As most homeowners will tell you, cooling an entire residence during the summer months can be financially strenuous. The hotter the weather, the more you can expect to pay in utility costs. This is particularly true for households that run their AC around the clock – which can not only prove expensive, but also detrimental to the environment. Fortunately, it’s entirely possible to effectively cool your home while reducing your family’s carbon footprint. As you’ll find, creating an energy-efficient summertime cooling apparatus is well within the abilities of any homeowner.Read More
The plumbing that snakes its way through our homes is a bit more delicate than we would like to believe. Sometimes, even small amounts of damage or the passage of certain objects down the drain can cause a pipe to rupture. A burst pipe is one thing; it’s usually evident when you have one of those. But what about circumstances where there’s only a small leak? How do you tell if your pipes have sprung a leak somewhere? Keep an eye out for these signs that you have a hidden leaky pipe in your walls so that you can get to it quickly.Read More
Before becoming a homeowner you probably heard one (or more) people tell you how home maintenance can sneak up on you.
However, now that you actually own a home, you may be wondering, “okay, now where do I begin with home maintenance tasks”?
Choosing the right plan (or combination of programs) to fit your lifestyle is the key.
Here are some tips for creating a home maintenance plan.Read More
Water, water, everywhere! Whether during a storm, flood, or simply through seepage from the soil, water constantly tries to find a way into your home. Obviously, you need to keep it out—otherwise, it can wreak havoc in more ways than one. Get ready to stop it in its watery tracks! Here’s how to stop water from getting into your house.Read More
Love them or hate them, they are a great tool that can help any household run efficiently.
What are the signs that a chore chart is working? Some people might think that a chore chart is working if the person consults the chart – on their own – and then gets to work.
If you’ve ever tried one yourself, you know that this simply doesn’t happen overnight.Read More