We are in the age of do-it-yourself when planning projects around the house. Let’s face it, it’s expensive to pay for labor. However, watching YouTube videos and home improvement shows really does not give you all of the facts or prepare you for all of the precautions you need to take when deciding to forego the contractor and tackle the home-improvement project yourself. Below are important safety tips to follow before and during your DIY project.
Being a homeowner means having responsibilities of all kinds. Between daily chores, upkeep, maintenance and bill paying, homeowners have their hands and schedules full. But on top of all of these daily responsibilities, and mostly importantly, we have to make sure our families are safe. To do this, we need to be conscious of the hazards in our homes.
Remodeling your home can be fun and exciting, but it can also be very costly. Whether you have savings built up for your remodel project or you recently got approved for a line of credit, the money you have earmarked for the project can dissipate very quickly if you’re not careful.
As spring turns into summer and the temperatures start to rise, many people start to use their central air or air conditioning units to cool things down in their homes. However, there are times when you might find yourself without that option. Perhaps your home isn’t equipped with central air, or maybe you have an air conditioner in one or two rooms, but not others... or perhaps you are just trying to save some money by finding ways to stay comfortable without adding the expense of running your air conditioning. Below we provide some tips to help you stay cool in the summer without the help of air conditioning in your own home, while camping and even while traveling.
Summertime is often a time we see an unwelcome spike in our energy costs. Between air conditioning, fans, and pool filters running all day, we find ourselves looking for ways to cut our electric bills as much as possible. By adjusting our behaviors and making a few relatively simple and inexpensive changes, we can bring those electric bills down to a more reasonable amount.