Tag: HVAC

7 Home Maintenance Troublespots to Take Care of Today

    Okay, okay, I admit it. I didn’t follow my own advice. The signs of potential trouble were there, yet I chose not to take them seriously. For quite a while, I’d been finding it more and more difficult to turn my key in the front door lock. I tried wiping the key down with a little olive oil and cleaned out the lock faceplate … which was full of dog hair. But I avoided taking the plunge and calling an actual handyman (or woman). Until I ended up locked into my apartment. Pretty scary for a minute there....

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Save Energy at Home these 8 Painless Ways

  There’s a new resolution in town. Americans still see losing weight, spending less, and (finally!) getting organized as top goals, but these days we’re adding a new ambition: “Save energy.” However, we are often unsure how to accomplish this without biting the bullet and giving up the comfortable lifestyle we’re used to. So how to get started? Try these 8 painless energy-saving tips. Set up a programmable thermostat. Once it’s up on your wall, you just need to literally “set it and forget it” to enjoy the benefits of energy savings on an ongoing basis. The thermostat will...

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How to Save Money on Home Heating This Winter

When the weather turns nippy outdoors, it’s nice to feel warm and cozy insideyour home. Trouble is, you probably won’t enjoy that cozy feeling so much if you’re busy worrying about skyrocketing utility bills. Here’s the good news: there are tons of ways to save on heating costs and stay warm in winter — and many of them are simple and inexpensive to take care of. Cold Air Out, Warm Air In The number one way to cut your home heating bills without sacrificing comfort is by reducing heat exchange. In plain English, that means keeping the cold wintry...

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7 Reasons Fall is the Right Time to Replace Your Roof

When you need a new roof installed, fall is the perfect time of year. After the summer storms and before the winter freezes, autumn offers great weather for roof installation and a chance to get your house ready to face snow, ice, and c-c-c-cold temperatures. Be sure to book your roofing contractor in advance, though; you may need to allow several weeks of lead time before he can send a crew to your home. That’s because so many homeowners are catching on to the fact that September through November is the ideal season for replacing your roof. Here are 7...

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Streamline Your Fall Home Maintenance Routine

Just when you’re recovering from summer vacation, along comes fall. This is traditionally the busy season, when squirrels are hard at work gathering nuts for the winter and human beings are harvesting the crops, raking up the leaves, fitting the storm windows, getting their houses and yards in shape for the cold weather, and … oh gosh! It’s exhausting even to think about all the chores that you should be doing. For those who are short on time or inclination — or possibly both — we present a quick guide to streamlining your fall home maintenance routine. Prioritize. Remember:...

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