and getting water flowing through them again will solve the problem. Unfortunately, it’s not always that simple. And in reality, a frozen pipe can lead to serious consequences for your home and your wallet.

What Happens When Pipes Freeze?

December 3, 2014 - 8:48 AM
Winter puts a lot of stress on your house. Cold temperatures strain heating systems, while precipitation and other forces wreak havoc on your home’s exterior. Unfortunately, many homeowners exacerbate these problems by failing to perform proper maintenance. If you want to save money, stay comfortable Read More

Avoid Winter Home Issues by Taking Preventive Measures Now

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Winter puts a lot of stress on your house. Cold temperatures strain heating systems, while precipitation and other forces wreak havoc on your home’s exterior. Unfortunately, many homeowners exacerbate these problems by failing to perform proper maintenance. If you want to save money, stay comfortable and keep your home in good shape through the coming winter season, take these steps to prepare your house now.

Schedule Tune-Ups

November 25, 2014 - 11:32 AM
For many Americans, Thanksgiving is a time to gather with friends and family. It’s a holiday known to bring feelings of warmth, but it can also be stressful for anyone holding a get-together. If you are hosting Thanksgiving this year, you may be feeling wary of the preparation ahead. Here are some Read More

Preparing Your Home for Thanksgiving Guests

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For many Americans, Thanksgiving is a time to gather with friends and family. It’s a holiday known to bring feelings of warmth, but it can also be stressful for anyone holding a get-together. If you are hosting Thanksgiving this year, you may be feeling wary of the preparation ahead. Here are some tips to get you started -- whether you’re dealing with a sudden plumbing problem or ensuring the comfort of your guests.

November 19, 2014 - 12:55 PM
If you’ve noticed stains on your ceiling or water running down your walls, it’s time to check your roof for a leak. With winter and snow right around the corner, fall is a great time to get a roof leak fixed. Minor leaks are usually simple to repair. And a professional will certainly know how to Read More

Finding and Fixing a Roof Leak

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If you’ve noticed stains on your ceiling or water running down your walls, it’s time to check your roof for a leak. With winter and snow right around the corner, fall is a great time to get a roof leak fixed. Minor leaks are usually simple to repair. And a professional will certainly know how to help in the case of a major leak.

November 12, 2014 - 9:44 AM
As the weather continues to get colder, many people are sparking up their furnaces. Now is the perfect time to schedule a furnace inspection. Putting off repairs or preventative maintenance increases the likelihood your furnace may not work when you need it the most. A reliable furnace is the best way to Read More

4 Furnace Fixes to Take Care of Now

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As the weather continues to get colder, many people are sparking up their furnaces. Now is the perfect time to schedule a furnace inspection. Putting off repairs or preventative maintenance increases the likelihood your furnace may not work when you need it the most. A reliable furnace is the best way to maintain a comfortable and cozy home.

November 11, 2014 - 10:17 AM
Nothing offers refuge from the crisp autumn air like a crackling fireplace -- and sometimes, there’s just no better place to gather with the family or seek solace from the stress of the day. To ensure that your fireplace is ready to work for you when you need it most, it’s important to perform Read More

6 Things to do Before Lighting Up Your Fireplace This Fall

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Nothing offers refuge from the crisp autumn air like a crackling fireplace -- and sometimes, there’s just no better place to gather with the family or seek solace from the stress of the day. To ensure that your fireplace is ready to work for you when you need it most, it’s important to perform some pre-season maintenance.

November 10, 2014 - 11:01 AM
  In many parts of the country, sprinklers are essential for keeping grass, plants and trees healthy during the hot summer months. But as the days get shorter and cooler, draining your sprinkler system for winter should top your list of fall home maintenance projects. Avoid Costly Damage If there is Read More

Why You Should Drain Your Sprinkler System Now

 

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In many parts of the country, sprinklers are essential for keeping grass, plants and trees healthy during the hot summer months. But as the days get shorter and cooler, draining your sprinkler system for winter should top your list of fall home maintenance projects.

Avoid Costly Damage

October 22, 2014 - 10:40 AM
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Halloween is one of the most eagerly anticipated holidays of the year. You want to be sure your home is safe before the ghosts and goblins show up on your front porch to avoid mishaps. Getting into the spirit of Halloween and decorating is another way to add some fun to the evening. Keep Pathways Clear Read More

Preparing Your Home for Trick-or-Treaters

Halloween is one of the most eagerly anticipated holidays of the year. You want to be sure your home is safe before the ghosts and goblins show up on your front porch to avoid mishaps. Getting into the spirit of Halloween and decorating is another way to add some fun to the evening.

Keep Pathways Clear

October 15, 2014 - 10:32 AM
Now that fall is here, it’s time to prepare your home for colder weather. There are five things you can do to lower utility bills, keep your home comfortable and protect your investment. 1. Drain Sprinklers and Exterior Faucets Draining and winterizing sprinklers and outdoor faucets are fall rituals. Read More

5 Essential Fall Maintenance Tasks for Your Home

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Now that fall is here, it’s time to prepare your home for colder weather. There are five things you can do to lower utility bills, keep your home comfortable and protect your investment.

1. Drain Sprinklers and Exterior Faucets

Draining and winterizing sprinklers and outdoor faucets are fall rituals. Getting the water out is important because it could damage the system. Water left in piping can expand when frozen and potentially rupture them.

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