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5 Digital Thermostat Programming Tips for Homeowners

If you’ve been looking for a way to save a considerable amount of money on your annual energy costs, one thing that you might want to consider doing is investing in a digital thermostat. In fact, according to many energy experts, by making this one eco-friendly upgrade, you can save as much as 30-40 percent on your utility bills annually. Of course, in order to take full advantage of these kinds of savings, you need to do more than simply have this... ❯❯❯

5 Home DIY Tips to Help Save Money

When it comes to do-it-yourself projects or money-saving tips, there are a few things to keep in mind like estimating the costs. Look for inspiration through magazines, television shows and internet sears. By all means, have fun with it. If you are planning to do some repair work on your own, the chore may come across as just that – a chore. However, think of the sheer satisfaction achieved knowing you accomplished something with your own two hands.... ❯❯❯

5 Easy and Effective Winterization Solutions for Your Home

Although there are a lot of wonderful things that come with the winter season (including lots of snow and holiday cheer), if there’s one place where we prefer to remain warm and toasty at all times, it would have to be the inside of our homes. But sometimes, while trying to achieve that goal, it can be financially challenging. That’s because the more that we rely on our HVAC units, the bigger toll they take on our energy costs. Luckily, there... ❯❯❯

5 Simple and Effective Ways to Reduce AC Reliance in Your Home

Our collective reliance on air conditioning could be considered an addiction. It seems that as soon as air conditioning was invented, nothing else mattered. In the summertime, being able to control the climate was revolutionary. Now, however, this addiction is starting to manifest in the form of destructive global warming trends. This is why it may be time to cut back on the AC. When it comes down to it, there are many ways to reduce your reliance without... ❯❯❯

5 Things to Consider When Hiring a Concrete Driveway Contractor

Concrete driveways are strong, durable, and affordable, which is why they tend to be the first choice for homeowners looking to create a utilitarian pathway that takes their cars from the street to the garage on the property. In addition, concrete is endlessly customizable thanks to options for dying and stamping that allow homeowners to create almost any look they crave. If, for example, you want the look of cobblestones, you can have it for a lot less... ❯❯❯

Building Vs Buying a Home - Which Is Best?

Building Vs Buying a Home - Which Is Best? Fr0ggy33 People usually fall into one of three camps when it comes to housing; buyers, builders, or renters. Which category a person or family falls into may be dependent on their financial situation. Most of those with no savings and a small income will find themselves in a rented home. There is nothing wrong with that. Indeed, renting has many benefits over owning property. We are going to take a look today, at whether it is better to build a home or... ❯❯❯

What is the best way to arrange bathroom furniture?

What is the best way to arrange bathroom furniture?Whilst the traditional layout of a bathroom has remained fairly unchanged since the introduction of shower enclosures, some people are definitely thinking outside the box when it comes to reimagining this space. Although bathrooms are generally speaking one of the smallest areas of the house, there is often space to do things a little differently, or indeed a lot differently if that is what you are looking for. Whilst putting an armchair into the bathroom... ❯❯❯

5 Effective Home Comfort Upgrades for Homeowners

If there’s one thing that all of us want to feel inside of our homes, it’s comfortable. And comfort doesn’t just come from the security features that we have or the kind of furniture that we purchase. It also has to do with the temperature inside the various rooms of our house – especially during the winter and summer seasons. If you’d like to know some of the things that you can do in order to effectively and economically... ❯❯❯

How to Solve Home Window Condensation Problems

There is a distinct science involved in the nature of condensation. It occurs when something of varying temperatures meets another object or element with a separate and distinct temperature. Just imagine a glass of ice cold water on a hot day – when the glass of water sits in the warm temperature, condensation in the form of water droplets builds up on the glass. Condensation can also occur when the your home is particularly warm and the outdoor air... ❯❯❯

Common AC System Efficiency Myths

Being that your air conditioner is one of the largest appliances inside of your home, it’s understandable that when it comes to saving energy, you’re probably looking for all kinds of ways to make your AC a lot more efficient. In order to do that, it’s a good idea to know what some of the common AC system efficiency myths are; that way, by knowing the truth, you can put a plan into place that will save you money on your monthly energy... ❯❯❯

Reasons to Switch to a High Efficiency AC System for Summer

Striving for energy efficiency should be a pursuit and a goal for all homeowners. Not only is saving energy good for the environment – it is also good for the wallet. By taking measures to save more energy, you can save up to 30% on utility costs each month, which in the long run will amount to huge savings. When it comes to your carbon footprint, the savings will be even more impactful. This is exactly the reason why you may want to switch to a high... ❯❯❯

The Best Drafty Home Solutions

Is your home drafty? There is a good chance that you have a number of energy and air leaks that are not only causing your home to feel drafty – they are also causing your utility bills to rise and your carbon footprint to expand. Luckily, finding these air and energy leaks is easy. With a keen eye and a little creativity, you can cover and seal these drafts so that your home retains more energy and remains more comfortable. Here are some of the best... ❯❯❯

How a Dirty Air Filter Can Negatively Impact Your HVAC System

HVAC stands for ‘heating, ventilation, and air conditioning’ – it is a totally comprehensive system that includes condensers, heating coils, electrical connectors and fans. In the summer and winter, this system will be your secret weapon to beat the heat and stay protected from the bitter cold. One of the most important parts of this comprehensive system is the filter. Your HVAC system’s filter is responsible for making sure the air... ❯❯❯

Why Air Conditioner SEER Ratings Are Important

If you are trying to learn how to size your dehumidifier, your ventilation system and your heating and air conditioning unit, you want to do some basic math. The same goes if you are trying to find out what the efficiency of a certain HVAC system is. Air conditioning systems, for instance, use a SEER rating. This is simply a ratio equation that will tell you what systems are more efficient than others. As global warming becomes more and more of a threat,... ❯❯❯

AC Evaporator Coil Cleaning Tips for Homeowners

Although all of us are thankful for our AC units, it tends to be something that we take for granted – that is until it starts leaking, making funny noises or breaks down. Then suddenly, all we can think about is what we need to do in order to get the unit back in good working condition again. If you were to ask a professional AC technician about one of the best things that you can do to prolong the life of your HVAC unit, something they would... ❯❯❯

How Homeowners Can Reduce Their Need for Air Conditioning in Summer

The summertime can be hot – really hot. Sometimes we don’t even realize how high the temperatures can climb until we’re sitting in our own homes drenched in perspiration and wishing for an ice-cold swimming pool to jump into. Of course, if you have the luxury of an air conditioner, you can put the AC on full blast and manage the climate. However, blasting the AC can be expensive – it can cause your energy bills to spike. Moreover,... ❯❯❯

Hiring a Commercial Construction Contractor: 5 Factors to Consider

Hiring a commercial contractor is a big decision. Simply put, that company or individual will be responsible for all of your day-to-day construction decisions, permit applications and scheduling. As such, it is important that when you choose a contractor, they are the perfect fit for you and your project. There are a number of factors to consider when searching for the right commercial construction contractor so read below to get a few helpful tips. ... ❯❯❯

Roof Repair and Replacement Tips After Storm Damage

Storms. Although they’re something that none of us want to ever experience, the reality is that we can’t control Mother Nature. Therefore, sometimes storms do happen. And if your home has recently experienced the after-effects of one, it can sometimes lead to expensive roof damage. The good news is that there are things that you can do to help to get your roof repaired and, if need be, replaced. If you’re interested in knowing some of... ❯❯❯

5 Things to Consider When Purchasing Welding Equipment and Supplies

Welding is one of those skills to have that will come in handy time and time again. From working on home construction projects to making repairs – and even if you want to practice creating sculptures from metal – welding will give you insurmountable freedom to complete many different types of jobs. Whether you are an inexperienced welder or an advanced welder, you will certainly need a few basic supplies. Without this equipment, it will be... ❯❯❯

Moving to a New Home: Top 5 Packing Organization Tips

If you’re preparing to move into a new place over the course of the next few weeks, there’s a pretty good chance that you have mixed feelings about it. On one hand, you’re probably looking forward to living in a new space. On the other, you’re probably not looking forward to all of the packing that you have to do. When it comes to packing up to move, it doesn’t have to be something that totally overwhelms you. All you have to... ❯❯❯