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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!

Home Heating Hints

  • Preparing Your Property For Winter Weather

    15 January 2015

    Heavy snow and icy roads present their own unique problems for homeowners, many of which are easily avoidable with the proper precautions. By late fall, if you haven't already taken steps to winterize your home, you stand the risk of burst pipes, falling tree limbs and frozen driveways. With a thorough appraisal of your yard and home, and a bit of preparation, you can avoid those dangers and spend more time enjoying the snow than bemoaning it.

  • Lake Living: Controlling Mosquitos In The Landscape

    13 January 2015

    Homeowners who live near a lake know how enjoyable it can be; however, they are also aware that with the serendipity of lake living also comes the woes of dealing with mosquitoes. The following information will teach the homeowner how to control mosquitoes naturally. Standing Water Standing water is the number one culprit for mosquitoes in the landscape. Mosquito larvae hatch in stagnant water. By ridding the yard of standing water, the homeowner can greatly diminish the amount of mosquitoes found in the landscape.

  • Making Your Four Season Sunroom Family-Friendly

    7 January 2015

    A four season sunroom adds valuable square footage to your home, and can also provide a space for your entire family to spend time together. Many sunrooms, however, aren't necessarily set up to accommodate the children in your family. There are numerous things you can do to make your sunroom more conducive to children spending time in the room with the rest of the family. Choose the Right Furniture If you're planning to invite children to spend time in your sunroom, you won't want to outfit it with white couches and chairs.

  • 4 Tips For Finding A Water Heater Leak

    4 January 2015

    Your water heater is one of the most important appliances in your home, but probably one you don't think about much. That is, until you go to take a hot shower and realize the water is either not hot enough or there are puddles of water around the base of the water heater. If you are having problems with your water heater, here are some ways to inspect it and make the necessary repairs.

  • Keep Your New Garden Protected With A Homemade Temporary Fence

    27 December 2014

    Create a temporary fence to set up around your garden. Temporary fences will alert others and prevent them from walking on the sections that have seeds planted in them. Temporary fencing is an affordable and attractive way to keep your new project protected. Read the following steps to learn how to make one. Use These Materials flat, wooden stakes acrylic paint (multiple colors) standard paintbrush thin paintbrush measuring tape twine netting large rocks or bricks scissors newspaper old cloth hammer Measure And Mark The Perimeter Of The Garden