24 November 2014
If your water doesn't feel as soft and silky as it usually does, your water softener might be clogged. The hard water that enters the unit, or the salt, can cause deposits in the lines or working parts of the softener that affect its output. You might be able to fix this problem yourself. Here's what you can try. Check Settings The first thing you should do is make sure the unit is getting power and is not on bypass mode.
21 November 2014
If you use a surveillance system, you have the ability to view your cameras over the Internet. This allows you to see what is going on at your home while you are away. To do this, you need a high-speed Internet connection at both your home where the surveillance system is installed, as well as the location you are at when you want to view the camera remotely. DDNS Service and Dynamic and Static IP Addresses
20 November 2014
When your garage door opener no longer responds to your remote, there's a good chance that the problem is as simple as dead batteries. However, when it comes time to change garage door remote batteries, many homeowners are surprised at just how complicated the task can be. Unfortunately, it's not quite as simple as changing the batteries in your TV remote: Choosing the Right Batteries Most garage door remotes take those small, flat, round batteries--also known by their technical name of coin cell batteries.
13 November 2014
If you have a clothes dryer at home, it's extremely important that you clean the vents regularly. Dirty or blocked vents can cause your dryer to work harder, costing you more money by using more power. It can also take longer for your clothes to dry if the vents are blocked. In addition, dirty or clogged dryer vents can cause a fire, making them very dangerous. Here are instructions to help you clean out your dryer vent.
12 November 2014
Whether your fiberglass insulation has water damage or is infested with pests, if you're having a contractor remove it for you, good for you! Fiberglass is a dangerous material that should only be handled by a professional. Not attempting to perform this task on your own is great way to stay safe. While the contractor will be doing all the hard work, this doesn't mean you that you won't have any responsibility.
12 November 2014
If you are looking for a way to buy a home without spending a lot of money, you might assume that buying an older home is your best option. Although it's certainly possible to find a good deal on an older house, you shouldn't assume that it's the cheapest option out there. In fact, many people find that new homes are much more affordable, so consider these three reasons why it can be more cost-effective to buy a brand new house rather than an older one.
11 November 2014
Ignoring faulty furnace parts could be costly. Homeowners report that the average cost of routine furnace repairs is between $300 and $400. If you want to eliminate these repair costs from your budget, it can be helpful to know when to replace the faulty furnace parts that can cause more serious problems. Here are some easy ways to tell when your worn ignitor or flame sensor is in need of replacement.
10 November 2014
Do you want an easier way to keep your hardwood floors clean and shiny? If you're tired of scrubbing endlessly with random products and not getting the results that you're looking for, you can mix a few household ingredients together to create a powerful floor cleanser and floor polish. The homemade products work efficiently and are non-toxic, making them a safe alternative to some of the harsher products. How to Make Your Own Powerful Floor Cleaning and Shining Products
10 November 2014
If you would like to make sure that you are able to keep up with your backyard so that it is always a treasured place to be, you might want to take a moment to review some of the following quick tips. This way, you will always have a place to relax and enjoy the outside when you are home: Hire Pool Help Anyone with a pool should consider hiring a pool maintenance company to help with the cleaning and the balancing of the pH levels.