Better Homes and Gardens’ Christmas Ideas Editor Ann Blevins shares some great tips to help you create a beautiful holiday display of lights for your home! If you’re a Christmas lights novice, light just two or three items, such as trees or bushes, to serve as focal points. Add new displays each year. . Only use lights with the UL (Underwriters Laboratories) label and be sure you’re using lights designed …Read More
Even if you’re not planning to sell your home anytime soon, it’s an inevitable question when you consider remodeling: How much will this improvement add to the value of my home? What improvement can I make that won’t break the bank? Some improvements bring you a higher return than others depending on what your remodeling goal is. For instance, the top-ranking home improvement was a new front door, which on …Read More
Improving your home with upgrades and renovations certainly will add long lasting value to your investment but there other benefits as well that are perhaps the heart of the current remodel trends
Let’s start by identifying what is. It’s a colorless, odorless gas produced by the incomplete burning of any carbon-containing material, including gasoline, natural gas, propane, coal or wood. CO is dangerous because it replaces oxygen in the blood and interferes with the transport of needed oxygen to cells in the body. Winter can be a beautiful time of the year. But it is also the season for blustery storms, power …Read More
Often businesses are forced to run their operation pretty lean in this economy but often times we overlook the obvious such as how we use electricity in our business space! Here are some tips that can help you cut costs and save. 1. Number one on our list is to start monitoring your electricity usage. Once you can see where you are potentially wasting electricity, it’s easier to take action …Read More
This amazing Learning Thermostat can save a ton of time and money. It’s also for the tech-savvy with it’s built-in Wi-Fi options which allows you to control it right from your phone! Stop Wasting Energy Your thermostat controls about half of your energy bill – that’s as much as the refrigerator, lighting, TVs, stereos and computers combined. Problem is, a lot of that energy is wasted heating and cooling an …Read More
Electrical projects cover a vast array of residential systems. From ceiling fans to chandeliers, garage doors to doorbells, electricity is one of the most obvious necessities in the home. Electrical projects can range from a simple light fixture swap
The trusty doorbell has been a mainstay for home for as long as we can remember! These modern day counterparts to the old door knockers come with many different sound options, decor options, shapes, sizes and colors these days. We often take these behind the scene devices for granted until something goes wrong and they stop working or malfunction. The parts of a typical doorbell system are the push button, …Read More
With the welcome of Fall on our heels, most of us are thinking about closing up our outdoor space and preparing for cold weather.
Appliances are an integral part of every household, from a simple electric clock to the microwave oven.