What Home Owners Should Expect From A Home Energy Audit
As a homeowner, you're probably familiar with the idea of an energy audit. But do you know what to expect from one? A home energy audit is like a checkup for your home's energy efficiency – and it can be an eye-opening experience! As Benjamin Franklin famously said, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," and this couldn't be more true when it comes to maximizing your home's energy efficiency. An audit will provide invaluable information on how to make improvements that can save you money in the long run. So let's take a look at what homeowners should expect from a home energy audit.
Home Maintenance Tasks You Can't Afford To Ignore
Whether you own your home or rent it, you must always take care of it. As you can appreciate, a well-maintained home is one where you won't have to spend lots of money fixing expensive problems that you could have avoided with preventative maintenance.
BLUETTI Launches EP900 & B500 Home Battery System
BLUETTI announced the first home ESS (Energy Storage System) - EP600 & B500 at the end of 2022. Now, this standout successful launch has made its way into thousands of European families. Specifically tailored to the US market, EP900 & B500 will be made available in the middle of May, which is believed to bring home backup power to a new height.
Easy Home Decorating Ideas That You Can Use To Add More Personality
Home decore is something that many guys leave to their wives and partners but it can actually be a very fun step in transforming your house into a home. As we continue to renovate our new condo in Michigan, I've become very engaged in picking out new flooring, paint, and other elements but it's just as important to think about decorating tips as well. For instance, what art will go on my office wall and what lighting will I have to illuminate the space.
Home Maintenance Check-List To Ensure A Comfortable Summer Season
As temperatures warm and we begin shedding winter coats, now is an opportune moment for house inspection and preparation for summertime activities. Just as one would prepare their car before traveling on an important road trip, making sure your house meets today's standards will ensure an enjoyable summer ahead. Here are a few suggestions to get ready for this year's outdoor adventures.
Home Projects To Tackle This Weekend
Weekends are a perfect time to tackle some home improvement projects. However, while you may
know that you want to improve your home in some way, you’re not entirely sure where to start. Luckily,
there are plenty of simple projects that you can tackle in a single weekend that will leave you feeling
satisfied with your progress once Sunday night arrives. Below are some suggestions to get you started.
The Holidays Are Coming - Is Your Plumbing Ready?
The holidays are fast approaching. Your home may be a place where your family will gather. Everything seems to be going well.
How to Level Up Your Backyard Barbeque Game
It’s never a bad time to host a backyard barbeque.
What Is a Mansion
What is a mansion? That's one of those subjects of late night debates way after you're supposed to have left a party but just aren't ready to go home. For some guys it is as simple as it being just a really big house, while others look at it as something particularly luxurious. What makes a big house a mansion, though? Could a really big doublewide be a mansion? There are both quantifiable and non-quantifiable standards for what defines this beacon of success. Let's take a look and try to answer this question.
The New BLUETTI AC500 Is Your Perfect Companion In A Blackout
Here in California we're getting close to fire season again and that means our power company will be quite literally turning out the lights to help prevent forest fires. Other parts of the country are beginning to prepare for winter and the possibility of broken powerlines due to ice and snow. With all this going on, the price of gas is going up and that makes those classic generators we've relied on for years that much less of a great idea - not to mention the noise, smell, and frankly the effort of lugging a dirty machine out of the garage and hoping it still works.
Are Breakfast Bars No Longer A Popular Kitchen Design Feature?
Not too long ago, everyone wanted bar height counters in their kitchens. They were the height of interior design fashion! But they're becoming less and less popular, particularly as open-plan designs continue to gain popularity.
How To Clear A Blocked Outside Drain
A blocked outside drain can be unpleasant because it gives off a nasty odor, and it can also stop your drainage system from working as it should. If there are serious issues with your drains, you will need to call in a professional plumber to unblock them or fix any damage, but if it's a simple blockage, you may well be able to fix the problem yourself.
How To Check For Damp In A House
Damp is a common problem in North American as well as UK homes, with approximately 1 in 5 houses being affected. However, it is much more common in areas with older housing stock and sometimes it can be hard to know whether a house really does have damp problems or if it is something else. There are some surefire signs of damp that you can check for and there are steps that you can take to damp proof your home to prevent it from getting damaged. Let's take a look.
How do you mask a uPVC window for spraying?
Spray painting uPVC windows is the most efficient way to give your house more curb appeal, and it also provides the best finish because there are no brush marks or obvious brush stroke in the finished uPVC window frames once painted.
How to Quickly Fix Up a Home You Bought at Auction And Turn It Into A Profitable Rental Investment Property
So you've just bought a home at auction and now you're faced with the daunting task of fixing it up quickly so it can be rented out as an investment property. Don't worry, we're here to help! In this blog post, we will examine some tips that will help you get your new home ready for tenants in no time. Keep reading to learn more!
Home Improvement Projects To Make Your Yard More Fun For Kids
When it comes to home improvement projects, many people think about the inside of their house. But there are so many things you can do outside of your house that will make it more fun for kids!
Why House Prices Are So Expensive And Won't Be Cheaper Anytime Soon
The pandemic created a series of events that led to one of the fastest inflations of house prices that most Americans have ever seen. As the pandemic wanes and we get back to normal, unfortunately, these prices probably won't go back to normal nearly as quickly. Here's a look at what factors led to the situation that we currently find ourselves in.
Smart Thermostats And Other Ways To Create A Sustainable Home of the Future
When we think about creating a more sustainable future, the first things that come to mind are solar panels and electric cars. However, many people don't realize that there are other things you can do in your home to make your life greener and less wasteful. One way to do this is by installing smart thermostats and energy monitoring sensors in the home. This blog post will discuss why these devices are important for a more sustainable future and what parts of your home can be made more efficient by investing in these sensors.
Five Home Upgrades to Make Winter More Enjoyable This Year
The winter season is a time of year where people are more likely to be inside, and it can get pretty boring. To help make this winter a little bit more enjoyable, we have put together 5 house upgrades that will make your home feel warmer and cozier.
Good Locks Are The Key To Keeping Your Family Secure
It’s been a rough couple years. I first moved into my loft about six years ago, and I knew that urban areas weren't going to be as safe and secure as other places to live. That’s why it is important to have BHMA® Certified Secure Home™ locks and deadbolts protecting your home. This label is more than just words printed on the lock claiming to protect your home - it is an indication that the builder and property manager have chosen a quality product instead of leaving your security as a secondary concern.
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