• HVAC Tips To Keep Your Heater And Air Conditioner Going Strong

    25 November 2014

    Most homeowners don't spend a lot of time thinking about their house's heating and cooling systems, except maybe when it's time for a temperature adjustment. These units can sometimes be overlooked in a homeowner's regular maintenance routine. But even just a little bit of extra care could go a long way towards ensuring that you won't have to deal with a costly air conditioning or heating repair that could break your household's maintenance budget for the year.

  • Problems With Your Water Softener? Here's How To Check For Clogs

    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.

  • IP Addresses And DDNS In Your Surveillance System

    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

  • How To Change Batteries And Reprogram Your Garage Door Opener Remote

    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.

  • Cleaning Your Dryer Vent

    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.

  • How To Protect Your Home During Fiberglass Insulation Removal

    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.

  • 3 Reasons Why It's Cheaper To Buy A New Home

    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.

  • How To Tell When It's Time To Replace Faulty Furnace Ignitors Or Flame Sensors

    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.

  • 2 Simple And Natural Solutions For Clean Hardwood Floors

    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

  • Quick Tips For Maintaining Your Backyard Paradise

    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.