Archive for March, 2017

Ask Your Local Air Conditioning Company About Energy Star Certified Systems

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Do you live in a home that was built back in the 1980s? While not all homes built during those years had air conditioning units, many did. It’s interesting to note that approximately 20% of these homes still have their original air conditioning units in place.

In order to keep homes cool during 2006 to 2010, American households used the following methods:

  • Air conditioning without heat pumps: 79.1 million
  • Central air conditioning: 55.5 million
  • Room air conditioners: 23.6 million

Currently, 2/3 of all homes in the United States have some form of air conditioning system. In order to keep these units functioning optimally, it’s necessary to have regular maintenance at least

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Five Clues it’s Time to Pump Your Tank

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No one likes to think of having problems with your septic tank. But all too often, there are signs that indicate it may be time to empty that little underground tank or risk charging a much higher budget for septic tank repairs. Here are five signs to indicate pumping your septic tank might be a good idea.

  1. Backed Up Sewer
    By far the most noticeable and nastiest indicator is if your sewers start to get backed up. It’s a good idea to check drains in the lowest part of the house first to see if there is any blockage. If there is, you need to call a septic tank service right away.
  2. A Lawn that Looks a Little Too Good
    While we all want a nice, healthy lawn, if you notice the ground over your ta

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The Basics of Hardscaping

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If you’re thinking about selling your house, you may not realize how important it is for your home to have a good level of curb appeal to potential buyers. The best way to do this, aside from making improvements to your home’s exterior, is to invest in landscape design and lawn care. A study by RealEstate.com suggests that landscaping and hardscaping can deliver a return on investment as high as 150%.

Hardscaping refers to the man-made features used in landscaping and architecture. Rock walls and brick foundations are just a few examples. Landscaping with man-made materials is often more efficient and requires le

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When to Inspect Your Home’s Electrical System

When to call a professional electrician

According to research, it is estimated that nearly 48,000 home fires were reported to U.S. fire departments in 2011. These incidents involved some type of electrical malfunction or failure as the culprit. As a homeowner, it is very important to have your home structure’s electrical wiring inspected from time to time.

Overall, most homes are built with either 12-gauge or 14-gauge electrical wiring, depending on the type of home and size. In hopes of preventing future electrical problems, it is ideal to contact a qualified electrician upon buying your home, adding a major appliance, and even after completing a house renovation. Often, Read more ...

Three Ways a Golden Gark Rake Can Make It Easier to Start and Maintain a Garden

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When it comes to starting, and maintaining a garden, a lot of homeowners find that they need several garden tools to help them do the job. Since there are over 15 million people in the United States that handle and take care of their own lawns and gardens., many individuals find a need for an investment in tools that will make work easier. But what if there was one tool that could handle all of these features at one time? The Golden Gark Rake can do anything that would put that three or more tools would be required for. As the name implies, it can be used as a rake to clear away or groom any yard or garden. It also functions as a shovel, and can be used in maintaining topsoil. Here are three ways that the Golden Gark rake can make work easier for any gardener, or anyone who wants to take care of their h

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