Category Archives: How To For Owners

Troubleshooting a Constantly Running Air Conditioner

When your air conditioner constantly runs all day without shutting off, you likely have an issue with the unit.  This constant running can cause extra wear and tear and may be running up your electrical bills. Refer to the following … Continue reading

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Mulching Tips to Make Your Yard Look Great

If you want your yard to look its best, mulch is a great way to highlight various parts of your landscaping. These basics will help you get started. When to Mulch When the weather starts to warm up it’s tempting … Continue reading

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Fresh Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is finally here and that means it’s once again time to do a deep clean throughout your house. Here are some ways to freshen up your home in time for summer. Declutter Every Room Take an empty laundry basket … Continue reading

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Preventing Frozen Pipes

Increase precautions when the temperature drops Temporary measures: During extended periods of sub-freezing temperatures, increase thermostat settings to at least 60 degrees F throughout the home to help ensure adequate temperatures are maintained in colder spots. Open bathroom or kitchen … Continue reading

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Remodeling for Best Return on Investment

When remodeling your house, spending money efficiently is important to get the biggest possible return on investment (ROI). But what rooms of the house will give you the best ROI? Here is a general breakdown of the value of each … Continue reading

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Prepare Your Home for Winter

Winter is coming, and your home needs to be prepared. Follow these tips to save on your energy bill, and save yourself from having to pay for expensive emergency repairs. Invest in Weather Stripping Weather stripping your doors and windows … Continue reading

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How to Create the Perfect Sunroom

The hours of daylight are starting to get shorter with the approach of fall. Soak up all the sun you can by creating a sunroom in your home with these elements. Comfortable Furniture Your sunroom should be a second living … Continue reading

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Cool Energy Saving Tips

With the weather heating up, it’s tempting to crank up the air conditioning. Unfortunately, this will also crank up your energy bill, so follow these tips to stay cool and save money. Clean or Replace Air Conditioner Filters Be sure … Continue reading

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Warm Weather Home Maintenance

The warmer weather is here so it’s time to make sure your house is in good shape. Here are a few things you can do to help you maintain your home. Interior Cleaning Now is the time to clean and … Continue reading

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Winter Home Improvements Lead to Lower Utility Costs.

Save money on your utilities by tackling these smaller improvements this winter. Appliances January is a great month to buy appliances. Retailers are trying to move last year’s inventory before new models are introduced. For every energy-efficient appliance you add … Continue reading

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