Crawl spaces are sometimes encapsulated or sealed to prevent indoor moisture problems. To fully enclose the crawl space, dense layers of heavy-duty polyethylene are applied to the floors, foundation walls, and sometimes even the roof. Enclosing crawl spaces is an excellent way to keep moisture out and regulate temperature. However, always practice due diligence before encasing your crawl room.
The materials that allow encapsulation to function were created relatively recently. Too many contractors and homeowners hurry into installation without doing any necessary preparation work first. It adds to the potential headaches. The following is a short reference guide to assist you in understanding the dos and don’ts of crawl space encapsulation to help you complete the job safely.
Keeping your air conditioning unit in good working condition is one of the best things you can do to extend its longevity. Fortunately, there are some simple tips that you can follow that’ll help keep your air conditioning unit running well and help you save money on cooling costs.
Here are some tips to maintain your air conditioning unit so it can continue to deliver cool or hot air in the room:
Approximately 85 percent of American households live with water that is packed with minerals (a/k/a hard water). Per the USGS, hard water is defined as water that is “…high in dissolved minerals, largely calcium and magnesium.”
And while there are some commercially available cleaning products that will tackle hard water stains, they can be caustic to deal with, not to mention the impact they can have on the environment.
Fortunately, there are less harmful ways to deal with hard water stains and build-up such as using cleaners that are made from all natural ingredients.
And the bonus is, these materials are not only easy to find, but you may already have some or all of them in your home right now!
You’ve probably never thought about electromagnetic interference (EMI), but that doesn’t mean it can’t affect you through your electronic devices. EMI manifests itself as interference in function or communication, causing a device to lose a signal, perform poorly, lose data, or fail entirely. EMI can affect numerous devices in your home, including televisions, cell phones, radios, computers, routers, and other devices, leading to minor inconveniences to major damage.
While most electronic devices possess some degree of EMI shielding, it still pays to assess any potential sources of EMI in your house and eliminate or avoid them. Here are some common sources of electromagnetic interference (EMI) in your home to watch for.
Everyone wants that feeling of comfort and safety at home. However, it can take more effort than people want to put in. If you wish to improve your systems, here are a few quick and easy ways to increase your home security.