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  • 7 reasons to update your electrical system

    7 reasons to update your electrical system

    Modern electronic devices use a lot of power, making for plenty of reasons to update your electrical system to keep up with the times.
    Modern electronic devices use a lot of power, making for plenty of reasons to update your electrical system to keep up with the times.
  • Diy small bathroom remodels with big bath style

    Diy small bathroom remodels with big bath style

    With today's trend toward oversized baths and luxurious home spas, being stuck with a small bathroom is a challenge, to be sure. It can be awfully tempting to downplay the decorating...
    With today's trend toward oversized baths and luxurious home spas, being stuck with a small bathroom is a challenge, to be sure. It can be awfully tempting to downplay the decorating scheme...
  • Kitchen remodel trends: are they easy to keep clean?

    Kitchen remodel trends: are they easy to keep clean?

    Kitchen remodel time! You've probably been waiting years for the chance to update that most-used room of the American home, your kitchen. And right now your head is dancing with...
    Kitchen remodel time! You've probably been waiting years for the chance to update that most-used room of the American home, your kitchen. And right now your head is dancing with visions of...
  • Fire pit cooking fun

    Fire pit cooking fun

    Your backyard fire pit offers more than just good looks, you know. Try grilling, roasting, and even baking over its open flames.
    Your backyard fire pit offers more than just good looks, you know. Try grilling, roasting, and even baking over its open flames.
  • Keep flying insects out of your house, the green way

    Keep flying insects out of your house, the green way

    Bzz … Buzz … Whoosh! Flying insects are definitely annoying. They can also be dangerous-- flies and mosquitoes spread all sots of diseases, while stings from hornet, wasps, or...
    Bzz … Buzz … Whoosh! Flying insects are definitely annoying. They can also be dangerous-- flies and mosquitoes spread all sots of diseases, while stings from hornet, wasps, or bees are...
  • Simple home improvements to enhance summer vacation

    Simple home improvements to enhance summer vacation

    The sunny season offers an opportunity to tackle household projects which were impossible when the ground was shrouded in snow. Take on a simple DIY project or two that will actually enhance your summer vacation once it's done.
    The sunny season offers an opportunity to tackle household projects which were impossible when the ground was shrouded in snow. Take on a simple DIY project or two that will actually enhance your summer vacation once it's done.
  • Tips for successful homeownership as a single

    Tips for successful homeownership as a single

    News flash: Singles make up approximately one third of home buyers these days (21 percent single women and 10 percent single men). Whether they're young or not-so-young never-married...
    News flash: Singles make up approximately one third of home buyers these days (21 percent single women and 10 percent single men). Whether they're young or not-so-young never-married...
  • 4 great ways to update your garage doors

    4 great ways to update your garage doors

    What's one of the most noticeable features when you view your home from outside? Why, the garage doors, of course. If they are in need of a facelift, they'll make your whole...
    What's one of the most noticeable features when you view your home from outside? Why, the garage doors, of course. If they are in need of a facelift, they'll make your whole house...
  • Roof garden maintenance: how to keep a green roof green

    Roof garden maintenance: how to keep a green roof green

    Green roofs are gorgeously green in color, not just in name. The term refers to gardens which are planted atop houses, office buildings, and many other structures for a whole slew of...
    Green roofs are gorgeously green in color, not just in name. The term refers to gardens which are planted atop houses, office buildings, and many other structures for a whole slew of environmentally...
  • How to flush your toilet and waste less water

    How to flush your toilet and waste less water

    There are plenty of ways to reduce how much water your toilet uses and none of them is very expensive, painful, or difficult.
    There are plenty of ways to reduce how much water your toilet uses and none of them is very expensive, painful, or difficult.
  • Prep your house and help it sell

    Prep your house and help it sell

    If you're getting ready to sell your house, you know it may not be easy. Even though the real estate market is recovering from last decade's crash, there is still a lot of...
    If you're getting ready to sell your house, you know it may not be easy. Even though the real estate market is recovering from last decade's crash, there is still a lot of competition out...
  • Custom furniture to make your backyard say "summer"

    Custom furniture to make your backyard say "summer"

    There are all kinds of fun furniture pieces and other installations which simply and inexpensively add a very special seasonal touch to your backyard.
    There are all kinds of fun furniture pieces and other installations which simply and inexpensively add a very special seasonal touch to your backyard.
  • 7 darling diy decor projects that use leftover tile

    7 darling diy decor projects that use leftover tile

    A little leftover tile from your home remodel may be a blessing in disguise when you need to repair a tile floor or backsplash. If you end up with a lot of leftover tile ... well,...
    A little leftover tile from your home remodel may be a blessing in disguise when you need to repair a tile floor or backsplash. If you end up with a lot of leftover tile ... well, let's just...
  • Sliding doors combine function with fashion

    Sliding doors combine function with fashion

    Installing a sliding door used to be a purely practical decision. While it's true that sliders, as they are affectionately known, pack a lot of function into their frames, recently they...
    Installing a sliding door used to be a purely practical decision. While it's true that sliders, as they are affectionately known, pack a lot of function into their frames, recently they have...
  • Do you know the right way to care for natural woodwork?

    Do you know the right way to care for natural woodwork?

    The perfect decorating touch, natural wood accents are very much in style. Kitchen or bathroom cabinetry, wainscoting, chair rails, beadboard paneling, crown molding, and built-in shelving,...
    The perfect decorating touch, natural wood accents are very much in style. Kitchen or bathroom cabinetry, wainscoting, chair rails, beadboard paneling, crown molding, and built-in shelving, add...
  • Granite or quartz countertops: make an informed choice

    Granite or quartz countertops: make an informed choice

    The competition is neck and neck right now between granite and quartz, two of the most popular high-end materials for countertops today. Which one would be best for your kitchen or bath?...
    The competition is neck and neck right now between granite and quartz, two of the most popular high-end materials for countertops today. Which one would be best for your kitchen or bath? See how each...
  • 11 practical and pretty uses for shelving

    11 practical and pretty uses for shelving

    Let's have a round of applause for the humble household shelf. The purpose of this handy bit of carpentry may seem deceptively simple -- a place to put stuff. However, that description...
    Let's have a round of applause for the humble household shelf. The purpose of this handy bit of carpentry may seem deceptively simple -- a place to put stuff. However, that description...
  • Paint your floors for an amazing budget update

    Paint your floors for an amazing budget update

    Painful, but true: when your floor is in sad shape, your whole house looks less than its best. Flooring comprises such a large part of your home's footprint (pun intended) that when it...
    Painful, but true: when your floor is in sad shape, your whole house looks less than its best. Flooring comprises such a large part of your home's footprint (pun intended) that when it is worn or...
  • Why your plants need pruning

    Why your plants need pruning

    "And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days ..." (James Russell Lowell). When I mentioned this exuberant quote to some friends, I was met with blank looks....
    "And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days ..." (James Russell Lowell). When I mentioned this exuberant quote to some friends, I was met with blank looks. Apparently,...
  • Concrete countertops: slab or overlay?

    Concrete countertops: slab or overlay?

    Hard to be believe that concrete used to be thought of as just a utilitarian building material. Edgy and modern, concrete is now playing a starring role inside the most stylish homes....
    Hard to be believe that concrete used to be thought of as just a utilitarian building material. Edgy and modern, concrete is now playing a starring role inside the most stylish homes. Homeowners...
  • How much electricity does your home really use?

    How much electricity does your home really use?

    Saving electricity. Everybody's talking about it, but what does the idea really mean? Before you start planning ways to cut down on your consumption of electrical power, it...
    Saving electricity. Everybody's talking about it, but what does the idea really mean? Before you start planning ways to cut down on your consumption of electrical power, it would be...
  • How to decorate with handmade tile

    How to decorate with handmade tile

    Handmade tiles are miniature works of art. Whether you haul a stack of them back from a vacation trip to Mexico or Morocco, fire them yourself, or simply order a supply online, you'll...
    Handmade tiles are miniature works of art. Whether you haul a stack of them back from a vacation trip to Mexico or Morocco, fire them yourself, or simply order a supply online, you'll find that...
  • Faq: install a fence *and* keep your neighbors happy

    Faq: install a fence *and* keep your neighbors happy

    Border disputes have been the trigger for many a ferocious battle among nations. And installing a fence has, unfortunately, soured many a previously friendly relationship between...
    Border disputes have been the trigger for many a ferocious battle among nations. And installing a fence has, unfortunately, soured many a previously friendly relationship between neighbors,...
  • Curbside planting primer

    Curbside planting primer

    Hell strip. That’s another name for the skinny little plot of land sandwiched between two expanses of concrete -- the sidewalk and the curb. Although technically owned by the city,...
    Hell strip. That’s another name for the skinny little plot of land sandwiched between two expanses of concrete -- the sidewalk and the curb. Although technically owned by the city, this narrow...
  • The smart gardener's guide to leaf removal

    The smart gardener's guide to leaf removal

    Okay, so you didn't make it in time for your town's leaf pickup … er, pickups … last fall. Then they scheduled another round of leaf removal early this spring. Uh-huh....
    Okay, so you didn't make it in time for your town's leaf pickup … er, pickups … last fall. Then they scheduled another round of leaf removal early this spring. Uh-huh. You...
  • Before adding a sunroom, ask these 5 questions

    Before adding a sunroom, ask these 5 questions

    Summertime's almost here and the livin' is easy. Part of your easy-living summer plans might be finally adding the sunroom you've dreamed of for years. Sunrooms are a delight,...
    Summertime's almost here and the livin' is easy. Part of your easy-living summer plans might be finally adding the sunroom you've dreamed of for years. Sunrooms are a delight, to be sure....
  • Versatile vinyl latticework for fences and more!

    Versatile vinyl latticework for fences and more!

    Sometimes it's the little touches that make the biggest difference. Savvy homeowners know that this is particularly true when it comes to decorating, both interior and exterior. Careful...
    Sometimes it's the little touches that make the biggest difference. Savvy homeowners know that this is particularly true when it comes to decorating, both interior and exterior. Careful attention...
  • Does a brand new home keep its value?

    Does a brand new home keep its value?

    No doubt about it, a newly constructed home has tremendous appeal. But will your brand new property keep its value? The answer is not so simple.
    No doubt about it, a newly constructed home has tremendous appeal. But will your brand new property keep its value? The answer is not so simple.
  • 4 mini home remodels -- small changes with big impact

    4 mini home remodels -- small changes with big impact

    How would you like a fresh new look for your house … on a budget? What would you say to extra storage space or savings on energy? You can have any (or all!) of these, without a...
    How would you like a fresh new look for your house … on a budget? What would you say to extra storage space or savings on energy? You can have any (or all!) of these, without a huge...
  • 11 tips to prevent and treat insect stings

    11 tips to prevent and treat insect stings

    Many childhood fears seem silly in retrospect, but you should still have a healthy dose of caution when it comes to stinging insects. Here are 11 tips on how to stay out of their way, and what to do if you end up getting stung.
    Many childhood fears seem silly in retrospect, but you should still have a healthy dose of caution when it comes to stinging insects. Here are 11 tips on how to stay out of their way, and what to do if you end up getting stung.
  • What to do when your refrigerator's waaay too cold

    What to do when your refrigerator's waaay too cold

    Okay, you know the weather's getting warmer but this is ridiculous. You really don't need frozen lettuce and frosted eggs to help you keep your cool. In fact, it sounds like...
    Okay, you know the weather's getting warmer but this is ridiculous. You really don't need frozen lettuce and frosted eggs to help you keep your cool. In fact, it sounds like you've got a...
  • Lawn sprinkler system news

    Lawn sprinkler system news

    Lawn sprinkler systems are going green. Besides just helping to keep your lawn a deep dark shade of emerald, automatic lawn irrigation systems (as professional landscapers call them) offer...
    Lawn sprinkler systems are going green. Besides just helping to keep your lawn a deep dark shade of emerald, automatic lawn irrigation systems (as professional landscapers call them) offer special...
  • Fast, easy repair for linoleum or vinyl floors

    Fast, easy repair for linoleum or vinyl floors

    Durable, resilient, and low maintenance, linoleum and vinyl flooring are also inexpensive to install. To make a good thing even better, they are also surprisingly easy to repair. In fact,...
    Durable, resilient, and low maintenance, linoleum and vinyl flooring are also inexpensive to install. To make a good thing even better, they are also surprisingly easy to repair. In fact, vinyl floor...
  • 5 diy updates for your laminate furniture

    5 diy updates for your laminate furniture

    This article was inspired by a recent question form a friend. "How do I update my daughter's bedroom furniture?" she asked. "It's laminate, and still in perfectly good condition....
    This article was inspired by a recent question form a friend. "How do I update my daughter's bedroom furniture?" she asked. "It's laminate, and still in perfectly good condition. But...
  • Fence maintenance and repair

    Fence maintenance and repair

    Your fence takes quite a beating over the winter. It's continually exposed to wind, rain, and snow, not to mention freeze-thaw cycles and underground shifts. So spend some time now to...
    Your fence takes quite a beating over the winter. It's continually exposed to wind, rain, and snow, not to mention freeze-thaw cycles and underground shifts. So spend some time now to give your...
  • Program your thermostat to save money on hvac

    Program your thermostat to save money on hvac

    Did you know that heating and cooling your home are responsible for up to half of your energy consumption? What's more, if you're not careful, it's easy to waste a lot of that...
    Did you know that heating and cooling your home are responsible for up to half of your energy consumption? What's more, if you're not careful, it's easy to waste a lot of that...
  • Decorative concrete overlays for patios or pool decks

    Decorative concrete overlays for patios or pool decks

    Trending now: outdoor living. (Yippee!) Whether you live in a cold climate and have just a few short months of summer to enjoy, or you are located in a balmier area, 'tis the season to...
    Trending now: outdoor living. (Yippee!) Whether you live in a cold climate and have just a few short months of summer to enjoy, or you are located in a balmier area, 'tis the season to be outside...
  • How to get rid of spider crickets

    How to get rid of spider crickets

    Beware the attack of the giant mutant crickets! While spider crickets are not actually members of the family of crickets -- or of spiders -- they are excellent jumpers and when frightened,...
    Beware the attack of the giant mutant crickets! While spider crickets are not actually members of the family of crickets -- or of spiders -- they are excellent jumpers and when frightened, will hop...
  • Troubleshoot a ceiling fan malfunction

    Troubleshoot a ceiling fan malfunction

    A ceiling fan is a pleasure when the weather starts warming up. It stirs the air and creates a delightful breeze. The fact that a fan is much less expensive to run than your home air...
    A ceiling fan is a pleasure when the weather starts warming up. It stirs the air and creates a delightful breeze. The fact that a fan is much less expensive to run than your home air...
  • 17 tips for painting exterior trim

    17 tips for painting exterior trim

    Start by Choosing Your Paint Colors Do you love vivid colors? They can be overwhelming in large quantities, but used only on the trim, they will give your home character and charm. (Check...
    Start by Choosing Your Paint Colors Do you love vivid colors? They can be overwhelming in large quantities, but used only on the trim, they will give your home character and charm. (Check with your...
  • The fast way to find and fix a drain line break

    The fast way to find and fix a drain line break

    Diagnosing a broken sewer pipe deep under the earth used to be a complicated, painstaking process. As anyone who has ever been faced with this type of plumbing emergency can tell you, it is...
    Diagnosing a broken sewer pipe deep under the earth used to be a complicated, painstaking process. As anyone who has ever been faced with this type of plumbing emergency can tell you, it is not...
  • Custom cabinetry: Storage solutions for the whole home

    Custom cabinetry: Storage solutions for the whole home

    "A place for everything and everything in its place" is a motto that most of us would love to live by. Unfortunately, it's not always so easy.
    "A place for everything and everything in its place" is a motto that most of us would love to live by. Unfortunately, it's not always so easy.
  • 5 faqs about drywall repair or replacement

    5 faqs about drywall repair or replacement

    Drywall is a very handy material. Inexpensive, lightweight, and easy to use, it has revolutionized the home building and remodeling industry. However, drywall (also called Sheetrock,...
    Drywall is a very handy material. Inexpensive, lightweight, and easy to use, it has revolutionized the home building and remodeling industry. However, drywall (also called Sheetrock, Gyproc, or...
  • Protect your garage door opener against power surges

    Protect your garage door opener against power surges

    Do you ever stop and think about how much you need your garage door opener? Probably not. Like most folks, you just naturally expect this handy little device to keep doing its job. But when...
    Do you ever stop and think about how much you need your garage door opener? Probably not. Like most folks, you just naturally expect this handy little device to keep doing its job. But when something...
  • Get creative -- construct a very cool playhouse

    Get creative -- construct a very cool playhouse

    Here's how to become the coolest parent (or grandparent) on the block: use your carpentry skills to put up a playhouse. Whether it's out in the yard or inside your home, your...
    Here's how to become the coolest parent (or grandparent) on the block: use your carpentry skills to put up a playhouse. Whether it's out in the yard or inside your home, your favorite kids...
  • Buying a house? ask these 9 questions first

    Buying a house? ask these 9 questions first

    Buying a house is a huge decision. Obviously, you want a place that you and your family will love to live in, but it's essential to let your choice be guided by...
    Buying a house is a huge decision. Obviously, you want a place that you and your family will love to live in, but it's essential to let your choice be guided by your head...
  • Whole house humidifier: less hvac energy, more comfort

    Whole house humidifier: less hvac energy, more comfort

    The formula for reducing your use of HVAC sounds very simple in theory: set the thermostat higher in summer and lower in winter. This will help slash your energy bills and save our planet,...
    The formula for reducing your use of HVAC sounds very simple in theory: set the thermostat higher in summer and lower in winter. This will help slash your energy bills and save our planet, say the...
  • Repair a concrete driveway or floor

    Repair a concrete driveway or floor

    Northern winters are rough on concrete. Driveways, floors, paths … for months on end, any outdoor concrete surface on your property has been exposed to continual freeze-thaw cycles...
    Northern winters are rough on concrete. Driveways, floors, paths … for months on end, any outdoor concrete surface on your property has been exposed to continual freeze-thaw cycles and...
  • Plan for your home addition/remodel electrical needs

    Plan for your home addition/remodel electrical needs

    Are you considering remodeling work or even an addition to your home? That's great -- we hope you enjoy the results! Just remember that a successful remodel demands thoughtful advance...
    Are you considering remodeling work or even an addition to your home? That's great -- we hope you enjoy the results! Just remember that a successful remodel demands thoughtful advance planning of...
  • Commercial hvac: right-size and save

    Commercial hvac: right-size and save

    When you are planning the multi-million dollar construction or remodel of a commercial building, the cost of HVAC equipment is a relatively small part of your total budget. However,...
    When you are planning the multi-million dollar construction or remodel of a commercial building, the cost of HVAC equipment is a relatively small part of your total budget. However, right sizing...
  • Get rid of dust mites faqs

    Get rid of dust mites faqs

    A-h-h-h-choo! If you start sniffling, wheezing, and explosively sneezing when you find yourself in a dusty room, chances are you've got a dust allergy. And if you have a dust...
    A-h-h-h-choo! If you start sniffling, wheezing, and explosively sneezing when you find yourself in a dusty room, chances are you've got a dust allergy. And if you have a dust allergy,...
  • 9 adorable diy end tables

    9 adorable diy end tables

    End tables are "in" right now. These practical furniture pieces are just the right size to hold a lamp, a houseplant or two, and a few plates of goodies at a casual gathering. Not only...
    End tables are "in" right now. These practical furniture pieces are just the right size to hold a lamp, a houseplant or two, and a few plates of goodies at a casual gathering. Not only that, they can...
  • Privacy fences that won't overwhelm your small space

    Privacy fences that won't overwhelm your small space

    Summer is on its way and everyone is looking forward to sunny weekends and balmy evenings outdoors. Everyone but you, perhaps? When your yard is the size of a postage stamp and the folks...
    Summer is on its way and everyone is looking forward to sunny weekends and balmy evenings outdoors. Everyone but you, perhaps? When your yard is the size of a postage stamp and the folks next door...
  • 10 tips for safer paint stripping

    10 tips for safer paint stripping

    For a successful repainting project, it's important to start with the removal of old paint that has peeled, chipped, or bubbled. However, in the past, products designed to strip paint...
    For a successful repainting project, it's important to start with the removal of old paint that has peeled, chipped, or bubbled. However, in the past, products designed to strip paint have tended...
  • Why roof trusses are more popular than rafters

    Why roof trusses are more popular than rafters

    Roof framing has undergone a quiet revolution over the past half century. Trusses are gradually replacing the conventional rafters, to the point that nowadays more than 80 percent of new...
    Roof framing has undergone a quiet revolution over the past half century. Trusses are gradually replacing the conventional rafters, to the point that nowadays more than 80 percent of new residential...
  • Green guide to 8 common construction materials

    Green guide to 8 common construction materials

    Are you planning to build, remodel, or renovate a house this year … or maybe even just daydreaming about it? If that's the case, then you will want to read through...
    Are you planning to build, remodel, or renovate a house this year … or maybe even just daydreaming about it? If that's the case, then you will want to read through this listing of...
  • 6 faqs about precast concrete walls and fences

    6 faqs about precast concrete walls and fences

    The cost is low and the quality is high. It's fast, easy, and uncomplicated to install, yet it is amazingly durable, long-lasting, and simple to maintain. We're talking about...
    The cost is low and the quality is high. It's fast, easy, and uncomplicated to install, yet it is amazingly durable, long-lasting, and simple to maintain. We're talking about precast concrete...
  • Buy or rent a home? 10 points to ponder

    Buy or rent a home? 10 points to ponder

    "Buy as much house as you can afford and work hard till you pay it off," went the traditional wisdom of your parents' or grandparents' day. In the 21st century, things are...
    "Buy as much house as you can afford and work hard till you pay it off," went the traditional wisdom of your parents' or grandparents' day. In the 21st century, things are different. There is...
  • Shed, barn or gazebo repair: shabby to shipshape

    Shed, barn or gazebo repair: shabby to shipshape

    April is the month to spring into action and get your property in shape for the long-awaited warm weather (yay!). Summer means lots of different things to different people, but whether you...
    April is the month to spring into action and get your property in shape for the long-awaited warm weather (yay!). Summer means lots of different things to different people, but whether you are...
  • Find laminate flooring with low vocs

    Find laminate flooring with low vocs

    Dangerous volatile organic compounds, aka VOCs, are not something you want in your home. Because these chemical compounds have a very low boiling point, large numbers of their molecules...
    Dangerous volatile organic compounds, aka VOCs, are not something you want in your home. Because these chemical compounds have a very low boiling point, large numbers of their molecules will...
  • Paint or stain to preserve the beauty of your porch?

    Paint or stain to preserve the beauty of your porch?

    There's a great debate going on when it comes to the finishing process for common outdoor wooden structures. Should you use paint or stain to keep your deck, fence, or porch...
    There's a great debate going on when it comes to the finishing process for common outdoor wooden structures. Should you use paint or stain to keep your deck, fence, or porch looking its...
  • Will your insurance cover garage door repair?

    Will your insurance cover garage door repair?

    Crash! Crunch! There are few things less like music to a homeowner's ears than the sound of a vehicle (your own or someone else's) backing solidly into your garage door. And the...
    Crash! Crunch! There are few things less like music to a homeowner's ears than the sound of a vehicle (your own or someone else's) backing solidly into your garage door. And the sight of...
  • 4 ways to spruce up your garage for spring

    4 ways to spruce up your garage for spring

    Garages are clutter magnets. There's no way around this; it's an inevitable fact of life . . .  or is it?
    Garages are clutter magnets. There's no way around this; it's an inevitable fact of life . . .  or is it?
  • 8 great easy concrete paver projects

    8 great easy concrete paver projects

    The definition of concrete pavers is "concrete blocks, designed to be used as outdoor flooring." If we may, we'd like to change that definition to read "concrete blocks, designed to be...
    The definition of concrete pavers is "concrete blocks, designed to be used as outdoor flooring." If we may, we'd like to change that definition to read "concrete blocks, designed to be used as...
  • What happens when a water main breaks?

    What happens when a water main breaks?

    Have you ever seen a water main break? It's extremely dramatic. A broken pipe causes water to shoot out from under the ground with incredible force, creating a geyser that can rise many...
    Have you ever seen a water main break? It's extremely dramatic. A broken pipe causes water to shoot out from under the ground with incredible force, creating a geyser that can rise many feet into...
  • Vinyl fence repair faqs

    Vinyl fence repair faqs

    Vinyl fencing is known for its toughness and resilience. You can expect a good quality vinyl fence, properly installed, to last for approximately 15-20 years and require only minimal...
    Vinyl fencing is known for its toughness and resilience. You can expect a good quality vinyl fence, properly installed, to last for approximately 15-20 years and require only minimal...
  • Does your radiant floor heating need repair?

    Does your radiant floor heating need repair?

    On a frosty morning, there is nothing more luxurious than radiant floor heat, also known as underfloor heating. It quite literally warms you from your toes on up. What's more, this type...
    On a frosty morning, there is nothing more luxurious than radiant floor heat, also known as underfloor heating. It quite literally warms you from your toes on up. What's more, this type of...
  • Troubleshooting a power outage

    Troubleshooting a power outage

    A power failure in your house or apartment is a major inconvenience -- that's one thing that every homeowner will agree on. However, the reason behind the outage is not so clear-cut....
    A power failure in your house or apartment is a major inconvenience -- that's one thing that every homeowner will agree on. However, the reason behind the outage is not so clear-cut. You may be...
  • Closed loop recycling: what it means for you

    Closed loop recycling: what it means for you

    If you're a regular recycler, determinedly hauling your bottles, cans, and paper to the curb or to dedicated drop-offs, more power to you. You are working hard to keep our planet green....
    If you're a regular recycler, determinedly hauling your bottles, cans, and paper to the curb or to dedicated drop-offs, more power to you. You are working hard to keep our planet green. However,...
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