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  • Installing Your Own Insulation? Here's Why You Should Choose Spray Foam

    20 January 2015

    If you are looking to save money on your electric bills and to make sure that your home is as comfortable as possible during the changing seasons, installing insulation is a great way to do it. Installing insulation can also be a surprisingly easy do-it-yourself project, but to make the job even easier on yourself, you may want to choose spray foam insulation. These are a few reasons why spray foam insulation is the best choice if you're tackling your insulating job on your own:

  • 3 Ways To Avoid Scratching Your Car During Detailing

    14 January 2015

    Keeping your car looking clean is probably a priority for you. While you might think that investing the time and energy required to detail your vehicle is harmless, think again. Many cars sustain scratches to their exterior during the detailing process. In order to keep your car looking pristine, here are 3 things you should avoid the next time you choose to detail your car. 1. Abrasive Towels The materials you use to wash down your vehicle could actually be the cause of unsightly scratches.

  • Heating And Cooling Tips For Pet Owners

    9 January 2015

    Dogs and cats provide companionship, and for many pet owners, they are like members of the family. However, one of the downsides to pet ownership is all of the hair and dander that ends up scattered through your home. In addition to regular vacuuming, one of the secrets to dealing with pet hair and dander is to make sure you operate and maintain your heating and cooling system properly. Doing so will not only reduce the amounts of hair and dander throughout your home, but will also extend the life of your furnace, which can suffer damage if too much hair is allowed to build up inside of it.

  • How To Take Care Of Your Trees During The Winter

    6 January 2015

    Are you concerned that your trees may not last the winter? Some winters become unexpectedly harsh or seem to linger forever, and though most trees will do just fine, some trees can be more fragile. Here are a few tips if you're concerned about the trees around your home. Wrap Young Or Sensitive Trees in Blankets There are specific blankets designed to be used for young or particularly sensitive trees, such as exotic trees meant for warmer locales.

  • Quick Ways To Get Your Home To A Comfortable Temperature When The Heater Goes Out

    30 December 2014

    If your heater goes out on you when it's very cold outside, you want to quickly get your home heated up until you can get the heater running again. You may not be immediately prepared to replace weather stripping or do other weatherization home repairs, but there are many ways you can help keep your home warmed up. Learn some quick and simple tips below for keeping your house warm.

  • Troubleshooting Problems With Your Pond Pump

    22 December 2014

    Your pond pump is arguably the most important part of your aquascape. Without a functional pump, you will no longer enjoy the relaxing sound of water rushing and the fish that call your pond home will no longer be able to enjoy fresh, oxygenated water. While it is quite common for these pumps to require replacement after several years, is quite uncommon for a relatively new pump to experience problems.

  • Utilities At America's Most Famous Residence: Plumbing, HVAC, And Electricity At The White House

    17 December 2014

    The next time you take a nice hot shower first thing in the morning or offer a guest the use of your powder room, consider this: the first residents of the White House didn't even have bathrooms! Now, of course, the White House is a model of modern convenience, but it took many years for the upgrades we all take for granted today to be installed. Here's a peek at some of the landmark additions to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.