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2015

5 Tips For A Successful Electric Baseboard Heater Installation

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Electric baseboard heaters are easy to install and work great in homes where there’s no other source of fuel or duct work to connect the rooms to a central heating unit. However, making a few mistakes when setting up this form of heating can make it almost impossible to keep the room comfortable. Make sure your installation is handled correctly from the beginning with these five tips. Consider the Placement Read More»

5 Potential Causes Of Your A/C Problems When The Outdoor Unit Refuses To Start

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While there are dozens of problems that can interrupt your enjoyment of cool air from the air conditioner, only a few of them completely stop the outdoor unit from turning off. When you notice there’s no noise at all coming from the unit, it’s time to start troubleshooting the problem. Here are five potential causes, some of which you can check yourself before calling for repairs. Lack of Electricity Start by making sure the unit is plugged into a 220 outlet or that the permanent wiring isn’t disconnected. Read More»

Think You Might Have A Hoarding Disorder? 4 Reasons To Call A Junk Removal Service For Help

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When you go shopping, do you always purchase more than you intended to? Do some of your purchases sit untouched, never making it out of the box or having their tags removed? Is your home so cluttered that you can’t readily find items that you use on a daily basis such as your purse, keys, or hairbrush? Have you tried to tidy up your home, but can’t seem to do so because the thought of tossing out any of your possessions fills you with anxiety and/or dread? Read More»

How To Build A Temporary Fire Pit From Low-Cost Materials

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Fire pits are a popular way to enjoy the warmth of an outdoor fire on a cool evening, but they aren’t always portable. The good news is that you can build a simple, but effective, fire pit in a location of your choosing using a few basic materials. Best of all, they won’t cost a fortune and are easy to dismantle when you are done. Below is a list of materials you will need as well as a set of detailed instructions on how to build one: Read More»

Window Replacement: Protect Your Home Before A Late-Season Hurricane Strikes

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Although it doesn’t happen very often, late-season hurricanes can show up and place your home at risk for expensive damages, including shattered window glass and broken frames. Instead of riding out the storm and hoping for the best, prepare your home and protect your family and pets with the right hurricane replacement windows. Here’s what you need to know about your replacement windows and steps you can take to reinforce your home against a late-season hurricane. Read More»

Troubleshooting Your Dryer Issues

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When it comes to problems with appliances in your home, there’s a number of things that your mind may drift to first: maybe the toaster isn’t working, perhaps the television is on the fritz, or perhaps the dishwasher isn’t getting those dishes as squeaky clean as you would like. Not often does one think of their dryer being the source of some sketchy activity. Your dryer can fall victim to not being able to cope with the demands that you place on it — or sometimes the power is just unplugged! Read More»

3 Dangers Of Dirty AC Filters

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It’s been a long, hot summer. In fact, July 2015 was the hottest month ever in the history of recorded temperatures. And it’s not over yet – in many parts of the country, there are still at least a few weeks of heat and humidity. If you’ve been relying more heavily than usual on your air conditioner this summer, you may not have been changing the AC filter as often as you should. Read More»

8 Simple Tips For Keeping Your Garage Door In Good Shape

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A garage door can last for decades on end, but only if it’s properly cared for. Keeping your garage in great shape also sidesteps many of the nuisances associated with garage door operation, plus you’ll be able to prevent small problems from snowballing into larger and more expensive ones. Here are a few simple pointers to keep in mind when it comes to garage door maintenance: Check All of the Nuts, Bolts and Other Fasteners Read More»

Advantages And Disadvantages Of A Flat Roof

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When it comes to home construction, there are many things that are usually taken into consideration. For example, no one readily ignores the dimensions of their bedroom, whether or not the home will have a basement, or what sort of earth the property rests upon. However, there is one primary thing that few people think about prior to the construction of their home or business: what type of roof would you like your home or business to have? Read More»

Making Sure Your Vinyl Siding Holds Up To Hurricane Winds It's Rated For

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Is your house located in a hurricane zone? Are you about to install new siding on it, and wondering how you can do your best to protect that siding from succumbing to the high winds it might encounter? If so, read on to learn about vinyl siding testing and how to make sure siding holds up to the wind speed it’s rated for. Understanding The Testing Process How do vinyl siding manufacturers really know how much wind their products can stand up to? Read More»