Home Maintenance Tasks for Every Season

One evening, just as you are about to sit down, you hear a funny noise coming from the ceiling fan. When you look up, you notice the blades slow down until the entire unit shakes and vibrates, then stops.

Over the phone, the repairman advises, “Buying a new one may be cheaper.”.

Ouch.

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7 Common Sense Ways to Save on Your Home Heating Costs This Winter

The furnace has been inspected and serviced, and you lower the thermostat when you are away from home, but your heating bill is still taking a big bite out of your budget.

Despite it being frustrating to see such small returns, saving money on your heating bill doesn’t have to be difficult.

Consider adding these small things to what you are doing now and see how much you can save this winter:

1. Dress warm

As much as 5% can be saved on your heating costs for every degree that you lower your thermostat (in the 60 to 70 degree range).

While you are away from home or sleeping, set your thermostat as low as 55 degrees to reduce your heating bill – by up to 20 percent! If you have a heat pump, this won’t work as it requires warmer temperatures to run)

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Top Ways To Increase Energy Efficiency in Older Homes

Top Ways To Increase Energy Efficiency in Older Homes

Older homes have charm, character, craftsmanship, and sturdy construction. But for all their attractions, they can also be drafty, expensive to heat, and difficult to cool. If you’re the type that can’t resist a house that reminds you of your great-grandma’s place, we’ve got some top ways to increase energy efficiency in older homes.

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Stop Kitchen Fires Before They’ve Begun

Thousands of families lose their homes and, unfortunately, sometimes their lives, to house fires every year.

As tragic as this is, it is doubly so when it is due to something that could have been prevented.

In the coming weeks, families will begin to assemble to share meals and spend time together as the holidays approach.

A sad truth is, however, that one of the most preventable causes of house fires – kitchen fires – occurs during the holidays as well, turning a joyous time into a time of sorrow and grief.

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The Difference Between Regular and Pool Tile

Tile is a great way to add color and various designs to both your pool and home—from glass mosaics to sleek ceramic. However, with all the variations of tile available, certain kinds are best suited for specific tasks. If you intend to refurbish and remodel your pool, you should know the difference between regular and pool tile to ensure that the pool looks and functions properly.

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