2015

A/C Tips: Easy Peasy Maintenance Guide & Signs Of Trouble

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You want to ensure that your air conditioning system lasts as long as it should, so you have your service specialist check your machine as usual. But, is that all you can do? Nope, you can also do a little maintenance and know some common signs of trouble. Simple Maintenance Tips You should know that with regular maintenance, and help from your air conditioning system specialist, your air conditioner could last approximately 20 years.

27 December 2015

Tool Maintenance For Beginners

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Specialty tools, like those from http://bourgetbros.com, deserve special care. You cannot leave them lying around with the belief that they will be fine right where you leave them or just sitting on your workbench in the garage. If you are new to the world of tools, here are several ways in which you can protect and maintain your tool collection. Oil Them Tools with moving parts, such as a table saw or drill press, need to have their "

9 December 2015

Who Designs Trusses And Why It Matters

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Trusses, for anyone who is not familair with house construction or unique commercial construction, are the framework of many roofs. (Many commercial buildings typically have flat roofs, so trusses are not used in commercial construction all that often.) Trusses are designed and built by manfacturers, but the people that actually design them are quite important, and here is why. Architects Architects play a part in designing trusses because they are the ones that design the houses and buildings that use trusses.

19 November 2015

Eco-Friendly Driveways: What You Should Know

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When your driveway falls into disrepair or simply needs an aesthetic improvement, you may find yourself wondering what you can do to ensure that any remodeling and repaving suits your needs and personal values. If you are a person who cares about the environment and about your impact on the world around you, you are likely looking for ways to make your driveway repaving project as environmentally friendly as possible. Get to know some of them so that you can get started with updating your driveway.

26 October 2015

Choosing An Efficient Window Or Room Air Conditioner That's Right For Your Space

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Wall, window, and room air conditioners aren't going away any time soon. These days, they're a little lighter, and definitely far more energy efficient. However, that energy efficiency won't come into play if you choose the wrong air conditioning units. Here's how you can figure out if a room air conditioner is right for your space. EER and SEER: The Energy Efficiency Rating When shopping for a new room air conditioner, you will likely see an EER, or SEER, rating.

5 October 2015

Tips For Priming Your Well's Water Pump

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If your home's well is fitted with an above-ground pump, it's important that the system maintain its prime to keep the water flowing. Without a primed pump, the system runs dry, loses its suction and is unable to draw water from the well. In order to fix this, you'll have to manually prime the pump if it stops working. Here's a look at what you need to know to prime your well pump.

17 September 2015

3 Advantages Of Finishing Your Basement

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An unfinished basement may provide a good storage area and provide space for your washer and dryer, but a finished basement can provide so many more advantages. Whether you just purchased a house with an unfinished basement or you have lived in one for years, finishing and remodeling your basement has a number of benefits. The biggest advantages of working with a contractor to finish your basement include: Additional Living Space

1 September 2015

4 Signs Of A Failing Septic System That Will Need Repairs

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Septic tanks are needed to treat waste for homes without a sewer service. They require regular maintenance and upkeep to ensure they work. Sometimes, a lack of maintenance and outdated systems can fail and cause problems. The problems can range from plumbing problems in the home to smelly puddles in landscaping. Here are some signs that there are problems with your septic tank: 1. Slow Plumbing Drains And Strange Sounds

27 August 2015

How To Mask Off Like A Pro

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A simple paint job can completely redefine the decor of any room. Of course, painting is one of the easiest and most accessible home remodels for DIYers. You do not need any special tools or construction experience to paint your interior walls. All you really need is a few basic painting supplies and you can start transforming your home. However, before you begin painting your home, you will want to properly prepare your rooms.

12 August 2015

Advantages Of An Asphalt Driveway

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When it's time to spruce up your home's exterior, don't forget to notice the condition of your driveway. A driveway makes a huge impact on your home's curb appeal, but it's often overlooked when it comes time to fund outdoor projects. If your driveway is a spiderweb of cracks, chips, and missing chunks, call on the services of a local asphalt contractor to get it looking new again. Asphalt driveways have distinct advantages over other popular materials.

30 July 2015