2016

Three Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner May Not Be Working Properly

When an air conditioner stops working properly in a home, many homeowners assume that the entire unit is broken and will need to be replaced or repaired, which could cost them hundred or even thousands of dollars. Fortunately, there are many times when air conditioners stop working properly for minor reasons. The guide below walks you through three common reasons why your air conditioner may not be working properly. Overgrown Vegetation Around the Exterior Unit

Heating And Cooling In Floridian Home Construction: Tips For Making Your Vacation Home Comfortable And Energy-Efficient

Building a vacation home in Florida means that you are already aware, to a certain extent, of how hot Floridian summers can get. However, are you prepared to make your vacation home both comfortable and energy-efficient? Here are some tips you can use during and after home construction which accomplishes your heating and cooling goals. HVAC Tips During Construction Heat Pumps vs. Traditional Central Air Conditioners Florida is far enough south that a heat pump system is a very good option for you.

Ls And Us And Horseshoes --- 4 Kitchen Layouts And How To Choose

When designing your new home, getting the right kitchen for your style is important. The kitchen is not only a place most homeowners spend a lot of time in, it often turns into an entertainment space, a gathering area and a way to draw in potential buyers down the road. So, which kitchen layout is right for you? Here are the 4 most popular layouts and what they bring to the home.

Bounce-House Rental Safety 101: A Guide For New Customers

There are a lot of things you can do to liven up a kid's outdoor birthday party, but there are few inclusions that will bring as much entertainment as bounce houses and inflatables. From castle-shaped inflatables where kids can jump to their heart's content to huge inflatable slides and obstacle courses, these entertainment rentals are bound to make your child's birthday party one of the most memorable. However, there are a few safety rules that you should know as a first-time customer if you plan to include inflatables or bounce houses at your little one's bash.

Questions To Ask A Friend Who Recommends A Contractor

When it comes to finding a contractor to hire for work around your home, there are multiple ways of getting paired up with the right individual. While you can read reviews on the Internet, look for ads posted at your local home improvement store and even watch for contractors' trucks around your community, one of the best methods is to get honest referrals from your friends and neighbors who have recently had work done.

Three Ways In Which Trees Can Interfere With New Construction And How To Fix The Problem

Adding on to your house, constructing a new garage or even putting in a new fence can be very exciting. You are changing and enhancing your home and property for maximum value, attractiveness and comfort. However, if you have several large trees in your yard, they could be in the way of completing the projects you want to finish. Here are three ways in which trees can interfere with new construction and how you can help fix the problem before your contractor begins work.

3 Questions To Ask Before Building A Pool

Building a pool is a worthwhile project, and there's nothing like being able to go for a dip on a hot summer's day. But it's also a time consuming process, and one that shouldn't be taken lightly. So take a look below a three questions you'll want to ask yourself before you call a custom pool builder and start tearing up your backyard.  What material is best? There are a variety of materials that you can choose from when designing and building a pool.

When You Need A New Well

Your current well may have performed wonderfully for decades, providing you with plentiful fresh water with few or no problems. In fact, it may have successfully weathered several serious droughts. However, weather patterns are changing and population centers are shifting, putting more strain on some water tables. If you own a well, you should know the signs of failure. Water Pressure and Quality If the water begins to come sputtering out of the tap, you may be experiencing low water levels in your private well.

Invest In Real Estate? Why You Need To Use A Junk Removal Service

When the world of real estate is in favor of the buyer due to a large inventory and low prices, it is an opportune time to start investing in properties. You will be able to buy properties that have been foreclosed at a much lower price than what they'd normally sell for. Unfortunately, these properties are often sold as is, with no wiggle room to negotiate that all the junk is removed from the home.

Tool Ideas To Give As Gifts

If you are looking for a good gift idea to give to a friend or family member who spends a great deal of time out in their garage, then you may want to consider getting them some tools. When you go with tools as a gift, you know you have an increased chance of them getting a lot of use out of your gift. Another reason why tools can be a great choice is because most true handy-people tend to feel that you can never have enough good-quality tools in your garage.