How good is your home heating system? Does it warm up the whole house on a cold day? Does it cost more than you think it should to get enough heat in the winter? Are you thinking about switching to an alternative heating system? Do you want to upgrade to a newer heating system? I started this blog to talk about the different alternatives for heating your home. Find out when it’s time to upgrade your heating unit and when you can make modifications or repairs to your old unit to improve its efficiency or keep it going a while longer. Also, check out the pros and cons of different alternative heating options from geothermal units to pellet stoves. Your home heating answers are here!
29 March 2016
When you have white spots on dishes that just came out of the dishwasher, drinking water with an odd taste to it, or clothes that feel stiff when taken out of the dryer, your home most likely has hard water. It occurs due to minerals such as magnesium and calcium that are in the water entering your house. Hard water may cause many problems, like causing an appliance that uses water to break down prematurely, which could be a reason of concern for you.
29 March 2016
Having a fence surround your yard is definitely something that is ideal for privacy and safety. However, some homeowners make the mistake of installing the wrong fence for their homes. This means they end up with a fence that is either not functional for their lifestyle, requires more maintenance than they intended, or does nothing to add to the curb appeal of the home. In order to avoid making a mistake, here are three tips for installing the best fence for your home:
8 February 2016
Underground fuel storage tanks need to be durable and require little maintenance for getting the most out of them. When it comes to managing a fuel tank farm, knowing the tanks you have are the best can make a huge difference in how much time and money you spend on maintenance and cleaning. Check out how choosing fiberglass tanks (from an outlet such as C F Maier Composites) is the best way to go for fuel farm managers when it comes to underground fuel storage.
8 February 2016
One way to prevent a wet basement is to install a French drain system. You can have one of these waterproofing systems installed outside of your home or inside your basement. They both keep water drained away so your basement stays dry. Here is a quick look at how French drains work. Installing An Exterior Drain If you have an exterior drain installed, water will be caught and diverted away from your house before it has a chance to seep into your basement.
15 January 2016
If you are exploring your alternative residential heating solutions, then you have a lot of categories to choose from. Here are some options that can help you reduce your utility bills and your impact on the environment: Passive Solar Solutions There are quite a few different ways that you can use solar power to your advantage, and some of them are a lot cheaper than you might imagine. First of all, you could set up a passive solar heating system that absorbs sunlight and conducts that heat into your home.