Posts

  • 5 Problems That Can Cause Short Cycling Issues In Your Air Conditioner

    If you've noticed your air conditioning system turns on and off constantly, then you may be dealing with a short cycling problem. Short cycling is a common HVAC system issue that not only adds excessive wear and tear on your system, but it can also rob it of its energy efficiency. There are many issues that can cause short cycling. The following takes a look at the 5 most common air conditioning problems that can lead to short cycling if left unaddressed.
    [Read More]

  • Storybook Style Makeover: More Fun, Less Fuss With Modern Siding For A Fairy-Tale Home Facade

    Falling in love with the storybook architectural style is easy. Its cute little nooks and crannies, the decorative chimneys and handsome woodwork evoke a playful sense of fun and fantasy. Creating the same house style for yourself from an ordinary bungalow or ranch style home can be fun – and challenging. But you have a lot more resources to draw on these days than when storybook style first became popular in the 1920s.
    [Read More]

  • Two Environmentally Friendly Insulation Materials To Consider

    If you have a home renovation project scheduled that opens up your attic, then now may be the time to invest in new insulation materials. While fiberglass batting and spray foam polyurethane are two of the most common and popular choices available, there are a wide variety of other options that you can pick from. Some of these choices are even environmentally friendly. If you want your house to be as green as possible, then consider the options outlined below.
    [Read More]

  • How to Get the Most Accurate Estimate for Interior Painting Services

    The average cost per room for interior painting is around $448. However, the actual cost is dependent on the size of the room, the quality of materials, the previous paint or finish in the room, and the contractor you choose. To get a realistic idea of how much it will cost to paint your home, you should get an in-home estimate from multiple contractors. To make sure your estimate is accurate, follow these tips.
    [Read More]

  • Water-Cleanup Tips After Your Basement's Water Heater Fails

    From washing clothes and taking showers to using your dishwasher, your water heater plays an important role in your household needs. While it is an important appliance, you may not place much emphasis on maintaining your water heater. Your water heater may accumulate minerals and residue over time, causing an interaction with the steel inside the unit. This interaction corrodes the water heater tank, increasing your risk of major leaks.
    [Read More]

  • 2 Common Reasons Why Sewers Back Up

    From a foul smell coming out of your basement to slow draining tubs and showers, there are many signs that your sewer system is backed up. In addition to being very inconvenient, a sewer back-up is potentially dangerous because it can flood your basement with bacteria-ridden sewage. Here are two common reasons why sewers back up and what you can do to fix the problem and prevent a back-up in the future:
    [Read More]

  • Understanding The Advantages Of Stone-Coated Steel Roofing For Your Commercial Building

    If you're installing a new roof on your commercial building, it's a good time to look for something that will truly set your building apart. For example, if you're looking for durability without the industrial appearance, you might be surprised to discover the versatility of steel roofing. In fact, stone-coated steel can be used in the same manner that you'd use tile or slate, which softens the appearance of your building without sacrificing the lifespan of your roof.
    [Read More]

  • Trick Your Semi-Truck To Maximize Work Opportunities

    With an estimated need through the next decade for more than 800,000 new truck drivers, now is the perfect time to invest in a semi-truck for a shot at a new career in the transportation business. As the owner of your own truck, you may even be able to score a promising contract as an employee with a major distributor. After finding and investing in a truck that meets your performance needs and preferences, it's a good idea to deck it out so you can catch the eye of potential clients and optimize your work opportunities.
    [Read More]

  • Rewiring Your Home For The Future

    If you're remodeling or building a new home, you have many options to consider. One feature that can make your new or remodeled home more functional and valuable is integrating technology into your design.  Homes being built or remodeled today need to accommodate today's technologies and the technologies of the future. This process starts with wiring your home for the future. Structured Wiring For decades, it was standard practice to "daisy-chain" electrical wiring throughout a home.
    [Read More]