2 September 2015
Have you ever thought about whether your roof is friendly to the environment? If not, you can count on the fact that it's probably a big energy waster that not only contributes to greenhouse gases but also wastes your money on climate control. Here are three ways to determine if your roof is eco-friendly or if it's a big waste of energy. 1. Color Of all the colors, black absorbs the most heat.
10 June 2015
As windows age, they often start to leak air. This can make it difficult to keep your home interior at the desired temperature. You might end up spending a lot of money heating and cooling your home if all of your expensively conditioned air is escaping through leaky windows. Most commonly, the problem occurs when the glass window panes become dislodged from the frame. This article will explain how to reseal your panes to prevent leakage.
9 December 2014
Of all the systems that make your home functional, your electrical system is by far one of the most important. From watching your favorite television show to keeping your food cool, electricity is important. Consequently, it's imperative that you do your part to keep your home's electrical system in good condition. The best way to do this is by avoiding those practices that actually cause damage. Light Bulbs When it comes to replacing light bulbs, many homeowner's consider size alone.
5 December 2014
When it comes to choosing wood doors for your business, it's easy to get caught up on the appearance and the door and ignore what's inside. What you may be surprised to learn however, is that the attractive wood finish you see on a door is extremely thin; the bulk of the door's weight and strength comes from its core. In modern commercial doors, this core generally consists of one of five basic materials.
1 December 2014
The best time to get your A/C installed is during the chilly months. Even though the last thing on your mind might be the need for air conditioning, eventually those low temperatures will climb. When they do, you'll be glad you made a move earlier to take care of your A/C needs. Here are five good reasons to contact an air conditioning contractor, one like HVACTECH Systems, during the winter. 1. He'll be less busy.
4 November 2014
If you feel like your old metal radiator is making your home an eyesore, there are some clever ways you can disguise it to become a useful component of the room's decor. Depending on the room and the look you want to achieve, you can easily transform these elements into stylish furnishings that will never reveal what is hiding beneath. Four fixes for your radiator include: 4. Clever benches This approach works best for low, long radiators that are near or up against a wall.
3 November 2014
Your furnace is an essential device for keeping your home comfortable and warm during the long winter. Unfortunately, if these systems are not properly maintained, they can develop anyone of a number of problems. In particular, it is not uncommon for the energy efficiency of a unit to plummet if it is not properly maintained. Luckily, there are a couple of tips you can follow that will help your system avoid some routine problems.
3 November 2014
There are a lot of things that you might be able to take care of around the house. However, when it comes to the repair of your garage door, you might want to leave that to the professionals. It is important to make sure that you have a clear understanding of when to call in the professionals: The Tension Springs Are Rusted Take a close look at the tension springs. Are they rusted?
3 November 2014
If you've decided that it's time to replace some of the doors to give your home a small makeover, then you may want to consider sliding glass doors. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles. However, you may be uncertain whether or not a sliding glass door is the right fit for you, your home or your lifestyle. Here are five reasons that you should consider replacing your existing door with a sliding glass door:
2 November 2014
The fire hydrant is one of the many proud symbols behind the fire department. Found throughout most cities, the fire hydrant is well known for being an easy access point for fire fighters to quickly gain access to high-pressure water. The fire hydrant is also known for being a notoriously bad parking spot, as if a fire ever breaks out, fire fighters will not hesitate to tow, damage, or move your car to obtain water access.