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  • How To Xeriscape Your Yard

    3 February 2015

    In areas that experience frequent droughts, maintaining a grassy lawn with beautiful flowerbeds may be a bit impractical. Many people are embracing another approach to landscaping which saves water, referred to a xeriscaping. Due to drought conditions experienced in many parts of the United States, especially the Southwest, this form of landscaping is quickly gaining popularly. There are numerous benefits provided by xeriscaping. These benefits include easy maintenance, saving water and an aesthetically pleasing outdoor environment.

  • Common Chimney Maintenance Myths Exposed

    2 February 2015

    A fireplace is one of the most effective ways of improving the comfort of a home, but many individuals may buy homes with chimneys without having ever owned one before. As a result, there is a chance that these individuals may make the critical mistake of assuming a couple of chimney myths are true.  Myth: It Is Extremely Inconvenient To Have A Chimney Professionally Cleaned Keeping the chimney clean is one of the most basic and effective steps for keeping your chimney trouble free.

  • Reduce Your Heating Costs This Winter With 5 Easy Tips

    31 January 2015

    When winter arrives, it can be tempting to crank up the heater to high so that you and your family can be as comfortable as possible. While this is one way to stay warm during the chilly season, it can quickly increase your heating bills to a point that you're not satisfied with. An easy way to keep your energy bill low and without sacrificing on being comfortable on the coldest days is through making some changes.

  • Should You Remove Your Tree Stumps?

    21 January 2015

    As a part of your landscaping efforts, you've cut down a few trees to improve the way your lawn looks. While you may have removed the tree itself, the stump is still there. It doesn't really make much sense to leave the stump there, does it? You should certainly consider removing the lawn to really make the change you intended to make by removing the tree. Below are a few reasons why you should invest the time and money into removing the stump.

  • How To Extend The Life Of Your Septic System

    16 January 2015

    A septic tank can last for an average of 25-40 years. If you want yours to last for closer to 40 years, there are some things you can do.  Here are some tips to extend the life of your septic tank, and to make it need to be cleaned out less frequently. Know your system: The first step in caring for your septic system isknowing what it needs. All systems are different and require different things.

  • How To Upcycle An Old Light Fixture To Something More Modern

    13 January 2015

    Don't throw out that old light fixture just yet, it may be able to be upcycled into a newer, more modern light fixture. All you need in a few mason jars, spray paint, a few tools and a little bit of elbow grease to create something new. See below for instructions on how to change an old vanity bulb light fixture into a modern barn wood and mason jar hanging pendant light for your kitchen.

  • Advantageous Ways To Protect Your Car From Thieves

    5 January 2015

    As a car owner, the last thing you want is someone breaking into your car. This can cause you a lot of stress, but you can prepare for this situation in advance thanks to these steps: Tint Your Windows When people think about breaking into your car, they often first go up to the windows to see what's inside. You can make this difficult for people by getting your windows tinted.

  • What To Do If Your Furnace Isn't Working Because Of A Frozen Line

    2 January 2015

    If your furnace has stopped blowing warm air and a frozen condensate line is to blame, you can thaw it out with a few, simple steps. Once the problem is corrected, you can take further precautions so that the problem doesn't occur again. Use These Items hot water large pot bucket towel thermal insulation thermal tape scissors utility knife measuring tape portable heat lamp silicone sealer caulking gun Thaw Out The Line

  • What If You Can? Using A Modular Camp As Temporary Housing While You Build

    27 December 2014

    Many people dream of building their own home, but between construction loans on the new property and mortgage or rental payments while it is being built, the dream is never able to become a reality. However, what if there was an affordable to way to live on your new property during the construction process? Have you considered renting a camp trailer or purchasing a modular camp to stay in while the home is being built?

  • Two Tips To Help Your Air Conditioner Avoid Problems

    19 December 2014

    The temperature inside a home is one of the most important factors for determining its comfort level. While air conditioning systems can help ensure that your home is comfortable regardless of whether it is hot or cold outside, these systems are highly complex, and this means that they can encounter numerous problems. Luckily, there are a couple of tips you can follow that will help your system avoid some of the most common issues.