So, summer arrived, and you find yourself occasionally retreating to the "great indoors" to cool off. It's hard to imagine a summer without air conditioning, but it wasn't that long ago that Willis Carrier (yes, that Carrier) discovered air became cooled when it passed over water-filled coils. Thank you, Mr. Carrier. Air Conditioning Appreciation Days are July 3 to August 15. Here are a few great tips to help you celebrate Air Conditioning Appreciation Days by keeping your AC system running efficiently, which in turn, will keep you cool all summer long. Service Your Air Conditioner Invest in regular checkups and maintenance inspections for your air conditioner. It should to be treated well; after all, it's doing some pretty important work for you! A professional inspection of your … [Read more...] about How to Celebrate Air Conditioning Appreciation Days
Your house is more than a mere four walls. If you're like most of us, it's part of a larger setting that includes community and a sense of safety and well-being Whether a mile away or within spitting distance, you probably have neighbors. Neighbors can be a godsend or a nightmare. How would you categorize your neighbors? And while we are on the subject, what sort of a neighbor are you? According to FindLaw.com, a recent survey found that 42% of Americans say they have had a dispute with a neighbor. Here are a few tips on how to be a good neighbor. … [Read more...] about How to Be a Good Neighbor
Summer is in full swing, and more than likely, so is the use of your deck. Summer days should be long and worry-free. If your deck is usually full of friends and family, you don't want to have to worry about loose rails or wood decay. Here are a few tips to help ease your mind and feel confident about that popular structure we treat like an extra room in the house. Summer is here: how's your deck holding up? … [Read more...] about Summer is Here: How’s Your Deck Holding Up?
We like to think that home sellers are as forthcoming as we might be when it comes to disclosing the whole truth about their property's shortfalls. Before you hire a professional inspector, consider these 12 Red Flags for new home shoppers that are easy to spot yourself. Once you spot potential problems, you can narrow down your choices. … [Read more...] about Buyer Beware: 12 Red Flags For New Home Shoppers
Finding yourself in debt is more common than not in today's world, and being burdened with that debt can take a toll. According to Debt.org, the negative effects of living in debt include low self-esteem and impaired cognitive functioning. There is no easy way to climb out of debt, but there are several small steps you can start with today. Here are some ideas to help you celebrate your independence and break free from your debt. … [Read more...] about Celebrate Your Independence and Break Free From Your Debt