Banging sounds, funny smells and lack of heat are all signs that it is time to consider replacing your old furnace. You may not think that choosing a furnace is an important decision, but it turns out that your furnace can have a big impact on your energy bills. The United States Department of Energy reports that the energy required for heating and cooling a home is more than half the total energy used in an average US home.
Rodent infestations are a huge problem for American homeowners. According to a National Pest Management Association survey, a whopping 29% of Americans have had a rodent infestation in their home at some point. About 21 million homes are invaded by rodents every single winter, and yours could be next. If rats or mice move into your home, it's important that you don't make any of these three serious rodent control mistakes.
Wine consumption in the U.S. has spiked considerably over the years with a total of 892 gallons being consumed in 2013. Spilling a bit of wine onto the carpet is not uncommon, and you don't have to rely on strong chemical detergents to get those pesky stains out. If you have a minor stain, you may not need to call a green carpet cleaning company immediately. Instead, head on over to your kitchen and grab these 3 ingredients.
It's not uncommon for homeowners to run their air conditioner at max capacity during the hot summer months, and air conditioner electricity costs can range up to 11 billion dollars or more every year in the United States alone. However, running your air conditioner constantly can do more than raise your monthly utility bill--it can lower the lifespan of your air conditioner. Fortunately, there are some simple, natural ways to reduce this stress on your air conditioner and on your monthly budget.
After finding the perfect house, you might start thinking about where you will put your furniture and hang your family photos. Unfortunately, if you are like most people, some of your favorite objects might be damaged during the transition. As your family members and friends help you to load up those moving trucks, things can get dropped, scratched, or shattered. Here are two packing tips that might help you and your residential moving van lines keep your stuff safer, so you can enjoy your belongings for many years to come:
As a teenager, I joined my local swim team and soon became a champion swimmer. I have been swimming my entire life, and my love for water pushed me to purchase a home with a large in-ground pool. Strangely enough, after years of swimming I had no idea how to take care of the pool. I knew that I needed to add chemicals to get rid of potentially dangerous bacteria, and I also knew that chemicals kept algae at bay. I didn't know how to choose from hydrogen peroxide, salt, or chlorine additives. I definitely had no idea about shock, and I didn't know how many chemicals to add. After some trial and error, a very green pool, and a necessary draining, I figured it out. I have compiled for you a number of blogs and resources so you do not have to make costly mistakes like me.