Who Controls Your Thermostat?

Isn’t interesting how we have very different opinions on what is too cold or too warm. In some homes, this can lead to quite a few disagreements and arguments. The one thing to remember though, is that every degree counts. The calculations differ depending on where...

Going Down The Drain

Do you have any idea how much water your faucet will use if it is constantly dripping? It depends on the frequency it drips, of course, but a faucet that drips 10 times per minute, which isn’t really all that much, will waste 500 gallons of water in a year. If it...

Your Choice of Lumber

Have you ever heard the term "green lumber" used when it comes to building materials? Depending on the climate where you live, it might be commonly used in construction or not. Why is that? Because green lumber has some shortcomings that are worsened in an area where...

Clearing The Clutter Is Worth The Effort

Do you like to keep your home clean, neat and orderly? Not everyone does. If you are more of a messy person, you might reason that it’s your choice and that it doesn’t affect anyone else. While this might be true, it will affect you if you decide to sell your home....

When Woodpeckers Attack

Woodpeckers are intriguing birds. They are able to bang their head against a wooden object with the speed and force that would shatter bone and cause brain damage in a human. They have amazing hearing that enables them to hear bugs underneath the surface of wood from...

Using An Electric Grill

While the weather is cooling down outside, this doesn’t mean that you need to stop grilling your food. In fact, some of us continue grilling throughout the winter. However, if you prefer not getting cold while grilling, grilling inside is not usually an option, since...

A Beautiful And Safe Deck

Do you enjoy sitting outside on these beautiful fall days? Many do, and to make that more comfortable and convenient, they want to have a deck in the back of their home. Thousands of enthusiastic do-it-yourself homeowners set out to build a deck every year, but not...

Keeping An Eye On Things

Someone is always watching you these days. With security concerns ever present and the rise in crime rates, it seems that every business and many homeowners have chosen to have a surveillance system installed. With prices, availability and ease of installation all...

What Are The Dangers Of Backdraft?

Carbon monoxide is a deadly danger to homeowners. This gas is both invisible and odorless, making it difficult to detect without a carbon monoxide alarm. It is very important to avoid the gas since just a few minutes of exposure could lead to death. Usually,...

Should You Have Carpet In Your Bathroom?

No one likes a cold floor under their feet in the early morning. For many of us, just getting out of bed feels like enough of a challenge without that unpleasant feeling, and this is one of the reasons why many people prefer to have carpet installed in their bedroom....