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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)

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)

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)

5 Appliances to Buy in September and October

dishwasher

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 Jobs: Plumbing Issues with Sinks and Showers

draining sink for plumbing issues with sinks and showers

Over the past two weeks, we talked about DIY plumbing jobs. Last week, we covered toilet repair in detail. To continue this series, let’s consider DIY projects for sink and shower repair. Plumbing issues with sinks and showers are common and can be expensive when adding the cost of a plumber to the bill. To… (read more)

DIY Plumbing Jobs You Can Do Now: Toilet Repair 101

Plumber for toilet repair

Last week, we talked about 6 DIY plumbing jobs you can execute with confidence. To help you gain more knowledge and increase your plumbing repair confidence, let’s now look more in depth at DIY toilet repair. As a starting point, follow the advice often given to me by my son, “just google it or watch a… (read more)

6 DIY Plumbing Jobs You Can Execute Confidently

Many homeowners find plumbing the least desirable DIY project in the home. The risk of failure can be high due to the threat of water damage. However, repairing plumbing fixtures can be one of the most satisfying to complete when done right, as well as one of the biggest ratios of money saved on hiring… (read more)

How Home Warranties Can Essentially Manage Your Rental Properties For You

Apartment Building

As the owner of rental properties, you know the frustration of panicked calls from your renters for non-working furnaces, air-conditioners on the fritz, and broken refrigerators.   These issues interfere with your work day, cause stress for your renters, and cost you money.  For multi-unit apartment buildings, single-family homes, or weekly beach rentals, home warranties are a great way to… (read more)

Easy Ways to Save Money On Your Air Conditioning Bill This Summer

Picture of someone adjusting thermostat to their heating system

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average energy and home air conditioning bill costs American homeowners over $29 billion per year in total. A lot of that expense can be avoided with a few easy tips and simple hacks. The average home resident spends an average of $181 for air conditioning and other utilities. Now imagine taking… (read more)