Take A Preventative Stance With This Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Winter can be quite hard on your home's exterior, but by taking a few steps in the fall, you can prevent most issues. As the months get cooler this year, complete this simple list of tasks to ensure your roof, gutters, and windows make it through to next year. Carefully inspect your roof. Just glancing up and checking for loose shingles is not sufficient. Many leaks are caused not by loose shingles, but by loose or damaged flashing. [Read More]

Good Old Wood: Is This Traditional Siding Material Right For Your Home?

If you're a homeowner whose house is in need of new siding, you've likely seen how many choices are available -- and there are a lot. One of those choices is wood, an old, old choice that can look wonderful if done right. However, as simple as wood siding seems, it may or may not be the best choice for you depending on your needs. Here are a few considerations that could help you make your decision about whether or not to use wood. [Read More]

New Oil Furnace Installation - Extras To Keep Fuel Clean

If the heating system in your home has broken, then it is time to choose a new system to warm your house. If you live in an area where natural gas is not available, then a heating oil variety may be your best option. It is always wise to find an oil boiler model that is as efficient as possible to reduce fuel costs. Newer boilers or furnaces are between 83% and 94% efficient. [Read More]

Clean Air, Scented Air, Cool Air: Air Conditioning Maintenance Tips That Change The Way You Smell And Breathe

Most tips for air conditioning maintenance all say the same things about cleaning this and checking that. This is not one of those articles. Instead this gives you more unique tips so that the cooled air that enters your home does more to help you breathe and make your home smell better while making it feel better. Cleaning the Air Along with running a dust cloth along the entire exterior cabinet of your air conditioner's condenser, you can do more to clean the air entering your home. [Read More]