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If you're locked out of your house, don't get locked in to hiring a scammer. To find a reputable locksmith service, heed these hints: [Read More]
03/09/2011 (05:57 AM)
Regardless the size of your project, the smartest thing you can do before you start is make sure you hire reliable contractors and have the resources to cover both the project and unexpected home repairs that will come up throughout the year. [Read More]
02/06/2011 (07:00 PM)
Checking air filters at least every two months and changing them when needed prolongs system life. EPA suggests using the highest-quality filter recommended by your manufacturer. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association says not to skimp on price; better filters block more particles and last longer than cheap ones. [Read More]
02/16/2011 (10:25 PM)
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates Americans spend at least 90 percent of their time indoors. Pollution levels inside the home are often two to five times higher than outside. In honor of "National Care About Your Indoor Air Month," here are some tips to help keep your lungs healthy and wheeze-free. [Read More]
02/16/2011 (10:45 PM)
A clogged sink drain is a common — and frustrating — household problem. Before dumping chemicals down the drain, there are a few things you can check. [Read More]
03/02/2011 (06:14 AM)
  Hot water accounts for up to 30 percent of an average home's energy budget. Tankless water heaters provide an endless supply of hot water as needed by running through a heat exchange coil, eliminating the standby energy losses of a conventional tank, which uses fuel to maintain water temperature even when not needed. [Read More]
03/02/2011 (06:18 AM)
Potholes plague streets this time of year. If you have the misfortune of hitting a pothole head on, you should worry about more than just your tires. The impact delivers a shock to your entire vehicle that can cause damage to steering and suspension. Here are three signs that your vehicle should get checked out by a trusted mechanic: [Read More]
03/02/2011 (06:21 AM)
  When sun hits the snow and ice on your roof all that melted cold water leaks into frozen over gutters and eaves, forming dangerous icicles that could cause a lot of damage to your home. It’s a process called ice damming and it could lead to serious problems or a big home hazard. Angie’s List recently talked to highly rated roofing and gutter specialists for their advice on protecting your property – and your loved ones – from these tapering, jagged icy shards. [Read More]
03/02/2011 (06:24 AM)
I can remember it vividly. I was about 10 years old and repeatedly rode my bicycle up to the neighborhood Ben Franklin 5 and Dime store to buy stained glass, paint by numbers, mosaic kits. I loved creating art. [Read More]
03/02/2011 (06:29 AM)
Winter is not over yet! Here are five tips to help you make your home more energy-efficient and how you can save a few bucks: [Read More]
03/09/2011 (06:04 AM)