2016

  • 2 Key Coil-Related Maintenance Steps For Your HVAC System

    A central air conditioner has two sets of coils: condenser coils in the condensing unit and evaporator coils in the air handler. The first set of coils changes gas refrigerant into a liquid while the second changes the liquid back into a gas. These phase changes push the fuel through the system and create the cooling source that makes your home livable during the summer heats. Proper air conditioning maintenance should involve both sets of coils.
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  • Can A Ductless Heat Pump Help You And Your Home?

    Heating your house and ensuring that it is cool during the summer is one of the responsibilities that you have as a homeowner. You may have heard about ductless heat pumps, but you might not be quite sure whether you want to get one or if it would be useful for your house. Here are four situations where a heat pump would work well for you. You're Currently Using Window Units for Air Conditioning
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  • Three Questions About Construction Blasting Answered

    When you are undertaking a construction project, it may be necessary for the contractors to use explosives to prepare the ground. Unfortunately, many individuals may not have much experience when it concerns these projects. To make it easier for you to understand what this type of construction work will entail, you should make sure to understand these answers to three commonly asked blasting questions. Why Would You Need Blasting Services For Your Construction Project?
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  • Becoming a Foster Parent? Changes to Make in Your Home to Keep Everyone Safe

    If you are becoming a foster parent soon, you need to make sure your home is completely safe for the children. Below are two things you can do to help you get started. You can then rest easy knowing your family is safe. Fire Safety According to the National Fire Academy, there are approximately 1,800 residential fires reported to the fire departments in the United States, and, out of these fires, approximately 2,635 people died.
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  • Three Common Electrical Hazards You Can Fix Yourself

    Although some electrical hazards require an electrician's help to prevent an electrical fire or electrocution, there's actually quite a lot of danger that Americans put themselves in every day by careless or ignorant use of their electrical system. Here are three common hazards found in American homes that you can remedy simply by changing your own habits. 1. Overloaded outlets It may seem odd that you can buy power strips and other splitting devices at all if it's unsafe to plug multiple devices into one outlet.
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  • Topics to Discuss with Your Spouse When Having a New Home Built

    Having a new home built instead of simply moving into an existing home is an exciting thing for any couple. The ability to completely customize the look of your new home means that you won't have to worry about renovations upon moving in; instead, you'll simply get to enjoy the space. Before you begin the process of hiring a new home builder and talking about the available options, it's important to have a serious conversation with your spouse.
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  • Two Tips To Help Keep Your Asphalt Roof In Good Condition

    Your roof is one of the most important parts of your house.  However, it's often also one of the most neglected.  It's so easy to forget that your roof needs to be maintained if it's going to remain that protective covering that it was designed to be.  If you have an asphalt roof, there are a few tasks you can perform to make sure that the roof is always in good condition.
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  • Architectural Glass Railings For Residential Buildings

    Architectural glass railings are an attractive feature of many residential buildings in urban and suburban locations. Glass railings are decorative and can provide varying degrees of privacy and security for your residence. If you have a residence in a scenic location, an architectural glass railing can be a desirable option to enclose a patio or outdoor seating and/or entertainment area. Here are some options to consider when installing a residential glass railing: 
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  • 3 Tips To Help You Maintain New Hardwood Flooring And Remove Marks

    Having hardwood added to your home can be a great investment. These are flooring materials that can last for generations, but they do need care to ensure they always look great. The basic maintenance of wood floors in cleaning and polishing. You may occasionally want to buff any marks out of the wood and give it a protective wax coat. Here are some tips to help you with the maintenance and care of your hardwood floors:
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  • 3 Tips For Purchasing A Lot For A Custom Home

    Building a custom home on your own land can be a dream come true. But before you even start thinking about construction starting, it is important to select the right lot to build your new home on. Purchasing a lot can require a large financial investment, so no matter how eager you are to get the house started, it is in your best interest to take your time. Use the following tips to ensure that you buy the perfect lot to build your home on:
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