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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

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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)

Finishing Your Basement: Take Advantage of Unused Space

Finishing your basement can be one of the easiest ways to add value and square footage to your home. Compared to an addition the house, the basement already has walls, ceilings, and floors, putting the savvy homeowner ahead of the game in terms of construction costs. Homeadvisor writes, “The average cost to finish a basement… (read more)

When Should You Invest in Rooftop Solar Panels?

Solar panels

There are many benefits to investing in solar panels for your home. Recent advancements in technology and solar cell efficiency have made it an even more attractive proposition. In addition, the U.S. Congress recently implemented a plan to extend the tax credits for installing solar panels on one’s home through the end of 2019. With… (read more)

5 Appliances to Buy in September and October

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Summer vacation is a fond memory, the dog days of summer are in the past, and school is back in session. It’s now time to think about preparing your home for fall and winter. A big part of that preparation is taking inventory of your appliances. The months of September and October are a great… (read more)

DIY Plumbing Maintenance: Think Prevention, Not Repair

Plumbing maintenece

For the past three weeks, DIY plumbing was our topic. What if you could perform DIY plumbing maintenance and take preventive measures to lessen the need for DIY plumbing repairs? It’s almost fall, and time to look around the house for potential plumbing problems. Do you have time for water damage from leaks, burst pipes,… (read more)