You've lived in the same house for years. You pretty much know what to expect every month when you open your power bill. You may even have a good idea of how many kilowatts you use every month. Therefore, when a higher electric bill shows up unexpectedly, you probably already know that something's up. However, what most homeowners do not realize, is that higher energy bills can sometimes point to electrical problems.
15 November 2018
As an individual or business, you should make sure that you are recycling as many items as possible. Even when you rent a dumpster, you can still get recycling containers. If you need to, you can even rent an entire dumpster to recycle with. Recycling helps reduce the amount of trash that you have to send out and can help the environment at the same time. As you start recycling, there are a few recycling mistakes things that you are going to want to make sure that you avoid.
30 September 2018
If you own a commercial space, the fence surrounding it plays an important role from a security standpoint. If it's in bad shape and a replacement is looming, you should consider these tips. They'll help you find a suitable replacement without any hassle. 1. Consider Repairing First Purchasing a new fence for your commercial property isn't cheap. Before making such a big investment, you should first see if your current commercial fence can be salvaged.
21 August 2018
Keeping your home well heated and cooled is expensive, so whenever you see your energy bills rising, it's important to find the cause. Many factors can cause an increase in energy consumption, such as an old furnace or ductwork, but many reasons your home is using too much energy is because it isn't well insulated. Windows, in particular, are notorious for being poorly insulated, causing heat to pass right through. If you are sick of seeing your energy bills increasing, check out these three ways your windows may be causing your heating and cooling bill to rise.
9 July 2018
It is important to keep your gutters clean. Keeping your gutters clean and free from clogs helps to protect your home. When your gutters get clogged up with debris, they are not able to protect your home; clogged gutters can lead to roofing, siding, and foundation problems. There are easy steps you can take to keep your gutters clean, including trimming the tree branches near your roof, cleaning your gutters out, and installing screens over your gutters.
28 May 2018
Iron railings were a common fixture in upscale homes during the 19th century. They provide a timeless look while being very durable and easy to maintain. Unlike other types of railings, they will last for decades without the need for replacement as long as they are prevented from rusting by regularly applying a weatherproof coating and sanding away any rust as it appears. If you're looking for the perfect railing for your rustic front porch or patio, here's why iron might be the best choice for you.
6 April 2018
Owning a tract of wooded land can provide an excellent place to enjoy recreational activities like hunting, camping, and riding ATVs. Unfortunately, these activities are usually not income-producing, leaving owners to pay annual costs, like taxes and insurance out of pocket. If the land is mortgaged, its lack of income can be even more problematic, with the monthly payments creating financial stress over time. If you are a rural landowner feeling the pinch and wishing your property could help to pay its own way, selective timbering may be the answer you have been hoping to find, and these tips can help.
28 February 2018