Maintenance

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A Comprehensive Guide to Sealing Windows for Energy Efficiency

Want to end chilly drafts, discomfort, and high energy bills caused by your windows? Fortunately, sealing windows to prevent drafts is a DIY project that can significantly improve your home’s energy efficiency and comfort. This guide will explore techniques, tips, and solutions for sealing windows and keeping drafts at bay. We will also discuss the…

How to Restore a Wood Deck

A well-maintained deck boosts your home’s curb appeal and increases your property’s value. However, ensuring your home stays in good shape takes some effort. Deck restoration projects can rejuvenate and extend the life of the wood. Exposed to the elements and traffic, wood decks need periodic cleaning and maintenance. Deck refinishing involves many steps, including…

A man starts a snow blower.

Off-Season Storage of Snow Blower

These steps will ensure your snow blower stays in tip-top shape during the summer season and you have less maintenance before the snow flies again. Drain Fuel Tank Gasoline breaks down over time, and keeping fuel in your blower can cause the carburetor and fuel lines to get gummed up. There are a handful of…

Person dialing a smart thermostat

How to Install a Smart Thermostat 

Saving energy means saving money, and everyone wants to save money. Installing a smart thermostat will do just that, along with plenty of other benefits as well. Smart thermometers offer ease of use, allowing you to control them from anywhere using your smartphone. Its smart algorithm can learn from household habits and begin to save…

Tools sit around a leaking water heater.

How Long Do Water Heaters Last

You may come home to see water pooling around the base of your water heater, but it’s not heating water or has many other problems. These are signs that it’s likely time to repair or replace your water heater. Depending on the time of the issue, it will help determine if you need to repair…

A humidifier being used in a house

How to Clean & Protect a Humidifier 

Humidifiers are great devices for comfort and health conditions. The moisture they propel into the air adds a therapeutic value that is excellent for dry climates, dry skin, congestion, fevers, and other irritations of the body. However, if humidifiers are left untouched for too long, their benefits will start to fade and can become harmful…

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