• What Is A Geothermal Heating And Cooling System?

    14 October 2014

    According to NASA, 48% of sunlight is absorbed into land. This geothermal energy can be used to heat and cool your home. The process is referred to as geo-exchange. It is considered a clean method of fueling properties. By opting for this natural form of energy, you can save on your energy costs, and indoor humidity is also improved. Read on to discover more reasons a geothermal system could benefit you 

  • How To Create The Perfect Cobblestone Private Road To Match Your Cobblestone House

    14 October 2014

    If you are fortunate enough to own a nineteenth century cobblestone house on a property with a private road, then you will want to accent your property with other nineteenth century items. One such accent is an authentic cobblestone road. Since you already have your own private road, all you need is a paving contractor and authentic cobblestones. Hiring the contractor is the easy part. Getting the right cobbles is not so simple.

  • Making The Most Of Your Mulch: Exploring The Options For Your Garden

    14 October 2014

    As a novice gardener, few things can dampen your spirits, like seeing your newly-sprouted garden becoming overrun with weeds. Luckily, you don't have to saturate the soil in herbicides to keep them at bay. Instead, explore some mulch options to create a weed barrier. Here's a look at why mulch works and some of the most popular types to choose from. Bark Mulch Shredded bark mulch is one of the most common mulch choices.

  • 3 Signs That Your Hot Water Tank Needs To Be Repaired

    14 October 2014

    As a homeowner, it is up to you to make sure that everything in running smoothly at all times, especially when it comes to things such as the hot water tank. After all, you might not find many people in your family that enjoy taking freezing cold showers in the morning. Therefore, you are going to want to make sure that you are well aware of all of the signs that point to a hot water tank that needs to be repaired.

  • Installing Solar Panels On A Warrantied Roof: What You Need To Know

    14 October 2014

    Installing solar panels on your roof can be a great way to save money on electricity and help reduce your carbon footprint. However, if your roof is under warranty, you need to be careful about how the panels are installed and cared for. If you're worried that solar panels may void your roof warranty, here are some things you should know. 1. Always check with your roofer before installing anything on your roof.

  • How To Tell If Mold Is Growing In Your Vents

    14 October 2014

    In 2001, CBS News ran a story about toxic mold, calling it a "silent killer." Not only does mold devalue homes, it also places the health of a home's inhabitants at risk. People living in close contact with mold can suffer from headaches, congestion, skin and eye irritation and respiratory problems. While mold sometimes grows out in the open where homeowners can easily see it, mold can also grow unseen and undetected in the HVAC system.

  • 3 Ways To Avoid Costly Plumbing Repairs

    14 October 2014

    The last thing you want to deal with after building a new house or redecorating your existing home is a plumbing leak. Water is extremely destructive to the interior of a home, destroying d├ęcor and leaving mold, mildew, and costly repairs in its wake. While you can't guarantee that you will never have a plumbing leak, you can take a few precautions to reduce the chances of leaky plumbing fixtures in your home.