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5 Simple Ways to Reduce Cooling Costs

5 Simple Ways to Reduce Cooling Costs

Whether you're trying to be more environmentally friendly or lower your utility bills, there are effective ways to reduce cooling costs in your home. While you can make these changes anytime, they're going to be most effective during the hottest months of the year....

5 Summer Upgrades for the Home

5 Summer Upgrades for the Home

During summer, you'll spend some of your free time relaxing by the pool. However, it’s also good to take on some summer upgrades for the home and make it more enjoyable. Here are 5 easy home improvement projects that are perfect for this time of year. Make...

Lifespans of Appliances in the Home

Lifespans of Appliances in the Home

Average Lifespans of Appliances in the Home Appliances in the home make everyday chores easier. Let's look at the average lifespans of these machines so that you'll be better prepared to replace them when the time comes. Refrigerator Each year, new refrigerator models...

7 Swimming Pool Maintenance Tasks

7 Swimming Pool Maintenance Tasks

Spring has arrived and before you know it your family and friends will be asking to use the pool. Assuming you closed your pool properly last fall, you'll only need to tackle a few tasks to get the water ready. Here are a few important steps for springtime swimming...

4 Reasons to Have an Inspection Before Remodeling

4 Reasons to Have an Inspection Before Remodeling

You’ve decided to renovate your home. Whether you are simply changing a kitchen or bathroom, finishing the basement, or building an addition, it’s smart to order a home inspection before beginning the work. It may seem like an extra cost that you don’t want to spend...

5 Reasons to Order a Home Inspection

5 Reasons to Order a Home Inspection

You’ll have a lot on your to-do list when buying a house. To help you through the process, enlist the help of professionals. Your real estate agent will guide you along the way and your home inspector will give you information about the condition of the property. Here...

5 Features to Consider When Building a New Home

5 Features to Consider When Building a New Home

Building your dream home from the ground up is an exciting experience, but it can also be overwhelming since there are many things to consider. One of the benefits of building a new home is that you'll customize and design it especially for your family. Plan Out Your...

How to Prevent Chimney Fires

How to Prevent Chimney Fires

Your fireplace provides a convenient and cozy way to heat your home. In case of a power outage, the fireplace may be your only heat source. Each year, fires cause significant structural damage to homes, sometimes resulting in a total loss. Following these tips will...

6 Signs of a Termite Infestation

6 Signs of a Termite Infestation

Your home is likely your most valuable asset. Since a colony of termites can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home, it's critical that you protect your investment. The pests are often hidden while they're damaging the structure of your home. Because of...

5 Moving Tips for Families

5 Moving Tips for Families

Moving can be stressful and challenging, especially with kids. Most people understand the how-tos of moving but can always benefit from extra advice. Use the following moving tips for families in your plans to help it go more smoothly. Moving Tips for Families: Plan...

5 Home Maintenance Costs You May Not Expect

5 Home Maintenance Costs You May Not Expect

It is exciting to move into a new home. First-time homebuyers often spend most of their savings on the down payment and the move. Some additional expenses are likely to come up as you get your new house in order. Here are five home maintenance costs to be prepared...