Energy-Saving Tips for Your Home During Warm Weather

Energy-Saving Tips for Your Home During Warm   Weather Turn your thermostat up. During warm weather, set your thermostat as high as possible, given health and comfort considerations and drink plenty of fluids. Turn thermostats to 78 degrees when at home; 85 degrees when away. Use fans to … [Read more...]

May Flowers

April showers may bring May flowers, but they can also bring leaky basements, moldy walls and costly cleanup. So when you start your Spring cleaning, don't forget to check the outside of your home to make sure it's protected from water damage and natural disasters.   Make sure gutters are … [Read more...]

Summer Time Energy Saving Tips

The Best No Cost or Low Cost Tips to Prepare Your Home For Hot Weather Setting your air conditioner 5° higher will save up to 20% on cooling costs.1 Use fans to make indoor temperatures feel cooler, most ceiling fans use less energy than a light bulb. Have your air conditioning unit serviced … [Read more...]

Tips for Homeowners

Tips for Homeowners To protect your investment in your home, it’s important to perform regular maintenance. The following tips not only help you to prevent costly repairs in the future, but can also make your home more efficient, saving you money on your monthly utility bills. Inspect the … [Read more...]

Say Goodbye to Fruit Flies and Other Pests During the Summer

Summer is a wonderful time for spending time outdoors and enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables. Summer also brings with it unwanted pests. Here are some solutions.   * For fruit flies, fill a bowl with 2 C water, 2 T white vinegar, 2 T sugar, and a few drops of liquid dish soap. Leave … [Read more...]

Prevent a fire in your home.

Dryer

Dryer Vent Cleaning How Often: Every year. When: A sunny day. The purpose is to get rid of lint buildup. If your dryer is not on an exterior wall, it's likely that the vent leading outside is clogged up. If you ignore it, the result could be a disastrous fire. "Once the vent gets … [Read more...]

What causes the moisture in between my double pane glass?

What causes the moisture in between my double pane glass? Over time natural elements such as the sun, heat, cold, rain, humidity and unnatural elements such as an applied tint film on the inside, oil or chemicals can cause water to break through the seal of an insulated unit (also called double … [Read more...]

March 12-16 is Flood Safety Awareness Week. Is your house ready?

Tips to Protect Your Home Against Flooding Spring is almost here, but with warmer weather comes rain. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, floods are the second-most common and widespread of all natural disasters, affecting homeowners in all 50 states. If the rain hits this … [Read more...]

Why Does My Kitchen Faucet Drip?

A leaky faucet is more than just a nuisance; it can be a real financial drain and a waste of precious water resources. While it might not seem like much water is being wasted, each drip adds up over time. In fact, according to the United States Geological Survey, a single leaky faucet dripping once … [Read more...]

Does your toilet seem to run continuously?

Start by jiggling the toilet handle. If this stops the running adjust the lift chain inside the tank. The chain "may" be wrapped around the lift arm and you may need to move the position of the chain on the arm. Simply disconnect the hook from its slot and reconnect at the next slot on the float … [Read more...]