Archive for February, 2017

Do You Want a Naturally Healthy Lawn?

Organic lawn care palatine

You may have heard of environmentally responsible lawn care, and wondered if you should look into it for your own backyard. If you have kids or pets, you may be thinking of reducing the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. You may also be aware of the harmful impact of chemical lawn care products on small creatures – earthworms, bees, birds, frogs and bats. On the other side of the scale, you want to have a healthy green lawn. The good news is that you can do both: use organic lawn care and have a healthy green lawn.

Lawns: the benefits
Being ecologically conscious doesn’t mean giving up the green turf where your kids and pets love to play. With enviro

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5 Tips for Finding a Qualified Electrician

When to call a professional electrician

If you are looking to have some electrical work done you need to make sure you get a qualified electrician to do the work. More than $1.5 billion in property damage is done every year by electrical fires. Fire departments around the United States responded to at least 47,700 home structure fires that were caused, at least in part, by problems with electrical systems. Finding a qualified electrician can be very important but it can also be a challenge. Here are some tips to make the process easier and yield better results.

  1. Talk to the other homeowners you know. You probably have friends, family, neighbors or coworkers who own their own homes. At least one of them has probably used the services of a residential electric contractor. When you are working on finding a qualifi

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Top Reasons You Shouldn’t Put Off Fixing Your Refrigerator Or Dishwasher

Refrigerator repairs

There’s no reason to struggle with a lackluster refrigerator or struggling oven throughout the week. When you want to just make something nice for dinner and go to bed, the last thing you need is double-checking the tenuous temperature of your fridge or wondering if your washing machine will, of all times, finally start working now. Refrigerator repairs and related check-up services can be done in just a day, pinpointing everything from simple to severe problems in a bid to get you back to what you do best. Even better? You can end up saving more money after doing a repair. Let’s take a look.

Dishwashers

We love our dishwashers. Who doesn’t like coming home after

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Tips for Saving Money On Your Home DIY Project

Aluminum scaffolding

The DIY industry is booming. Homeowners all over the world are realizing the significant cost savings they can achieve when they choose to complete house remodels and update projects on their own. With the right amount of preparation and price shopping, you will find that the amount of money you saved is worth the amount of time and effort you put into your DIY project. Consider these additional DIY cost savings tips for your next housing project.

Shop for discounted supplies
There are many places that you can find discounted construction supplies. Your local home improvement store likely has a section of returned or over poured supplied. In these areas, you can usually find cans of paint, returned tools, or excess materials that were already cut. In many cases, you can s

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Why Replacing Your Furnace May Save You Money In The Long Run

Furnace maintenance

Winter isn’t quite gone yet. How’s your furnace holding up from the repeated usage? Commercial furnace repair is one of the most requested services during the colder seasons, seeing millions of dollars in maintenance, repair, consultation and installation on a yearly basis. Taking care of your furnace, even in small ways, can go a long way in improving its performance and extending its lifespan.

Energy Usage

Did you know nearly 42% of energy consumption goes to just heating your home? As a result many Americans seek out the most energy-efficient ways

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