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Archive for October 2018

DIY Home Security Systems – Getting Started Securing Your Home

key and keyhole in a tiny house

DIY home security systems can save you money, both in terms of upfront installation costs as well as long-term monthly expenses. Of course, it’s important to know how to put the system together to make sure it works properly. Otherwise, you can run into problems with poor coverage or false alarms. In this article, we’ll… (read more)

7 Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Dangerous Household Chemicals

Woman mopping the floor

Natural and effective ways to safely clean your home. What are the most dangerous chemicals to avoid, and which eco-friendly alternatives can you use instead?   We all want to keep our homes free from dirt, bacteria, and other grime. But, were you aware that many of the cleaning products found in your cupboard contain… (read more)

6 Easy Ways to Humidify Your Home (Without a Humidifier)

Plants in water for indoor humidity

As the cold of winter approaches much of the country this year, you may be gearing up for many frigid months – along with increased heater usage and resulting dry air. Dry air is a real problem because it causes dry skin and eyes, nosebleeds, and an increased risk of catching a cold or the… (read more)

Home Automation DIY Essentials: How to Get Started

3d graphic of a house surrounded by smart technology icons

A home automation DIY project may seem a bit daunting, but it can actually be quite simple to get started. There are many devices available on the market that are easy to set up, making them perfect for beginners. In this article, we’ll talk about the essentials of a home automation DIY project. First Things… (read more)

6 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Utility Bills this Winter

As a homeowner, utility bills account for a high portion of your monthly expenses. Because of this, it’s important to keep those bills as low as possible this winter. In addition to keeping your home well maintained, there are several simple ways to make sure your energy costs stay low. 1. Exploit the Greenhouse Effect… (read more)

Simple DIY Air Conditioner Cleaning

two outdoor air conditioner condensers amid sparse greenery

A major part of getting your home ready for winter is air conditioner cleaning. Taking proper care of the various components of your A/C will make sure it’s ready to go when spring rolls around, ultimately saving you in energy and repair costs. For your DIY air conditioner cleaning, you’ll need the following items: Replacement… (read more)

How to Use Different Interior Lighting Methods

Interior lighting is a major aspect of your home’s visual design. Aside from its obvious practical purposes, proper lighting enhances the aesthetic appeal of each space in your home. Within your interior design, light serves three separate functions: general illumination, task lighting, and accenting. In this piece, we’ll talk about the ways these different types… (read more)

Ductless Heating and Cooling Systems – Yea or Nay?

Also known as ductless mini-splits or heat pumps, ductless heating and cooling systems are an efficient way to keep your home comfortable. There are many benefits to these systems, but they can have their drawbacks as well. Here, we’ll discuss how these systems work and whether going ductless would be right for your home. What… (read more)

10 Steps to Winterizing a House

With the change of seasons come many delights—vibrant colors, warm gatherings of family and friends, and a lively nip in the air. The crisp atmosphere of fall is just a reminder that winter is on its way, and that means it’s time to get your home ready to deal with the cold. Fortunately, winterizing a… (read more)

When Should You Repair or Replace Common Appliances?

Appliance Repair

Sometimes it’s difficult to know when you should choose to repair a household appliance or replace it altogether. Homeowners often forget when they bought their appliances and then do not have a budget in place that accommodates replacement costs. Read below to determine the average lifespan of the major appliances and how to extend it… (read more)