2015

6 Ways To Prevent Heat Loss At Home

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If your home is losing heat, it can be impossible to keep things warm without incurring steep electric bills. Luckily, many sources of heat loss are relatively simple and affordable to identify and fix. Once you seal up the areas of your home where heat is escaping, you will notice your home stays much warmer and more comfortable, and that your utility bills are much more manageable. Here are six ways to prevent heat loss at home:

17 December 2015

Common Problems With Fencing Horses And What You Can Do About Them

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Keeping your horses contained may not be a chore equal to keeping pigs or cows penned, but some unique problems can arise which can damage the health of your horse or the strength of your fence. Here are some common issues with horse fencing and what you can do to stop and prevent them.  1. Wire Injuries While you may not keep your horse in a pasture surrounded by barbed wire, as barbed wire is obviously dangerous to horses, you should know that even plain wire fencing poses a danger to your horse.

7 December 2015

Features To Consider When You're Installing A New Garage Door

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Your garage doors can do a lot more than just serve as a barrier to your garage. In fact, they can make a true architectural statement if you want them to. In fact, your garage doors don't ever have to be those plain, standard doors that you're accustomed to. With the tips presented here, you'll be able to find the options that work for your home and allow you to make your garage doors stand out in the crowd.

5 November 2015

How And Why To Make Your Fireplace The Center Of Your Home

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In homes of yore, the fireplace wasn't a decorative, fancy thing to have in your living room, it was a necessity. It not only provided all of the heat for the home, but it was the cooking center, the backdrop to storytelling, a space to meditate as one watched the flames, and in many other ways, the life of the home. Making your fireplace the center of your home once again can have far reaching benefits for your family.

16 October 2015

How To Diagnose And Repair A Faulty Windshield Washer System

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If your car's windshield washer isn't working properly, then you should take the time to diagnose and repair the problem. Windshield washers are valuable for cleaning dirty glass in a pinch and for also removing ice. For the most part, windshield washers are simple systems composed of a pump, tubing and spray nozzles. This will make your job easier as you seek out the cause of the trouble. Below is a list of materials you will need as well as a step-by-step list of instructions:

24 September 2015

Keep These Safety Precautions In Mind When Using Drum Heaters

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When storing certain viscous and semi-viscous resins, it's often necessary to keep these materials within a particular temperature range in order to maintain their viscosity level and prevent hardening or freezing. This task usually requires the use of drum heaters. If you're not familiar with these temperature control devices, take note of the following best practices for safe usage and material handling: Avoid Flammable Situations There are many materials out there that prove to be flammable if they're exposed to an external heat source such as a drum heater.

11 September 2015

New Homeowner? Use These Tips To Enjoy Greater Home Electrical Safety

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Becoming a homeowner is an exciting achievement for most families. Unfortunately, along with the keys, new homeowners also receive the responsibility of properly maintaining the home and all of its systems, including the all-important electrical system. If you are a new homeowner, or planning to be one soon, the following information will help you use your home's electrical system safely and recognize potentially dangerous issues before they cause injury to a family member or damage to the home.

21 August 2015

4 Tips to Improve Your Furnace's Energy Efficiency

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You're looking for ways to cut your energy bill, and you think you've done everything you can. However, if you've neglected your furnace, there's still a lot you can do to help improve energy efficiency and lower your monthly bills. Check out these four ways you can reduce your heating costs by fixing your furnace. Get Necessary Repairs and Maintenance If something isn't working properly, it's going to use more energy than it needs, so if you think there might be something wrong with your furnace, get it checked.

6 August 2015

Algae & Your Roof: Dangers & Prevention

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When it comes to problems with your roof, algae might be one of the last problems you would think exists. However, algae can be one of the most harmful substances to grace your roof, with it damaging your tiles and with the potential to shift itself under your tiles and make its way into the underbelly of your ceiling, it also lends itself to potentially damaging the interior of your house as well.

20 July 2015

How To Repair A Depression In Your Asphalt Driveway

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An asphalt driveway is a low-cost and attractive alternative to poured concrete. However, asphalt can subside over time, especially if the underlying base is weak, and depressions form in the driveway as a result. If you have an asphalt driveway with a low spot, then repairing it is important; over time, the stresses placed on an uneven driveway by your car can literally tear it apart. Fortunately, repair is simple and can be accomplished by almost any homeowner.

13 July 2015