Unwelcome Visitors In Your Home

Mice, rats, squirrels and chipmunks. Most homeowners have had a run-in with these critters, and for some it seems like it might be a losing battle. There are many issues that you can experience because of having a rodent infestation. They can carry disease, they...

Spending Less On Energy Costs

Considering how much of our life today is dependent on electricity, it is no surprise that it is a major expense on most homeowners budget. There are several things that you can do to lower the amount of money you spend on electricity every month, and we’re going to...

A Little Light In The Night

Growing up, you probably found comfort in having a little bit of light in your room. There are millions of nightlights in bedrooms throughout the country, and you might think that they should be perfectly safe to use. Unfortunately, just as with most things you find...

When The Wind Gets Too Heavy

When there are heavy winds whipping around your home, it could be that you are chased indoors. Some homes have vast open areas around them that allow the wind to pick up a lot of speed. To counteract this, some have taken to planting a windbreak across the path that...

A Different Type Of Heating

When you heat your home with a burning fire, there are some inherent dangers. There is a possibility of having carbon monoxide leak into your home which could be lethal. Another danger is that of your home catching fire. Of course, there are many safety precautions in...

A Beautiful Wooden Roof

Have you ever seen a home with a wood roof? It is not the most common type of building material used for roofs, but it is definitely one of the more beautiful ones. Wood has been used for a long time, and many advancements have been made both in durability and cost,...

The Power That Makes Things Work

How reliable is the power grid where you live? In rural areas, brownouts and blackouts can be pretty common, but the problem could also lie in your own home. Before you decide that the issue is with the power grid, you should make sure that your neighbors are...

When Trees Go Where They Shouldn’t

Having trees in your yard improves the appearance of your home, gives you shade and comfort in the summer, and overall is very appealing, but do you have some trees that seem to have had a growth spurt recently? It could be that they have found an unfortunate new food...

Controlling Your HVAC System

Your thermostat is like the eyes and ears of your HVAC system. It will tell the system when it needs to turn on and when it needs to turn off, so the proper functioning of your thermostat is essential to a properly working HVAC system. Take, for example, a thermostat...

If There Is Smoke…

If a fire were to start in your home while you are sleeping, would you be aware of it? If you don’t have smoke detectors in your home, or worse, if you have smoke detectors in your home where the batteries have been removed, you might not wake up in time to escape to...