(BPT) - The heat will certainly be on this winter. With winter storms hitting many parts of the country early in the winter season, furnaces are plugging away, causing heating bills across the country to increase. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the typical U.S. family spends at least $2,200 per year on energy bills - with nearly half of that going toward heating and cooling.
(BPT) - Winter will be here before you know it. The season has a way of sneaking up on you and before you realize you're not ready, the first chilling breezes have already arrived. Begin with winterizing your home now to ensure you're prepared for the season. Apply the following tips and your home will be winter ready in no time.
(BPT) - As the winter months approach, there's much to anticipate: hot drinks, football games and getting cozy on those long, chilly nights. While homeowners can enjoy the comfort of the indoors, it's still important to ensure their property is well prepared - inside and out - for chillier temperatures, ice or snow during the fall and winter seasons. Use this checklist to ensure your house is ready for cold weather. Fix the cracks
Are you considering remodeling work or even an addition to your home? Just remember to carefully consider your future electrical needs before you start to build. Type of Remodel It's important to know the differences between various types of remodels -- what we'll categorize as minor renovation, upgrade, conversion, or addition. This will help you decide what changes will be necessary in your electrical system for your home addition or remodel.
(BPT) - If you subscribe to the belief that your home is your castle, then you naturally expect to be comfortable in that castle, right? Whether it's the middle of winter or the dog days of summer, your home's HVAC system plays a vital role in supporting this comfort, so if you're in the market for a new system, here are three questions you should ask before purchasing your new system. Is the unit the right size for your home?
(BPT) - It's hard to believe that winter is almost here. It seems like yesterday we were just getting our yards and patios ready to host summer barbecues and pool parties, and now we're beginning to think about winterizing plants and trimming tree branches. Winter is the best time to trim and prune trees and shrubs because they're dormant. With winter around the corner, here are some tips to consider when deciding whether to trim or prune your trees. Before you start
Have you ever seen a water main break? It's extremely dramatic. A broken pipe causes water to shoot out from under the ground with incredible force, creating a geyser that can rise many feet into the air. Gallons upon gallons of water are spewed into the street and can flood nearby buildings. One of the most awesome (in the old-fashioned sense of the word) effects is the opening of great holes in the ground that, like something out of a science fiction movie, can swallow up cars.